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Leftists typically want more government action. Rightists typically want less. Global warming hysteria promotes a thirst for government action to save us from the dreaded climate change.

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(Some, many?) leftists want more government action ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS; (some, many?) rightists want more government action ABOUT CERTAIN OTHER THINGS (say abortion? law enforcement? mandatory military service? school and college curriccula?)

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True but my generality holds. Rightists in general are less optimistic about government actions overall. It comes from a general pessimism about human nature which produces a skepticism about human action and the unintended consequences that always flow from them.. Leftists in general do not possess this skepticism.

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