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June 4, 2008

Studies Find Conservatives Are More Honest

This shouldn't surprise many people. According to a Pew Research poll, the liberals who relentlessly advocate higher taxes are three times more likely than conservatives to think it's okay to cheat when paying them. They are more than twice as likely to excuse getting paid under the table so as to keep collecting unemployment benefits. Liberals also have less of a problem with shoplifting and buying stolen goods.

A study published in the Journal of Legal Tax Research confirms that liberals take tax evasion less seriously. One in the Journal of Business Ethics found that conservatives have "higher levels of ethical values." Another in the same journal found that liberals are more likely to cheat, plagiarize, and let others take the blame for their ethical lapses. The Journal of Psychology found a link between liberal political views and "lying in your own self-interest."

Peter Schweitzer blames this not on liberals being bad people, but on them having been corrupted by a bad ideology:

Modern liberalism is infused with idea that truth is relative. Surveys consistently show this. And if truth is relative, it also must follow that honesty is subjective.
Sixties organizer Saul Alinsky, who both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton say inspired and influenced them, once said the effective political advocate "doesn't have a fixed truth; truth to him is relative and changing, everything to him is relative and changing. He is a political relativist."

What's wrong with cheating and lying when reality is whatever we find it convenient to pretend it is?

The choice isn't so much between right and left, as between right and wrong. Yet again we see that liberalism is the ideology of decline.

Saul Alinsky, founding father of liberal morality.

On a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 4, 2008 6:48 AM


Real Conservatives are usually more religious and believe they will be called upon to give an account of the deeds done in this life. Whereas liberals are eithe atheists or their religious convictions are shallow. Thats not to say there arent hypocrital conservatives and good decent liberals. Many liberals are simply misguided fools.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 4, 2008 7:07 AM

I think Bill Clinton's presidency showed us how liberals define honesty and morality. "Honesty" is claiming whatever you say is true, regardless of the facts. "Morality" is whatever you can get away with.

Posted by: V the K at June 4, 2008 7:18 AM

Rappers are totally hard core !!! Burning down a $2.4 million mansion just to bag his old ho bag. Hard core, man. Hard core.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 4, 2008 7:23 AM

"...doesn't have a fixed truth; truth to him is relative and changing, everything to him is relative and changing. He is a political relativist."

From that mindset, multiculturalism flows, smooth as silk.

Posted by: Anonymous at June 4, 2008 8:58 AM

"And so, I say, if Barack Obama is elected President, he will close all the fishing piers in Florida and steal our seafood for his rich people cocktail parties."

Posted by: Mockinbird at June 4, 2008 9:38 AM

In addition to an entitled sense that morality is simply a 'yeah like whatever' principle, deeply embedded into the liberal ideology, I understand that liberals when compared statistically to conservatives can be characterized by a lower level of happiness and an overall diminished IQ level.

Taken together, moral relativism, despondency and low mental function seems to explain a lot about this unfortunate species.

Posted by: Fiberal at June 4, 2008 10:20 AM

This is surprising, why?

Liberals have no external moral code, their moral code is determined by their feeeeeeelings not by what some dead white guys said or an imaginary friend wrote in an irrelevant book.

Therefore they get to decide that their aims and goals are more moral than others'.

Thus, no matter what they do in pursuit of those aims and goals, they are doing right.

Hence not paying taxes earned via liberal activism (ala Al Franken) or shooting a bunch of people in the head for communism (ala che guevera.)

Posted by: mandible claw at June 5, 2008 1:06 AM