I knew someone would point this out
September 14, 2009
'Clean' conservatives vs. 'dirty' liberals
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit has the proof in pictures; conservatives clean up after themselves while liberals let the government take care of their trash.Hoft has a photo essay that shows the aftermath of the Mall following the 9/12 protests compared to the condition of the same venue following President Obama's inauguration. The difference is striking.
9/12 PRO-CONSTITUTION TEAPARTY AFTERMATH
2009 "INAUGURATION" AFTERMATH
Is it a legitimate point to be made, that the difference in the condition of the Mall following the two events says something revealing about the two sides?I don't see how you can escape it. Without getting into a numbers game (and acknowledging that the inauguration crowd was bigger), it should be obvious that one side takes responsibility for their actions while the other does not. This denotes not only respect for public property, but also it reveals that conservatives have a sense of ownership relating to that property. Owners will care for their property more assiduously than non-owners. Conservatives consider themselves stakeholders in the country, seeing it as their individual concern to make better.On the other hand, liberals don't see public property as their concern, but rather that of the government. When everyone owns the land, no one is responsible for it in their calculation. Thoughtless littering is simply a manifestation of their belief that it's someone else's job to clean up after me. Not my problem since it's not my land.