December 30, 2009

American Conservative vs. Religious Conservative

This article pisses me off. Conservatism in the United States has stood primarily for preservation of the Constitution of the United States, and the limitation of the Federal Government in the lives of the people of the United States. Unfortunately, the way this article is written, conservatism where it pertains to engineering students in Britain that may or may not be more susceptible to recruitment by terror groups isn't distinguished from that of the Conservative Movement in the US. Basically, because engineering students are typically conservative, they are more likely to be recruited by terror groups. This is subtle, but it is fear mongering at its basest. The long and the short of it is Conservatives are terrorists. If the author had made an attempt to delineate between religious conservatism and Conservatism in the US I wouldn't have had to point out the blatant attempt to lead the reader into a biased opinion of conservatism in general.

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