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Posted on Differences and Commonalities Between Conservatives/Republicans and Progressives/Democrats

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Newage Neanderthal

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 07:57 PM

Now let me start off by saying I am not a republican. No way, shape, or form; I find them as ridiculous as I do the democrats. I don’t understand either side, but seeing that you are clearly a progressive, let me ask you a question that I have been wondering about.

Sure, abuse of social programs happens – and we should strive to eliminate that (and punish those responsible) – but when your fellow man (or woman) is in need, lending a hand is just the right thing to do.

How do you let yourself get this jaded and selfish or am I missing something?
You state this as either the government takes care of the needy or it won’t get done. I donate to charities, I give time, and I help friends and family, even strangers. A society that lets it needy go to the way side is no society to admire. That’s why we help each other out. But you seem to think that the better way is to have on government agency forcefully take money from one group, and then another government agency give it to another. This seems to me to be, “I’m not going to help anybody, but I will vote to make others do it, so I’m good.” I know lairs think everyone is lying to them, and greedy people think everyone is greedy, but I still don’t see how wanting to force someone else to take care of the needy is a good trait.

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