I could have put this article under "Political", but, in reality, there is nothing political about Conservatism. I have also grown tired of everything in this chaotic world being given a political connotation. The second anyone utters the word "Conservative", a growing majority, especially the Liberal, go into a "knee-jerk" and all but froth at the mouth. It is also becoming a steadfast rule that "Conservative" be immediately applied to Republicans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Many among the ranks of, especially, today's Republicans are anything but Conservative. On the other hand, even among the Democrats, you will find, albeit, very few, a certain amount of Conservative thinking people.
Let us get down to the bare definition. What is a Conservative? It is nothing more than a person who places a value on the important things in life. That is the needed basics of survival: Food, Shelter and Medical attention. Conservatism is based on Common Sense, Normalcy. Of course, at the mere mention of these two words, today's rabid Liberal will jump in your face screaming: "Who are you to talk about Normal???!!! How dare you think yourself able to define "Normal"???!!! Well, now, dontchaknow, in todays's politically correct world, everything is normal; everything is "Mainstream". Yes...even Insanity. So, at the risk of getting my head chopped-off by the o, so knowing and sensitive "there is no wrong, everything is right, it's all good" crowd, there is such a thing as Common Sense and Normal behavior. There is also such a thing as balancing a checkbook, planning one's future and providing for one's loved ones after one's departure from this world.
That, in a nutshell, is what Conservatism is all about. Establishing priorities, waste not want not attitude along with having a goal in life and working to attain that goal. There is nothing Republican or Democrat about it.
It is simply a thing called...Life.