Who loves you, baby?

Liberals claim that the only thing conservatives care about is making more money. I’m sure many of you saw the stories about the research that proves exactly the opposite last year, but it was before my blog was started, so I want to share it with you just in case you missed it.

The book, entitled Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism, reveals that conservatives who practice religion, live in traditional nuclear families and reject the idea that the government should redistribute hard-earned income are the most generous Americans, any way you look at it.

On the other hand, secular liberals who push for government entitlement programs give much less to charity. They want to use tax money to support charitable causes, and most of the time they don’t write checks to support those causes, even when the government does not provide them with enough money.

So the author says, “For too long, liberals have been claiming they are the most virtuous members of American society. Although they usually give less to charity, they have nevertheless lambasted conservatives for their callousness in the face of social injustice.”

Kathryn Jean Lopez interviewed Arthur Brooks on NRO in December 2006.

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One Response to “Who loves you, baby?”

  1. In a very odd way, this reminds me of something. I heard a commentary on the radio the other day by Gino Geraci, pastor of Calvary South Denver, who was commenting on a “This Date In History” event.

    There used to be two political parties in the United States: the Democrats and the Whigs. The Democrats wanted to keep slavery. The Whigs just wanted everyone to get along. A group of people were not happy with slavery and didn’t think that it was an issue that allowed for compromise. They all got together in a convention and formed a new political party.

    They called themselves….Republicans.

    This reminds me of the Council of Nicea, where Arius had some questionable beliefs regarding the divinity of Christ. Athanasius believed in the full divinity of Christ. Church historian Eusebius just wanted everyone to get along and, being buddies with Emperor Constantine, just wanted to stop the fighting, no doubt to retain peace in the Roman Empire. In the end, Athanasius triumphed and the compromise was unsuccessful.

    History has shown that the truth will always prevail.