One Sentence for a Friday: On Republican morality

Republican morality is based on the proposition that it is less of a sin to allow a poor person to starve or to get sick without medical care than it is to allow someone to freeload. 

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Comment by Doc Vega on November 10, 2018 at 10:58am

The very Marxist model for a government and it's economy is building a huge welfare state. With the false promises of historical dictatorial regimes and Communist regimes, first come the hollow promises, then the social engineering into total government dependency, this while destroying morality, family, and God, and then comes the enslavement thanks to all the propaganda and the fools who are so easily persuaded. This is what I see in the above ill advised consensus! Try thinking critically and using history as a yardstick so you all will start sounding a little less like chattering Lemmings!

Comment by koshersalaami on November 10, 2018 at 11:59am

In other words, you’d let people go without food, shelter, or medical care in order to avoid dependency. Doing nothing is compassion. How convenient. I’d imagine those ancient rich men who couldn’t get into Heaven (camels and needles) said the same thing.

phony.

Comment by Maui Surfer on November 10, 2018 at 1:16pm
the funniest thing about your kind Doc, is that without the safety net none of you would even be here to trouble the rest of us. "Keep you Gub'Mint hands off my Social Security" hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah, Credulity, Inc.
Comment by Rodney Roe on November 10, 2018 at 7:19pm

Morals in this case, I think< refer to guiding principles and may or may not be guided by religious principles.

The hit man in "No Country for Old Men" said at one point that he really didn't want to kill the terrified person sitting in front of him, but he had a rule; he always did what he promised to do.  And in this case he had promised to kill that person.  So, he had no choice.  Keeping a promise to him was a moral path.

Conservatives are group oriented and their group may be quite small.  They are concerned for members of their group, but seem unconcerned about the suffering of those outside.  For rich conservatives poor people are outside and therefore of no concern.  For conservative Christians those on the outside are sinners and therefor worthy of suffering.  There is always an explanation for why those being ignored don't deserve care, attention or assistance, and they always seem to deserve their misery.

Comment by Rodney Roe on November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm

Republicans and conservatives are not complete overlays on a Venn diagram.Perhaps the strangest part of the inconsistency of moral behavior in the eyes of liberals seems most pronounced in the religious conservatives.  They can have a leader who is a fraud, a cheat, an abuser and excuse all of those things because they have a common cause with the leader.

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" sort of thinking guides their external behavior.

Comment by koshersalaami on November 10, 2018 at 8:05pm

I know they aren’t. Republicans are more reliably immoral. There are conservatives who can no longer stand the ethics of the Republican Party. 

Comment by koshersalaami on November 11, 2018 at 6:40am

On the other site I blog on, I’m watching a series of arguments in which people equate Antifa with the Charlottesville marchers. 

When Donald Trump first proposed the Muslim ban, Dick Cheney’s immediate reaction was
”That’s unAmerican.” In some ways the man is the poster boy for conservatives, but the thing is that he at least has a clue what his country means. I don’t see that reaction as automatic from Republicans any more. I find it so bizarre that the American Exceptionalists are the ones who don’t understand what makes America exceptional. 

Comment by koshersalaami on November 11, 2018 at 6:41am

When did America’s storied freedoms become all about guns and property?

Comment by Tom Cordle on November 11, 2018 at 11:18am

Obviously, none of these "conservatives" have read the Constitution,. The Preamble states in very plain language the two main purposes of this government: "to provide for the common defense and [emphasis added] promote the general welfare. If healthcare doesn't qualify as general welfare, what, pray tell, does? Most Americans have never been taught that these obligations go with citizenship.

On a related subject, I find it reprehensible that so rnany evangelicals are single-issue voters, to the exclusion of all else that is morally required. They insist it is their duty to protect the unborn, but ignore their obligation to provide for that child once it is born.

Comment by koshersalaami on November 11, 2018 at 11:36am

I think they have read the Constitution but concluded that it means government isn’t supposed to promote the welfare of anyone under the rank of general. 

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