Conservatism is the best option
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Unlike liberalism, conservatism promotes freedom among all individuals in a society to govern themselves. As long as people maintain that freedom, government can not take over again.
Liberalism is too similar to socialism, nazism, and communism.
What do all four of these things have in common? They involve socialism and collectivism which can damage a society greatly.
Conservatism is closer to our core values.
Conservatism upholds the constitution with high regard
Conservatism is a ideology built on tradition and values policies based on its age; the actual effectiveness of such policies/relevance to the current political/social situation is not as important.
Liberalism is largely attributed to John Locke, who was living during a time period where absolute monarchy was popular. Because liberalism is based on turning away from more tradtional ideals, liberalism generally supports ideas such as free speech, press, religion, etc.
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Modern conservatism does advocate limited government, but the reason for this is not what pro thinks it is. It is really to limit regulation of big businesses, which happened to be the number one source of corruption during the Industrial Revolution (railroad trusts, Boss Tweed, etc.). Contrary to what my opponent believes, corruption does not come with power, but with money, which is exactly what conservative politicians get a lot of from big businesses for running on this type of platform.
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