By Tom Quiner
Common ground no longer exists.
The Left no longer embraces what used to be traditional American values, but the Right does. In other words, it is the political Left that is aggressively pulling this country in a direction it doesn’t want to go. And when they lose, they simply say that their opponent, who is Donald Trump (this time), is illegitimate.
They said the same thing of George W. Bush in 2000. Some things never change.
Conservative radio talk show host and political columnist, Dennis Prager, wrote an ingenious piece today that offers a “Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right” in this country.
It captures the reason why it is nearly impossible for a wide swath of our country, people like me, to vote Democrat.
It helps explain why Democrats have been losing so many elections since a leftist president, Barack Obama, took office. Leftism is practically a religion, and Prager points out the differences between its rabid adherents … and the rest of us. Here are a few:
Source of Human Rights
Right: the Creator
Left: basically good (Therefore, society is primarily responsible for evil.)
Right: not basically good (Therefore, the individual is primarily responsible for evil.)
Primary Role of the State
Left: increase and protect equality
Right: increase and protect liberty
Left: any loving unit of people
Right: a married father and mother, and children
Left: race, gender and class
Right: liberty, In God We Trust and e pluribus unum
Good and Evil
Left: relative to individual and/or society
Right: based on universal absolutes
How to Make a Good Society
Left: abolish inequality
Right: develop each citizen’s moral character
Most Important Trait to Cultivate in a Child
I encourage you to read Mr. Prager’s entire piece. It’s a quick, easy read. Even more, bookmark it, so you can reread it time and time again.
It’s that good.
This piece explains why I voted for a man like Donald Trump who exhibited so many character qualities I find loathsome. His overall philosophy aligns more with the Right than the Left, whereas Hillary Clinton’s philosophy is lockstep with the destructive leftist ideology Mr. Prager so succinctly explains.
This is why the nation is so divided. The leftist philosophy is more at home in a place like Cuba than the United States.