Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Conservatives vs Liberals

Conservatives are the people that are smart enough to see the big picture and don't have blinders on like the liberals.

Conservatives are the people that long for the days when being patriotic and standing for unity was the norm instead of hating America and promoting diversity.

Conservatives are the people that know America is the greatest country in the world and we do not need anyone's permission to defend ourselves.

Conservatives are the people that are smart enough to tell the difference between a lie and a mistake. Liberals tend to be very confused about this one.

Conservatives are the people that freedom, capitalism and patriotism made America the greatest nation on Earth. The liberals think it is freedom of speech for the left, Socialism and self-loathing?

Conservatives are the people that know what the word "progressive" means. The left has misappropriated this word and use it to describe their regressive ideology. There is nothing progressive about Socialism. There is nothing progressive about wealth redistribution. There is nothing progressive about the rabid hatred the left exudes for conservatives. There is nothing progressive about welfare or diversity. The use of the word "Progressive" by today's liberals is just another lie and misinformation that has become part and parcel of the Democratic Party.

Conservatives are the people that are too smart to be liberals.


At 2:20 PM, Blogger Asher Abrams said...

that's funny, i don't see gandhi here ...

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Asher Abrams said...

Saturday night, I was out for dinner with a woman I'd met thru the online personals. It was our third date. She teaches archaeology and anthropology at a local university. We'd talked politics before, and had (I thought) found some common ground. So I mentioned that I'd become disappointed with the Democratic Party.

"But they're still better than the Republicans!" she spluttered.

"Oh, I don't know about that. I'm a Republican."

"What?!? You mean you're voting for Bush?!?"

"Certainly I'm voting for Bush."

At this, she stood up, flung $ 20 on the table, and declared, "I don't eat with people who are voting for Bush!" And stormed out of the restaurant, even before the saag paneer and navrattan korma had arrived.

So there you have it: the party of tolerance and open-mindedness.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Ann said...

Interesting text and I really enjoyed reading it even though I don't like polarizing, divisive labels. People aren't really conservatives or liberals, but have conservative or liberal tendencies on different issues.

Someone commented (pessimistically) that we have two choices for president, whereas in Iraq's Saddam era they only had one. He wondered what the difference was. I think it is more like a tournament, with many players narrowing the list down in the primaries. So, I don't think it is just two choices. However, I do think that the Republican and Democratic parties have become to much of a package plan. When you say that you're one or the other, it necessarily means a whole lot about your beliefs. I don't fall into either category, and so register Independent. I think it used to be different for candidates. When Bush Senior ran for president in the 1980 primaries, he had the courage to say that he wasn't anti-abortion. When he was aligned with Reagan, though, and later, he had to give in to the Republican agenda. This makes me think that big corporate dollars and even possibly foreign countries can set the political agenda. I think it is better to let the candidates for president, vp, and congress have their individual spectrum of beliefs on various subjects, and to vote and act accordingly. Too much party politics! Well, at least that's my opinion.

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Steve H - USA said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Ann, the polarization of political beliefs and ideology has come from the left not the right. I too wish partizanship did not exist, that the politicians could negotiate more and that they could admit defeat and let the other guy win more. But the left will not let that happen. In their mind the right is wrong about everything, they know what is best for us and we damn well better like it.

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