10 Differences between Conservatives And Liberals
Conservatives and liberals approach almost every issue with
completely different philosophies, underlying assumptions, and methods.
That's why it's so hard to find genuine compromise between conservatism
and liberalism -- because not only are liberals almost always wrong,
their solutions almost always make things worse.
With that in mind, let me take a few moments to explain some of the key differences between liberals and conservative to you.
Bonus) Conservatives believe that judges should act like
umpires instead of legislating from the bench. That means that judges
should determine whether laws are permissible under the Constitution and
settle debates about the meaning of laws, not impose their will based
on their ideological leanings. Liberals view judges as a backdoor method
of getting unpopular left-leaning legislation passed. They don't want
umpires, they want political partisans in black robes who will side with
them first and then come up with a rationale to explain it.
10) Conservatives believe that individual Americans have a
right to defend themselves and their families with guns and that right
cannot be taken away by any method short of a Constitutional Amendment,
which conservatives would oppose. Liberals believe by taking arms away
from law abiding citizens, they can prevent criminals, who aren't going
to abide by gun control laws, from using guns in the commission of
9) Conservatives believe that we should live in a color
blind society where every individual is judged on the content of his
character and the merits of his actions. On the other hand, liberals
believe that it's ok to discriminate based on race as long as it
primarily benefits minority groups.
8) Conservatives are capitalists and believe that
entrepreneurs who amass great wealth through their own efforts are good
for the country and shouldn't be punished for being successful. Liberals
are socialists who view successful business owners as people who
cheated the system somehow or got lucky. That's why they don't respect
high achievers and see them as little more than piggy banks for their
7) Conservatives believe that abortion ends the life of
an innocent child and since we believe that infanticide is wrong, we
oppose abortion. Most liberals, despite what they'll tell you, believe
that abortion ends the life of an innocent child, but they prefer
killing the baby to inconveniencing the mother.
6) Conservatives believe in confronting and defeating
enemies of the United States before they can harm American citizens.
Liberals believe in using law enforcement measures to deal with
terrorism, which means that they feel we should allow terrorists to
train, plan, and actually attempt to kill Americans before we try to
arrest them -- as if you can just send the police around to pick up a
terrorist mastermind hiding in Iran or the wilds of Pakistan.
5) Conservatives, but not necessarily Republicans (which
is unfortunate), believe it's vitally important to the future of the
country to reduce the size of government, keep taxes low, balance the
budget, and get this country out of debt. Liberals, and Democrats for
that matter, believe in big government, high taxes, and they have never
met a new spending program they didn't like, whether we will have to go
into debt to pay for it or not.
4) Conservatives believe that government, by its very
nature, tends to be inefficient, incompetent, wasteful, and power
hungry. That's why we believe that the government that governs least,
governs best. Liberals think that the solution to every problem is
another government program. Even when those new programs create new
problems, often worse than the ones that were being fixed in the first
place, the solution is always....you guessed it, another government
3) Conservatives are patriotic, believe that America is a
great nation, and are primarily interested in looking out for the good
of the country. That's why we believe in "American exceptionalism" and
"America first." Liberals are internationalists who are more concerned
about what Europeans think of us and staying in the good graces of the
corrupt bureaucrats who control the UN than looking out for the best
interests of this nation.
2) Conservatives, most of them anyway, believe in God and
think that the Constitution has been twisted by liberal judges to
illegitimately try to purge Christianity from the public square. We also
believe, most of us anyway, that this country has been successful in
large part because it is a good, Christian nation and if our country
ever turns away from the Lord, it will cease to prosper. Liberals, most
of them anyway, are hostile to Christianity. That's why, whether you're
talking about a school play at Christmas time, a judge putting the Ten
Commandments on the wall of his court, or a store employee saying "Merry
Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays," liberals are dedicated to
driving reminders of Christianity from polite society.
1) Conservatives believe in pursuing policies because
they're pragmatic and because they work. Liberals believe in pursuing
policies because they're "nice" and make them feel good. Whether the
policies they're advocating actually work or not is of secondary
importance to them.
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