This document is an earlier form of the The Conservative Manifesto, linked here from the current edition as an example of being subject to change.
For centuries, political divisions have formed three distinct groups. With the French Revolution and the seating patterns that started with the 1789 National Assembly, these three groups started to acquire the labels they hold today. Two of the groups are merely mirror images of each other, screaming and posturing at each other in perfect unison, always remaining in perfect and complete contrast with the measured thought and decision of the third group. The two groups which waste their time glaring past the center of reason are today known as the right wing and the left wing. Absolutely centered between these right and left wing extremists and permanently in their lead is the conservative.
When one hears the the opposing extremists, the right and the left wing non-conservatives, when one thus hears the right wing liberal and the left wing liberal, while individual examples can and do vary, they don't vary by much.
From one side one hears the incessant chant that only I have the correct view because I am a right wing liberal
From the other side one hears the incessant chant that only I have the correct view because I am a left wing liberal.
This country was founded by my view of my god, My god must be worshiped by everyone the same way says the right wing liberal
My country was not founded, inspired, or led by someone's god, and either no one believes that story anymore, and the founders were really atheists says the left wing liberal.
Religious decisions in government are required says the right wing liberal.
There can be no religion whatsoever in any trace of government says the left wing liberal.
I will protect myself and anyone around me anyway I want and I will have any and every gun and any other weapon that I want says the right wing liberal.
Guns and other weapons murder everyone and will be banned because public protection is why the police exist, and only police and guards can carry guns or any other weapons says the left wing liberal.
Taxes must be cut and then cut again because taxing people because they have money is theft says the right wing liberal.
Having more money than anyone else is wrong and everyone like that must get taxed more and more to make up for the money that they have says the left wing liberal.
Government must be hacked to a stub, and then hacked ever further, because government just gets in my way says the right wing liberal.
Government must be absolutely built up and added to and must run everything and tell all individuals what to do says the left wing liberal..
Drugs must be stopped and are illegal because if they were legal, everyone would be using them says the right wing liberal.
I have and use whatever drugs I want and so does anyone else says the left wing liberal.
Gays are immoral and must be converted says the right wing liberal.
Gays are not harassed for being gay says the left wing liberal.
Abortion is murder of children and is not allowed says the right wing liberal.
Abortion is a woman's right under any and all circumstances says the left wing liberal.
Murderers will be put to death for their crimes says the right wing liberal.
A death penalty is wrong and will never occur says the left wing liberal.
Children are punished in any way it takes, preferably by beating them says the right wing liberal.
Children are free to do what they want and will never be punished in any way says the left wing liberal.
Women obey and follow men in everything says the right wing liberal.
Women are the equal of men in everything says the left wing liberal.
Decision based on minority ancestry is wrong says the right wing liberal.
Decision based on minority ancestry is a requirement in all circumstances of oppression says the left wing liberal.
Government does not regulate business under any circumstance says the right wing liberal.
All business must be completely regulated by the government says the left wing liberal.
Et cetera, et cetera, et bloody cetera.
Whether right wing liberal or left wing liberal, the ongoing refrain is Me, Me, Me, Me, Me.
When conservative, the ongoing refrain is that I, an individual, ask how we, how I and others who are different from me and collected with me, are doing.
Among these facts are that once upon a time there was indeed the classical liberal and the cry that the will of the individual is supreme, is not questioned, and there are no alternatives. Once upon a time the term conservative did have a meaning of right wing, the old guard, the supporters of the way we do things because they work the best, and there are no alternatives.
By the industrial revolution, the liberals had split in two. Since then, the liberals have flanked the conservative, vehemently opposing all balanced, centered reality from their opposing and irrational extremes. The left wing liberal claims that the will of the individual person is supreme, is not questioned, and there are no alternatives. The right wing liberal claims that the will of the individual organization is supreme, is not questioned, and there are no alternatives. Both liberals get very pissy when reminded of the conservative axiom that individual remains a variable and there is and will always be infinite individual diversity, and only this diversity is what collectively forms viable organizations.
