and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!’” (Acts
Conservatism is a broad term of a political and
social philosophy that promotes retaining traditional value systems and
emphasizes stability and continuity of the society. In the United States, conservatism is rooted in the
American Revolution and its commitment to republicanism, sovereignty of the
people, and the moral standard of Christianity. We can view it from four
Government- They support
federalism and republicanism, promote small government and limited
regulations, and are against the over-protection that is pushed for by
environmentalists. They desire a decentralized federal government so that
there is more control at the state and local levels, and are against the
government involvement in charity and health care.
Economy- They want low
taxation, free trade, reduction of government spending, balanced budgets,
reduction of trade deficits, and press for restrictions in immigration.
Social- They hold to traditional
values, against atheist secularism, anti-multi-culturalism, limited
interpretation of the Constitution, supporting gun rights, supporting school
prayer, opposing abortion, homosexuality and euthanasia. Basically, they want
to keep the morals of the Christian faith.
Foreign Affair- They support
American exceptionalism, support exporting democracy to other countries,
support Israel, keeping a strong military force, hardliner foreign policy,
and against world totalitarian government.
This American Conservatism represented by President Ronald Reagan has always
been against the Liberalism of the second half of the last century and that
has been represented by President Obama. Recently, in the primaries for the
presidential nomination, an outsider candidate who has no clear standing on
any issues can become the forerunner because he knows the conservative voters
care more about government, economy and foreign affair than social issues.
However, believers of Christ should not too care about the economy and
foreign power, but the decline of American morals because it is the true
foundation of this country.
Christians and citizens of this country, we should hold on to the principles
of Bible and denounce those who claim to be Evangelicals but ignore the
candidate’s faith and ethics and support them just merely for the sake of
economy and prosperity.