According to the LA Times, President Trump is conquering conservatives at CPAC. They state that his dominance at the forum, the Conservative Political Action Conference, is hard to miss. Even those who do not agree with all of Trump’s ideas seemed pleased with the excitement in the halls of the waterfront convention center outside Washington. And they believed he was winning over the conservative movement, even if Trump has historically low popularity ratings with the wider public.
So, here’s my question: Do Conservatives really believe that:
- We should deny anyone the right to an attorney and the ability to defend themselves when faced with deportation?
- We should permit public officials to personally profit — beyond their legal salaries — from their public office?
- We should permit states to have the right to dictate where people can go to the bathroom, but not what they can do recreationally, even when the people have voted to permit a particular behavior?
- The right to practice my religion can interfere with your right to practice your religion (and vice-versa)?
- The government has the right to impose one religion’s beliefs on someone else?
- The government should take away rights and privileges that have been granted to US citizens?
- The government should not treat all people equally, and ensure freedom from discrimination based on skin color, sex, religion, or any other factor that has been used to discriminate?
- The government does not have an interest in ensuring the citizens of the United States have clean air to breath, clean water to drink, and clean soil in which to grow crops?
- The government does not have in interest in ensuring that medicine distributed in the US is safe and effective, and that food is safe to eat?
- Use of nuclear energy should be permitted everywhere, without suitable oversight?
- When Federal tax dollars are distributed to educational institutions, that those funds must be used within the bounds of what is legal under the Constitution?
- The government does not have an interest to ensure that workers are safe, get paid on time, and are not taken advantage of by large employers?
- The government does not have an interest in ensuring infrastructure and public spaces exist that benefits the nation, and that might not be profitably operated by a private concern?
- The individual states should not work together for their mutual benefit?
- A free press is the enemy of the people, and we should restrict the press to only agree with the government?
- Some people are inferior to other people?
- People cannot speak out when they disagree with what the government is doing?
- Standards for ethics and integral behavior are different depending on the political party of a public servant?
- It is acceptable for a foreign government to provide things of financial value to actually or potentially influence the behavior of a public servant?
- Is it reasonable to allow anonymous whistleblowers of government abuse, as long as facts are confirmed independently before any prosecution?
If you believe in one or more of these, please let me know which ones and a strong rationale of why you hold that opinion.