Bleeding Heart Tightwads

January 5, 2009

Bleeding Heart Tightwads

Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.

Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an even greater disproportion: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.

Makes perfect sense. Conservatives know that charity begins at home, and that the Christian call to charity is first and foremost personal. “Liberals” view it as a governmental responsibility: i.e., somebody else’s problem.


If you can’t stand the heat…

January 5, 2009

throw the cook out of the kitchen. It’s the “liberal” (and Elfling) way….


Disproving Their Own Point

March 18, 2006

“Protests mark Iraq war’s third year”, say the headlines.

I thank God I live in a free country, where citizens can protest their own government without fear of reprisal.

You know, just like they can now do in Iraq, thanks to us.


3,000 Reasons

February 22, 2006

President Bush asks critics of the Dubai ports deal to “step up and explain why a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard”. I can think of just about 3,000 reasons. I cannot fathom how he can’t think of even one.