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A Brief History of Conservatism
1095-1291: The Crusades
1633: Galileo arrested for sharing his scientific observations
1692: Dozens of women tried and executed in Salem as witches
1861: Conservatives fight Civil War war to continue slavery
1865: A conservative assassinates Abraham Lincoln
1914: Harrison Act criminalizes recreational drugs, defying "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" promised by the Declaration of Independence.
1918: Conservatives finally lose the battle to keep women from voting
1919: Conservatives convince Congress to pass prohibition of alcohol
1920-present: Conservatives fight to prevent sex education in schools
1934: Hays Code enforces censoring sex in movies
1939-1942: Nazis gas millions of Jews and homosexuals
1947: Scores of film writers and actors blacklisted and even jailed as communists
1965: Conservatives finally lose the battle to keep birth control illegal
1967-present: Conservatives try to ban teaching evolution in schools
1968: Conservatives murder Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
1970s: Conservative thinking forced math students to use slide rules, even though affordable scientific calculators were much better
1980s-2000s: Conservatives succeed in passing tort reform limiting citizens ability to sue for rightful damages
1998: Matthew Shepard murdered by redneck conservatives for being homosexual
2004: Larry Hooper murdered for being an atheist
And these are the same people who claim to champion personal freedom and liberty, and argue for less government intervention in our personal lives. What I find most infuriating about modern conservatives is their hypocracy. Listen to Sean Hannity and those like him. Every day he thumps his chest, and proclaims America is great for its freedom. Yet his kind of thinking puts harmless drug users and prostitutes in jail. If we are not free to take drugs in the privacy of our own homes, or pay a willing accomplice for sex, then we are not free at all.
The ultimate proof that many conservatives are stupid derives from recent research at Brock University, as explained in this summary.
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