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? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Why do cons say liberal ideas have no basis in reality?

most first world nations use a more liberal ideology than the American Conservative ideology... in fact, I can hardly think of any first world nation that uses anything close to an American conservative ideology... maybe the city states singapore and hong king come closest, but no large nation...

while germany, japan, UK, and scandinavian countries all use systems that are more like the ones American liberals promote... the entire G-8 is more liberal even... and not to say that the system is perfect, but "no basis in reality" seems ridiculous?

how would you factually support that claim?


Ice T... and it seems to be working... they have one of the strongest economies in the world...

what nation uses your ideas that's doing better?

Update 2:

Mary, someone said this on here... and then what is reality? show me WITH EXAMPLES FROM REALITY?

Update 3:

gyt... the con influences in these governments in these nations wax and wane... but at the end of they day they are still FAR to the left of American conservatives and still have a lot of success...

Update 4:

Ice T... yes, I ALREADY STATED that the ideas aren't perfect...

but YET STILL they are the STRONGEST economies in the world...

Update 5:

and now the propaganda... "they're all going bankrupt!"... lol

15 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    Because conservatives forgot how to sell an appealing agenda for national governance and must resort to media indoctrination and propaganda to brainwash people instead. They spread lies like "liberal ideas have no basis in reality" in order to discredit their political enemies.

  • Robert
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    7 years ago

    Because liberal ideas NEVER WORK for any extended period of time. They never have and they never will. This country was the greatest country on earth for 200 years because we had the most freedom. We have been losing those freedoms beginning with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and it has been downhill ever since. The biggest freedom was economic freedom. We have been slipping every year in economic freedom. In 2000 we were number five. In 2008 we were number 8. In 2012 we were seventeen. It took liberals fifty years to destroy the city of Detroit. Compare that to Sandy Springs Georgia where almost all government functions have been privatized and it is thriving. The countries with the strongest economies are Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada and Chile. They are also the countries with the most economic freedom.

  • Arnie
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The Liberal ideology is a theory which holds forth beliefs that have no basis in reality.

    They are Advocates of a policy that empowers a strong government to enslave its people with a high tax burden incident to the support of extravagant and unnecessary social programs destructive to both the work ethic among the lower class, and the incentive to innovate and succeed among the working class.

    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

    A democracy will continue to exist up until

    the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous

    gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority

    always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from

    the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally

    collapse over loose fiscal policy

    A broken government can't be fixed by the same government that broke it.


  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    We can make health care more affordable by pushing through a law that increases it's cost.

    We can reduce the deficit by 50% by increasing spending by $1 trillion a year.

    Unemployment is the best way to create jobs.

    You can keep your health insurance plan under a bill that specifically eliminates most health insurance plans.

    So liberals are absolutely separated from reality or they're all a bunch of blatant liars. Take your pick.

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  • 7 years ago

    It is interesting that you bring up Germany and the UK. While they have been more liberal in the past, they are starting to become more conservative now. The UK is becoming stricter on their immigration laws and Germany has been cutting on some of the entitlement benefits they have been giving. These countries are discovering that the liberal ideology while very satisfying emotionally is not a good way to govern and be fiscally responsible.

  • 7 years ago

    Interesting that Germany has strong laws, intolerance of, and follow-through on corruption in the government. They also follow the rule of limited government. (you can see limited spending)

    Two places where America is falling flat on its face, regardless of which party is 'in charge'. Bammy,, Hillary etal, wouldn't last a minute. Hillary would have never been allowed to be in office again after lying YEARS ago.

  • IceT
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    7 years ago

    Your right and that is the problem!

    My aunt who lives in Germany pays more than 50% of her income in taxes. While they have a socialized medicine the quality is poor.

    Japan had a real estate bubble that burst and caused a recession. They followed the exact same path the US is following and their recession lasted more than 10 years.

    All of the countries you mentioned are on their way to bankruptcy! Greece ,liberal country,is bankrupt!

    The above reasons are why people say liberal policies aren't based in reality.

    Edit.... Others may believe your lies but I have family there and have spent lots of time there!

    Those nations DO NOT HAVE THE STRONGEST ECONOMIES IN THE WORLD! Of those nations Germany is doing the best!

    The fact that those nations are headed to bankruptcy isn't propaganda it is the truth! Funny you ignore the bankruptcy of Greece and the lessons of Japan's lost decade but say I'm engaged in propaganda!

  • 7 years ago

    They will say that we are more successful then those countries. But they at most spend 8% of their income on medical care including what they pay in taxes while we spend 18%. That alone knocks our salaries below theirs. Then consider we work more hours per day and more days per year.

  • 7 years ago

    Looks like liberal ideas result in bankruptcy. Never been an instance where it didn't. Lot's of 3rd world countries are liberal. They'll stay 3rd world too.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Liberals are always spouting stereotypes that have nothing to do with reality.

    When America follows the other nations down the giant hole, there will be no civilization left to worry about.

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