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A double standard is a harsher or stricter attitude against someone else than one holds about himself or strangers. Causes of double standards include a lack of forgiveness and political bias.

The double standard in the liberal media is obvious. For example, when someone obscure declares to be a homosexual, it's top of the news; when someone prominent converts to heterosexuality, there is barely a word about it.

Many people undergo dramatic life changes when they wake up to their own double standard, and recognize the double standard by liberals:

  • Liberals are just fine with multiple videos showing Joe Biden groping little girls, and numerous complaints about his groping women, but Roy Moore is somehow completely unacceptable due to an isolated, denied meeting he supposedly had many decades ago with a teenage girl.
  • Alleged sex abuse by clergy, and covering it up, garner headlines and relentless prosecution, but more extensive sex abuse by public school teachers and liberal politicians is largely ignored.
  • Images of blackface and the KKK approved by him for his own medical school graduation page did not result in the resignation of Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, while liberals insist on ostracizing Republican Steve King for paraphrased remarks that misquoted and distorted what he said.
  • When a mass murderer uses social media other than Facebook, then negative headlines complain; when he uses Facebook, it gets a pass.
  • Obama complaining to the poor about the rich, despite how Obama bought a $8.1 million home for himself.
  • Liberals use the euphemistic term “groping” to refer to molesting done by other liberals, but insist on referring to it with the highly pejorative term “molesting” if alleged against a conservative.
  • Obama did nothing for 8 years about the immense environmental harm caused by the cultivation of plants for marijuana production, and both environmental groups and liberal politicians say and do almost nothing to object to the environmental damage.
  • Liberals encouraged Al Gore to refuse to accept the election result in 2000, but then harshly criticizing Donald Trump for merely implying that he might not accept the election result in 2016 depending on whether wrongdoing occurs.
  • Bill Clinton's sexual misconduct was no problem at all to liberals, who then attempt to destroy Donald Trump based on mere allegations far less severe.
  • a Dem like Tim Kaine can be rude to a woman moderator without a political backlash, but media fury would rain down on any conservative who might act that way.
  • liberals are easily amused by their crass, vulgar comments about conservatives, but when Donald Trump criticizes liberals in a similar way, that's a no-no.
  • when Donald Trump uses the same verb that an NPR reporter used, in describing analogous political defeats, only the usage by Trump is shockingly vulgar and anti-women.
  • Donald Trump is supposed to “correct” a questioner if he says something Obama doesn't like, but Obama is not expected to correct anyone who says something insulting about Trump.
  • Indiana is somehow bigoted for defending religious liberty against the homosexual agenda, but the NCAA finale consisted of a mostly white team playing against a mostly black team for its basketball tournament in Indianapolis.
  • the deliberately crashing of a jet, killing all 150 on board, is terrorism if done by someone who is religious, but is not terrorism if done by someone who is atheistic<ref>See, e.g., the deliberate crashing of a Germanwings jet into the French Alps in March 2015: s://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/03/france-crash-idUSL6N0X00MT20150403.</ref>
  • the second baseman of the New York Mets was silenced because he criticized the homosexual lifestyle, but a few days later the New England Patriots and San Francisco Giants submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that it create a new constitutional right to same-sex marriage
  • hold conservatives to a higher standard than liberals
  • a gaffe by a liberal such as Obama is downplayed, but a gaffe by a conservative is national news
  • claim a slow recovery after a hurricane when the president is Republican is his fault, but if the president is a Democrat then it isn't
  • are just fine with theories of conservative conspiracies, but ridicule exposure of liberal conspiracies as a “conspiracy theory”
  • getting angry when personally lied to, yet raising no objection to liberal deceit
  • believe what is taught by liberals in school before believing what is taught in the Bible
  • hold grudges against others who acted no worse than one's friends
  • disparage voters when liberals lose, but act like majority vote means something special when liberals win
  • immediately believe anything that is contrary to the Bible, yet reject numerous counterexamples to liberal theories
  • question the truth of what conservatives say, while rejecting any questions about the truth of the Democrat claim that Obama is a Christian
  • racial remarks by liberals are no problem, but they will try to destroy anyone for making the slightest racial joke or remark against a liberal
  • kneeling for a Christian prayer after scoring a touchdown (Tebowing) is somehow offensive, but kneeling for a Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown is proper
  • Liberals claimed to support free speech for decades until conservatives began using First Amendment rights to promote their own views<ref>Williams, Thomas D. (July 1, 2018). Williams: Why Liberals Have Flip-Flopped on Free Speech. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 1, 2018.</ref>
  • describing conservative, pro-American immigration policies as “hardline” while failing to describe uncompromising globalists and open borders activists as “hardline.”<ref>Mark Krikorian. Twitter. April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.</ref>
  • Leftists want to lower the voting age to sixteen, yet they want to raise the age of majority on most other topics, including gun ownership, driving, and living independently — in other words, they want children to remain “kids” longer and have those immature “kids” choose the political leaders.
  • Liberals strongly oppose discrimination in favor of men, but they support it when it is the other way around.<ref>Duke, Selwyn (May 6, 2019). Colleges’ “Woman-only” Scholarships May Violate Title IX. But Is There a Loophole? The New American. Retrieved May 6, 2019.</ref>

