by Chris | November 3rd, 2011
I was sitting in Starbucks next to a couple college girls who were talking about politics. One girl said that her parents are “Republican and all that” and mused that it would be nice to “marry someone who is liberal to balance it out.” She went on to say that she wanted to “get outside that bubble.”
My dear young friend, It’s not a “bubble” it’s a value system. If someone is Republican they might be either liberal or conservative.
If you are liberal you believe that the federal government has the primary responsibility to protect you and provide for your needs. They believe we are protected by government regulations, and we are provided for by taking money out of your paycheck and giving some of the money you’ve earned to other people.
If you are conservative you believe that the federal government’s responsibilities are outlined and limited to what is in the Constitution and the subsequent Amendments. Specifically:
- Protecting citizens God-given rights (on-going)
- National Defense (on-going)
- Establishing Federal Courts (done)
- Copyright Protection (on-going)
- Establishing a national set of weights and measures (done)
- Establishing Post Office (on-going)
Everything else should be taken care of by the individual citizen or the state government.
The problem with getting outside a “bubble” is that requires destroying the bubble … and that bubble can never be restored.
If you think that you should make the decision about who to help with your money and how much you should give them, then you my young friend are not liberal, you are conservative.