I think it is unfortunate what our country has done to the words "liberal" and "conservative". More and more, our distinction between these terms gives the implication that a person cannot be conservative in fiscal and social policies yet still have a huge heart and passion for justice and the impoverished of this world. That troubles me greatly because I think it leads us in a dead wrong direction.
I believe that quite the opposite is true. When social policies reward those who are true entrepreneurs -- those who "create" -- I believe that support of the world's hurting increases. I believe that statistics will show this to be true but I have not yet found that detailed of information.
Unfortunately, oftentimes, popular culture and media wants to confuse conservatives with opportunists. The comparison must instead be made between entrepreneurs and opportunists -- those who create to help others and those who pounce to help themselves.
Here's the question I pose: Supporting which group will best advance social causes worldwide?
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