At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."

IN DEFENSE OF MINORITIES!

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Monday, November 9, 2009

Liberal vs Conservative




If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn`t buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he/she quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he/she demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it’s Islam)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
(If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it is free)

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

This was a chain e-mail that drifted into my in-box (h/t to whoever wrote it in the first place)


8 comments:

Coffeypot said...

I sent this out awhile ago but I'm not sure if it was befor or after I added you to the list. Great comparisons regardless.

Arby said...

Chain e-mail or not, it's true.

foutsc said...

Ditto Coffeypot and Arby.

These types of things are timeless and need reposting every now and then.

Richard Lombardo said...

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn`t buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all assault rifles outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he doen't eat meat either.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he wages war with the wrong country based on lies.
A liberal incorporates diplomacy and cooperation from friendly allies before waging war with the right country.

If a conservative is homosexual, he/she quietly leads his life spreading his feet in a public restroom.
If a liberal is homosexual, he/she demands equality.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
Liberals aren't as often down and out because they are more educated and generally smarter than conservatives.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those who propagate lies, and allow hatred and vitriol to fester to stand up and be counted.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
Neither does a liberal.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that everybody should have access to health care, that health insurance companie should not drop coverage when their policyholder gets an expensive illness or refuse to cover somebody with a pre-existing condition. (Did you know that a battered woman in an abusive relationship is considered a pre-existing condition by the health insurance companies..??)

This last one is so stupid and inherently false that it doesn't deserve a modification.

If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.

The Knowledge Czar said...

Awesome post!!
We were all liberals when we were 4; we tried to boss everybody around and wanted to be taken care of by our mommies.
Conservatives have grown out of their liberalism, and liberals are perpetual 4 yr. olds.

LL said...

Lombardo - presumably a liberal and Obamaphile expressed his opinion and I posted it.

(1) Define "assault rifle", Lombardo.

(2) If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he wages war with the wrong country based on lies.

Was Pres. Johnson a liberal? Define the legitimacy of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

And on and on. Liberals want to interpose their nanny state on everyone. Conservatives live and let live. I think Lombardo is a prime example of why conservatives and liberals really need to split the nation into two parts. One can take the Constitution and the liberals can make up a utopian socialist state.

I wonder what the liberal nation - which would welcome the illegal aliens, encourage the homeless to remain so, and would willingly rob the working segment of society to re-order things so everyone was paid irrespective - would look like in 50 years?

LL said...

PS - Lombardo is from Massachusetts - no doubt a fan of Ted Kennedy.

Track-A-'Crat said...

Opus,

Love your addition to the point about health care:

(If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it is free)

You get what you pay for. Except in the case of anything provided by the state.

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