When I was a kid I have this memory of being in a car with a friend’s grandparents. I remember the conversation between the husband and wife dipped into politics and I was asked how I felt about it. Without thinking, “I’m a Republican,” I stated. To this I received a look of what could only be described as “The Evil Eye” from the husband. He then proceeded to ask me why I would be a Republican, and how horrible the Republicans were, and so on and so forth. What the hell did I know? I was a kid. All the Republicans I heard about in history were great men, not the kind of men this guy was talking about.
The Republican Party I read about was the party of Lincoln, Grant, and Eisenhower. This guy kept telling me how Reagan and Bush (Sr.) had ruined everything. As I’ve gotten older, and wiser, I have learned just how right that man was, and how off the modern Republican Party is today, from what it used to be. In this article I will explore the conservative movement, how it has affected modern politics, but shows how it’s really the same old shit, and how it has always been on the wrong side of history. I will examine the history of conservatism and liberalism, as well as show why that being conservative is tantamount to being all the things that are wrong and always have been for society.