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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'd reverse the question and ask you - why don't you respect the decisions of the justice system when you don't agree with them?
    While I can't answer for anyone else, it seems to be the case more and more often that the court of public opinion is more important than the justice system. People don't care about the facts, they don't care about the evidence, they just want their ego stroked and their emotions validated. So long as their worldview is protected, people are willing to live in a world full of lies.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The cons are the ones that made my list; not me.
    Then please provide a citation.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    While I can't answer for anyone else, it seems to be the case more and more often that the court of public opinion is more important than the justice system. People don't care about the facts, they don't care about the evidence, they just want their ego stroked and their emotions validated. So long as their worldview is protected, people are willing to live in a world full of lies.
    This can be witnessed first hand. Many Christians are pretending that it's ok to have their religious displays in public but nobody else should be allowed to have theirs displayed in public.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Then please provide a citation.
    This forum alone is a great source - and you know that.

    But, okay: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...welfare-state/

    The collapse of the welfare state and the instinctive liberal reaction to defend ferociously the status quo are part of the motivation for the reform conservative movement that is shifting the GOP’s agenda from indiscriminately cutting government to rethinking government.
    There's one.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    This forum alone is a great source - and you know that.

    But, okay: Reform conservatives tackle the failed liberal welfare state - The Washington Post
    So Levin (an unknown) "conservative scholar" is the source in the WP blog link you provided, which originates at YP.com. While anything can be found on the internet, I would not consider that view point as being mainstream. You're exaggerating a far right view to make a point, not to reflect reality.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Yes 78 70.91%
    No 32 29.09%
    Pretty conclusive results. Conservatives are hypocrites.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Like comparing eggs and rice krispies .... ain't the same.

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    Both are crunchy on the outside, so they are the exact same thing (using the logic of the OP).
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Recently two NYPD Officers were killed by a crazy person. Based on how conservatives are blaming Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio but not the actual killer I'm gonna have to say yes.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Not just conservatives. Everybody believes in responsibility when it suits them.

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