The son finally decides to return to his father in the Prodigal Son when he realizes that among the people he left his father for, “no one gave him anything,” in contrast to his father's generosity. The son had been applying a double standard against his father, but no longer.

A useful approach to avoiding double standards in family situations is to “treat your friends like family, and your family like friends.” Had the Prodigal Son done that, he never would have senselessly suffered as he did.

Examples of liberal double standards include:

  • Evolution: Ardent supporters of the Theory of Evolution blindly accept any study that purportedly “proves” their theory, without addressing (or even allowing the criticism of) any flaws in such studies. But when it comes to alternative theories (whether it be Creationism, intelligent design, or something else), the same people immediately reject them without even studying the details.
  • Wikipedia is much harsher in describing conservatives and sites perceived to be conservative. Compare, for example, Wikipedia's entries on Conservapedia and Scholarpedia.
  • Liberals blame conservatives for SOPA even though it came out of Hollywood. Attack Lamar Smith almost exclusively for it, even though Republican Hollywood supporters are an abnormality, and give Patrick Leahy, Al Franken, and Chris Dodd a pass for advocating the same thing because they're Democrats.
  • Democrats running primaries kicking party members like Joe Lieberman out of their party for disagreeing with them on an issue and having disdain for the decades-nonexistent 'Blue Dogs' and “centrist” Democrats, and yet constantly lecturing Republicans on how they should tolerate any amount of liberalism in their party up to and including voting with the Democrats on any issue and endorsing them for President. Indeed, if Republicans are unsatisfied with even the most severe RINOs, they're “intolerant” “purists” and the Democrats claim to have the higher ground.

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Liberalism

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Liberalism can refer to a number of political philosophies derived from Classical liberalism. In this article, the American political platform referred to as “liberal” within the United States is contrasted with other meanings of the word, particularly in Europe and in other parliamentary democratic systems.

  • “Whereas Liberalism is the triumph of emotion over reason (as defined historically), Conservatism is an applied intellectual process; based on observation, deduction, and the study of provable historical fact.” - Sandy Stringfellow<ref>Sandy Stringfellow</ref>
  • Cal Thomas said, “One of liberalism's many problems is that once an idea or program is proved wrong and unworkable, liberals rarely acknowledge their mistake and examine the root cause of their error so they don't repeat it.”<ref>Cal Thomas</ref>
  • Fred Seigel wrote, “Liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections.” <ref>Fred Seigel</ref>
  • :A distinguishing element of liberalism has been its admiration of autocratic leaders and this explains its embrace of dictators from the likes of the German Kaiser, Lenin and Stalin, through to men like Fidel Castro and his murderous sidekick, Ernesto “Che” Guevera.<ref>The Curse of Liberalism Alan Caruba - September 9, 2013</ref>
  • Michael Savage wrote, “As much as the Left fashions themselves as being progressive, they’re not. In reality, today’s leftist movement is made in much the same way as a sausage—it’s a blend of fascist, Communist, and socialist ideologies from twentieth-century Europe, with a pinch of Nazism, all ground together, yet retaining the flavor of its various parts.”<ref>Quote from ''Liberalism is a Mental Disorder'' by Michael Savage</ref>

Since the definition of liberalism often – but not always – means to advocate for and be open to change, its specific reference depends on specified context. For instance, American liberalism has changed drastically since the 1960s, with liberals then (see: John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.) advocating for personal responsibility and true liberty, in sharp contrast to modern-day liberals, being very close to leftists, denounce and devalue.

