I am an American and I am a Conservative thinker
Not being a religion or ideology, my conservatism has no script and no model as I look to judge social order in the age in which I live. The attitudes I possess are sustained by my sentiments, and my sentiments seem to be second nature to me; a part of my make-up. I believe that society should progress, but such progression should adhere to Constitutional permanence. --- I believe in claims of liberty and in claims of authority. I base the future on the past, yet I value "orderly change”, necessitated by circumstance. --- Although there are others of us who I recognize as conservative thinkers with whom I am sometimes at odds regarding certain matters, that disagreement seems natural to me. I respect others simply as individuals and I respect them for their opinion because I know that "best ideas" come the way of thoughtful, reasoned, and honest debate.
It is my goal to support and influence a Conservative public policy that is consistent with these “values”, via independent efforts as well as in conjunction with others of like minds. Specifically, I desire to focus on providing a conservative voice wherever I can. I further desire to facilitate opposition to policies and politicians that do not resonate with a true conservative message, and I will lend support to bureaucrats and political candidates who do.
I believe the “Left” has been effective using lies to create barriers between Conservative values and issues of race, labor, gender, religion, etc. It is my desire to motivate and enlighten people to become activists against those lies, and we must not be shy about it. There is [nothing] I believe in that I should be ashamed of. I don’t need to lie “for the greater good” and I don’t need to exaggerate. I need to leave nothing out of any argument. I do need to be forceful, and I need to be honest. I need to articulate my position effectively and I need to be aggressive about it!