I'm a Conservative, and this is why I'm voting for Bernie Sanders
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Because I believe that in today's climate where the Republicans are anything but conservative(wars, corporate welfare, healthcare, and oil), and Democrats are anything but conservative, that Bernie Sanders proposes less spending, smarter spending, with less tax dollars being spent on all the wrong things. I'll explain below if you'd like to read. Send this to your conservative family members, or rewrite it and regurgitate.
Bernie is conservative on healthcare. Currently this country spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world without even guaranteeing it. This is a result of tax dollars competing to provide care with private health insurance. Private health insurance offers no transparency or oversight and the prices keep skyrocketing to pay off investors, CEOs, overhead, and more, with very little of the actual cost paid going to real health providers like nurses, technicians, and doctors. Sanders national single payer Medicaid would result in us paying LESS while offering better care. Sanders has a fiscally conservative stance on healthcare. Most other countries that offer single payer healthcare like Norway, Sweden, and more offer better care for cheaper. These countries have higher life expectancies, and lower rates of infant mortality. The number one cause of bankruptcy in these countries is not healthcare expenses as it is in the USA. Why is the USA still behind the rest of the world? Sanders is also conservative by letting middle class families conserve more money that would otherwise be spent on healthcare, while making healthcare even cheaper so they're taxed less. Conservative.
Sanders is against foreign intervention, with a long history of voting against military intervention. With one javelin missile($400,000) used to blow up a non threat on the other side of the planet, he realizes we could put 4 kids at home through college and house/feed them in the process as well for the same amount of money. Sanders wants to decrease military spending and the military as a whole, making it smarter and more efficient. Sanders is a conservative in that he wants to conserve resources, spending less tax dollars on the military and using them less. Sanders is a conservative. An original conservative as envisioned by the founding fathers, because any large standing military is a sure sign of tyranny. perpetual warfare is a sign of tyranny.
Sanders voted against the patriot act. He's against the government locking inmates up at the rate we are for non violent crimes. He's against internet surveillance. Sanders opposes the government telling citizens who they can't marry, what contraceptives I can use or when I can choose to have my baby. Sanders is against the government using harmless marijuana users as a source of income and bodies to perpetuate the prison for profit system. By deescalating the war on drugs, by getting the government out of marriage, out of the internet, and our of our bodies, Sanders is a conservative here. He's a social conservative because the government should not be involved in determining what's moral and what's not, only in what's harmful and what's not. The government shouldn't be controlling how people start/run their families. Yes abortion is a key issue, on the flip side so is an issue like second hand tobacco smoke.
(If republicans are so against abortion, why do they want to drop bombs indiscriminately on the other side of the planet? How is perpetual war pro life? How is letting children want for healthcare pro life? What about greener energy so children grow up with less cancer? Getting junk food out of viral marketing to drop obesity? There are hundreds more ways to be pro life that Republicans and Democrats fail to act on, although Republicans are slightly more guilty in this way beyond the desperate push to end abortion. Voting for a candidate to save babies does nothing when babies on the other side of the planet are dying and families are too broke to even care for their babies.)
Senator Sanders opposes corporate welfare. He opposes subsidies for companies that are already breaking records for productivity and profits(), like big oil, automotive, big pharmacy, big banks, and many more. He wants our tax dollars to stop being handed over freely to the rich elite and to stop unfairly being used to ensure the largest corporations in our country are constantly operating despite devastatingly poor decisions and predatory practices. By spending less on corporate welfare and less on welfare for the top 1%, Sanders proves himself to be conservative. By contrast Hillary and all Republicans want to continue this cycle of dropping taxes on corporations that profit heavily off of operating in the USA under our safety net, with companies like Wal-Mart paying starvation wages driving their employees to use tax dollar paid for food stamps. We're literally giving Corporations money and then paying part for half of their labor because they refuse to pay their employees a decent wage all the while profits are soaring higher than ever before and the money all goes to the top. How is this, in any way, just? Don't you remember how Jesus told the rich to give to the poor? Why do so many Christians support the poor giving to the rich? Because that's what's happening. The poor give to the rich. Sanders would save tax dollars and shift the tax burden off the families already drowning in healthcare fees and taxes. He's conservative because he'd drop tax expenditures, and conservative to the middle class because he'd drop the taxes on the middle class.
Sanders wants to demilitarize the police forces, defund them for all the paramilitary gear they have and want more of, to stop the murderers in blue from being outfitted like they're in a war zone. That's a de-escalation. That's conservative. He wants more community oversight to police functions. That's involving the community to do a job instead of hiring corrupt cover up investigators with tax dollars.
He wants to publicly fund colleges. Well, right now college tuition is insanely high, and what government scholarships are given have to compete with prices that are constantly increasing. Letting the government take control of public institutions, taking out all the overhead, dividends, and investors, to see that the money goes to actual educators, would cost less than throwing money at corrupt universities where little of it even gets to the adjunct professor with a PhD making 30 grand a year. Once again, fiscal conservative. By freeing students of crippling, mortgage sized debts, these hard working Americans can spend more, consume more, and contribute more in taxes, using less federal dollars for support, once again a conservative approach to this problem in today's climate. Sanders is conservative.
I'm a conservative in the strictest sense not what Fox News defines as conservative. I believe that when a Republican stands on stage and says he wants to spend more on the military, go to more wars, dictate what's moral, who I can marry, what medicine I can take, that he wants to beef up the police forces and come down hard on crime, that he wants to make oil cheap by subsidizing it, that he's going to build a fence on the border, all while cutting taxes, then that man can in no way be construed as conservative. Spend more, spend even more, spend more, more, more, and more, use the government to control your body, your bedroom, your marriage, and monitor every little thing you do in your life: how anyone believe these things to be conservative mindsets?
In today's political climate, Bernie Sanders is a conservative, because as a whole he's going to be decreasing spending and decreasing government. The rest, will simply be redirected from military to infrastructure, from prisons and subsidies to education, and from stupid expensive corrupt healthcare to smart affordable and cheaper healthcare.
As a finishing argument, the women's small t-shirt from his website is the perfect size to conceal carry a .357 LCR right under the boobs.
So, I'm conservative and this is why I'm voting Bernie Sanders. I really hope this way of thinking can make it to other conservatives, or as this country likes to call them, republicans. Take a hard look at how the Republicans operate. Slash the budget, which creates more debt because it shifts financial burdens to the American people which are already struggling. Give more money to corporations to prey on these struggling families, who make more money to pay off government officials to use government dollars to give corporations more money and more tax cuts. More war. War is expensive. Using the government to dictate morality, ethics, and in many ways to push religion onto the populace in a country that espouses separation of church and state. When the government becomes supportive in policy of one religion, then the freedom of all other religions are violated.