Is this a fair definition of compassion?

Seems to me that conservative compassion is allocating a certain amount of one's wages to give to the charities of their choice. A liberal definition of compassion is to find what he or she deems a worthy cause and and use the government as a middle man to make everyone that pays taxes contribute to it. ... show more Seems to me that conservative compassion is allocating a certain amount of one's wages to give to the charities of their choice.
A liberal definition of compassion is to find what he or she deems a worthy cause and and use the government as a middle man to make everyone that pays taxes contribute to it.

Don't you think this causes more friction between conservatives and liberals than most other issues?
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