Well my own perception of conservatism, at least in terms of a philosophy of a political party, is that it simply does not exist.
It’s a myth, a lie.
As far as the perception of the people of this country, I do not even know how to address that or if it can even be addressed. Firstly, speaking generally, the people of this country are utter morons.
Secondly, how do you convince an utter moron to believe in something that does not exist.
I mean what are we supposed to tell them? Vote for republicans and they will do...what?
Sadly, the republicans are absolute total complete failures. No one wants to vote for that. I don’t want to vote for that.
I don’t think there’s any hope.
in terms of a political party I agree with you. There is no political party that promotes and governs with conservative values.
Conservative values do exist and there are pockets of america where they are lived out. People who 1. work hard 2. go to church 3. are charitable 4. live moral lives (they do not shack up, do not get drunk, do not think gay marriage is ok, do not have abortions and are not single parents)
you convince others by example, before we can change hearts and minds we make sure our own house is in order. We must befriend those who are deceived and show them how to live. it will be long, slow and painful but it is the only way.