The major difference between those on the left and those on the right is their view on humanity: the left believes that people are basically good, and those on the right believe that people are essentially no good.
And from here, the philosophies start to diverge wildly. Proposed legislation on the left such as food stamps, welfare and other entitlement programs are written in such a fashion that liberals believe nothing but good will come of them.
Nobody can argue that these programs have helped many of the downtrodden in our society. But the liberal authors of these laws never calculated the extent by which free riders, moochers, ne-er-do-wells and the like will scam the system. For every one truly needy recipient of these programs, there are 5 scumbags that game the system and render whatever program they scam unsustainable.
Free riders, free loaders, lay abouts, bums, hobos, losers of every sort are the reason that these do-gooder policies of the left never work. The rotten among us screw it up for everybody else. And the left never agrees that there are as many rotten folk out there as there are in practicality. You know, the real world.
In the world of unicorns and rainbows, which all elite liberals assume is the real world, nobody would steal candy from a baby, we're just not that evil. Wrong, oh so wrong. There are so many candy thieves out there ripping off babies that it would make the average liberal's head spin, if the count were published.
We are essentially born selfish and rotten. How often have we ever heard parents of three-year olds scold little Billy: 'Now Billy, you've got to quit sharing your bowl of ice cream with your sister, you need to keep some for yourself.' 'Now, Billy, you've got to learn to not share your toys so much with your brothers and sisters, you need to learn how to play with them yourself.'
Those conversations will never happen, not anywhere on the planet. Little Billy needs to be socialized so that he can be a productive member of society. He is not born good. He' just isn't. He was born a selfish little turd, and only constant nudging towards civilization will change that.
But liberals don't share this view of humanity. They think that everybody has a good heart from birth. If they take away all of our guns, then nobody will ever shoot anybody again. How dumb is this? The Little Billy's of the world out there that never took to becoming socialized (we call them sociopaths) will take advantage of the unarmed public, secure himself a few weapons and wreak havoc on us all. That's just little Billy being himself.
People are rotten. They just are. And unless they have been adequately socialized by caring and loving parents, they will wreck every liberal piece of legislation that comes down the pike by gaming and scamming the built in shortcomings of these laws.
They always have, and they always will. People are just no good.
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