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Irrational Reliance on Higher Powers

kbielefeldt Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 11:16 AM
I think part of it is that liberals tend to view people as abstract groups: the government, the rich, corporations, the poor, minorities, etc. That lets them attribute ennobling characteristics to government that are nowhere close to true of the individuals that make up government.
Otho Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:25 PM
It's called "dehumanizing". If you can label people, then they are no longer human, and therefore subject to ridicule and subjugation. The Left is excellent at this, having practiced since the days of slavery, using the "N" word to describe fellow human beings.
As Washington staggers into a new year, one side of the political spectrum polarizes and paralyzes all ongoing debates due to its irrational reliance on a higher power.

The problem isn’t religious conservatives and their abiding faith in God; it’s mainstream liberals and their blind confidence in government.

Consider the current dispute over the right response to gun violence. At its core, this argument comes down to a visceral disagreement between relying on self-defense or on government protection. Gun-rights enthusiasts insist that the best security for law-abiding citizens comes from placing formidable firearms into their hands; gun-control advocates believe...

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