Survey after survey finds that conservatives are more charitable than liberals. It’s not surprising that such a fact may be influenced by their political ideaology. Conservatives give to charity because they don’t see charity as a function of government. James Madison himself said that “charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government,” and most conservatives echo such a mentality. They’re not against helping the poor, they’re for doing so voluntarily.
Liberals, on the other hand likely give less to charity because they see their taxes as a form of charity. Maybe that’s why Obama talks about the tragedy of poverty – but can’t be bothered to help his own half-brother who lives in a squalid hut. Needless to say, that brother of his isn’t exactly the world’s biggest Barack Obama fan.
It has been a bad week for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party in general. And to make things much worse, Obama’s Muslim half-brother living in Kenya is ripping his brother’s record and ability to lead the country.
Speaking live from Kenya on British TV, Malik Obama said that Barack “has this attitude like ‘I’m the president, I’ve made it, I’m the star here.'”“Looking back, he made so many promises when he was running for president… He was riding on the promise of hope. There was so much excitement and we thought he would do so many things. But look at the Middle East right now. It’s a mess. People are being killed all over the place; Berlin, Florida, France, Brussels. And look at the situation in Iraq right now.” Earlier in the week it was reported that Malik would be flying to the United States in November to vote for Donald Trump. He reiterated his choice in the interview.
“Something is going on with Hilary that I don’t like,” he said. “Donald on the other hand, he speaks his mind and is straight forward. And remember, the Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln – who freed slaves and freed the black man.”
Not only has Obama’s presidency managed to convince Americans to vote in a Republican House and Senate – it’s even convinced at least one family member that liberalism isn’t all its cracked up to be.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]