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John Hawkins of Townhall asked liberals what questions they wanted to ask conservatives, and he’d answer without snark. This is my take on those 35 questions. I haven’t finished them all; you can get more details at 35 Questions Liberals Wanted To Ask Conservatives.

Does it bother you that rich people have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world population?

This is part 17 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


17. Also, does it bother you that tiny #s of richest people have the same wealth as bottom half of entire world pop?

Not at all. I don’t care what or how much other people have. That’s their business, not mine. It doesn’t affect me, and quite frankly, it doesn’t affect you either. The whole idea that we should care what others have reeks of jealousy.

The fact that some people have nothing, isn’t because someone else has more. It’s much more complicated than that, and taking from the rich isn’t going to solve the situation. It a situation that doesn’t need a solution.

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How can a conservative square funding for the wall?

This is part 16 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


16. How can a conservative square the funding request for the wall with past demands that spending be offset elsewhere?

There are things that the Federal Government is supposed to provide. One of those requirements are security. I don’t have a problem with the wall. That’s part of their Constitutionally approved jobs.

But, let’s offset spending anyway, by cutting programs not specifically named by the Constitution, for example, close the Department of Education, cut off all federal funding to colleges, and end government backed student loans and grants.

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Why should we allow Bannon to wield power and influence?

This is part 15 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


15. Why should we allow Bannon to wield power & influence?

Honestly, I don’t know much about Bannon. What I do know is that a lot of the hatred and fear directed at Bannon seems to mirror that directed at Trump, as well as Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson, Betsy DeVos, etc. Remember, everyone who voted for Trump is a racist, and everyone he works with is a racist.

I have, quite honestly, ignored the complaints and figured I’ll wait and see. If I need to be angry, I’ll save it for when the time is necessary.

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Why do Conservatives only trust media that flatters current admin?

This is part 14 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


14. Free press is fundamental to democracy. So why do R’s only trust media that flatters current admin much like state run media?

Hmm. Let me ask a question. Why do D’s only trust media that flattered the past admin much like state run median, and disparages the current admin much like fascist propaganda?

Like John Hawkins says, there are essentially two versions of the media: the left bias and the right bias. I’d like to find a news organization that tells me the facts, and moves on. Don’t tell me how to interpret the facts. If I don’t understand, I look it up. I’ll interpret the facts.

There are varying degrees of flattery that conservatives will put up with. Personally, my favorite news site is Hot Air. They will call out the Trump administration for doing stupid things, but they’re a lot more reasonable about it. They don’t start riots. They don’t call for impeachment. They also point out the positives, unlike leftist media, who twists the administration’s words and actions with misleading narratives, i.e., fake news. They play loose with the facts. You want an example?

The MSM portrays the deportation of illegal immigrants as simply an immigration problem. That’s not the way Trump or his supporters see it. Immigrants are fine, and welcome, when they do it legally. It is those who do it illegally that we have a problem with. The Left’s systematic failure to differentiate between the two appears to be a deliberate effort to mislead the public on the true nature of the narrative. This is one of the reasons they have earned the label “fake news.”

People aren’t opposed to a free press, but they want the press to be responsible. The mainstream media has shown itself to be irresponsible.

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Do you still believe Trump’s business conflicts won’t be a problem?

This is part 13 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for Townhall.com: here, and here.


13. Do you still believe Trump’s business conflicts won’t be a problem after seeing the countries included/excluded in the ban?

Trump essentially gave his kids his businesses, so if he’s involved, his involvement is limited. I also think the fact that he doesn’t have businesses there is a coincidence.

The issue at stake is vetting, something that is difficult to do with citizens of these countries because of their lack of effective government. The ban was put in place, temporarily, while the United States works to improve a process that will, most likely, remain difficult even after the ban is lifted. The ban makes sense.

It’s also not a Muslim ban. Just because the majority of citizens from those countries are Muslim, doesn’t mean it was a Muslim ban. If it was a Muslim ban, there would have been other countries listed, and it would have said, “Muslim ban.”

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