a re-intro


#1

Hi folks. I decided to come back to your forum and be taken more seriously. A few things, one conservative principle of mine: Low taxes stimulate the economy of consumers purchasing more and more, increases corporate production and services, and provides growth offset. It’s not mathematical for me, but the principle is better than the alternative. A few questions I’ll answer:

  1. What state do you vote in? Pennsylvania (key state, right?)
  2. Are you, or were you ever a member of the armed forces? I’m considered disabled to join the armed forces.
  3. Does your username have any meaning? Conservatives have their genius principles over liberals.
  4. What are 3 or more of your favorite books (not necessarily in order)? The Catechism of the Catholic Church (even though I don’t take it word-for-word), The bible, The Berenstain Bears children’s book series, how-tos.
  5. What is the most important topic for you in the next election? Boom American businesses and consumption by the quickest means possible, pay off our national debt and deficit.
  6. How long have you been lurking around the forums before signing up? This is a re-introduction thread.

I’m a basic-principle fiscal conservative and soft social libertarian for those who are wondering.


#2

Welcome!!!


#3

Welcome. Re-enjoy the site!


#4

welcome


#5

I smell a troll…


#6

Maybe not…

ConsGenuis: Welcome back!


#7

Yet again, I came here for some informal advice. I have been conservative as long as I was politically interested. I actually see a girl and I want to ask her out. She goes to work with me. The thing is she is a first-generation immigrant from liberal Europe, yes from Denmark. It’s not so much that I struggle with the issue and my parents won’t either because they are still very tolerant, I still see this woman as an individual. Also what about relocation? If it is possible we end up living near each other, how will I cope with the stereotypical USA conservative vilification of Europe as having government programs that are socialist by nature if I end up having to relocate to Denmark seeing as I too see myself as one of the conservatives in my country? I don’t exactly fear becoming a ‘welfare convert’ either in case you are. What do conservatives really think about Europe? No I mean what do they really see Europe as?


#8

HUH??? Hmmmm…maybe it is a troll after all…


#9

Darn it, I’m not.


#10

Well, ok. I will take you at your word. I guess your question just strikes me as a bit odd is all. I don’t know how to advise you, to be honest. The U.S. is in very bad shape right now. It would not surprise me in the least if, in the next 10 years, our entire political and economic system disappears. We will become a socialist-communist society just like Europe. Europe right now is at a breaking point fiscally and socially. Most of the european countries are overrun with muslims as can be attested to by the riots occuring there during the Benghazi debacle. My brother-in-law who is British, says he will never go back to England because it is overrun with “turks” (his term). Either situation is not a good one.

Since you are not dating this woman, I would advise that you take one step at a time. You are projecting yourself much too far into the future at this point. If you are so smitten with her, as you seem to be, it will be very easy for you to disregard your conservative ideals in order to please this woman. Not a sign of strength or integrity. So, I suppose this will be a little test for you. Good luck with it!


#11

It is possible to disagree with people without being a jerk about it…not that I bother trying that myself, of course :wink:

What Denmark is doing seems to be working for them. The rest of Europe… maybe not so much. Most of us, I think, harsh on Europe as an example of what not to do here, but really don’t care much about Europe itself one way or the other. Sort of a ‘let them go to hell in their own way’ attitude.

But why do you care what any of the rest of us think? If you like the gal enough and it’s mutual, you’ll work through it somehow.


#12

You cannot argue that without being speculative. I think that’s a problem for either side because unfortunately both sides agree that only their side is right. Have you ever been to Denmark? I’m not being a troll as suggested earlier, I’m a mild-mannered man who is looking for political conclusions. PS don’t use semantics on my use of the term ‘vilify’ I know vilification as I see it based on my own character and values.


#13

Well said!


#14

That’s why I used the word ‘seems’… :wink: Most Danes seem to be pretty happy with what they have going on. If the vast majority of citizens are happy with their government, and no one is being denied their rights to the point that they are loudly complaining, that’s about as “good” a government as you are likely to get. There’s no such thing as perfection. More than that I can’t say.


#15

The USA is going to be completely broke and socialist in 4 years. Much like I suspect most of Europe will be.