The Fear Behind the Conservative Agenda

Karen Shiebler
4 min readJul 18, 2021
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard conservative Americans crowing about their patriotism. I’ve heard them bragging about their support for the military, telling lefties like me that “Freedom ain’t free” and that real Americans aren’t afraid to fight for it.

I’ve read countless comments about what a bunch of bleeding hearts we are on the left. About how weak we are, how fearful of getting…