I strongly agree with student Lee that there seems to be a parallel relationship between conservatives of the 1970s and 1980s and those of today. This could be because, unlike liberals, conservatives strongly believe in values that are not subject to change under any circumstance. As a consequence, I consider some of them as being dogmatic. The statutes that they believed in the 1900s and even the 1800s are the same ideals they subscribe to today. An exquisite example presented by student Lee is the similar scandalous claims levied against the then president, Nixon, and the current president, Trump. The victory of current president Trump in the 2016 elections was thanks to his hardcore conservative views affecting immigration, security, abortion, and even the climate. It is, thus, not shocking to see the president pull out of the Iran Nuclear deal or even build the infamous wall along the country’s border with Mexico. Recent plans to revive and expand coal mining are also pointing to the ingrained conservatism ideals cropping back again. The pestering question remains, though, concerning how communicable conservatism ideals are and why they are gaining a lot of support in mainstream politics.
I concur with Jack on all his arguments. In fact, it is these conservative pillars that propelled Trump to presidency. The politics of ideas and vision seemed to give way to that of ‘making America great again.’ This translates to returning America to a state that it was some time back when it was considered great. It seems like the blueprint for this slogan is what conservatives believed in the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the president’s actions and rhetoric are inclined towards achieving conservative goals. These pertain to tax reforms, abortion laws, climate agreements, and even trade. However, it puzzles me how the conservatives are able to effectively retain and communicate their ideas to succeeding generations. Probably, the liberals should learn how to do the same.