To the Conservative the function of government is a limited thing. We want only protection of person and property from the actions of others. We want no unnecessary laws other than those for the preceding, to regulate public behavior to a reasonable decorum and to provide the maximum opportunity for personal freedom and personal success. Period. No more. Leave the success or failure of my life to me, not to others.Conservatives view charity as a church function, not government. Or private relief agencies not tied to a church, such as the Red Cross for those who do not want or have religious affiliation.
The liberals have made a church out of the government. They wish it to be the charitable nanny-state. Hitlary is a prime example, she is still on this welfare insurance mindset. She has even stated that the state should garnish the wages of those who do not voluntarily participate in her government run program. The liberal has placed the government in the place of the church in specifying acceptable and moral behavior. Unfortunately, the state can only demand lowest denominator behavior, which is easily seen in the current lack of public manners and morality. Oh, we are politically correct, but oh, so rude.
I personally don’t see how anyone with an ounce of sense can expect any government program to work properly. Everything that is government run is a mess. I would like for one of these true believers in government intervention to show me a government program that has stellar success. Education? We have gone so far downhill that our high school graduates cannot read, do math, discuss history or draw a decent map. The grammar school kids of the 1950s could do better on most of these subjects. Of course, the kiddies are concerned about polar bears, lose sleep over global warming, and “feel good” about themselves. They just cannot qualify for anything more advanced than flipping burgers – oh yeah, burgers are going to be banned because the nanny-state thinks that they are bad for you. So – what are these dead-enders doing to do?
The conservative, on the other hand, will let others go to hell in their own way. As long as they don’t affect others doing it.
Come, look around the world – just exactly where has the type of socialist government that libs yearn for ever succeeded? Show me one good example of socialism which has a higher standard of freedom and living.
Libs, I do wish you would find some religion which did not have a gun at our heads. As much as you despise Christianity, even the fundies will admit that there is no salvation by force. That is more than your government religion will allow.
One of Obama’s big supporters stated that he should be the next President because he would “feed the sheep”. To hell with that. I am not a sheep. I am a free and independent citizen. It is Christ who feeds the sheep, not the government. The only thing that separates a sheep from a slave is that the slave is required to work for his living. The sheep only has to vote and be otherwise useless. I will die before I become a government slave – or sheep, if you prefer.