One of the main issues is that is wrong with American towns and cities is that there are not enough fiscal Conservatives that fight against ACTUAL
Liberal events. The events that are tangible and can be observed happening in many places. Not the ones trumped as issues by the people who just
want to get elected.
For example, Conservatives values contain the desire for small government. This means, ultimately, the requirement for smaller towns. Yet, take a
small town like Woodstock GA, the amount of old land being sold off to big builders, is increasing the population in ways that CREATE and REQUIRE big
government. The forces responsible for this growth are the the liberal forces of capitalism. This force is what the founding fathers decided should
be the engine that builds the country. However, when left unchecked by the will of the people, it can lead to the requirement of large infrastructure
and more taxes to maintain that infrastructure. This liberal capitalism is great for town growth, where growth is required. However at the same
time, there is a tipping point between growth to a sustainable level that doesn’t require NEW GROWTH and can be managed with conservative ideals,
and the type of growth that meets a level that requires constant NEW GROWTH and liberal ideals to maintain the tax base of the ever increasing needs
of the town.
Consider this link: en.wikipedia.org...
In the top largest 50 cities in the USA:
the vast majority of them, 33, are Democrats
3 are independent
And only 14 are republican
The larger the city, the more likely it is to have a Democratic mayor. Now that mayor may lean more to the center or not, but one thing is for
certain… city planning and urban development are a key aspect of their focuses. They need growth and large amounts of taxes in order to maintain
the infrastructure and the burdens on the state.
The smaller the city is, the more likely it is to have a Republican mayor. Oddly enough, conservatism requires regulation to check the forces of
innovation and change and allow for sustainability and fiscal responsibility with slow growth.
But if we can protect the small towns we have, by incentivizing growth where needed and stifling it when required, basically leveraging the forces of
liberal capitalism where required and checking it with fiscal conservatism, we could strike a balance towards a much less extreme state of stress that
our cities and towns are currently under.
Yet, Woodstock GA is full of housing developments popping up, while the beautiful forests of the small town are continually destroyed and the painful
amount of traffic on its small streets and burdens on water and sewer increases. This same town raised holy hell when one individual small business
owner wanted to build a small shed to expand their business, yet BIG DEVELOPMENT of massive amounts of housing continues unchallenged.
A conservative response to this would be an initiative to STOP all the new building until a time when it was required, and have stricter zoning laws.
But the majority of people who self-identify as conservatives s in that town are content to watch their TV's and read their Facebook feed, and not
lift a single finger to stop the true LIBERAL and PROGRESSIVE forces, that are in this case a menace and plaguing their town.
Now don't get me wrong... I believe in liberal and progressive capitalism when it makes sense to do so. For example, in this case, the liberal forces
at play, if checked by true conservative values, would lead to the development of a NEW SMALL TOWN further out from the area which in turn would
create more people who want small government, or to modernize some of the smaller towns in North Georgia, but only until conservatives in those areas
felt enough was enough as well...
However, at this point, when it comes to the majority of our misguided electorate and the actual fiscal issues, the labels of conservative vs liberal
are tantamount to one sports team vs another regardless of the players or their stats. It's time that fiscal conservatives launched the Small Town
Initiative, and channel the liberal forces of capitalism to the will of the people.