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Old 11-30-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Why Unhappy People Become Liberals
. . . and why liberalism makes them even unhappier.

According to polls — Pew Research Center, the National Science Foundation — and studies such as Arthur Brooks’s Gross National Happiness, conservative Americans are happier than liberal Americans.

Liberals respond this way: “If we’re unhappier, it’s because we are more upset than conservatives over the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves.”

Why Unhappy People Become Liberals - Dennis Prager - National Review Online

Good reason to be a conservative huh?
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Well, ignorance IS bliss.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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THis just seems laughable considering how angry the Tea-Partiers appear.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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THis just seems laughable considering how angry the Tea-Partiers appear.
Not when you consider the rage on the left about the existence of the tea partiers.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Why Unhappy People Become Liberals
. . . and why liberalism makes them even unhappier.

According to polls — Pew Research Center, the National Science Foundation — and studies such as Arthur Brooks’s Gross National Happiness, conservative Americans are happier than liberal Americans.

Liberals respond this way: “If we’re unhappier, it’s because we are more upset than conservatives over the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves.”

Why Unhappy People Become Liberals - Dennis Prager - National Review Online

Good reason to be a conservative huh?
Not true. Not by a long shot. Being liberal to me, means caring about others, and not being selfish.

We judge a society by how it treats the less fortunate.

~Gandhi

Also Dennis Praeger is an idiot, lol.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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Hmmm... the only bitter, angry people I see tend to be very conservative.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Not true. Not by a long shot. Being liberal to me, means caring about others, and not being selfish.
You apparently didn't read the article.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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You apparently didn't read the article.
Yup. Liberals just read the headlines and assume they know everything, add to that attacking the messenger.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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Ah..conservatives care about others....but being selfish to one is self preservation of lifestyle to another...and the belief that forcible taking something from one to give to another for the sake of fairness is not always right.....as long as liberals want to give away their money and not mine I am happy...
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: it depends
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Liberalism is haunted by the sneaking suspicion that somewhere, somehow, somebody is making their own way in the world by accepting personal responsibility for their own situation, and taking positive action.
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