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My Study - Contrasting Views of Liberalism vs. ConservatismMy Independent Study of the Contrasting Views of Liberalism vs. Conservatism
In September we passed, without much fanfare, the 223rd anniversary of the submission of the United States Constitution, for ratification. Vicki and I were in Washington at the time and no fanfare! It is sadly noted "without much fanfare" as the present, left leaning liberal administration would rather see international law prevail rather than the document that has served us well for these 223 years. This document is without peer in the annuals of man's attempts at governing a people. After the Bible, this great document is of the foremost importance for Americans.
As servicemen, we pledged:
I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
While Americans have not always agreed on the interpretation of the tenants of this great document, we have settled those differences peacefully (except during the horror of our Civil War). Today we live in a United States as torn asunder in ideology as ever in our history. It is in effect the difference between continuing a godly existence, guided by the Constitution, versus those who believe it is an antiquated document that needs to be changed by those who are not godly, nor freedom loving. It is the war between the conservatives and the liberals (or progressives)
Liberals vs. Conservatives
A careful study of these two polar opposite type Americans reveals interesting as well as troubling facts about each. Please note this independent study as follows:
CONSERVATIVES - believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Believes citizens can solve their own problems.
LIBERALS - believe in governmental action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all, and that it is the duty of the State to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights. Believes citizens need the government to solve all their problems.
Liberals believe people are basically GOOD. God says in scripture than man is basically BAD, and needs Christ. Liberals disagree with God!
Conservatives oppose abortion as murder. God agrees. He said, before I formed you in your mother's womb I knew you!
Liberals approve abortion (even partial birth-ripping the brain out of the living child while in the birth canal) as a woman's right to choose. They do not believe a fetus is human until complete birth. In this case, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT OF A FETUS is okay!
Conservatives-People should be admitted to schools and hired for jobs based on their ability. Opposes EEOC. (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
Liberals-Due to prevalent racism in the past, minorities were deprived of the same education and employment opportunities as whites. We need to make up for that. Hasn't that approach worked well so far?!?! For EEOC.
Conservatives-The death penalty is a punishment that fits the crime.
Liberals-We should abolish the death penalty. In this case, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT OF A FELON is not okay! The death penalty is inhumane and is ‘cruel and unusual' punishment. It does not deter crime. Ah! What about the victim's rights?
Conservative-The free market system, competitive capitalism, and private enterprise afford the widest opportunity and the highest standard of living for all. Capitalism forever! Pro right-to-work.
Liberal-Favor a market system in which government regulates the economy. We need government to protect us against big businesses. Socialism forever! Pro-Union!
Conservative-Parents (who pay the taxes that fund the schools) should decide how and where to educate their child. Opposes NEA. (National Education Association)
Liberal-We need to focus on more funding for existing public schools (regardless of their quality) - to raise teacher salaries and reduce class size. For NEA.
Conservative-Desire clean water, clean air and a clean planet, just like everyone else. Opposes EPA. (United States Environmental Protection Agency)
Liberal-Conservatives don't care about protecting the environment. Industrial growth harms the environment. For EPA.
Conservative-The Second Amendment gives the individual the right to keep and bear arms. Supports NRA. (National Rifle Association)
Liberal-The Second Amendment gives no individual the right to own a gun, but allows the state to keep a militia (National Guard). Guns kill people. Guns kill children. Cannot imagine so dumb a statement!!
Conservative-Free health care provided by the government (socialized medicine) means that everyone will get the same poor-quality health care. The rich will continue to pay for superior health care, while all others will receive poor-quality free health care from the government. Health care should remain privatized. Or look at socialized health-care failure in Canada, and Europe...Support Health care Spending Accounts.
Liberal-Support Universal Government Supervised Health Care. There are millions of Americans who can't afford health insurance. They are being deprived of a basic right to health care. Bureaucrats will decide what's best for everyone, and who is eligible. Euthanasia will be the next step!
Conservative-Support legal immigration at current numbers, but do not support illegal immigration. Government should enforce immigration laws, through the states, but with the support of Congress and the president.
Liberal-Support legal immigration and increasing the number of legal immigrants permitted to enter the U.S. each year. Support blanket amnesty for current illegal immigrants. Supports health care, college education, voting rights and all other full citizenship rights to illegals.
Conservative-The phrase "separation of church and state" is not in the Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." This prevents the government from establishing a national church. However, it does not prevent God from being acknowledged in schools and government buildings.
Liberal-Support the separation of church and state. Religious expression has no place in government. Support the removal of all references to God in public and government spaces. History reveals that the State being foremost is Communism!
SAME SEX MARRIAGE
Conservative-Marriage is between one man and one woman. God agrees!
Liberal-Marriage should be legal for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gender couples to ensure equal rights for all. All individuals, regardless of their sex, have the right to marry. Believe that prohibiting same-sex citizens from marrying denies them of their civil rights.
Conservative-Support lower taxes and a smaller government. Lower taxes create more incentive for people to work, save, invest, and engage in entrepreneurial endeavors. Money is best spent by those who earn it. Reduce dependency on welfare programs.
Liberal-Support higher taxes and a larger government. High taxes enable the government to do good and create jobs. We need high taxes for social welfare programs, to provide for the poor. We can't afford to cut taxes.
Conservative-The UN has repeatedly failed in its essential mission: to preserve world peace. History shows that the United States, not the UN, is the global force for spreading freedom, prosperity, tolerance and peace.
Liberal-The United States has a moral and a legal obligation to support the United Nations (UN). The UN can be effective in promoting peace and human rights.
Conservative-The world toward which the Militant Islamists strive cannot peacefully co-exist with the Western world. In the last decade, Militant Islamists have repeatedly attacked Americans and American interests here and abroad. The terrorists must be stopped and destroyed. Pirates and other Terrorists who are caught in the act should be executed.
Liberal-9/11 was caused by America's arrogant foreign policy. America needs to stop angering other countries. The threat posed by terrorism is exaggerated. This particular definition for the Liberals is perhaps the most troubling.
Conservative-Oppose long-term welfare. We need to provide opportunities to make it possible for poor and low-income workers to become self-reliant. It is far more compassionate and effective to encourage a person to become self-reliant, rather than keeping them dependent on the government for money.
Liberal-Support welfare. We need welfare to provide for the poor. Conservatives oppose welfare because they are not compassionate toward the poor. We have welfare to bring fairness to American economic life. Without welfare, life below the poverty line would be intolerable.
God says if a man will not work, neither will he eat.
I have a very hard time imagining that a true believer could ever embrace liberalism as presented. It is founded in socialism and supported by Marxism, both ideologies of which are godless by definition.
Disclaimer: This is my independent study. I stand by the facts as presented. Everyone needs to know the difference between these two ideologies. One is more resting upon family values and standards of behavior elicited by the Constitution, the other is godless and insipid evil.