It’s been said that men are from Mars and women are from Venus – but whatever planets Republicans and Democrats come from are even more radically different. Believe it or not, there actually are real personality trait differences (on average) between Republicans and Democrats, and most have to do with how the two process moral issues. According to social scientist Jonathan Haidt, of six moral foundations (caring, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity), Democrats are more sensitive to issues of “fairness,” and “caring,” while Republicans are equally sensitive to all six foundations.
That sounds in line with reality, no? Generally, it is Democrats advocating for government intervention to remedy some perceived injustice or inequality. Unfortunately, while well intended, this line of thinking often gives the government the right to meddle in areas it shouldn’t. C.S. Lewis nailed the problem with activist government a century ago:
“Moral busybodies” couldn’t be a more accurate term. Whether it be guns or sugary drinks, there’s nothing the moral busybodies on the Left don’t think the government should have a hand in.
And with that in mind, here’s a hilarious meme explaining the difference between Republicans and Democrats:
H/T IJ Review
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