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The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Evil Conservatives

Conservatives have a distinct separation between the political positions you take and morality. Many (most?) liberals simply don't. You are good if you believe the right things and you are bad otherwise.

Think of it this way. We all know nasty people, those who treat those around them, especially those "below them" (their underlings or in a service role such as waiters) like crap. And we think these people are wrong to be this way. And if we find out they are conservatives, it makes us embarassed for conservatism. It does not, at least in my case, cause me to suddenly think they're not jerks. They're just jerks who happen to agree with me on a few political issues, but not on the more fundamental issue of how to treat your fellow human beings.

Now contrast this with liberals. Bill Clinton was notorious for treating those under him like crap. Same with Ted Kennedy. Look at how they treat women! But liberals don't simply consider them to jerks who help them get what they want. They consider them good people. Upstanding moral citizens precisely because of their political positions.

Publius writes

Can the Democratic party really hope to survive if they continue to believe that "moral values" equate to leftist ideological positions?

They got 48% of the vote? Why not?

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

Did the Democrats really get 48% of the vote or is some portion of that the anti-bush vote. Sure Democrats can maintain themselves to be the party of "pro-choice," but why are they pro-choice...is it because they believe abortion to be a-moral and therefore trumped by "free choice." Such a position is quite different then agreeing that abortion should perhaps be legal even though abortion itself is immoral.

8:30 AM, November 23, 2004  

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