Understanding Conservative

I’m a liberal.  I love Bernie Sanders because he stands for things I believe in: people over profits, reducing economic disparities and dealing with climate change.  And as a liberal, I tend to see a lot of degrading remarks about republicans, and conservatives.

One institution I’ve learned to dislike is the Tea Party.  The one that is using bullying tactics to  take over congress.  They want to remove social programs and engage the world in war.  Tea Partiers are certainly not the kind of people I could get along with.

Which is why it came as a shock that while visiting the Tea Party website I found that out of the 15 core beliefs, I could see myself agreeing with 7 of them.  Sure, the remaining 8 I’m flat against.  But if I share core beliefs with the Tea Party, why do I not like them so much?

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