Ann Coulter has written two recent articles about charitable giving by Americans of different religious and political orientations: “Scrooge Was a Liberal” and “Liberals Give ‘Til It Hurts (You).” She presents research findings that I already knew but that contradict the standard media image. Basically, religious conservatives in America give more to charity, even to secular charities, than religious Leftists, who in turn give more than secular Leftists. (Secular conservatives give the least; why would Randians give their money away?) Coulter’s second article offers some surprising information on the charitable giving of prominent Democratic politicians.
This accords completely with my own experience. Leftists enjoy parading their virtuous commitments to the their fellow men, the poor, the oppressed, Negroes, women, and so on, while they tend to be selfish, self important, uncaring jerks. They are the intolerant who rant about the importance of tolerance . . . the close minded who constantly praise their own free thinking. They claim to be rational and scientific, but they avoid logic and despise objective truth. Obviously, not all Leftists are guilty of these contradictions, and there is no shortage of “Christian conservatives” who woefully fall short of the principles that they espouse, but at least the Christians acknowledge sin—both in general and in their own person. What should one expect of Leftists, though—folks convinced of such contradictory and moronic opinions? Their folly begins with their first principles; for Leftists tend to be relativists or nihilists, and yet they insist on using the language and the concomitant persuasive power of truth and morality. We should expect nonsense to flow from such men’s lips.