United States

In the U.S. the word liberal is usually used to describe the platform espoused by the Democrat Party, that is, support of social welfare systems, redistribution of wealth, and government regulation of the economy - combined with a certain brand of individual libertarianism, emphasizing social equality, and (to a certain extent, these days increasingly radical) rejection of traditional Judeo-Christian standards of morality as a proper justification for law.

The economic aspects of this ideology are to a large extent a product of the New Deal policies of the Great Depression era, as well as Lyndon B. Johnson's “Great Society.” It also should be noted that a good portion of the Liberal economic philosophy has certain roots in the teachings of Karl Marx, such as the overall focus on social equality and the outrageous rejection of the Judeo-Christian morals. It should be noted, however, that Liberals are not pureblood Communists: Unlike their redder brethren, Liberals are far more insidious and dangerous, as they have successfully infiltrated the American society and now threaten the American way of life.

The Democrat Party's idea of social liberty and equality, though, came much later, partly as a result of the civil rights and counterculture movements of the late 20th century. It continues to be fueled by various youth movements and the interests of numerous special interest groups.

Europe and elsewhere

In Europe, liberalism refers to a political position that leans toward greater individual liberties and less government intervention in general. In short, this is the philosophy closest to classical liberalism, and is commonly referred to in the United States as libertarianism. In Europe and elsewhere, then, the opposite of liberalism is not conservatism, but authoritarianism.

Because of this, the terms “conservative liberalism” and “liberal conservatism”, which are seen as contradictory in the U.S., are not so in Europe. “Conservative liberalism” simply refers to a less radical libertarian philosophy, and is often referred to as “law-and-order liberalism.” Liberal conservatism is simply a variant of conservatism willing to allow for individual liberties, and, in a way, describes the ideology of the American Republican Party. Such examples of this obvious line of thought include the civil rights movement, when the Republican Party (and a few southern Democrats) just wanted to maintain the African American's right to have the choice of forced segregation.

The Liberal Party of Australia is the right-leaning party, in opposition to the liberal Labor Party, and is not to be confused with liberalism as an ideology.

Nazism and socialism

For more information please see: Nazism and socialism, Gun Control in Nazi Germany

was the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi Party), led by Social Darwinist Adolf Hitler.<ref>http://mises.org/daily/1937</ref><ref>https://creation.com/darwinism-and-the-nazi-race-holocaust</ref><ref>http://www.hourofthetime.com/socialist.htm</ref> ]] The Ludwig von Mises Institute declares:

There is debate about the similarities between Nazism and socialism. Despite whether Nazism is socialist or not, they, with the help of general improvement of economic conditions in Europe, helped propel Germany out of the Great Depression with their economic policy.<ref>http://www.nazism.net/about/economic_practice</ref>

Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

See also: Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

Communist Manifesto Nazi Party Platform Analysis
1 “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.” “We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.” The stripping away of land from private owners. Liberalism today demands “eminent domain” on property.
2 “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts…profit-sharing in large industries…a generous increase in old-age pensions…by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor…and the creation of a national (folk) army.” The points raised in the Nazi platform demand an increase in taxes to support them. Liberalism today demands heavy progressive and graduated income taxes.
3 “Abolition of all rights of inheritance.” “That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.” Liberalism today demands a “death tax” on anyone inheriting an estate.
4 “Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts.” Central control of the financial system.
5 “Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.” “We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through the press…editors and their assistants on newspapers published in the German language shall be German citizens…Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express permission of the State…the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate suppression of the newspaper…” Central control of the press. Liberals today demand control or suppression of talk radio and Fox News.
6 “Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.” “In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people. The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated at the expense of the State. ” Central control of education, with an emphasis on doing things their way. Liberals today are doing things their way in our schools.

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