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To: Mr. Silverback
>>>>“a society dedicated to the multiplication of wants and the intensification of desire, not the improvement of character.”


Go three days living off the land with a spear and sleeping with a bear skin rug. Then come and tell me how much it improves your character. Crunchy Cons should immediately have their Cell Phones confiscated, their HBO unplugged and get made to go out in nature and practice what they breach.

"Birkenstock Burkeans" my rear end. PJ O'Rourke had a more accurate sobriquet. "Birkenstock Bolsheviks."
4 posted on 03/07/2006 6:15:48 AM PST by .cnI redruM (Spreading liberal beliefs is as wrong as spreading AIDS.)
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To: .cnI redruM
Crunchy Cons should immediately have their Cell Phones confiscated, their HBO unplugged and get made to go out in nature and practice what they breach.

What makes you think these people have HBO?

10 posted on 03/07/2006 6:30:08 AM PST by Sloth (Archaeologists test for intelligent design all the time.)
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To: .cnI redruM
You seem to have missed Mr. Colson's point. He notes that Crunchy Cons do NOT reject modern society as the liberal crunchy sort sometimes seems to want to do. They understand that God placed us on the earth to be stewards of His Creation. Crunchy Cons don't WORSHIP nature, but they do respect it. The article mentions that Crunchy Cons might DELAY purchasing things sometimes, or doing things they might otherwise want to do in favor of spending more time with their kids, e.g. homeschooling instead of Mom taking a job so the family can do more vacationing and buy more stuff.

Nothing wrong with any of that, is there?

21 posted on 03/07/2006 7:01:02 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: .cnI redruM
'cause God knows you can't have a happy, fulfilling life without Cell Phones and HBO.../sarc

I think you're missing something here; For 'crunchy cons'(I don't like the name), loving nature is personal. For liberal tree-huggers, it's a political ideology and weapon. We discourage materialism in our own houses, but a liberal will tax you for your 'luxury' items.

25 posted on 03/07/2006 7:12:10 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Going armed to the terror of the public.)
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To: .cnI redruM

You have a problem with people not wanting to kill themselves striving to keep up with the Joneses? Most of the folks this article is about are simply tired of the rat race and chose to live a much simpler lifestyle. They are deeply convicted about raising their children with their values and making sure that they will be self sufficient leaders for their generation.

They don't want to infringe on anyone else's rights to live as they desire but they do want to be the best steward of all that has been entrusted to them, that is their family, health and finances.

Besides a lot of those crunchy cons have eschewed the tv altogether and make their children read or if old enough work doing chores, a job, or some other creative enterprise in their free time. Slouching in front of the tv is usually not an option.


37 posted on 03/07/2006 7:39:13 AM PST by CajunConservative (Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Jindal.)
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To: .cnI redruM
So wait a minute...if somebody believes in conservation (not envirobolshevism, but conservation) they have to get out the spear and the bear rug? Does that mean that people with cell phones and HBO can't join Ducks Unlimited?
86 posted on 03/08/2006 9:15:51 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (GOP Blend Coffee--"Coffee for Conservative Taste!" Go to www.gopetc.com)
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To: .cnI redruM


"Birkenstock Burkeans" my rear end. PJ O'Rourke had a more accurate sobriquet. "Birkenstock Bolsheviks."

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Amen.
My mom worked full time while my father was minister of small churches earning less than 2000 bucks a year. It was not until we were grown that she was able to stay home. Her job meant we were able to wear shoes and eat meat.
Like the man said, people do lots of different things to preserve the family.


93 posted on 03/08/2006 3:26:42 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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