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20 Questions Liberals Can't Answer
Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | John Hawkins

Posted on 04/20/2013 6:23:42 AM PDT by Kaslin

"It is not enough for the insecure left to deem a position wrong; if it’s merely wrong, it needs to be argued about, and it can’t survive that. It must instead be morally abhorrent, so that the zealot reacts to the toxin of questioning much like a jogger coming across a decomposing body on the side of the road — it must be internalized that the correct response to such a horror is to retch, and faint, and call the authorities post-haste.

This is how the leftist faith protects itself from the infection of doubt. (Meanwhile, of course, patting itself on the back for being so open-minded…)" -- Ace of Spades HQ

"If it were true that conservatives were racist, sexist, homophobic, fascist, stupid, inflexible, angry, and self-righteous, shouldn’t their arguments be easy to deconstruct? Someone who is making a point out of anger, ideology, inflexibility, or resentment would presumably construct a flimsy argument. So why can’t the argument itself be dismembered rather than the speaker’s personal style or hidden motives? Why the evasions?" -- Ann Coulter

Liberalism doesn't convince with logic. It can't, because the policies liberals advocate don't work. So instead, liberals have to use emotion-based ploys and attack the motives of people they disagree with while attempting to keep conservative arguments from being heard at all. Why? Because they have no good answers to questions like these.

1) A few days ago, we were hearing that the Boston Marathon bombers COULD BE conservative, which proved that the Right is evil. Now, when we know that the terrorists are Muslims, how can the same liberals be saying that it means nothing?

2) If you believe we have a "right" to things like health care, food, shelter and a good education, then doesn't that also mean you believe we also have a right to force other people to unwillingly provide those things at gunpoint?

3) How can you simultaneously want a big government that will make decisions that have an enormous impact on the lives of every American while also saying that the character and morals of our politicians don't matter?

4) What exactly is the "fair share" of someone's income that he’s earned that he should be able to keep?

5) Why is it that time and time again, revenue paid to the treasury has GONE UP after we've cut taxes?

6) Are you pro-choice or pro-abortion? If it's pro-choice, do you feel people should be able to choose to have an assault weapon, what kind of light bulb they use in their house or whether they'd like to put their Social Security funds into a private retirement account?

7) If corporations are so awful, greedy and bad for the country, then shouldn't we be celebrating when they decide to close their plants here and move overseas?

8) How can liberal economists like Paul Krugman be right when they claim that our economy isn't doing well because we aren't spending enough money when we're already running massive, unsustainable deficits and spending is going up every year?

9) If Republicans don’t care about the poor, why do studies consistently show that they give more to charity than Democrats do?

10) Give us a ballpark estimate: If something doesn't change dramatically, how long do you think it will be until we have an economic crash in this country similar to the one we're seeing in Greece or Cyprus?

11) Since we "all agree" with the idea that our level of deficit spending is "unsustainable," what would be wrong with permanently freezing federal spending at the current level until we balance the budget by increasing revenue, cutting spending or some combination thereof?

12) If we change God's definition of marriage to make gay marriage legal, then what's the logical argument against polygamy or even adult siblings supposed to be?

13) In a world where people can easily change states and can, with a bit more difficulty, permanently move to other roughly comparable parts of the globe, do you really think it's feasible over the long haul to have a tax system where 86% of the income taxes are paid by the top 25% of the income earners?

14) If you win a lawsuit that's filed against you, why should you have to pay huge legal bills when you did nothing wrong while the person who filed the suit pays no penalty for wrongly accusing you?

15) How can you oppose putting murderers to death and be fine with killing innocent children via abortion?

16) A minimum wage raises salaries for some workers at the cost of putting other workers out of jobs entirely. What's the acceptable ratio for that? For every 10 people who get a higher salary, how many are you willing to see lose their jobs?

17) The earth has been warming and cooling for thousands of years with temperature drops and increases that are much larger than the ones we've seen over the last century. Since we can't adequately explain or model those changes, what makes us think we can say with any sort of confidence that global warming is being caused by man?

18) We live in a world where people have more choices than ever before in music, entertainment, careers, news sources and what to do with their time. Shouldn't government mirror that trend by moving towards federalism and states’ rights instead of centralizing more and more power in Washington, DC?

19) If people in the middle class aren't willing to pay enough in taxes to cover the government services that they use because they don't think it's worth the money, shouldn't we prune back government to a level people do feel comfortable paying for in taxes?

