Saturday, 28 February 2009

Am I a Tory, or am I just right?

Lately I have asked myself whether I am a Tory or am I just right? Was I right when I supported Labour back in 1997 or was I just delusional. At the time I thought I was right. Now Iain Dale has made me think twice about my political loyalties. Are the Conservative party right, or are they just right for the moment? please read this. I believe they are right for the moment.

Don't get me wrong, deep down I'm a Conservative, but Conservatism is changing to be the party of the people. We, as a country have made mistakes, we have banned corporal punishment, we have reduced the power of parents and given that power to children, we have put the rights of criminals before those of victims, we have given up our freedoms in the name of safety, we are supporting the lazy in the name of charity, enough is enough.

God I hate Liberals. Unfortunately the Labour party is riddled with them. Idiots that know they have no chance of power without hiding under the guise of Labourism (think Nuclear/Trident). Conservatism is not always fair for the few, but it is usually right for the many. Sometimes you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs - I think that is Conservatism at it's purest. A few kids will suffer from the cane of an over zealous headmaster, while many (and society in general) will benefit from good discipline.

We have gone too far towards wishy washy Liberalism. It's a failed experiment. It's time to go back to the traditional values that worked. It's time for the Tories.


Brian said...

"I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few." Benjamin Disraeli
That's what being a Tory means to me. If Cameron's Conservatives follow that and Peel's ideas on policing, they will deserve to win by right and not default.

Daily Referendum said...

G, good,

John M Ward said...

Yes, bothy the original article and the quote by "G" are pertinent and apt.

I am particularly reminded of our budget-setting council meeting on Thursday just past, where a very few eggs had to be broken in order to make our area's omelette successfully — but it was a very good budget indeed, despite being (of necessity) a little less than perfect.

William Gruff said...

There's no point in breaking eggs if you don't know what sort of omelette you intend to make. You may be conservative but I doubt that you are actually a Conservative.

I grew up in a Conservative household and I joined the Labour Party. I know that I am highly unlikely ever to vote Labour again but I am more likely to do so than to vote for a Conservative candidate.

Mulligan said...

I too grew up in a staunch Labour household, dictated by my mother who was from Newcastle and grew up in the 1930's.

All things considered I really would prefer the luxury of not voting for any of the snouts in the trough brigade, on both sides of the house, that fill parliament today, and certainly not the dictators in the EUSSR. However since I have come to detest Brown, Harman and most of the front bench team, and cannot take the Lib Dems seriously (since they did the dirty on the UK in 1977 in keeping the last bereft Labour government in power) then Cameron will get my vote this time, also helped by the fact that our Tory MP seems to be doing a relatively decent job, and her Labour opponent is just a gobby journo from out of town who just parrots number ten spin.