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Conservatives base their facts on their own opinions. Liberals base their opinions on objective, verifiable facts.
Liberals know that conservatives really want small federal government and big local government, where they can exert more control.
Conservatives champion states rights at the expense of the federal government. Liberals know this divides the country, increases opportunities for fraud and government waste and allow states and communities to deny the rights of American citizens who do not fit in with the majority.
Conservatives feel that it is okay to censor ideas or art they disagree with or find offensive and voices that disagree with them. Liberals know that censorship is the biggest threat to democracy.
Conservatives are likely to see conspiracies in government, foreign countries, the media and parties that disagree with them. Liberals know that real conspiracies rarely work because people are usually not competent enough to pull them off and people have little resistance to money, so that any conspiracy can be sold out by just one member.
Conservatives are pessimistic about the future and about human nature. Liberals know that the present is better than the past and the future will be better than the present.
Conservatives think that American values are the best values in the world. Liberals know that American values are not any better or worse than those of most of the industrialized world, just different.
Conservatives believe that racism in America no longer exists. Liberals know that there are still hundreds of racist incidents every year all the way up to and including murder. Liberals know that there are still issues of institutional racism as well, including a glass ceiling, racial profiling, harsher prison sentences for the same crimes and less pay for the same work, among others.
Conservatives believe in picking labels for people based on arbitrary criteria and based on things that are beyond the individual's control and dismissing them or denigrating them based on those labels. Liberals know that it is wrong to judge someone based on something they have no control over and that it is only right to judge someone based on their active choices, supported by actual evidence not just a "feeling."
Originally posted by maynardsthirdeye
Interesting article. But of course not all of it is true TommyCrowne, it was just meant to attack conservatives. There are plenty of internet articles that attack both sides. Who knows which side is right?
[Edited on 20-8-2003 by maynardsthirdeye]