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Tom Sowell: The Difference Between Liberal and Conservative by The Elephant's Child
August 1, 2013, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Freedom, History, Politics | Tags: , ,

 



Do You Know a Liberal? You’ll Recognize Stuff Liberals Say. by The Elephant's Child
January 22, 2012, 8:40 pm
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More Words of Wisdom from a Brit: by The Elephant's Child
October 19, 2011, 5:35 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Freedom, Liberalism, Taxes | Tags: , ,

Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament for Southeast England is a marvelous speaker.  His speeches in the United States have left people in awe and wondering how come so many British politicians can speak so much better than out politicians can.  Certainly their “Question Time” in Parliament when the Prime Minister has to answer questions from the members is good training, but I rather imagine that their universities have something to do with it as well. Perhaps we could ship our politicians over for a short course?

It isn’t just speaking well though. As we know by now, a mellow baritone voice is not enough to compensate for an absence of thought.  Here’s something from Mr. Hannan that has stuck in my mind.

I have struggled for years to explain that politicians who cant about fairness don’t mean equal treatment or justice, or, indeed, any practical outcome whatsoever.  What they really mean is that they’re nice people, and they’re prepared to prove how nice they are with your money.

 



Navigating the Silly Season by American Elephant

Liberals not only live in their own little world, they have their own little language. It sounds the same as ours, the words and syntax familiar, but is in fact entirely different. Normal people think they are saying one thing, but they mean something else altogether.

At no time is it more important to be fluent in liberalese than election-time, when such important issues teeter in the balance.

To that end, the wise and estimable Renaissance Guy has composed a field guide to the silly season — an invaluable resource for anyone who intends to vote. I highly recommend everyone familiarize themselves with his Liberal to English Dictionary.



Hey America! How much more convincing do you need? by Emerald City Elephant

Democrats WON’T ALLOW more drilling

…because they DON’T WANT you to be able to afford gas!!!

If you want affordable transportation any time this decade, or next — if you want electricity to remain affordable — you damn well better vote Republican this fall. They are the only party that is in favor of increasing all our domestic energy supplies.



Science Explains Liberalism by Emerald City Elephant

Science explains Liberalism

First we learned that pot causes psychosis. Now researchers say smoking pot also shrinks the brain — particularly the hippocampus and amygdala which are involved with emotion and memory, and regulating fear and aggression. Bush Derangement Syndrome anyone?

Now I’d like you to do a little experiment of your own. Think of the most hysterical Bush hater you know… the ones who froth at the mouth and nearly burst blood vessels every time the President is mentioned. Got one in mind? OK…

They smoke pot don’t they?

…I’m just sayin!



CONFIRMED: Conservatives More Honest Than Liberals by Emerald City Elephant

Multiple studies confirm what we have long known to be true: conservatives are far more honest than liberals. Liberals lie more, they cheat more, they steal more, they bear false witness more.

We consider this a dog bites man story, but the results are overwhelming:

[T]here is a striking gap between the manner in which liberals and conservatives address the issue of honesty.

Consider these results:

Is it OK to cheat on your taxes?  A total of 57 percent of those who described themselves as “very liberal” said yes in response to the World Values Survey, compared with only 20 percent of those who are “very conservative.” When Pew Research asked whether it was “morally wrong” to cheat Uncle Sam, 86 percent of conservatives agreed, compared with only 68 percent of liberals.

Ponder this scenario, offered by the National Cultural Values Survey: “You lose your job. Your friend’s company is looking for someone to do temporary work. They are willing to pay the person in cash to avoid taxes and allow the person to still collect unemployment. What would you do?”

Almost half, or 49 percent, of self-described progressives would go along with the scheme, but only 21 percent of conservatives said they would.

When the World Values Survey asked a similar question, the results were largely the same: Those who were very liberal were much more likely to say it was all right to get welfare benefits you didn’t deserve.

The World Values Survey found that those on the left were also much more likely to say it is OK to buy goods that you know are stolen. Studies have also found that those on the left were more likely to say it was OK to drink a can of soda in a store without paying for it and to avoid the truth while negotiating the price of a car.

Another survey by Barna Research found that political liberals were two and a half times more likely to say that they illegally download or trade music for free on the Internet…

And that’s just the beginning. The column goes on from there with many more similar results. Read the full article here. And I think the author is correct that it is liberalism itself that causes liberals to have such a deficiency in honesty. Being told truth is relative has consequences. Being told you are entitled to things that arent yours has consequences. Bad ideas beget bad behavior.

After the ceaseless barrage of lies and false accusations from liberals for the past 7 years, it’s particularly refreshing and welcome to have objective proof of just how much more dishonest they really are.




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