Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

As with all things, I fall squarely in the middle ground here. This is an excellent list which I encourage everyone to read. You might not be as liberal/conservative as you think you are. Or, you might be like me and know exactly where you stand. ^_^ Still an interesting read.

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Much has been said during the last election and it left many confused. Who stands for WHAT and WHY is a question kids often ask and how does one explain it all?

Here it is, brilliantly explained by the StudentNewsDaily.com!

We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want as few people suffering as possible; we want healthy children; we want to have crime-free streets. The argument is how to achieve them…

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2 thoughts on “Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

  1. Honestly I wasn’t where I thought I was vis a vis these things. I thought I was a lot more liberal. I’m pretty firmly middle of the road – extremes (either side) are too harsh. The conservatives appear to want everyone to pull their weight and if you got some (money, land, power) good for you! You can enjoy the fruits of your labors and a lot of other stuff, which does make sense. The liberals seem to want someone else to direct how things are run, and to share and make sure EVERYBODY has a piece of the communal pie. Trouble with the first is that there are some of us who made a little in our lifetimes, who are now ill and a “burden” on the rest of them. We don’t have enough, but we also don’t have the capacity any longer to earn some more and equalize things. This situation is mine.

    The liberals on the other hand would make sure I live a very privileged life as long as I don’t mind being micromanaged by some idiot who doesn’t really understand my problems, but who got a cushy job in the government by lieu of going to the ‘right’ school and having a distant relative who is working in some higher job in the government. Pays to know people. Trouble with this is that all these fat cats earn a LOT more than the constituents they ‘represent’ and often enough have no common ground with their ‘people’.

    And since things must be equal for EVERYBODY – the liberal motto – people who never worked any day in their life, but have learned to work the system are also a factor. And then what about the refugees? They want to work, but probably don’t speak the native language (and many don’t want to learn it either). They deserve a hand up, but not a hand out. IMHO.

    All this is black and white thinking and as I said in my own blog post – there are loads of shades of gray in all of it. Too bad our country is broken so badly right now with regard to sensible leadership.

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  2. I’ve always — ALWAYS — been against government micromanaging, which the liberal agenda wants more than anything in the world (for some things, but look at how fast *that* turns around when it comes to other things). No! Nein! Nyet! Non! And so on… I think the government is good for major things, but they need to keep their noses out of my private life.

    I remember the whole seat belt law thing in the eighties. God damn that pissed me off. I mean, if I want to risk my life by not wearing a seat belt, then it’s my own fucking life I’m risking. The government doesn’t need to babysit me. Now, making it mandatory to have children wear a seat belt… I can get behind that because stupid people shouldn’t put their kids’ lives in danger. And that’s one of the political battle cries in a nutshell, “Won’t someone think of the children?

    *sigh*

    Nope, I’ve always and very firmly stood in the middle of the road when it comes to politics, because the extremes change sides. It’s amazing to watch really. Like in the book Ninteen Eighty-Four when the countries switched alliances: “Oceania was at war with Eastasia: Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia. A large part of the political literature of five years was now completely obsolete.” History rewrites itself, and I always find it fascinating when people just don’t see it happening.

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