Progressive Versus The Conservative

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a progressive doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a progressive is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a progressive is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A progressive wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Progressives demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A progressive non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.  (Unless it's a religion that hates the U.S.A.)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A progressive demands that the rest of us pay for his.

A conservative chooses how much and to whom he is charitable.
A progressive demands that the government do his charity for him.

A conservative believes success and wealth is a proper reward for hard work.
A progressive believes it's not fair you have more than the lazy bum playing Xbox in his underwear eating Cheetos that refuses to find a job because you keep giving him free money every month.

A conservative believes he has a right to make his own decisions how to live, as long as it doesn't hurt another's same rights.
A progressive thinks his intellect is far superior to yours and he will tell you how to live.

A conservative believes a rich employer means more jobs.
A progressive either taxes that employer to bankruptcy or just takes over his business because he think his union buddies can run it better.

A conservative will help his neighbors when a natural disaster occurs.
A progressive will whine and moan because the government isn't there.

8 Responses to “Progressive Versus The Conservative”

  1. “There are two kinds of people: those who want to be left alone, and those who won’t leave them alone.”

    To which the progressive replies, “ah yes, you want to be left alone now when you don’t need any help, but just you wait…”.

    Which assumes that ONLY government can provide assistance to people and ignores the fact that plenty of other, more efficient options exist and remain under-utilized.

  2. nashville comes to mind,or microsoft…………

  3. Sadly, I find that both … groups fall into the former, rather than the latter.

  4. I say you get an “Honorable U.S. Citizenship!”I agree the mentality of “only government can solve problems” is what got us into this mess in the first place (as well as Europe).  The insanity is seeing the approach constantly fail and end in misery, but tried over and over again with someone thinking they can “do it right this time.”Odd, the methods that have been shown to work, letting the people solve their problems with ingenuity and minimal government interference, are always ignore.  Why?  It doesn’t give anyone but the people any power.I dare anyone truly study the actions of President Calvin Collidge (off the heals of the hero progressive President Woodrow Wilson) and say he didn’t turn a depression (worse than the “Great Depression”) into the boom the roaring ’20s was.  In mere months unemployment went from over 20% to less than 1%.  He cut taxes for everyone including the “rich” (you know, the ones who actually employ people), and cut the size of government by half, yes half.  What Coolidge had that Reagan didn’t have was a cooperative Congress, yet even Reagan showed what could happen if you got government out of the way.

  5. I say you get an “Honorable U.S. Citizenship!”

    Gladly accepted.  Thank you.

  6. Cryin' for the Dyin' Reply May 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Hello..Yes Reagan showed everyone..He showed us what a miserable fiscal manager he was..I lived through it.  The results of the S and L scandel where a horror story.  After he assulted the State of California’s economy..I thought ‘well now they know not to make actors powerful politicians’..I turned and he was president.  When he took office the international part of the national debt for the U.S. was 6 billion dollars.  Six months later it was 93 billion dollars with no end in sight.  And look at us now..Steve Poizner says he is taking a ‘page from the Reagan playbook’..God help us.  I do not believe in government interference.  I despise oppressive laws.  I think we have some very limited choices for California.  I am going to be watching very closely.  There is an inherent, obvious danger in using state laws to infringe on Fed. territory.  We are simply not equipped and it reflects badly.  I do not think we need that now.  Peace Tony

  7. Cryin' for the Dyin' Reply May 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Hey man..what is wierd..they all believe themselves progressive..they all have a lot of quoted material..with nothing to say..Peace Tony

  8. Ah yes, the Reagan opposition’s Koolaid.  Reagan had to deal with a Democrat Congress, the ones that actually make the laws, and budgets.  What Reagan did accomplish was show that if you cut taxes and allow the individual the ability to innovate and do business, that you actually bring more money into the national treasury.  He proved the FDR/Keynesian method of tax and spend doesn’t ever work.Reagan wanted to lower spending where the Federal government shouldn’t be spending.  In case you have not read the Constitution, the Federal government’s main job is to provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty.  Many people didn’t like his ideas of cutting social programs from the Federal government and raising spending on defense, but that only shows they didn’t realize he was the first president in many many years doing his Constitutionally mandated job.  It was Congress that refused to get rid of the other spending and useless fluff that makes up a majority of that debt you quote.By the way, Obama, in less than one year, has QUADRUPLED the debt and all on things he is not Constitutionally given the authority to do.  Obama makes any claims against Reagan null and void.  Any spending or debt in the 1980’s is minuscule compared to Obama’s spending binge.  Our debt is many thousands of times bigger than it was under Reagan.Also, when Reagan was California’s governor, it was the only time in recent California history when the state had a REAL surplus, not the fake “projected surplus” everyone likes to say about other governors.  No, this was a real surplus.  The state actually had more money than it needed.  It was in the black, not “projected to be”, but actually there.

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