20) If firms can get by with paying women 72 cents on the dollar for the same quality of work as men, then why don't we see any firms with all female labor forces using those lower costs to dominate the marketplace?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: arguingwithlibs; debate; economy; guns; liberalism; liberals; reason

1 posted on 04/20/2013 6:23:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Good list.


2 posted on 04/20/2013 6:26:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

excellent !


3 posted on 04/20/2013 6:30:44 AM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: Kaslin

“how long do you think it will be until we have an economic crash in this country similar to the one we’re seeing in Greece or Cyprus?”

The “economic crash” is due to the fact that Greece and Cyprus have given over their sovereignty to the EU. They no longer control their currency. Therefore, they can’t indulge in “quantitative easing” or printing money to pay their debts. They have to get an outside authority to print money for them. That entity is using its economic power to rape and pillage. Unlike the barbarians who overran Rome or the crusade which captured and sacked Cyprus, this raping and pillaging is antiseptic and done remotely.

The US can and is printing its way out of debt. Yes, it will lead to a crisis, but probably not a collapse. Other factors must combine to make it a collapse. For example, foreigners refusing to finance our debt or demanding payment in their own currency.


4 posted on 04/20/2013 6:31:29 AM PDT by Gen.Blather (-——I suspect that Japan will lead the world in robot design and production-——)
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To: Kaslin
12) If we change God's definition of marriage to make gay marriage legal, then what's the logical argument against polygamy or even adult siblings supposed to be?

Oh, man! Just try to use this one one the "equal sign" zealots that are your Facebook friends. Get ready for a freak-out.

5 posted on 04/20/2013 6:31:41 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: ClearCase_guy

Makes too much sense.
:)


6 posted on 04/20/2013 6:32:29 AM PDT by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: Kaslin
7) If corporations are so awful, greedy and bad for the country, then shouldn't we be celebrating when they decide to close their plants here and move overseas?

20) If firms can get by with paying women 72 cents on the dollar for the same quality of work as men, then why don't we see any firms with all female labor forces using those lower costs to dominate the marketplace?

Those are keepers.

7 posted on 04/20/2013 6:43:35 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Gen.Blather

I think the point is that the “debt” in at least Greece’s case, as far as I know, is from unfunded public-sector pensions and entitlements. The U.S. has more control in pushing off the repercussions of this, as you point out, but we are still going the same way, and there will be consequences.

The author is correct. The Liberal cannot answer these questions because they have been indoctrinated as he describes to not allow the logical connections in the questions. Try asking these to a Liberal. You will always get an illuminating display of a mind entering the state of Hysteria.


8 posted on 04/20/2013 6:50:36 AM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: Kaslin
How can you simultaneously want a big government that will make decisions that have an enormous impact on the lives of every American while also saying that the character and morals of our politicians don't matter?
9 posted on 04/20/2013 6:51:16 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Kaslin

The left can only resort to personal attacks since it can not defend its positions.


10 posted on 04/20/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: randog

I remember after Halliburton was villified by the Dems for years and then moved to Dubai, the Dems were outraged that they were tryng to avoid taxes and called congressional hearings.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 7:00:26 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Kaslin

Bookmark


12 posted on 04/20/2013 7:16:53 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Kaslin

21) If Christians are so homophobic, then why are there more Christian AIDS hospices around the world than from any other group?


13 posted on 04/20/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s one...

Where was Obama while Benghazi was going down?


14 posted on 04/20/2013 7:24:14 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Kaslin
Good list but I have axed these questions in one form or another to liberal/progressive folks and actually have received an answer:

BECAUSE.

15 posted on 04/20/2013 7:38:55 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Kaslin

Liberalism doesn’t convince with logic.Pssssst MSM got it?.


16 posted on 04/20/2013 7:45:59 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

Got into a disagreement with one of the so called “libs” the other day.I’m surrounded by them.The “bay area” is a chamber pot of libs.
She was saying people shouldn’t be able to have more money than they need.
I said who’s to say what ones needs are and why should you care how much money some one has in their bank account if it was obtained legally?
Her reply,was you don’t need all that much to live on.For example, she said my dad has a yearly income of over $200,000 a year.He doesn’t need that much money.
I think what it comes down to,dad isn’t giving her any.
She is proud to say she is a liberal ,has voted all this crap in for the rest of us to suffer in Calif.
Now Ms lib and hubby say they want to move to Baja ,Mexico
of course, where they can live the”simple life”.
Yes,they will take all their well earned money with them.


17 posted on 04/20/2013 7:51:09 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Kaslin
14) If you win a lawsuit that's filed against you, why should you have to pay huge legal bills when you did nothing wrong while the person who filed the suit pays no penalty for wrongly accusing you?

