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Conservatives versus Liberals - 5 Cents
Posted by: Paul Nichols

24 Mar 2007


What do conservatives read? They read about how Ronald Reagan upheld the Constitutional freedoms this country has. They read Ann Coulter or Sean Hannity. They read about how Bill Clinton was the most evil president ever and how because of him our social values were at their all-time low in the 1990's (whatever that means). But if they're conservative they already know about these things, right? So what are they really learning? - how to be more conservative.

 

What do liberals read? They read about how the Christian right is undermining the Constitutional freedoms this country has. They read Michael Moore or Ralph Nader. They read about how Bill Clinton was the most righteous president ever and how because of him our social values were at their all-time high in the 1990's (whatever that means). But if they're liberal they already know about these things, right? So what are they really learning? - how to be more liberal.

 

Republicans read Republican literature. Democrats read Democrat literature. And they quite often walk around as if they are informed. Or perhaps they're just walking around as Republicans and Democrats. But please don't confuse this with informed. So when you're waxing poetic about how much better your party is than the other party, please don't be alarmed when someone chimes in with, "That's a lie!" Remember, you're not as informed as you could be.

 

Republicans should read Democrat literature, but not because I say so. They should read Democrat literature to become better Republicans. And vice versa. If you are able to argue your point because you have researched what your opponent already has said rather than hearing it paraphrased from someone who's already tainted it, everyone will listen to you even more. That's a good thing!

© 2007 Dime Brothers
Category: Politics    

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People love to pretend that they know all sides of an issue. It's a strong tendency that people have, to make stuff up and convince themselves that they know what they're talking about. Salespeople in stores say that one chair is just like another, or that something will last longer than something else. In fact, those salespeople have never read or even heard of consumer reports, and are feeding customers what they want to hear instead of being honest. Some people talk and talk, yet don't admit to themselves that they might be working out an issue aloud instead of declaring an already well-thought-out thesis. Some people just talk and talk... : ) ... and talk and talk...
27 Mar 2007
Mark 

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