Conservatives And Liberals In American Politics
I'm not afraid to change,
But first show me a good reason for one, and one that will work.
Some things have made us great,
And I want to preserve those things.
Tested and tried worked in the past,
I don't like tinkering with our values.
Rubber bands, even chains,
Stretched too far, under too much stress,
Snap, and then what?
Let the social engineers stick to bridge building.
Not change just for change sake.
Problems need to be fixed, and
If you don't like our way,
Show us a better one.
We welcome new ideas.
So let's give them the benefit of the doubt,
And move on to build, not bridges,
But a better, more equal America.
As an enlightened society,
We can all contribute to the benefit
of those who need the help the most,
Each doing our fair share.
The sides are drawn. Is stalemate invevitable?
Favorite Liberal Concerns
Federal government sponsored programs for health, education, and welfare.
Programs designed to place tax burdens on those best able to bear them.
Modernized definitions of marriage
The right of a pregnant female to abort a pregnancy.
Affirmative action programs for minorities and women.
Tighter control of firearms, and elimination of the death penalty.
Favorite Conservative Concerns:
Free enterprise allowed the freedom to innovate.
Local governance not dictated to by too many federal laws and regulations.
Individual freedom to strive and succeed and be rewarded.
The economics of supply and demand.
Spending within our means using balanced budgets and fiscal restraint.
The sanctity of human life, and the father and mother family.
Clear laws properly made and enforced.
Help for those in need that is designed, when possible, to get them on their feet.
Limited government that supports local governance closer to the people.
Taxes that allow taxpayers to keep as much of their hard-earned gains as possible.