Setting the bucket down... [When you asked "Could you be any more obnoxious or condescending?" I assure you, I can. I was the youngest of six (not counting my twin). Verbal jousting was the coin of that realm.] A Truce.
I ask, my friend, that you read carefully what is written. I recognize you have your back up because you feel surrounded by ... what? Let's just say, "less-conservatives". It gives one a feeling of persecution. But, please focus on the argument. That's all I'm asking.
I tend to use words carefully. We could have a really good discussion of the roots of the Civil War, or the basis for various elements of the Constitution, if we assume good faith.
To have a good discussion an apology for even thinking that my conservatism is in any way similar to the southern Democrat conservatives who wanted to bring back slavery or supported segregation. I have a website 272-words.com. The name of the website comes from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, which is 272 words long. Someone who is a Lincoln fan like I am would not be a southern Democrat Conservative or a supporter of segregation. Those southern Democrat conservatives were very helpful in getting FDR's New Deal programs passed by Congress. That leaves the very odious stain of segregation on the New Deal.
The state can never straighten the crooked timber of humanity. I'm a conservative because I question authority. Conservative Revolutionary