“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The war on poverty as viewed from left and right

This is the simplest illustration of the difference between how liberals view the role of government and how conservatives view the role of government in the lives of the governed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The War on poverty has worked exactly as it was designed by the democrats that passed it. It was designed to buy the votes of the poor, and cement the votes of the elderly. Since a very large percentage of the poor were black, poverty programs were sold as a part of civil rights, and blacks have voted for democrats at 90% + ever since. These programs, especially Medicare have almost destroyed our country. We have been deficit spending almost every year since the late 60's.