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20 Observations About Human Nature That Liberals Would Probably Disagree With
Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | John Hawkins

Posted on 12/01/2012 6:25:53 AM PST by Kaslin

1) Working hard, being self-reliant and taking responsibility for your own life are good for you and will make you much happier than having too much leisure time, being overly dependent and giving others responsibility for your life.

2) The more a behavior is rewarded with attention, fame, sympathy or money, the more of it we'll see. We recognize this almost instinctively when it comes to good behaviors, but we also tend to almost habitually block it out when it comes to behaviors we don't want to encourage.

3) There's nothing shameful about being poor -- but, if you stay poor over the long haul in a country like America, you're doing something wrong.

4) Oftentimes, the line between bully and victim is very thin indeed. As a matter of fact, the most vicious, nasty and sadistic people you are likely to ever run into will probably view themselves as victims or advocates on behalf of those they believe have been victimized.

5) Human beings are born as selfish, savage, feral little beasts not much different from wolves or tigers. The reason they don't remain that way is because of the conditioning they learn from their parents, their friends, their church, their entertainment, their teachers and other factors. The worse we become at transmitting important values to children, the more degenerate, sinful and crime-ridden our society will become.

6) The less responsible people become for their own lives, the weaker, more dependent and generally less effective they become as human beings.

7) With rare exceptions, individuals are better able to determine and act in their own interest than any government agency ever could.

8) If you think the most immoral thing someone can do is say, "That's immoral," you're helping to ruin the world.

9) Almost no one is as careful about spending other people's money wisely as he is about making sure his own money is well spent.

10) Diversity usually proves to be a weakness, not a strength -- although intellectual diversity does at least have the benefit of undermining groupthink.

11) You can believe in tolerance, diversity, and "not being mean" all the way down to your soul and still be completely and utterly amoral. Real morality is difficult & requires firm lines.

12) A moral code that's applied to only one gender, one race, or one ideology, but not to others is amoral tribalism, not morality.

13) The high standards and strict moral codes of Christianity aren't there to keep people from having fun; they're in place to keep them from doing things that seem like fun at first, but help to ruin their lives over the long haul.

14) People care more about themselves, their families and their friends than they do about everyone else. Anything that relies on the average person caring about someone he's never met as much as he does his own family is doomed to failure before it starts.

15) Morals are often a package deal. When you undercut moral standards in one area, it often leads to a degradation of morals across the board.

16) Once you start catering to people's pathologies, it seldom ends well or at a reasonable point.

17) Evil usually doesn't think it's evil. Additionally, it usually has many apologists and its supporters typically portray it as good.

18) Most of the serious problems people have in their lives are caused by the people they look at in the mirror every morning as opposed to bad luck, rich people or society.

19) Greed isn't about wanting to keep what you've earned; it's about wanting goods, products or services that you aren't paying for or haven't earned.

20) Anyone trying to help other human beings through a government program or charity has to take into account the fact that most people being helped will take as much as possible while doing as little as possible for it.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: faithandfamily; liberals; morality

1 posted on 12/01/2012 6:25:56 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

A very good list....though I disagree with some of the wording of #5.

;-)


2 posted on 12/01/2012 6:30:27 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Kaslin

Do you think I’d get fired if I posted this in the firehouse bathroom?


3 posted on 12/01/2012 6:40:42 AM PST by Track9
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To: SumProVita

In this economy you can still work hard try and make the best choices available and still be stymied by circumstances out of your control. It doesn’t mean your doing something wrong.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 6:47:09 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Kaslin

Liberalism is against human nature.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 6:52:41 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Track9

Absolutely!!!

Sad but in our community a liberal fire chief came in to upgrade our department and we have little faith in their character and morals now. They respond to every 9-1-1 call via new mandates even though all they usually do is block traffic, make a scene and have a fire truckside chat. What used to take tens of minutes to clear up an event site now takes hours. Rolling the fire truck is a $600/hour cost to the taxpayers when they could send 2 parametics in an energy efficient car loaded with things that could actually help! Sadly I will not give a dollar to any of their boot drives...I’ll take and give it myself and use the deductions!

Get a friend to post this, haa!


6 posted on 12/01/2012 6:56:13 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Blackirish

True...BUT, you can take a hard audit of your income and spending habits and make drastic changes so that the bottom line is less sickening each day. There are exceptions to everything but moving in the Biblical direction will change anyone’s life each day.

I THANK GOD that my grandparent’s and parent’s gave me GOD and that the second time around I married a godly man! He has lived most of his life around Proverbs even when he didn’t go to church regularly but it was in his heart and mind!


