American Elephants


What’s the Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives? by The Elephant's Child

Some time ago, I found some of these statements at  Bookworm Room, and copied them down because I thought they were clever, then  I added some of my own.  So here’s your chance — add your own— complain that they are not true — just be polite and watch your language.

Conservatives believe that  imperfect  human nature is fixed and common across all cultures.
Liberals believe that human nature is imperfect and needs to be fixed in order
to improve the culture.

Conservatives believe that programs that don’t work should be ended
to stop the spending.

Liberals believe that programs that  don’t work can be fixed by more spending.

Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions.
Liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.

Liberals believe poverty leads to bad behavior.
Conservatives believe poverty is the consequence of bad behavior.

Conservatives believe in elevating people in the name of achievement
and betterment.

Liberals believe in devolving people to the lowest common denominator in the name
of social justice.

Conservatives believe America’s primary threats are foreign.
Liberals believe that America’s primary threats are domestic.

Liberals believe that wealth is a fixed value.
Conservatives believe that wealth is created.

Conservatives define generosity as giving of one’s own wealth.
Liberals define generosity as giving of other people’s wealth.

Liberals believe that competition should be discouraged because it makes
the loser feel bad.
Conservatives believe that competition should be encouraged because
it makes the loser work harder.

Liberals believe that most progress is made by the careful work of government bureaucracy.
Conservatives believe that most problems are made by the unintended consequences of the work of government bureaucracy.

Liberals believe that capitalism is unfair because some people become too rich.
Conservatives believe that capitalism offers everyone the opportunity
to become rich.

Conservatives believe that America is the Last Best Hope on Earth.
Liberals believe that with some Hope and lots of Change perhaps America
can be improved.


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“Conservatives believe that most problems are made by the unintended consequences of the work of government bureaucracy.”

“Liberals beleive that most problems are made by the unintended consequences of people getting a one sided arguement/discussion through talk radio. (Conservatives call this being informed.)”

“Conservatives beleive an activist judge is a judge that invalidates a law because of the constitution and it goes against what conservative beleive and/or it puts them at a disadvantage.”

Should be “Conservatives/liberals/libertarians deal with facts filtered by their egos, beliefs and narrow experiences of the world and reach conclusions.”

“Moderates believe that conservatives, liberals, and libertarians are simple minded and idiots with regards to economic theory.”

“Moderates beleive conservative, liberal, and libertarian beliefs are a debilitating disease of the ego and mind.”

Should be “Conservatives believe that imperfect human nature is fixed and common across all cultures accept conservatives themselves who believe they have all the answers through their messiah’s debate on talk radio.” (Debate is about winning and the ego, discussion is about solving problems.)

Should be “Conservatives believe that programs that don’t work should be ended
to stop the spending unless of course the program is for conservative farmers, and businesses that they work for or own.”

“Conservatives know that today is the tommarrow that they feared yesterday.”

“Conservatives and liberals are constantly looking up to see if the sky is falling.”

Liberals believe Bush was an idiot. Conservatives believe Obaman is an idiots. Moderates believe both conservatives and liberals are idoits.”

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Comment by Mark Baird

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AMEN brother

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