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Do Conservatives Predict the Future?

April 5, 2013

Richard Bell comments on the accuracy of political conservatives predicting the effects of social programs.  That makes me wonder if we citizen-voters care about the future.  Do we care if Bell is right?  Do we want the truth or will we settle for a pretty lie?  Are we asking our politicians to do the right thing, or to look handsome and promise us a sweet and shiny fantasy?  Bell’s comments made me think so I shared them.  There are exceptions, but he made me think.

From Richard-

“All in all, conservatives have a pretty good track record at predicting the consequences of social policy.

Conservatives warned that loosening divorce laws and one-parent families would have negative social consequences. The left ridiculed them, but in the end, conservatives were proven right.

Conservatives warned that expansion of welfare programs would lead to dependency on Government and an unsustainable cost burden. The left ridiculed them, but in the end, conservatives were proven right.

Conservatives said that easing gun laws and allowing more people to carry guns would lead to reduced crime. The left ridiculed them, but in the end, conservatives were proven right.

Conservatives warned that Obamacare would raise health care costs, add trillions to the deficit, and lead to rationing of health care (death panels). Again, the left ridiculed them, but now even the left is admitting that all of these things will happen.

Given the track record, on most issues, I trust conservatives to predict the consequences correctly more often than the left.”

~ Richard Bell

The exceptions are also interesting.

~_~_

Rob

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  1. April 6, 2013 10:14 am

    I am sad to have to admit that I think the average American citizen apathetic about most constitutional issues of this day. Partly the blame is that our education system purposefully omits the teaching of our constitution and history to further the agenda of a One World Order. Also Americans have been given the bread and have the entertainment they need to make it easy for them to not care. When they do finally take note it will be too late for a peaceful easy solution, and their will be great loss of life and much misery.

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