Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Conservative vs Liberal: You Decide...

...which form of politics would best serve the human race:

Conservatives believe in individual freedom and responsibility.
Liberals believe in sacrificing individual freedom for socially desirable outcomes. Liberals believe that one of government's primary roles is social engineering.

Conservatives believe in limited government.
Liberals believe in intrusive government when required to achieve societal needs. (Exception: social-issues conservatives advocate government intrusion on matters of abortion, drugs and pornography.)

Conservatives believe in free markets.
Liberals believe in government controls and central planning.

Conservatives believe that some problems have no solution, that they can only be mitigated at best.
Liberals believe that most every problem has a government solution.

Conservatives are concerned about the production of wealth.
Liberals are concerned about the redistribution of it.

Conservatives believe in equality of opportunity.
Liberals believe in equality of outcome.

Conservatives believe that human nature is what makes us imperfect.
Liberals believe that human nature can be changed and perfected.

Conservatives are nationalists.
Liberals hope for world government.

Conservatives believe in peace through strength.
Liberals believe in peace through cooperation and goodwill.

Mike Rosen, Rocky Mountain News (March 31, 2000)

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Blogger Mimi said...

Yeah, that reminds me that I *do* in fact lean liberal.

Wed Oct 03, 05:39:00 am 2007  
Blogger vincenzo said...

Beyond this duality.
on one hand we have "Positivistic , pessimistic, atheist-materialistic" creed ;on the other hand we have "optimistic ,tradizionalistic, and some time spiritualistic creed .
I think it's naive to see the political world just trough this duality. It's like to see the kaleidoscopical and polycromatic world trough just two color black or white.There is a wide range and spectrum of colours between black and white.
To be conservative it mean to be "static" , and in pratical sense it mean to support the rule power: in one word the oppressor, the social class that impone the laws. On this view the religion is seen (sometimes even truly) as the opium of mass , as the tool that the ruling class need for the fear of a revolution.
In spite of that ,to be liberal mean firstly that the true plasure it's materialistic one.It's more dynamic. To be liberal it mean don't be conservatice : so both middle class ( bourgeouse ) and communists can be found in this view.
according to me the best is
on one hand to accept the idea thet the life has a meaning , and in particular a good and positive meaning (God), and on the other hand to support always the oppressed social class (like Jesus did) by not judging the people. by not impose them a model (like fascist does)So in a way support what is "different", and not conformist.

Wed Oct 03, 05:57:00 pm 2007  

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