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Futurepresident2048
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Conservatism is the best option

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Started: 3/24/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Futurepresident2048

Pro

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2nd Round: Opening Arguments
3rd Round: Rebuttles, Concluding Statements

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purpleduck

Con

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Debate Round No. 1
Futurepresident2048

Pro

It promotes individual freedom.
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
purpleduck

Con

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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Debate Round No. 2
Futurepresident2048

Pro

In your argument you bring up points about both that have to do with the history of Europe. In modern times in America both of the ideas of changed where Liberals want to increase entitlements and have the government do everything for the people. The problem with that is then curroption kicks in and oppression happens. Modern conservatism wants to save money and let people mostly govern themselves which keeps away government oppression and bring economic wealth to a society.

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purpleduck

Con

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.


Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Wylted 1 year ago
Wylted
WTF is conservatism?

The word can mean so many things.
Posted by Pfalcon1318 1 year ago
Pfalcon1318
Also, a four round debate might be your best option here.
Posted by Pfalcon1318 1 year ago
Pfalcon1318
"Best option" for what?
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