Letter outlines conservative beliefs, such as right to life and liberty

Letter to the Editor 

To the editor:

In the interest of civil discussion of politics, may I remind readers of some principles of conservative beliefs. Conservatives believe in equal opportunity, responsibility for our actions, limited government, rule of law, and the freedom to better ourselves and reap the rewards of hard work.

We believe, as stated in the Constitution, that the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is God-given, not bestowed by the government; and that government exists to protect those rights and freedoms.

“We, the People” elect officials to service us, not to be served. Our role models are Jefferson, Madison and the Bill of Rights.

Citizens who hold these truths to be self evident are not uninformed, misinformed or “controlled by political and social narrative,” nor is our vision of America “perverted.”

The passion and genius of the framers of our Constitution wrought a new system of governing called a democratic-republic; a compromise of states’ rights and central government control.

This system is delicate and must be defended to ensure that our rights to life, to free speech, to practice our religion, and to bear arms are not forfeited or abridged. Conservatives won’t be dissuaded by arrogant officials who seek to discredit our intelligence, our motives, or our principles with demeaning monthly tirades.

Jean Flanagan
Crestwood

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