"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
The Heart of Liberalism and Conservatism
Liberalism establishes itself as being for the poor; however in its heart, Liberalism is all about what you can do for me. Conservatism establishes itself as being for hard work and personal growth; but at its heart, the reality of Conservatism is that you are on your own.
Liberalism is about what you can give me, with very little or no concern to the concept of earning what we are getting and very little or no concern for the fact that somebody else is paying for it.
Conservatism is about what I can get through my hard work and the freedom provided by Capitalism; that is, with very little concern for those that are being left behind. It is nothing more than “survival of fittest.”
Liberalism has no problem with receiving something that is paid for by others; Conservatism has no problem making big money through big business while the people that work for them earn minimum wage and little or no health benefits.
Both Liberalism and Conservatism are dependent systems. The Conservative works harder, but in order to make money it will underpay its workers and over charge for its products; all of which is legal under the umbrella of Capitalism.
Liberalism is maintained by political power and they have found a very successful and attractive formula: promote a dependent on the government society, create programs to solve problems that should be solved by individuals, maintain those programs even if problems are not resolved. All of this dependency is placed under the umbrella of “it is all for a good cause; results and accountability don’t matter.”
If the Conservative side comes against these programs, the Liberals accuse them of being evil, insensitive and careless.
Liberalism has found greater power in politics; conservatism has found its power in Corporate America.
This, my friends, is American politics; this is where we, the voters, are trapped in. So what is our hope?