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  • Republican doesn't equal conservative but they're closely correlated

    Whilst being a Republican doesn't necessarily equate to being conservative (as demonstrated by prey71) it is fair to say that the Republican Party adopts conservative positions on most issues. Additionally, the demographics which tend to vote Republican are also those which hold conservative views in comparison to the general population.

  • Republican doesn't equal conservative but they're closely correlated

    Whilst being a Republican doesn't necessarily equate to being conservative (as demonstrated by prey71) it is fair to say that the Republican Party adopts conservative positions on most issues. Additionally, the demographics which tend to vote Republican are also those which hold conservative views in comparison to the general population.

  • Republican doesn't equal conservative but they're closely correlated

    Whilst being a Republican doesn't necessarily equate to being conservative (as demonstrated by prey71) it is fair to say that the Republican Party adopts conservative positions on most issues. Additionally, the demographics which tend to vote Republican are also those which hold conservative views in comparison to the general population.

  • Republican doesn't equal conservative but they're closely correlated

    Whilst being a Republican doesn't necessarily equate to being conservative (as demonstrated by prey71) it is fair to say that the Republican Party adopts conservative positions on most issues. Additionally, the demographics which tend to vote Republican are also those which hold conservative views in comparison to the general population.

  • Republicans are very traditional.

    Both the Democrats and Republicans are conservatives, but i think Republicans lean more towards it. And I can say that because Republicans have more conservative views such as keeping jobs in America and things at that nature. On the other hand Democrats are more worried about foriegn policies and things at that nature. So i believe Republicans lean more toward conservative.

  • Yes, generally the terms Republican and conservative go hand-in-hand

    The overwhelming majority of people in the Republican Party tend to have conservative ideals and promote conservative policy. While all Republicans are not conservative with all issues, they generally have conservative views on most things. Conversely, Democrats are usually labeled as liberals, which is the opposite end of the political spectrum than conservatives.

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  • Conservatives v. Republicans

    In my experience, conservatives were their own party representing what I termed the extreme right. Having said that most members of the Conservative Party in our area, in past years, were just dissatisfied Republicans or wanted a small party so no one would bother them. Their views were not extreme on an individual basis. The current Republican Party, with ideals that will not be compromised and stances on issues, which are "the country be damned," we will do it our way, is not my Republican Party. We all live it daily, even down to small governments where conservatives, now so called Republicans, desire to sit on boards and make decisions the directly affect people on a daily and personal basis.

  • Republican can be progressive

    I look at the politics of someone like Teddy Roosevelt. His policies during presidency as well as his agendas prior were forward thinking. The perception of conservatism in today's politics is that of a group looking to the past when "America was great". Yet, Republicans historically have been a group of forward thinker. The resent history of Reagan and Bush 1's ending Soviet style communism, Eisenhower's Civil Rights Act of 1957, and Teddy Roosevelt's Panama Canal all moved their world forward. This is the type of Republicanism I think of. Progressive Republicanism.

  • NYS Voter Registration Form (Box 14)

    They are listed as two separate parties... Which of the current candidates are which? Does the average voter know? NO, I don't believe that they do. Do you know? The entire election process is a mystery to many people. It is possibly less of a mystery to young voters since they may have had lessons/discussions in school more recently than most.

  • What a Republican really is

    A Republican is someone that supports the ideals of a Republic. A Republic is when people elect representatives for a central government and that government is restricted by both law. In better Republics the government fears the people. In a republican society the government understands that it's power comes from the people and that the people can take it away. Democracy is when a mob rules the country and if you don't support that majority you will lose everything. Democracy was also used to elect Spartan kings.

  • Here is the reason the answer is no

    Conservatives believe for the most part that some of each party has good ideologies. However they dont agree wholeheartedly with any party or its movement. This also means most conservatives dont hold the same ideals. Some believe in open borders some dont some believe in the right to choose though most do not.

  • Republican does NOT equal Conservative

    Republican is NOT the same thing as conservative. Conservative is a certain way of thinking, such as a belief in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Conservative beliefs on the role of government are that government should be here to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals. Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems by themselves. The Republicans are a political party. Famous examples of Republicans are: Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush.*


    *DISCALMER: Parts of this article have been used from http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/conservative-vs-liberal-beliefs/

  • Not even close

    I'm a registered republican, in my late 40's, and have been a registered Republican for years. I haven't stepped foot in a church for 20-plus years. I'm pro-choice. I'm pro-gay marriage. And I can't stand the Tea Partiers. I also can't stand people making assumptions about all Republicans that are complete off the mark.

  • Republicans are not conservative.

    Republicans believe in an adherence to the old and tried vs. The new and untried. Ex: free-market capitalism, a prohibitive military, equal opportunity, due process, and that while successful social programs have been implemented in the past 50+ years, there are way too many, and costing way too much. On a side note, federal debt tends to explode under Republican presidents than Democratic ones.

    Current Republicans are champions of corporate welfare like farm subsidies, which costs U.S. taxpayers $100+ billion annually. Current Republicans let Osama bin Laden off the hook for 10 years while steering the country into a fruitless, pointless, costly war in Iraq. Current Republicans exercise public policies that hinder social mobility, as evidenced that Republican-dominated states tend to have the lowest rankings of social mobility in the country. Current Republicans legalized torture and believe that Obama's policy of indefinite detention of foreigners and U.S. citizens doesn't go far enough. Current Republicans championed Medicare Part D, which was payed for on 100% borrowed money and prohibits the federal gov't from negotiating for lower drug prices via Medicare as the VA and Medicaid do.

    On the federal deficits, Republicans exploded it during the Bush years, turning a surplus into the largest deficits on record, exhausting the military on wars that weren't budgeted, their interferences on attempts to crackdown on war profiteering, attempting to pass tax cuts while said wars were going on, and then tanking the economy by inflating the mother of all financial bubbles. Afterwards, they blamed the current administration on the mess they started and have done everything in their power to undermine our fragile economy recovery.

    So no, Republicans aren't conservative. In fact, their policies resemble those found in countries such as Russia and China, which are authoritative, corrupt, and antidemocratic.


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