What we believe, part 2: the problem with elitism

Bill Whittle continues his series on what American* conservatives believe, this time dealing with the problems caused by a self-appointed ruling class:

Part one is worth reviewing.

*I specify “American” conservatism, since there are significant differences with conservatism as understood in Europe. Conservatism in the US tends strongly toward limited government and free market economics, which no one would associate with, for example, the UK’s Conservative Party.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

3 Responses to What we believe, part 2: the problem with elitism

  1. Jack Enright says:

    “Conservatism in the US tends strongly toward limited government and free market economics, which no one would associate with, for example, the UK’s Conservative Party.”

    Ain’t that the truth, Bill. When Cameron was elected leader of the Conservative Party, he described himself as “the heir to (Tony) Blair”. His decisions, actions and policies since then have proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt. That’s why, along with many other British conservative voters, I joined and voted for the only party which reflected my conservative views – the United Kingdom Independence Party. At the moment, it’s still very much of a fringe party, but, all the same, increased its percentage of the vote at the last general election by 50% – and robbed the Conservatives of sufficient votes in key marginals to deny Cameron an outright majority.

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      Thanks for commenting, Jack. I’ve often thought, were I living in the UK, I’d be voting UKIP. I hope the party continues to grow.

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