like to consider themselves "conservative," yet share little with the true conservative philosophy. True conservatives believe in freedom from government regulation -- Neocons believe the governemnt should regulate all sexual and reproductive behavior and mores. Conservatives believe in fiscal restraint -- neocons have no problem amassing large budget deficits to support aggressive foreign policy, excessive defense spending, and enormous tax cuts primarily helpng the wealthy. Conservatives believe in a strict interpratation of the Constitution -- necons have no problem with the lack of a declaration of war in either VietNam or Iraq. Conservatives want limited government; neocons support massive pork barrel spending that further exacerbates the budget deficits. Conservatives want to preserve the best of the status quo while moving forward into the future; neocons are trying to turn the clock back by eliminating the minimum wage, protection for the right to organize, and apparently reapportionment (see the Alito thread...). Codename for "Jewish?" Not hardly!
-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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