Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Giving thanks to...?

Conservatives, especially the religious variety, who, according to Arthur C. Brooks, are more generous than secular liberals with their time and money. Here’s his website, where you can take a glance at the book and its arguments.

Hat tip: Mirror of Justice.

Discussions - 6 Comments

Well of course conservatives give more money... they HAVE more money. Liberals are poor people! That’s why we’re progressive... if things change, maybe we could get rich and become conservative.

Daniel K:

You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can be conservative. If you don’t, you get stuck demanding more handouts from conservatives.

Liberals are NOT poor people. Forbes Magazine loves to make this point, and I’ll find the link to that info, after work.

Yeah, I don’t think you’d find too many people in the inner city or the poor rural areas of the country who would call themselves liberals or even agree with those who did (hence the enigma of the black vote). Liberals, of course, love to think of themselves as the friend and champion of the common man - the common man just needs to change all his backward-yet-understandable beliefs. Eventually. In the meantime just vote Democrat.

What this piece reveals is that the ultimate virtue in our society is generousity/Altruism/Isothymia.

If you ask me conservatives as much as liberals portray themselves as the champion of the common man... in point of fact Andrew all politicians bow their knees and pray to the same political God. In attacking Pelosi and the idiots in Hollywood, and the PC idiots at Harvard and the Ivy Tower...Republicans employ the same general framework to get the message accross...It is all a matter of how you frame the other. But both parties are subsurviant in rhetoric to the ontological structure, or if you prefer to the way in which the question is framed.

Hmmmmm, this turned out to be a richer vein than I thought.

Well, in theory,wealthier folks skew conservative because they’ve done well under the status quo. In practice, well, it’s a complicated world.

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