Conservative or Liberal

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20 Sept. 2008

Unfortunately, many people in today’s society are extremely ignorant to the basic knowledge of politics. They have no idea whether they are a conservative or a liberal. There is also a good chance that they have put little thought into formulating views on the controversies between the parties. Before people are able to even do those things they must first know what a conservative is and how they are differ from liberals.
A conservative party is a political group that is committed to preserving what they consider “good” in their country. In the United States, conservatives generally favor limited government, public morality and free enterprise. They are usually right wing politicians who hold traditional values like respect for family. Conservatives tend to be very patriotic and prefer a large role for military to provide security for society. Some of the principles they adhere to are strong national defense, return of prayer in school, prohibition of abortion, and choice in education. They also believe that marriage should take place between a man and a woman. Many conservatives express strong feelings about the sanctity of life. Conservatives generally value individual accomplishment and are opposed to government involvement. They do not believe that it is the job of the government to solve problems of society with costly policies such as mandatory health care.
Simply put liberals think that the government should take care of the people and conservatives believe that people can take care of themselves. Liberals think that the solution to a problem is just another government program; however, conservatives describe the government as inefficient, wasteful, and power hungry. Conservatives also believe in the right to bear arms unlike liberals who think that they can prevent crime by taking arms away from citizens.…...

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