Contributed by Anonymous on: Thursday 26 August @ 16:55:29
It is easy to understand why conservative Americans voted for George W. Bush in 2000.
It was also understandable, and appropriate that all Americans rallied to the President in time of national crisis. But has the existing atmosphere of permanent crisis forced conservatives to temper their convictions?
Are there no conservatives who question the legitimacy, much less the wisdom of the war on Iraq, how it has been managed, or what it is now costing us, economically, politically and spiritually?
Do they really feel safer because George Bush made getting Saddam more important than getting Osama?
Was there no conservative angst over the handcuffing and stonewalling of the 9/11 Commission, whose very existence the Bush Administration tried to prevent?
Do conservatives not care who really wrote and are profiting from Mr. Chaney's energy and environmental policies?
Do they not share Republican governors’ distress about how an unfunded "No Child Left Behind Act" is affecting our schools, and our children?
Do they realize who is and who is not reaping the benefit of the Bush “tax relief", and condone the debt we are leaving our children?
Are conservatives truly satisfied with the current direction of our country?
Do they honestly believe that the American Dream is available to all of our children, even if health care is not?
Being conservative means believing in traditional values.
Do the answers to these questions reflect traditional values?