7 posted on 12/01/2012 7:01:03 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Kaslin

21-Money isn’t wealth; if you don’t know the difference, you’ll probably never have much of either

22-One of the reasons individuals running their own affairs is preferable to bureaucracies running things is that individuals eventually die and bureaucracies live forever.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 7:04:30 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Blackirish

I agree the circumstances can stymie a successful person just as much an an unsuccessful person...

It is a question of what you do going forward from that point.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 7:08:13 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH

Get up. Go to work. Try the best you can. After that that’s about all one can do. Try not to compare yourself to people who are more fortunate.... there’s people with 4th stage cancer who’d gladly change places.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 7:21:21 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

“...still be stymied by circumstances out of your control.”

______________________________________

Only momentarily...then we apply faith and reason.

;-)


11 posted on 12/01/2012 7:32:33 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Kaslin

21)- You can lead a liberal to facts, but you can’t make him think.


12 posted on 12/01/2012 7:55:26 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Kaslin

These may be true however ‘PC’ has stopped us compiling a list of Progressive ‘truths.’


13 posted on 12/01/2012 8:53:50 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Blackirish

As my wise father recently told a loved one: “If the only troubles you have are financial ones, then you’re doing pretty well.”


14 posted on 12/01/2012 8:57:09 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Kaslin

As much as we might like it to be true, we are not all born with “equality of opportunity”. It’s not government’s fault and is nothing that can be corrected by government, it’s just a fact of life.

Whatever the “average” I.Q. is, I’ve seen the number 100, a child born with an I.Q. of 90 and a child born with an I.Q. of 110 are both only 10 points from that 100 but which child is born with a better chance to succeed? Take it further to 85 & 115 and the difference becomes profound.

Just my thoughts. I am an observer, not an expert in these matters.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 8:58:24 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Kaslin; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; campaignPete R-CT
>> individuals are better able to determine and act in their own interest than any government agency ever could. <<

The "abolish the 17th amendment" crowd clearly disagrees with this basic conservative premise, and argues continually that state governments are far wiser and better at making choices than individual citizens are.

16 posted on 12/01/2012 10:01:20 AM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Graybeard58
The average IQ is 100, by design. The average IQ of unwed mothers in America is in the 80's. Due to the lack of structure, limits, accountability and discipline caused by depraved liberal policies, these people basically have no shot in life whatsoever. It should be no surprise that their spawn are little more than feral children who grow up to be primitive unsocialized adults.
17 posted on 12/01/2012 10:02:36 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin
The liberal view is that the vast majority of Americans, particularly those living in red flyover states, are too stupid to make the “right” decisions in their lives and must have the government and liberal elites make those decisions for them. According to liberals these people cling to their guns and religion and do not have enlightened views about abortion, gay marriage, homosexuality, the environment, socialism and other liberal issues. These people must be in a society where from cradle to grave the government makes decisions for them, provides them with the “right” services and indoctrinates their children to reject such outmoded ideas as religion, American exceptionalism and The Constitution and Bill of Rights. They must be like the Julia character in Obama’s campaign web site looking to one government program after another to succeed in life.
18 posted on 12/01/2012 10:13:37 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Kaslin

” A very good list....though I disagree with some of the wording of #5.”

Ditto for #14.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 11:15:55 AM PST by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: BillyBoy; Impy; GOPsterinMA

Anxiety hits the teaparty rank and file
what to do about old Amendment number 17
is it states’ rights we desire?

Or egalitarianism, which means something in French?
Jefferson, Adams, Madison, and Monroe
Won’t you tell us which way to go?


20 posted on 12/01/2012 6:57:32 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

john hawkin is a conservative treasure.


21 posted on 12/01/2012 10:06:53 PM PST by genghis
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To: campaignPete R-CT; BillyBoy; Impy

If there was no 17th A then there would be ZERO chance of ever getting any type of GOP senator from a deep blue state, like yours or mine.

Not that there are going to be any elected anyway, the way things are going, but the 17th A gives a better than zero chance of electing a GOP.

My two cents.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 4:52:18 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

i’m in my new worldview ... no longer active, just observe and focus on what it means from a literary significance. 17th A? As long as Freepers don’t start the ‘16 campaign.

the ‘14 campaign has started in earnest here in CT. That is bad enough. Leave me out of it. A never ending something that never ends. CT-5 and CT-GOV.

Ayotte is the only GOPer from New England?


23 posted on 12/02/2012 6:18:29 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Don’t forget Suzie Collins!!!!!!

Once again we are shut out of the US House. Disgusting.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 11:27:34 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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