Americans are at war for the heart and soul of the greatest nation in the world. One faction seeks to empower liberty and the other seeks to nullify it. If there are two sayings that can sum up the philosophical hearts of the Left and Right they would be:
Left – “He who does not learn from history is doomed to repeat it.”
Right – “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. But if you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”
Boiled down to their core beliefs and characters the two are opposites that are best described by two simple adjectives; Honest tradesmen and lying thieves.
“He who does not teach his son a trade, teaches him to steal.” – Rabbi Yehuda
Today’s Christian conservative believes in capitalism, while the anti-Christian liberal believes in socialism. In capitalism everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper under the protection of a government that serves the people. In socialism government is the corrupt dictator that steals from those who have prospered to give to those who serve them. Capitalism allows everyone to prosper according to their own effort, while socialism enables a few to prosper at the expense of others.
“Capitalism makes the rich powerful, while socialism makes the powerful rich.” – Rush Limbaugh
Liberals and conservatives in economic, military, and foreign policy issues are polar opposites. Economically, liberals believe spending the money you make grows the economy while conservatives believe making money to spend does so. Militarily in a free society liberals despise soldiers as oppressors and baby killers, while conservatives laud them as protectors and self-sacrificing patriots. In foreign policy liberals admire and give aide to socialist and Islamist regimes to the detriment of America's traditional conservative allies.
Not many of the young reach adulthood with a good moral foundation and knowledge of how the world works. Most are naïve and ignorant, spending a lifetime learning to be morally upright if their parents at least instilled honest, honorable ethics in their character. Until they learn that so much of what the Left teaches is based on lies and deception, they remain susceptible to making wrong choices until they learn not to be gullible.
Most people do not understand why the economy is failing, why the middle class is deteriorating when they elected a man and a party who say they are for the little guy. Obama's followers are so fanatical as to believe he is godlike and can do no wrong. They see his narcissistic megalomania and arrogance as confident leadership without understanding that Obama knows nothing about how business works, or that he has installed people in his administration who know as little or less than he does.
Democrat socialists believe that the way government helps people is by taking from those who succeed and prosper the most and giving to those who do not. The righteous see this as stealing from the taxpayer who works hard for his prosperity and giving to freeloaders too lazy to work but act as tax parasites to buy their votes. So-called “income inequality” is solved by capitalism by building people up by giving everyone equal opportunity, while socialism does so by tearing the most prosperous people down.
You cannot rid the world of greed as they are reborn with every generation. Leftists believe money is the root of evil, but the righteous understand that it is the love of money that is the root of all evil. Greed is the driving force in humans who care more about themselves than others and that is the defining characteristic of the Left – me first, God last.