The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives
– By Scott Rohter, January 2011
Liberals believe that bigger government is better government. They believe that Big Government has all of the answers and can provide all of the solutions. In many ways they view government like a "Big Sugar Daddy,” who is very benevolent and never to be feared! Liberals believe that Big Government can be relied upon to protect us from all of the bad things in life, including those bad acts that are sometimes committed by Big Business. But all of the available evidence doesn't support their belief. Can anyone say Gulf Oil Spill, or Deep Water Horizon? Our Federal government wasn’t very much help during that disaster, were they?
On the other hand, Conservatives acknowledge that bad things are sometimes done by Big Business. But we believe that Less Government is the Best Government. We believe that government seldom has the best answers or offers the best solutions. We believe that government is at best a fearsome master, and at worse a fearful tyrant! And we’d rather take our chances with Big Business and the private sector, because at least they can’t put a gun to our head and force us to do something against our will. That same thing can’t be said of Big Government! Instead of saving us from the unjust reign of Big Business, … Big Government frequently creates a different tyranny of wrongs far worse than could ever be accomplished by Big Business acting alone!
"A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter