Modern politics and political affiliations can be broken-up into two distinct areas: social policies and economic policies.
Generally speaking, conservatism is a premise rooted in free-market economic ideas and a conservation of more-traditional societal norms.
In contrast, modern liberalism is precisely the inverse: a dedication to redistributive economic models and a seemingly relentless crusade to effect the left’s perverse brand of “social justice,” a concept that is designed to upend traditional pillars of society.
To understand why Bernie Sanders’s laughably-bad campaign is doing surprisingly well, one needs only to consider what his one issue is: the redistribution of wealth.
Over and over again, Sanders has harped on the need to take from those who have and give to those who have not under the misguided pretense that those who “have” have not come by their wealth honestly, and those who “have not” have been disallowed access to opportunities.
This mindset sits well with those who are lazy. Why work hard to achieve when one can receive “free” stuff from the government, taken from others who have earned it?
The below video is a short clip from the daytime judge show, Judge Judy. Of course, Judge Judy is not real and she holds no legal authority.
However, the disagreement on the show highlights the liberal mindset beautifully. One woman loaned another money. The debtor claims that she is not obligated to pay-back the money as the lender has tons of money.
The debtor claims to not work because she has five kids. When asked why she should not have to pay the money back to the lender, the debtor maintains that she and her husband are rich and “loaded with dough” and “Drive BMWs” and that it’s not fair.
Truly, never has two minutes of a trashy TV show so beautifully and succinctly highlighted the absurdity of the liberal mindset. My description does it no justice; take two minutes, watch it, and you will have a deeper understanding of why the Democrat Party continues to thrive and why our nation is buckling under the weight of freeloaders who rely-upon the other half of the country to do the heavy lifting.