Other ways to tell a conservative from a liberal? From our friend Warner Todd Huston, a few more concrete examples:
People often wonder what is the difference between a conservative and a liberal. The simple fact of the matter is that the major difference is that conservatives wonder first what it is they are responsible for while liberals wonder first what everyone else should be doing for them.
Here are some brief rules of thumb:
If a conservative sees a U.S. flag, his heart swells with pride.
If a liberal sees a U.S. flag, he feels shame.
If a conservative doesn’t like guns, they don’t buy them.
If a liberal doesn’t like guns, then no one else should have one either.
If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat it.
If a liberal see an enemy he wonders what he can do to appease him.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to work to better his situation.
A liberal wants someone else to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
If a liberal doesn’t like a radio show, he demands that the station be shut down or censored.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he just doesn’t go to church.
Non-believing liberals demand that everyone cease believing and demands churches be censored.
If a conservative needs health care, he shops for it, or chooses a job that provides it.
Liberals demand that everyone else provide him with healthcare for free.
Conservatives believe in freedom, responsibility, tradition, and self-reliance.
Liberals believe in license, government restrictions, upending tradition, and collectives.
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