Skip to comments.Liberal looking to understand
Posted on 02/16/2005 7:15:17 PM PST by Jutboy
I am also a strong beilever in god, in liberity and in freedom.
I don't understand the seperation between our parties, I honestly don't. I don't think republician's want death (I support a "just" war though), wants people to go hungry, wants intolerance (I think any true beilever in god would be againist this).
I can tell you for sure no liberals want these things. Yet somehow our parties always end up fighting. Why?
We always end up fighting each other instead of for the good causes and no one can deny there is so many horrible things happening in this world.
Your motto above says "Defending the Constitution", but thats we feel like we are doing!
Please don't blow me off as being stupid, or self serving, or hatefilled or anything else you view liberals as. Please take the time to explain and not just spread more hate.
Your real name is Obamalamadingdong.
Conservatives believe in hearty self-reliance. And spell-check.
Spellcheck is your friend.
I can hear the graphite fishing rods in my hall closet sparking from here.
Welcome aboard Justin.
Nothing like a friendly right out of the gate; "how do you and this is what I am".
First, please tell give me one example where we spread hate.
Liberals believe the Government should provide the needy with a Fish and a delivery schedule for their next fish.
Conservatives believe the Govermnent should provide the needy with a Fishing Pole and a map to the nearest stream
It's that simple
I consider myself liberal as well, in the Hayek sense.
I am not, however, a collectivist.
There is no possibility of understanding between liberals and conservatives. The two belief systems are like two ships passing in the night. The fundamental differences in worldview between liberalism and conservatism make a "meeting of the minds" utterly impossible.
I advise you to worry a little less about politics until you can improve upon your spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Ooh, my lucky day!! Early on two!
First step in understanding is education. Your atrocious spelling and grammar show you need more. Look outside public school.
lets school this needy Liberal, there might be hope for him
Just look at one program. Welfare. It had all the good intentions in the world, but the results were the destruction of the minority family, and generations of people who did not have enough faith in themselves to accomplish anything. Instead of helping it was possibly the most destructive program in history.
Shall I go on?
It will help in deciding how to answer.
On a whole, I consider myself a liberal....I can hear the hisses already....Im not sure exactly what it means to be a republician or democrate but I support goverment intervention for the needy (thus raising taxes) which I beileve was the classic definition between the parties.
I will take this one step at a time............Yes the government should support those that are truly needy, but we don't need to raise taxes. If only the truly needy are supported, then the ones that are slackers will be off the welfare rolls and we can help the truly needy.
The biggest difference between liberals and conservatives in the issues you addressed are that liberals see government as the proper vehicle for helping the needy. Conservatives on the other hand, see the role of government limited to those set forth in the constitution. We believe in helping the needy, but we would rather see private charities and churches taking on that task, and leaving the government out of it.
There are many types of people who are called needy. Some are truly in need, and there are those who are truly not. The government does a bad job of differentiating between the two. Since government takes our earnings at the point of a gun, it has no incentive to do a good job or to do it efficiently. Private charities, on the other hand, must show donors that they are doing a good job if they want the donations to come in. That forces them to be more efficient and more effective.
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