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The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

– By Scott Rohter, January 2011 - Edited January 2014

Liberals believe that big government is better government. They believe that big government has all of the answers, and that it can provide all of the solutions to life's problems. They view government as a big benevolent sugar daddy. Liberals believe that big government can protect us from all of the bad things in life, including those bad things that are sometimes done by big business in their pursuit of money. But the best available evidence doesn't support their beliefs. The disastrous Gulf Oil Spill should have proved the fallacy of this kind of nonsense even to the most radical of liberals, but it didn't. Our Federal Government was about as effective at mitigating the damage caused by the Deep Water Horizon disaster as it was at taking care of the helpless victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Conservatives on the other hand acknowledge that bad decisions are sometimes made and bad acts are sometimes committed by big corporations in their effort to earn a profit for their investors and shareholders, but we still believe that less government is the best government. We believe that government seldom provides the best solutions to life's problems. We believe that government is a fearsome master and at worst it is a tyrant to be contained. We would rather take our chances with big business and corporate America than to trust in the idle promises of big government. This is because big business can’t hold a gun to your head and force you to do something against your own will as our Federal Government can. Instead of saving us from the unjust reign of big business, our bloated Federal bureaucracy frequently creates a tyranny of wrongs that is far worse than any that could ever be accomplished by big business acting on its own.

"A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter

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