Back in that time that no longer exists, when conservative did once mean right wing, in that sense the best ways did work for the most. Changing the demonstrated successful practice just to make changes and changing the demonstrated successful practice only to make changes did indeed lead to failure and does indeed lead to failure. What has changed is that there are organizations that do not best support the individual, and there are individuals who do not best support organizations, and both of these extremes demand the most harm to everything else.
Now that we are all in this current time that is reality, as we see the new demand of the right wing liberal that the organization must always take precedence over the individual, this right wing demand now shows that the right wing does not reason, does not calculate, does not conserve, and thus the right wing is not and will never be known as conservative.
With the clear demonstration of the right wing liberal nature and practice and absolute failure, all claims that the right wing is called conservative now only come from the ignorant, the illiterate, the inept, and the cowardly. For the actual conservative, to accept and acknowledge the total and complete contrast between the conservative and the right wing is just as natural and truthful and accurate and blatantly evident as noting the equal contrast with the other group of agenda ridden liberals that make up the left wing.
There is no Third Way of politics, there is only The Way. The conservative supports and includes everyone, from the center of the political road all the way past both the right and left wing liberal edges of the road, so as to know, to understand, to best help and support every individual. Only the liberal demands that any who cartwheel and crash off the opposing edge of the road must be left to die.
Politically moderate is a right and left wing liberal fantasy, is the liberalís crude rationalization for the ongoing and perpetual liberal failure to keep and control all the toys. The "accusation" by liberals that the conservative is "pragmatic" is merely the rallying cry of the ideologically pure, the tactically inept, the inevitable failure. The liberal is pure, the conservative succeeds. The liberal writes footnotes for a fantasy of the past, the conservative leads into the future.
At all times the conservative welcomes attention and discussion, for only that way does refinement and evolution and progress occur. At all times the liberal extreme points past the conservative to the other and opposing extreme, for in that way does the liberal attempt to deflect the self examination and improvement that will inevitably move the liberal away from the right or left wing and expand the liberal edge and excess to the all encompassing conservative center.
Forever denying this ongoing progression are those liberals who will remain forever liberal, and these liberals are made of the idealist liberals and the practicing liberals.
The idealist liberals are those who remain forever right or left wing, who will never accept anything the least bit conservative or opposing liberal, who remain the useless and infective extreme.
The practicing liberals are those who switch back and forth between right and left wing, depending on circumstance, who also remain the useless and infective extreme. For the practicing left wing liberal, the will of the individual is paramount, as long as that left wing liberal individual gets what that left wing liberal individual wants. For the practicing right wing liberal, the will of the right wing liberal organization is paramount, as long as that right wing liberal individual gets what that right wing liberal individual wants.
When the left wing liberal gets an organizational position that allows that individual liberal to achieve whatever that liberal wants regardless of the cost to any others, then at that point that practicing liberal becomes right wing, where the will of the right wing liberal organization is paramount, as long as that right wing liberal individual gets what that right wing liberal individual wants. When the right wing liberal's organizational point of view ends up not being able to get that right wing liberal whatever that right wing liberal wants, then at that point that practicing liberal becomes left wing, where the will of the left wing liberal individual is paramount, as long as that left wing liberal individual gets what that left wing liberal individual wants.
The right wing liberal fantasy demands that there be, basically, no government at any time; that all organizations can have no restrictions, so therefore the organization that is the government must be slashed to a mere token fragment, to guarantee that it operates under all restrictions and thus every other organization must therefore become the government, so that the organization will then control and mandate all aspects of all individuals absolutely, except when the government is supposed to dictatorially control and direct all individuals.
The left wing liberal fantasy demands that there must be, basically, total and massive government at all times; that all individuals can have no restrictions, so therefore the assemblage that is the government must be totally expanded and granted all powers, so that the government will then control and mandate all aspects of all individuals absolutely, except when the individual is supposed to dictatorially control and direct all government.
One particular analogy does come to mind for the right and left wing liberals, and the guidance and leadership of both that is provided to both by the conservative.
The left wing liberal fantasy is that all individuals are individual and independent vines, each vine just like every other vine, and there is nothing but vines, everywhere . . . and all these vines thus wind up stuck on the ground, with everyone in everyone else's way, with all being trapped in a quite flat and limited sprawl, no room for growth, no place to go. Everyone thus achieves very little, if anything at all, ultimately finding blatant failure.
In turn, the right wing liberal fantasy is of all together forming the totally massive, monolithic and uniform structure that encompasses and consists of everything . . . and there is no space, no flexibility, total rigidity, no room for growth, no place to go. Everyone thus achieves very little, if anything at all, ultimately finding blatant failure.
Contrasting with the left and right wing liberal extremes, the conservative sees and seeks out an ever rising and always open lattice, rock solid, ever extending, providing the support for all the vines to rise up in whatever ways and means that all and every vine can thus reach, with the lattice being totally rigid and totally open, so that all will achieve anything and everything, ultimately finding total success in all areas of absolute growth.
Contrasting always and absolutely against the left and the right, constantly dragging the right and left into the light of reason, the Conservative continues the ongoing focus upon the entire gathering of all of us discrete and different individuals and how are we doing, all together, and what will be done by We The People, of We The People, for the good of We The People.
I support and refine that which works, and I waste no time in ideology. The only constant is change. I watch all parts and occurrences all the time so that I may continually project into the future and look into the past, learn for myself before events develop, learn what may go wrong, learn what must be prepared for.
When the facts change, I change my mind . . . .
The conservative notes that every single country is founded by individuals, and every single country is made of and governed by individuals, and every single country and it's government exists and continues to exist solely of and for the individual and the people.
The conservative notes that at all times and in all places that the correct amount of government is just enough government, that the correct amount of government is the amount that is needed for that time and place, and that the time and place best supports the greatest number of discrete, different individuals.
Conservative government exists to act and decide on a larger scale than can be managed by the individual, acts solely on behalf of the people and not for benefit of government except as to best support and protect the people, acts to best preserve and support the rights, choices, and actions of each individual person. Conservative government does not in the least exist to attempt to prevent those individual actions done by individuals alone. By its own nature, government can only act in general terms, as only an individual can work with another individual.
Taxes paid to support conservative government are charged only to pay for that which assists, helps, and otherwise stays out of the way of any and all individuals. Taxes are paid equally and in equal amount by all, because all support and are supported by the government equally. When the conservative government budget increases, taxes increase. When the conservative government budget decreases, taxes decrease. There is no exception.
The conservative notes that the best taxation is that which is equal for everyone. When there are different rates of taxation, those with greater amounts of money, and thus greater taxes, always arrange special deals and special circumstances so that they wind up paying as little or even less than those who have less money.
As greater and greater amounts of individual knowledge, skill, and understanding are to the greatest benefit of individuals and government, a purpose of conservative government is to ensure that all individuals have the greatest access to and may make ongoing use of the greatest quality of ongoing education.
As greater and greater ease and quality is to the benefit of individuals and government, a purpose of conservative government, being for the benefit and support of individuals, is to support and sustain equally each and all together the continuous good personal health of individuals and the people, their sustenance, their housing, their environment and its good condition, the continuous good condition and maintenance of roads and other means of travel, good quality employment and the encouragement thereof, good quality commerce and the encouragement thereof, good quality law and the administration of the courts, the good quality general defense of and among the entirety of the people at all times.
The responsibility of police and other security is to preserve and protect the general public order and not necessarily any random individual. The personal and ongoing safety of an individual is primarily the concern of that individual, is answered for by that individual, and is not infringed upon. Any arm or weapon is an inanimate and neutral tool just like any other tool, requires knowledge and skill for correct use, and there are no limitations of the safe possession and operation of any arm or weapon by any adult individual. When an individual commits murder, that individual will be executed. When an individual kills in self defense or the defense of another, that was the execution, delivered at that moment. Such an individual may may be compelled to later show cause, where once such is shown, the executioner will not be further infringed.
