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PostSubject: Liberal vs Conservative beliefs Pt 1   Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:45 am

Part 1 of the Liberal vs Conservative beliefs.

Abortion
Liberal - Pro
A fetus is not a human life.
Conservative - Against
Human life begins at conception. Abortion is the murder of a human being. Nobody has the right to murder a human being.

Affirmative action
Liberal - Pro
Due to prevalent racism in the past, minorities were deprived of the same education and employment opportunities as whites. We need to make up for that.
Conservative - Against
People should be admitted to schools and hired for jobs based on their ability. It is unfair to use race as a factor in the selection process. Reverse-discrimination is not a solution for racism.

Death Penalty
Liberal - Against
We should abolish the death penalty. The death penalty is inhumane and is ‘cruel and unusual' punishment. It does not deter crime. Imprisonment is the appropriate punishment. Every execution risks killing an innocent person.
Conservative - Pro
The death penalty is a punishment that fits the crime; it is neither ‘cruel' nor ‘unusual'. Executing a murderer is the appropriate punishment for taking an innocent life.

Economy
Liberal -
Favor a market system in which government regulates the economy. We need government to protect us against big businesses. Unlike the private sector, the government is motivated by public interest. We need government regulation to level the playing field.

Conservative -
The free market system, competitive capitalism, and private enterprise afford the widest opportunity and the highest standard of living for all. Free markets produce more economic growth, more jobs and higher standards of living than those systems burdened by excessive government regulation.

Education - school vouchers
Liberal -
School vouchers are untested experiments. We need to focus on more funding for existing public schools -to raise teacher salaries and reduce class size.

Conservative -
School vouchers will give all parents the right to choose good schools for their children, not just those who can afford private schools. Parents (who pay the taxes that fund the schools) should decide how and where to educate their child.

Environment
Liberal -
Conservatives don't care about protecting the environment.
Industrial growth harms the environment.
Global warming is caused by an increased production of carbon dioxide. The U.S. is a major contributor to global warming because it produces 25% of the world's carbon dioxide. The U.S. should enact laws to significantly reduce that amount.
Conservative -
Desire clean water, clean air and a clean planet, just like everyone else. However, extreme environmental policies destroy jobs and damage the economy.
Changes in global temperatures are natural over long periods of time. So far, science has not shown that humans can affect permanent change to the earth's temperature.

Gun control
Liberal -
The Second Amendment gives no individual the right to own a gun, but allows the state to keep a militia (National Guard). Guns kill people. Guns kill children.
Conservative -
The Second Amendment gives the individual the right to keep and bear arms. Gun control laws do not thwart criminals. You have a right to defend yourself against criminals. More guns mean less crime.

Health care
Liberal -
Support universal government-supervised health care. There are millions of Americans who can't afford health insurance. They are being deprived of a basic right to healthcare.
Conservative -
Free healthcare provided by the government (socialized medicine) means that everyone will get the same poor-quality healthcare. The rich will continue to pay for superior healthcare, while all others will receive poor-quality free healthcare from the government. Health care should remain privatized.
Support Healthcare Spending Accounts.

Homeland security
Liberal -
Oppose the Patriot Act
Conservative -
Wary of parts of the Patriot Act


Immigration
Liberal -
Support legal immigration and increasing the number of legal immigrants permitted to enter the U.S. each year. Support blanket amnesty for current illegal immigrants.
Believe that regardless of how they came to the U.S., illegal immigrants deserve:
- U.S. government financial aid for college tuition.
- visas for spouse/children to come to the U.S. Families shouldn't be separated.
Illegal immigrants do the jobs that Americans do not want to do.
Conservative -
Support legal immigration at current numbers, but do not support illegal immigration. Government should enforce immigration laws. Oppose President Bush's amnesty plan for illegal immigrants. Those who break the law by entering the U.S. illegally should not have the same rights as those who obey the law by entering legally.
If there were a decrease in cheap, illegal immigrant labor, employers would have to substitute higher-priced domestic employees, legal immigrants, or perhaps increase mechanization.
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PostSubject: Re: Liberal vs Conservative beliefs Pt 1   Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:42 am

Once more the BIG diffrence between Consetavism and Liberalism
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