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Beto Rally at the Pan American Neighborhood Park, Austin. November, 2018. (photo: crockodile)

The Compassionate Conservative

(contributing writer, Brooke Bell)

Conservatives give more to charitable causes than liberals.

Nonprofit Quarterly may try to skew it by trying to include the tax burden, which liberals generally want to increase for more social programs, but conservatives give more to charity.

Bleeding Heart Tightwads

“Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.” — Nicholas Kristof, “Bleeding Heart Tightwads” New York Times, Dec. 20, 2008

It is harder to paint Republicans as evil, uncaring monsters when you realize that it’s not just Democrats who care about charitable causes.

It is easy to be generous with someone else’s money.

The bottom line on charitable giving and conservatives is not a question of morality, but one of constitutionality, and the role of government.



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