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Old 06-02-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Do you really think people are going to believe that your conservative examples have gone out of their way to volunteer their time to help people just to turn around and insult the people they volunteered to help? You've yet to post anything in this thread that's even close to believable.
Who said they went out of their way to help? I don't know what their motivations were; I just know that they have said disparaging comments.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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But you can gauge a person based on things they say. For example, if they say "I wish these lazy poor people would quit looking for handouts and get a job" or "I don't want to work with the ESL programs because those people are just illegals" they are probably conservative. (both true events)
Take look at what you stated compared to your first post.
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I've been involved in charity work even before I could work and I can't say that I have ever met anyone with conservative views.
Your now equating what you consider "volunteering" for certain groups compared to not volunteering at all.

Even someone who may espouse such views about certain programs you may find them giving to those that simply can't provide for themselves.

For example, I know a older conservative person who might state something like that. Matter of fact, I know he would. You will also find him donating money and time to the Lion's club sight program. Driving elderly people to their Doctors appointments for free with a local volunteer program. Helping the handicap. These are all volunteer causes that he wishes to contribute what he can. In the same breath, he has less sympathy for a able bodied man who isn't working. So you might find him volunteering in some other areas.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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As someone who is always objecting to generalizations about liberals, I have to say that I can't believe there is any validity to this generalization about conservatives.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Statistics show conservatives donate about twice what liberals donate.


Religion And Giving: More Religious States Give More To Charity

Religious Faith and Charitable Giving | Hoover Institution

"The differences in charity between secular and religious people are dramatic. Religious people are 25 percentage points more likely than secularists to donate money (91 percent to 66 percent) and 23 points more likely to volunteer time (67 percent to 44 percent)."


Conservatives Give More to Charity than Liberals? - Casting Stones

"conservatives gave about 30 percent more money per year to private charitable causes, even though his study found liberal families earned an average of 6 percent more per year in income than did conservative families. This greater generosity among conservative families proved to be true in Brooks’ research for every income group, “from poor to middle class to rich.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/op...stof.html?_r=0

"Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates."

"Conservatives also appear to be more generous than liberals in nonfinancial ways. People in red states are considerably more likely to volunteer for good causes, and conservatives give blood more often. If liberals and moderates gave blood as often as conservatives, Mr. Brooks said, the American blood supply would increase by 45 percent."
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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you apparently have some very close minded, narrowly focused experience when it comes to volunteering.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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I've been involved in charity work even before I could work and I can't say that I have ever met anyone with conservative views... unless they were a cop. Why is this? It could just be the activities I participate in, but I have volunteered for a range a programs from ESL programs to habitat for humanity and not too many people seem to espouse conservative views.

People that work for charities don't seem to be conservative either.
I've done many volunteer jobs in my life for many organizations. And I've never discussed my political views while doing so or had any other volunteer espouse their views. Most of the interaction was with the people being served, not other volunteers and if there was, it was just everyday chit chat not deep discussion.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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Did you read that study? I ask because it's only been mentioned here twenty-leven times...
I did, but the post I responded to was early in the thread. Evidently you did read the entire thread, plus had the time to sort out all the posts and count up the links, and then felt it was important enough to write a post about it yourself. What a wonderful, interesting way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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But you can gauge a person based on things they say. For example, if they say "I wish these lazy poor people would quit looking for handouts and get a job" or "I don't want to work with the ESL programs because those people are just illegals" they are probably conservative. (both true events)
That's how most people spend their volunteer days. They start out at the soup kitchen and call them all bums, and then go volunteer at the animal shelter where they talk about how much the hate animals.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: The front porch outside of the Astral Plane
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I've been involved in charity work even before I could work and I can't say that I have ever met anyone with conservative views... unless they were a cop. Why is this? It could just be the activities I participate in, but I have volunteered for a range a programs from ESL programs to habitat for humanity and not too many people seem to espouse conservative views.

People that work for charities don't seem to be conservative either.

Shouldn't you be concentrating on the volunteer "work" you are supposed to be doing instead of worrying about someone else's political views?

Who the hades cares who is what when they volunteer? Honestly you have no good solid evidence that your statement is true and even the tought of the topic itself is beyond trivial and mind blowing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I've been involved in charity work even before I could work and I can't say that I have ever met anyone with conservative views... unless they were a cop. Why is this? It could just be the activities I participate in, but I have volunteered for a range a programs from ESL programs to habitat for humanity and not too many people seem to espouse conservative views.

People that work for charities don't seem to be conservative either.
Your right, I have never seen christian churches do a thing to help people. This has to be one of the stupidest posts on here.

boy scouts, habitat for humanity, overseas misison work, peace corps, etc.. etc.. etc....
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