In response to an op-ed article in my local newspaper, I wrote the following:
A recent op-ed article essentially stated that conservatives are good people (Christian, humanitarian, philanthropists, better blood donors) and liberals are bad people (socialists, stealing money, don’t care about their fellow citizens). The writer goes on to elucidate his interpretation that philanthropy is a zero-sum game, that is, conservatives care and donate more and that liberals really don’t care and donate far less. While I question his analysis, I would rather argue that money given to worthy causes is not “red” (conservative, Republican) or “blue” (liberal, Democratic)—it is green. And we all should take pride in contributions and not identify it in one way or another.
We need to remember that the current occupant of the White House, whose foundation has been shut down due to misdeeds, and the current standard bearer of his party often used “Monopoly” money for his transactions. So let’s not identify charitable giving by party affiliation or any other affiliation. Let’s accept it positively and note that we are all in this together.