Prohibitionism is fraud; Any action and choice that can and will be done by an individual as an individual can be regulated by a conservative government so as to conserve the best possible interaction between individuals and among the people, but will never be banned regardless of any declaration or statute.
Among the documented and noted prohibitionist liberal failures of various otherwise competent governments are the attempts to ban; Individual thought and expression. The creation, sale, and use of particular books, texts, and all other forms of expression. The creation, sale, and use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The personal ownership, ongoing immediate possession, and use of firearms and other weapons. The marriage of any two or more consenting human adults. Abortion. The various forms of physical manipulation and mutilation. Assorted social practices.
In all of these cases of attempting to prevent any one individual from performing an action that any individual may perform by or upon said individual, the reasoning given may vary but the effort required by any government to prevent any such action is not worth the waste of government and individual effort and therefore no such attempt is made by any conservative government at any time.
If an individual makes the decision to practice any form of self destruction, no other individual can infringe or be infringed in any way. When any individual wishes to create some disruption, that individual answers for that disruption. In turn, if any individual wishes to prepare for the possible disruption caused by any individual, that preparation is not infringed.
There is no demand that is made of an individual based on faith or a religious choice as all religious choice is solely the decision of an individual alone and no other individual.
Of regulation and the wills of several individuals, the individual is limited only in that individual's direct and physical effect upon another individual or individuals; The right of one person to wildly swing a limb ends at the presence of another, be that other an adult or a child. The right of one person to bathe in perfume, any sort of smoke, produce noise, practice self impairment, or anything else that will intrude upon or limit another's environment ends at the point of the encounter by that other individual.
When two or more individuals join together in mutual interest, the requirements of that mutual interest permit the exclusion of another individual who does not share that mutual interest. In equal and absolute manner, the requirements of an individual who does not share some mutual interest of others permit the exclusion of that other mutual interest by that individual. Between the two, The Society For The Genuine Education And Good Health Of The Uneducated will thrive and succeed completely, just like the undoubted total success of every individual opposing The Collective Of Drunken And Drugged Illiterates That Light Bonfires And Scream A Lot.
When two or more mutual interests come together, they will work together to best further the interests and benefit of the associated individuals for the greatest amount of time, or all such involved mutual interests will fail and be destroyed.
So as to provide and protect the general future and all future development and growth, the defenseless are defended and the limitless are not limited; Assault a child and die and the executioner may be compelled to later show cause, where once such is shown, the executioner will not be further infringed. As any parent will remind, parenting is to raise a child, assaulting is to brutalize a child; parenting is a job description, not a privilege, and anyone incapable of practicing or unwilling to practice such gets no influence over or access to any child.
In all of this here described, at all times, the conservative acknowledges that many aspects of being are subtle, detailed, and require careful, reflective, conservative balance of individual and general decision. There is no one decision, and there never will be. Only the liberal, whether right wing liberal or left wing liberal, claims that there is only one choice to ever be made, and that is how the liberal fails.
The principle of conservative democracy is that all government exists solely for the good of the governed; that the branches of government, and all other public institutions are to be maintained so far, and so far only, as they promote the happiness and welfare of the common people; that all who are entrusted with any public function are trustees, not for their own class, but for the nation at large; and that the mass of the people may be trusted so to use electoral power, which should be freely conceded to them, as to support those who are promoting their interests. It is democratic because the welfare of the people is its supreme end; it is conservative because the institutions of the country are the means by which the end is to be attained.
The practice of and inevitable success of conservative government will continue to supersede and exceed any and all attempts or proclamations by right wing liberals or left, because such success is predicated upon the inevitable success of the practice of the conservative individual and individuals.