Liberals say that conservatives don’t care about the poor. That is simply not true.

We do care. In fact, we care so much about the poor, that we want to see the poor empowered rather than enabled. This is why we volunteer and promote moral, english, financial, and constitutional literacy.

Liberals hold to the false and unproven concept of redistribution. They say that the best way to help the poor is to forcibly take from the “haves” to give to the “have nots”.

The consequences?

Liberalism fosters moral, english, financial, and constitutional illiteracy. It produces envy, class warfare, crime and poverty.

If one were to study urban communities across the nation, the complete and utter failure of redistribution is undeniable.

Not only does redistribution lead to ineffective governance, it breeds corruption. Worse yet, it actually does more harm than good to those who do need a hand up.

In the Bible, Jesus said: “The poor you will always have with you.”

Jesus charged us with giving to those who ask of us. With being compassionate, but not to the extent that we teach someone that they should depend on government rather than on God.

Conservatives show we care for the poor by caring about the whole person. We believe everyone is created with God’s dignity and should be treated as such.

This mean we promote ideas and actions that empower private citizens and communities to take full responsibility for who, what, and where they are. Moreover, for who, what, and where they want to be.

Conservatives believe that God is faithful and rewards hard work. Not through equal distribution, but according to what we all sow.

Conservatives believe that we do a disservice to the poor by enabling them and stripping them of human dignity via fostering dependency on government.

Liberal concepts of caring is, in the final analysis, is absent of respect for the poor. It is not caring. It is pity.

Caring for someone means wanting them to thrive as we do. Not depend on someone else.

Conservatives care.

-By Stacy M. Swimp


About sswimp

I am not an "African-American'. I am a proud American, who happens to be of African descent. I am Christian. My personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Word of God shapes my concepts of what it means to be a conservative. I am Pro Life. Devoted to the principles of free enterprise, limited government,and individual responsibility. I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman.
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  1. daen says:

    on a level and equal playing field that concept would be great, fair and decent wages would also help. o and Jesus feed the hungry, healed the sick and even died for the sinners at no charge. so when was the last time you helped the poor.

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  3. Ted Hlampeas says:

    One of the best pieces I have EVER read on the stark differences between Liberalism and Conservatism. Brilliant job Stacy.

  4. I truly enjoyed meeting you at the Summerville 9.12 meeting in Summerville, SC Holiday Inn Express meeting room. I was the gray haired senior lady in a wheelchair that wouldn’t leave without telling you how much I enjoyed your talk & I wanted to give you a big hug.. You had to bend over, since I can’t stand up, & I really appreciated this important hug. Empowerment is THE ANSWER. Hope I can make a difference with the children with your uncle in N CHARLESTON. Please provide his info so I can help. My wheelchair doses NOT hold me back.. it just rolls with me. BLESS YOU.. SO PROUD TO HAVE MET YOU..

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