The word conservative, as defined by dictionaries has nearly lost its meaning. The word liberal is also well defined. Take your dictionary and look them up.
Today's "conservatives" are primarily reactionaries, fear mongers, and capitalist puppets; made all the worse by and through forty-seven years of accelerating degradation.
Christian "conservatives" have trended away from biblical discipleship toward political discipleship. Many suppress the very words, mission, and example of Jesus. Anti-social negligence smears the Good Samaritan, and teacher of the parable. God's word is cut into pieces and then is used to footnote ungodliness, as if Jesus didn't see that one coming.
God's prejudice is against sin, not skin. Many Christians demonize the Christian President (In the name of the father, politics. (Perhaps God can wait until a “Christian” Republican is elected president.) Meanwhile, the rightest of Christians do the wrong things. (Lies, distribution and commitment to lies, hate, taunting, illegitimate accusation of religious deviance, and most of other passions that got Jesus crucified. For political smut, they call the president Adolph Hitler, a dictator (of course a Constitutional dictator, which cannot exist), an Islamist terrorist, a Muslim (salaam), a Marxist (Utopian communalist and Karl died over a century ago) a Communist (but not which kind), and a euphemism for the N word, such as ignorant, lazy, I.Q. disabled, incompetent, inferior, a gorilla, anti-American, conspirator for the purpose of treason, impeachable (as soon as they decide for what), and a dangerous “overreacher” for following his job description.
“…but the greatest of these is love”. “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.” –Jesus
“Love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself” Is what Jesus said was God’s entire point. But, Jesus never had the chance to be a Republican and to put heresy into a 21st century setting. Then it would make sense?
It is amazing how much of what Jesus taught gets done by default by socially conscious people and government. The poor are being semi-cared for. Widows are often provided for. Diseases are prevented and cured through insured health care (where it is not blocked by the sold out right and its pit-bull Christians.)
The U.S. should stamp "In Money We Trust" on our currency and leave God out of it. Civil religion is far from Christian faith and is no business of our government. Our trust in God has become our trust in“financial security”. We measure a person’s net worth in dollars, not deeds. To be at peace we commit war, and then cry “peace, peace” where there is no peace (salaam, shalom, Salem….).
There are two political parties with large constituencies, and a growing population of independent voters. A voter's declaration of independence from partisanship should help facilitate the freedom to put God and country first. Politics are temporary. The United States is healthy. And God is holy.
B.T.W. If religion is the source of evil, then the 20th century’s greatest of atheists must have been an a relieving exception. Look into Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin for inspiration.
"The fault is not in the stars, dear Brutus, but in ourselves" Humanity is defective and repeats itself.
Ignorance is treatable by education. The more you know, the more you can think.