In this era of rough-and-tumble politics, the liberals would have you believe that conservative is a dirty word and that being a conservative is somehow un-American. Conservatives should be proud of their record to make American the best and strongest nation on Earth.
Stand tall conservatives. The next time someone tries to put you down you just remind them:
w It was conservatives who tried to stop Lincoln from freeing the slaves.
w It was conservatives who opposed giving African Americans, Native Americans and women the right to vote.
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w It was conservatives who tried to block Congress from enacting Social Security, which lifted millions of older Americans out of poverty.
w It was conservatives who opposed the Civilian Conservation Corps and other jobs programs like construction of the Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project.
w It was conservatives who opposed Medicare, which provides health insurance to millions of older Americans.
w It was conservatives who opposed the Affordable Health Care Act that will provide health insurance to millions of Americans who otherwise could not afford it.
With a track record like that, how could you not be proud to be a conservative?
MIKE BERRIOCHOA, Pasco