A few points.

Prevailing in a lawsuit does not necessarily mean "you did nothing wrong." In a civil suit even more than a criminal case, "winning" doesn't mean you are in the right. It just means you won the case.

The losing party will equally have to pay his own huge legal bills.

If the loser has to pay the winner's legal bills, as in many countries, does this not produce a drastic incentive not to file even justified lawsuits? Hmmm, would that be such a bad thing, come to think of it.

Not a fan of our present legal system, but this claim is more than a little misleading.

18 posted on 04/20/2013 7:58:45 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Gen.Blather
Therefore, they can’t indulge in “quantitative easing” or printing money to pay their debts. They have to get an outside authority to print money for them. That entity is using its economic power to rape and pillage.

Rape, possibly. Pillage, not so much. Unless you believe pillage consists of spending the pillagers' money to bail out the pillagees.

The truly ludicrous part of the EU mess is that ALL parties are made worse off by the desperate efforts to prop up the euro.

19 posted on 04/20/2013 8:01:57 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Kaslin

Bookmark.
I think I’ll post one per day on my Facebook page to try and start some conversations.


20 posted on 04/20/2013 8:30:39 AM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: MNDude

Only 21 questions? LIBs don’t answer ANY question. They turn it around on the questioner. As in, “you are asking me that because you are racist” OR “It’s all Bush’s fault”.


21 posted on 04/20/2013 9:06:21 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin
If government spending is so beneficial to the economy, why doesn't the government build pyramids and periodically flood cities so that it can spend even more money?

If raising the minimum wage is so good, why not raise it to $20 an hour or $100?

22 posted on 04/20/2013 9:24:53 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Kaslin

If being rich is so evil, why aren’t liberals upset about wealthy movie stars and athletes? Why is it only rich businessmen who are evil?

If diversity is so wonderful and people are all the same, why don’t all white liberals move to the ghetto or barrio? They’d save money and experience diversity firsthand.


23 posted on 04/20/2013 9:26:03 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Kaslin

“17) The earth has been warming and cooling for thousands of years with temperature drops and increases that are much larger than the ones we’ve seen over the last century. Since we can’t adequately explain or model those changes, what makes us think we can say with any sort of confidence that global warming is being caused by man?”

And who the h**l are you to say the temperature yesterday, 50 years ago or 500,000 years ago is the “correct” temperature.


24 posted on 04/20/2013 12:57:11 PM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Kaslin

The “gender pay gap” is feminazi nonsense.


25 posted on 04/21/2013 6:16:13 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Kaslin

21.) Do you criticize Christianity because, in your heart of hearts, you know what you’re doing is evil?


26 posted on 04/21/2013 6:19:18 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kaslin

Excellent.


27 posted on 04/23/2013 5:00:47 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Kaslin

Why are you more vocally opposed to capitalist/democracies building walls to keep people out, than socialist/communist countries building walls to keep people in?


28 posted on 04/23/2013 5:15:14 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rlmorel

Some lib in an article yesterday was saying “too much force” was used in finding and apprehending the Boston bombers.

If you want an all powerful state, do not be surprised when they use and display that power.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 5:23:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: P.O.E.

John 3:19
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 5:24:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
12) If we change God's definition of marriage to make gay marriage legal, then what's the logical argument against polygamy or even adult siblings supposed to be?

Any "logical argument" must be based on an assumption of the source of right and wrong. Epistemology.

Don't ask for a logical argument. Ask them to explain their foundation of knowing right and wrong, and how it's somehow better than other foundations.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 5:28:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sherman Logan
The truly ludicrous part of the EU mess is that ALL parties are made worse off by the desperate efforts to prop up the euro.

That is the central theme of the Left... make people "more equal" by spreading misery around. Those who were miserable before aren't affected as much as those who weren't... so now we are all More Equal! Yay!

32 posted on 04/23/2013 5:33:23 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: Kaslin

keeper


33 posted on 04/23/2013 6:17:29 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: MrB

Yep. You are spot on there.

I heard from a lot of people up here “Where did all those guys with helmets, flack jackets and automatic weapons come from?”

They were surprised, as if these guys just appeared out of the woodwork. I am sure they are using the same money pool used to buy mine resistant vehicles.

In my opinion, I hope they cuffed the guy and left him in the road hoping his brother would run him over, and if not, at least make him maneuver. Seems like a win-win to me.


34 posted on 04/23/2013 8:23:49 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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