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What do you think is the most fundamental difference between...

conservatives and liberals?

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LeanneC

Asked by LeanneC at 1:59 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (36)
  • Teach a man to fish vs give a man a fish
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:59 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Simple, one feels they get to make choices for others, the other prefers to think for themselves...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:01 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Teach a man to fish vs give a man a fish

    or

    Empowering people to improve their position rather than providing for them to empower your position.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 2:03 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Simple, one feels they get to make choices for others, the other prefers to think for themselves...

    That's not a fundamental difference, they both do both. They just differ on what parts of life they try to dictate.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:03 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • One has an outstretched open hand, and one has a hand that is calloused.

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:06 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I think it's trust. The conservative trusts that people will be responsible for themselves, charitable to others and that social change will happen without a ton of regulations to "promote" it. The liberal doesn't trust that people will be able to care for themselves or that society will provide. They think they need to control everything to get desired results.
    LeanneC

    Comment by LeanneC (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I think it's trust. The conservative trusts that people will be responsible for themselves, charitable to others and that social change will happen without a ton of regulations to "promote" it. The liberal doesn't trust that people will be able to care for themselves or that society will provide. They think they need to control everything to get desired results.

    Excellent answer Leanne! This is my vote up for it, since I can't do it the normal way :)
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 2:11 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • That's not a fundamental difference, they both do both. They just differ on what parts of life they try to dictate.

    This^^^^^^

    tabekat

    Answer by tabekat at 2:12 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • – collapse
    conservatives and liberals?
    One has an outstretched open hand, and one has a hand that is calloused.


    You're kidding right? Are you thinking reps with outstretched hands? towards a prostitute maybe??? Certainly not towards mankind, unless we're taking bankers and haking their hands, then yes I'd agree.

    Dems are hard workers, so I'd agree yes to calloused hands.
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 2:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 (hidden) + expand

  • *shaking
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 2:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

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