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Letter: The conservative religion
March 06, 2012, 05:00 AM Letter
When conservatives think they have won an argument by comparing liberals to communists, they are promoting a myth. Liberals don’t want to destroy capitalism. They just want all Americans to share its benefits. Sharing the wealth is evidently not a conservative belief. This country prospered when there was greater economic equality. There were more consumers for more products. What could be wrong with that?
I think it’s really ironic that conservative businessmen are profiting by selling Chinese communist-made goods to American consumers. Another irony: why do conservative politicians argue against supporting American auto manufacturers? Is it because foreign automotive companies have plants in their states? How patriotic is that? As Ted Rudow III mentioned in his letter “Taking responsibility” in the Feb. 18 edition of the Daily Journal, conservatism has become a religion which is based on a number of faith-based beliefs. To be truthful and logical, a conservative must face reality, which conflicts with their beliefs.