Tuesday, December 9, 2008

#TCOT What is the difference between conservatives and libertarians

What is the difference between conservatives and libertarians? They both believe in freedom for all. So is the main differences? The answer is: religion.

Libertarians believe in a freedom created for by man. They belive has complete freedom over thier body to point of suicide and abortion. The only limiting factor of libertarians view on freedom is if it infringes on another individual's right to freedom. In other words, you can poison your own water, but don't posin my water.

The Western Conservative believe in a freedom created for by God. They're belief system is based around the Judeo-Christian values of the ten commandments. Actually it more like 14 commandments if you read it throughly (see below), but you get the idea. They believe the individual should always be striving to better themselves and they're family through becoming closer to God. Beyond the ten commandments charity for the weak and poor is also belived.

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6 “You shall not murder.
7 “You shall not commit adultery.
8 “You shall not steal.
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.”

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