“The man of conservative temperament believes that a known good is not lightly to be surrendered for an unknown better.” – Michael Oakeshott

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  1. I’m not one to think on a worldly scale. I keep my cards close to my vest and marriage. My “known good” in my life were simple rules —- work for a living, gather pay, spend on household and family. I was raised believing in conservative values and tightly loyal family unit.
    The disruptions to all I believe in would come when I let odd and (so called) “free thinkers” into my personal world. Ideas like parents no longer being allowed to discipline their children. This lead to my children being taken to Foster Homes and the court coming down on me for trying to correct a child that rebelled. I lost contact with my sons for 30 years!!!! That was the major “unknown better” idea in society that did not work. I see that it did not work in my personal life, and I see how the undisciplined generation has turned out to be rude youth with little respect for all I have held dear to me. Not having discipline DOESN’T work.

    In the quest for family unit and loyalty, there were other (so called) “unknown betters” that sent my life on the Wild-Ride-of-Mr.Toad —– such as the ideas of open marriage, wife swapping, and that rabbit hole that will cause disunity and break marriages up. I had to do a major RESET in my life. If I was to get back on the path to what I wanted in life, I had to select a mate that thought as conservatively as I did.

    I selected a man that I knew for sure would stick to family values and the work ethic. My life was back on a happy track because the conservative tried and true always works. The other hair-brained ideas that progressives come up with always lead to a downward path.

    So it is with Socialism and Communism —- which are much the same thing. I see that it has never worked and the people are plunged into poverty. It pains me to see society wanting to plunge us into that downward path. I know that “unknown better” is not better. I have traveled to countries that live under other rules and communism, and life was unreasonably poverty stricken, desperate, and hard. I remember flying back to the United States and crying happy tears at the site of the Statue of Liberty. I know what liberty means, because I saw lifestyles of governments without liberty. Give me the Government and laws I have always known are for the greater good. Don’t take my beloved country into the rabbit hole of the unknown Socialism that has never worked and will lead to poverty and sadness. I don’t want to live like that!!!
    My conservative belief in the known good ways of life and government is the track I want our country to stay on. Keep “unknown” hair-for-brains ideas out of my personal happiness. It makes me want to go live in the wilderness and leave society to it’s downward path.

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      1. @LuftBalloonEyeGouge Yes. I live in the desert. This valley is called “The Valley Of The Sun”, but it is more like the surface of the sun. Yet, it is a community among many communities.

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