Some time ago my daughter asked me what the difference was between liberals and conservatives. At the time I didn’t really feel like I had an answer I could verbalize, though I certainly felt like I knew the difference. In the wake of the death of Justice Scalia I have been thinking a lot about the direction of this nation, and it’s possible direction if the current President manages to get a liberal loon on the court. So EmmaLeigh, here is your answer.
Let me start by saying that sarcasm is my manner of speech. This post will be no different. If that offends anyone who reads it, let me say up front…I don’t care. I’m 45 not 25. I don’t give a shit about your feelings.
Let me add that everything I will write here is from direct observation, direct contact, and personal conversations. I am not quoting Rush Limbaugh, or Fox News, or any of the other things people might say. Liberals actually are crazy, so many of the points of view expressed will not make sense to a normal person. But, people with working brains are becoming a smaller and smaller segment of our population anyway…so what the hell.
So Em, let me first start by helping you to identify a liberal. Meet Obama Girl. She believed that the election of Obama meant she wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage. This is the first sign that you are speaking to a liberal. They believe that the United States Government exists to give them money.
The term “liberal” is generally regarded as meaning “Democrat”. But the actual truth is that while “liberal” does cover all Democrats it also covers somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the Republican Party as well. At least in terms of social programs, which is pretty much the defining issue that separates the two.
You see, conservatives believe in equal opportunity. Level the playing field and let the chips fall where they may. We believe in a safety net for those who have fallen into desperate circumstances. We believe in a hand up. We believe it is best to teach a man to fish rather than give him one.
Liberals on the other hand, believe in equality of outcome. They believe that if I have $10 and you have $0, then I owe you $5. They believe that the playing field is not, never has been, and never will be, level. They believe the “safety net” should be about 3 inches below your feet. They believe in hand outs, welfare, and the “give a man a fish” method, which leads to generational dependence. Why? Because when you provide everything a group of people needs, those people will continue to vote for you. This is the actual reason for the Democrats insisting on amnesty for illegals, because it opens “a path to citizenship”, which allows for voting…which adds more Democrats to the voter registration rolls.
Liberals will frequently refer to conservatives as racists. Interestingly, I am 45 years old…and I have been white most (if not all) of my life. I’m what you might call a redneck, biker type of guy. I shoot guns, drink beer, ride Harleys, and occasionally raise hell. Yet the most racist people I know…are all black. Every single one of them in fact. And statistically speaking, if you are talking to a black person you are talking to a Democrat.
Liberals believe that conservatives are waging a “war on women”. Primarily due to the generally accepted conservative position on abortion. Interestingly, these people do not care about the “war on children” which has resulted in 50,000,000+ children being aborted since Roe v Wade. And the deluded black person that votes Democrat, doesn’t seem to get that the highest percentage of those abortions is taking place in their community. Which is in keeping with the mission statement of Planned Parenthood, as it was founded by Margaret Sanger for the purpose of controlling the black population. But hey…I’m the racist… lol
Liberals believe that if you would like the border of your nation to be secure; if you would like only people who are eligible to vote, to vote; and if you don’t believe America should be invaded by third world countries and eventually turned into one; then you are a racist and a xenophobe that hates people from other countries.
Liberals believe that personal failure is someone else’s fault, and that the government should step in to save you. Generally speaking this is done with money confiscated at gun point from productive people. Liberals do not believe in personal responsibility, parental guidance, discipline, or basically any other commonly accepted manner of achieving success. In fact, liberals hate success.
The light of one person’s success shines on another person’s failure. This is unfair. However, rather than seek to make the unsuccessful person successful, liberals seek to punish the success of the person who succeeded, confiscate his wealth, and give it to the person who failed. Of course that person failed because they are not equipped to succeed, and so they fail again. Which perpetuates the cycle. Which is exactly what the liberals want to have happen.
Find someone you know who is “on the system”. Welfare, food stamps, Section 8, etc. Ask that person what programs are in place to get them off the system. You may be surprised to learn that the answer is…none. If they make a dollar, attend a class, take on a room mate, or do anything else in an effort to rise up from their position, their benefits will be cut. Because the purpose and design is not to elevate people, it is to perpetuate the misery. Because after all…if no one was on welfare, where would welfare workers work?
Essentially it boils down to this. If you hear someone saying something completely stupid, the more stupid the statement the more likely a liberal is speaking. If you hear someone railing against the rich, from the tarmac while standing beside their private jet…that’s a liberal. If you hear a Congressman ask whether stationing more troops on Guam is a good idea as the island might tip over…that’s a liberal. If you hear someone rant against any activity while simultaneously engaging in said activity…that’s a liberal.
Bottom line answer…
Conservatives believe in a Representative Republic; self determination; the rule of law; the sovereignty of the citizen; limited government. Liberals believe in European Socialism. Whether it’s Eastern European or Western European depends on the liberal.
So basically, conservatives want to conserve the things that made America the greatest nation in the history of the world. Liberals want to right all the wrongs, and create equality by implementing Socialism. Which, of course, has never worked in the history of the world. But, they have destroyed the education system (intentionally) and thus the public has no knowledge of any of this.
If for some reason you believe I am exaggerating, ask yourself this question: College isn’t free. Someone has to pay the teachers, keep the lights on, cut the grass, etc. So where is the money coming from to pay for the “free college” that Bernie Sanders is promoting as we speak? (Hint: your pocket) They call it a “tax on Wall Street”. And when they say “Wall Street” you think of various movies you’ve seen with fat cats in limos and stuff. But let me turn “Wall Street” into what it actually is. Your 401k plan. Your IRA. Your pension. Your investments. Your 403B. In other words…ALL the money the middle class has saved or invested…that’s “Wall Street”.
You’ll have to decide how you feel about that.