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Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby assateague » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:15 pm

Came across this from a member here who posted it elsewhere. Really not much to be argued here, but I'm sure a liberal or two will certainly try. The whole article was good, but this part sums it up:

The fact is, you can rail against my conservatism all you wish. You can make fun of my Tea Party gatherings, and you can ridicule patriots in tri-corner hats until you wet yourself from mirth, but one thing is for certain: my political philosophy will NEVER be a threat to your freedom. If you feel a burning responsibility to the poor, conservatism will never prevent you from working 80 hours per week and donating all of your income to charity. If you feel a strong sense of pity for a family who cannot afford health insurance, my political philosophy will never prevent you from purchasing health insurance for this family or raising money to do so, if you cannot afford it, personally. If you are moved with compassion for a family who is homeless, a conservative will never use the police power of government to prevent you from taking that family in to your own home or mobilizing your community to build one for them.

However, you cannot say the same for liberalism. If I choose not to give to the poor for whatever reason, you won’t simply try to persuade me on the merits of the idea — you will seek to use the government as an instrument of plunder to force me to give to the poor. If we are walking down the street together and we spot a homeless person, using this logic, you would not simply be content with giving him $20 from your own pocket — you would hold a gun to my head and force me to give him $20, as well.

Everything that modern liberalism accomplishes is accomplished at the barrel of a government rifle.




Here's the link to the whole article. It's very much worth the read.

http://sufficient-reason.tumblr.com/post/26781491317/dear-liberal-heres-why-im-so-hostile
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby AKPirate » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:36 pm

assateague wrote:Came across this from a member here who posted it elsewhere. Really not much to be argued here, but I'm sure a liberal or two will certainly try. The whole article was good, but this part sums it up:

The fact is, you can rail against my conservatism all you wish. You can make fun of my Tea Party gatherings, and you can ridicule patriots in tri-corner hats until you wet yourself from mirth, but one thing is for certain: my political philosophy will NEVER be a threat to your freedom. If you feel a burning responsibility to the poor, conservatism will never prevent you from working 80 hours per week and donating all of your income to charity. If you feel a strong sense of pity for a family who cannot afford health insurance, my political philosophy will never prevent you from purchasing health insurance for this family or raising money to do so, if you cannot afford it, personally. If you are moved with compassion for a family who is homeless, a conservative will never use the police power of government to prevent you from taking that family in to your own home or mobilizing your community to build one for them.

However, you cannot say the same for liberalism. If I choose not to give to the poor for whatever reason, you won’t simply try to persuade me on the merits of the idea — you will seek to use the government as an instrument of plunder to force me to give to the poor. If we are walking down the street together and we spot a homeless person, using this logic, you would not simply be content with giving him $20 from your own pocket — you would hold a gun to my head and force me to give him $20, as well.

Everything that modern liberalism accomplishes is accomplished at the barrel of a government rifle.




Here's the link to the whole article. It's very much worth the read.

http://sufficient-reason.tumblr.com/post/26781491317/dear-liberal-heres-why-im-so-hostile



That's awesome. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby Jarbo03 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:09 pm

Good stuff AT. Somebody will argue though. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby Andy W » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:40 am

Very well said.
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby vincentpa » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:51 am

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
In a free society, it is not the obligation of the citizen to prove to the government that he is a good person. It is the obligation of the government to prove to the rest of the citizenry that the citizen is a bad person, with probable cause.
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby Bloke » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:02 am

Very nice, Very true :clapping:
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby ScaupHunter » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:42 pm

Sums it up very nicely.
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby Indawoods » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:30 pm

stole my thunder.

now I don't have to post it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby assateague » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:31 pm

Sorry brother!
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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby dave79 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:41 pm

Indawoods wrote:stole my thunder.

now I don't have to post it. :thumbsup:

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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:13 am

Jarbo03 wrote:Good stuff AT. Somebody will argue though. :thumbsup:


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Re: Sums It Up Perfectly

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:17 am

Indaswamp wrote:
Jarbo03 wrote:Good stuff AT. Somebody will argue though. :thumbsup:


I hear crickets....


Disappointing...I love watching a good AT debate unfold! :grin:
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