You can tell the difference between liberals and conservations by their definition of success:
Success as measured by liberals:
- Get more people on welfare.
- Get as many extensions of unemployment benefits as possible.
- Get as much regulation of people and business as possible, because only the politicians “know best” for how we should live our lives.
- Get as much “free stuff” as possible: food, housing, education, medical care.
- Get more people getting a government check of some kind to make them at least partially dependent on government.
- Get rid of identification of voters.
- Get as many people as possible to vote, including ineligible voters, convicted felons, the deceased, illegal aliens, ballot box stuffing, etc.
- Get as much aid and comfort as possible to our enemies, even allowing treason to go unrecognized and unpunished.
- Get as must distance and hatred as possible to our friends.
- Get as much civil disobedience as possible so that law and order is no longer guaranteed.
- Get as much belief in failed social systems as possible, such as socialism, fascism, statism, etc.
- Get as large a government as possible in the interests of a “fair” society.
And finally, get permanent majority support from your clients gained from the above “successes.”
Success as measured by conservatives
- Get people off of welfare, so they gain self-respect and self-reliance.
- Reduce the need for unemployment by having a robust, productive economy.
- Reduce harmful government regulations to liberate the private sector and trust people to know what is best for themselves.
- Get people self-reliant and free them from dependence on others.
- Get rid of the idea that wealth redistribution leads to a happy society such as in worker’s paradises of North Korea, Cuba, and the failed Soviet experiment.
- Recognize the integrity of our political process depends upon knowing the identify of each voter.
- Establish the integrity of our political process by making sure all eligible voters can vote, and no others.
- Treat our enemies appropriately as those who are out to destroy us and against whom we must defend ourselves, and recognize and deal with treason appropriately.
- Get as must aid and comfort to our friends as is reasonable, and create a basis for trust and cooperation.
- Protect law and order as the foundation of a civilized society.
- Recognize that the highest and best condition of society has been proven to come from a free society, including political, economic, and spiritual freedoms.
- Get as small a government as possible consistent with the protections of law and order and a free society.
And finally, to get a free society with the ability of individuals to enjoy their life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and free to determine their own self-government.