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Conservative principles are based on reason.  So why do non-conservatives still exist?  Here are some reasons:
 
Conservative principles are based on reason.  So why do non-conservatives still exist?  Here are some reasons:
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== Statistical Analysis ==
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(Estimates)
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:* 50%: did not hear about conservative principles and the logic behind them until ''after'' they made up their mind
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:* 25%: refuse to rise above their personal temptations to act or speak contrary to conservative values, often in a self-destructive manner
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:* 25%: refuse to let go of their past, or let go of their desire for a sense of acceptance by liberal friends
  
 
== Cultural indoctrination ==
 
== Cultural indoctrination ==

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Conservative principles are based on reason. So why do non-conservatives still exist? Here are some reasons:

Statistical Analysis

(Estimates)

  • 50%: did not hear about conservative principles and the logic behind them until after they made up their mind
  • 25%: refuse to rise above their personal temptations to act or speak contrary to conservative values, often in a self-destructive manner
  • 25%: refuse to let go of their past, or let go of their desire for a sense of acceptance by liberal friends

Cultural indoctrination

  • Brainwashing and deceit:
  • They pride themselves on doing well in school or reading the newspaper, can't accept that what they were taught was incorrect or biased.
  • Dangerous professors who impose their opinions upon vulnerable youth.
  • Television programs posing as comedies, such as South Park, Family Guy, and Hannah Montana, which inject liberal beliefs and mock conservative values
  • Exposed to incorrect liberal ideas throughout education. Standard American kindergartens up to the fourth grade. Wastes the potential of most children—does not expose them to foreign languages and other learning tasks their minds are obviously and mysteriously suited for. All helping to make them think they need liberal man-made structures that in fact limit their potential in a self-defeating sort of cycle.
  • Indoctrination by liberal churches which have a disproportionate focus on biblical passages that appear to support liberal positions, eg. the adulteress story, the disciples holding everything in common, etc.
  • Peer Pressure:
  • They have liberal friends, and want their approval or acceptance.
  • Systemic bias:
  • Some people are inherently irrational, and are thus driven to liberal ideology.
  • Their job and salary, such as working for public schools, depends on keeping conservatives out of power.
  • Media bias acts to caricature conservatism, making it seem unpalatable, conditioning people to reject its teachings.
  • Schools reward politically correct, liberal answers on tests.
  • Negative focusing by the media highlights personal flaws of conservatives, driving people to choose to identify with liberals rather than be categorized with those traits.

Liberal characteristics

  • Poor abstract thinking:
  • They have trouble understanding some of the slightly abstract concepts in conservatism, such as "more guns, less crime," and "less taxes, more revenue."
  • They are more comfortable discussing simple issues like race and poverty than complex issues like globalism.
  • Intellectual myopia - failure to heed the long-term consequences of ideological positions that seem beneficial in the short term.
  • *Stereotyping: They knew a conservative whom they dislike for some random reason.
  • Closed-minded:
  • They made up their mind before hearing conservative principles, and will not reconsider their views.
  • They have something criticized by conservatives in their personal background, and feel compelled to defend it rather than let it go.
  • Slavish adherence to the ideals of liberal parents
  • Naivety:
  • Non-conservatives demonstrate just how prone mankind is to arrogance.
  • An admiration for historical figures whom liberals claim were liberals.
  • A desire for large government inculcated by personal weakness and reluctance to take personal responsibility.
  • Impressionable individuals buying into Bush derangement syndrome, and reacting with emotion rather than reason.
  • Reliance on charisma: Charismatic leaders trading on image, rather than experience, can dupe the unsuspecting.
  • Self-destructive or contrarian behavior:
  • Some choose to do what is irrational.
  • Use of mind-altering drugs, which encourages one to become a liberal to reconcile the cognitive dissonance, or dulls mental acuity resulting in mindless conformity.
  • Unthinking rebellion against conservative parents.
  • Determined to prove their "independence of mind" by denying authority