Liberal Future Radical/Extreme Resists change Favors change Old Past Present Moderate Conservative Rich Lenient laws Poor Strict laws Young Democrats Republicans Radical/Extreme THERE ARE VARYING DEGREES OF LIBERAL THOUGHT THERE ARE VARYING DEGREES OF CONSERVATIVE THOUGHT Thinking Scale: The Philosophical Spectrum
Conservatives’ Criticisms of Liberals
Liberals have created a governmental monster
A. People have the attitude that government should take care of them (no work ethic)
B. Too much money is wasted on government programs that don’t work (bleeding hearts)
Liberals don’t get to the cause of problems
A. They leap before they look
B. They use a hit and miss approach
Liberals should leave well enough alone
Liberals are too concerned about domestic spending and not enough about military spending (guns vs. butter)
Liberals have created a legal system where cops are the bad guys and the crooks are the good guys
Liberals have carried individual rights too far
Liberals are too concerned for the working man and not concerned enough about the businessman
Liberals’ Criticisms of Conservatives
Conservatives are heartless, lacking a concern for those in need
Conservatives are too satisfied with the status quo. (They should want to make things better.)
Conservatives are too busy looking for causes while people are hurting.
Conservatives are too concerned about guns; not concerned enough about butter. (We have enough guns.)
Conservatives have forgotten the human element of people in the criminal justice system
Conservatives are too concerned about the rich man and not enough about the common man.
Conservatives do not care enough about the environment; too concerned with profit.
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