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.