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    National Conservatism: A Statement Of Principles

    National Conservatism: A Statement Of Principles is signed off on by quite a few who claim to be conservative (see end of article at link).

    I'll cite the opening and condense the points but you should read if concerned about any particular one.

    We are citizens of Western nations who have watched with alarm as the traditional beliefs, institutions, and liberties underpinning life in the countries we love have been progressively undermined and overthrown.

    We see the tradition of independent, self-governed nations as the foundation for restoring a proper public orientation toward patriotism and courage, honor and loyalty, religion and wisdom, congregation and family, man and woman, the sabbath and the sacred, and reason and justice. We are conservatives because we see such virtues as essential to sustaining our civilization. We see such a restoration as the prerequisite for recovering and maintaining our freedom, security, and prosperity.

    We emphasize the idea of the nation because we see a world of independent nations—each pursuing its own national interests and upholding national traditions that are its own—as the only genuine alternative to universalist ideologies now seeking to impose a homogenizing, locality-destroying imperium over the entire globe.

    Drawing on this heritage, we therefore affirm the following principles...

    1. National Independence. "...self-government ...in accordance with its own particular constitutional, linguistic, and religious inheritance..."
    2. Rejection of Imperialism and Globalism.
    3. National Government. pro-federalism]
    4. God and Public Religion. [pro-reigion with religious freedom]
    5. The Rule of Law. [pro-rule of law]
    6. Free Enterprise. "...Economic policy must serve the general welfare of the nation...."
    7. Public Research. pro-research in national interest]
    8. Family and Children. pro-traditional family]
    9. Immigration. [anti-uncontrolled and unassimilated immigration]
    10. Race. [non-racist]

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    I was concerned with 6 Free Enterprise but I think they got the priority correct: Free markets are global and the State general serves the economy but here it is made national and the economy serves the nation.
    One journeys into another world where the great ancient dead dwell, and joyfully mingles with them, conversing, questioning and learning…. One crosses a divide to where the great ancients dwell. -- Machiavelli, letter to Francesco Vettori of December 10, 1513

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    All are good. I would clarify #2 to say (cultural) globalism.
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    The new GOP majority running for Congress should have something like this and make it more legislative specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    The new GOP majority running for Congress should have something like this and make it more legislative specific.
    Sort of like a Contract with America?
    One journeys into another world where the great ancient dead dwell, and joyfully mingles with them, conversing, questioning and learning…. One crosses a divide to where the great ancients dwell. -- Machiavelli, letter to Francesco Vettori of December 10, 1513

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    National Conservatism: A Statement Of Principles is signed off on by quite a few who claim to be conservative (see end of article at link).

    I'll cite the opening and condense the points but you should read if concerned about any particular one.




    What do you think?

    I was concerned with 6 Free Enterprise but I think they got the priority correct: Free markets are global and the State general serves the economy but here it is made national and the economy serves the nation.
    I agree with all ten. By that definition, I am Conservative.


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