Thursday, January 8, 2015

I Hate Politics (Week 5): What Has Conservatism Done for America?

(originally written in 2012)

List 1: Things that Liberal and Progressive Causes in the United States have advocated throughout history:

The End of Slavery
The idea of one man one vote, even if you don’t own land
Equal Rights for Women
Equal Rights for Not-White People
Equal Rights for Homosexuals
Equal Rights for the Disabled
Equal Rights for Immigrants
Workplace Safety
Employee Benefits, including Paid Time Off
The 40-hour Work Week
Weekends
Environmental Protections
Public Education
Public Libraries
Public Infrastructure
Welfare and Social Security

List 2: Things that Conservative Causes in the United States have advocated throughout history:

Tax Cuts
Guns
Banning Abortion
Opposition to everything in List 1

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