I lean right and keep a gun by my bed
I lean right and keep no gun by my bed
I lean left and keep a gun by my bed
I lean left and keep no gun by my bed
1. move to a safer neighborhood.
2. I live in a safe neighborhood.
3. I have other ways to keep us safe, ie dogs, unbeatable windows and doors.
4. I know some sort of Israeli street fighting.
5. I have a ball bat.
Every thread has some if not all of that.
Conservatives think they live in a more dangerous world than liberals think they do. That is odd since conservatives are less likely to live in cities, so they are probably actually less likely to actually experience a crime in their home. My guess is that the amount or type of TV watching is the cause of the difference.
Trying to find evidence of my theory I found this, and little else that was relevant
".....Gerbner’s research also showed that heavy TV viewers are likely to believe that crime is on the rise, when in fact, crime has been on the decline since the 1990s. This is perhaps due to the number of crimes shown on the local news, which is the primary news source for 2/3 of Americans, according to “The Mean World Syndrome.” 61% of the news stories on local news, Gerbner’s research shows, are about crime and violence, which Gerbner believes has a lot to do with how people perceive the world—hence the name “The Mean World Syndrome.” Conservative Americans are more likely to be “tough on crime,” as evidenced by Student News Daily’s comparison of liberal and conservative views on the death penalty. For conservatives, the view is that “The death penalty is a punishment that fits the crime of murder; …Executing a murderer is the appropriate punishment for taking an innocent life.” For liberals, “The death penalty should be abolished… Every execution risks killing an innocent person.” Are conservatives tougher on crime because they feel there is more crime than actually exists, due to the Cultivation Theory? Conservatives are often the ones who tout gun ownership, and, according to the movie, the reason cited is most often “protection.” If crime is on the decline, from whom are gun owners protecting themselves?
All of these comparisons seem to point to the conclusion that conservatives watch more television, or perhaps are more influenced by what they see on television. I had a hard time finding any study that supports or denies this hypothesis; internet articles offered clues to the differences between what conservatives and liberals watch on television, but not how much television they watched. That information didn’t tell me a lot. Liberals watch “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “30 Rock”; Conservatives like “Swamp Loggers,” “Top Shot” and “The Bachelor." None of this is particularly surprising. But for this study, news and sports were not taken into account, which might tell a different story.
If there hasn’t been a study on this subject—and there doesn’t seem to have been, from what I can tell from my research—I think there should be one. The answer to the question of “Do conservatives watch more television?” would not only answer it at face value, but it might tell us more about the huge divide in American politics today and what the media is doing to drive that..."
Last edited by Hard Truth; 05-08-14 at 03:07 PM.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.
You bragged that you could get in my home in a heartbeat. I'd just like to know exactly how you think you could do that. Are you going to tell us or not? You said you could kick in my windows. That's laughable. The bottom of the windowsills are about six feet above grade. And of course the grade slopes away from the house. Did you plan on bringing a ladder? Didn't think anyone would notice you carrying around a ladder in the middle of the night? Or do you have one hell of a great high kick there Mr. superman?
Tell us how you can break into my home in a heartbeat Mr. braggart.
Last edited by Muhammed; 05-08-14 at 03:54 PM.