What is your favorite Conservative ideology?

Posted by: PetersSmith

I probably shouldn't have made this, there are way too many radical liberals on this site...

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Right-libertarianism

Right-libertarianism refers to those libertarian political philosophies that advocate both self-ownership and private property rights and free-market capitalism. This position is contrasted with that of geo-libertarianism, which maintains that natur... al resources belong to everyone in some egalitarian manner, either unowned or owned collectively. It also contrasts with forms of socialism stressing equality of outcome, since right-libertarianism may lead to an unequal distribution of natural resources, Advocates refer to it as anarcho-capitalism, laissez-faire, minarchism, classical liberalism, or simply libertarianism   more
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I hate Conservatism with every fiber of my being.

Good news, social conservatives: according to a new study, you're not bad people; you're just stupid. And also? Racists. Fox News: at long last explained by science. I'm referring to a recent study that found a strong correlation between low intell... igence (for any conservatives reading this, that means being a stupidhead) and socially-conservative and racist attitudes. Of course, that study, led by psychologist Gordon Hodson of Brock University in Toronto, measures correlation, not causation, because of how it's tough to make people stupid as part of an experiment. (Although I suspect that, say, Oral Roberts University might have a few pointers it could give researchers. Also, if a study has access to some of those icepicks they used to use for lobotomies lying around, it's a lot easier.) So stupidity doesn't necessarily cause social conservatism and racism, nor do social conservatism and racism cause stupidity; they just tend to occur together. (Like, a lot.) A whole different third factor might cause both. Your parents being siblings, for example, or how your favorite snack food is lead paint chips. Now, of course, I'm taking a nuanced piece of research and (slightly) distorting and simplifying it, in much the same manner that the news media do when they blare, "Broccoli Causes Rectal Cancer" (that one I choose to believe) or "Gun Control Leads To Rise In Knifings." The problem with most science is that it doesn't give us simple conclusions that lend themselves readily to headlines or simple courses of action. Remember how, back in the '90s, doctors and other health providers -- and of course the media -- took as an article of faith that butter was bad for you because it raised cholesterol and urged you to substitute margarine for it? If you took that advice -- and I didn't, because Julia Child was like a goddess to me -- you wound up ingesting a whole bunch of trans-fats and probably doing little or nothing to reduce your cholesterol. Plus, you missed out on lots of delicious butter-eating. So perhaps we might want to take with a grain of salt (or butter!) the slightly-more-general-than-the-research-indicates conclusion that social conservatives are, you know, a little slow. Um, bless their hearts, as one might say in the South. Their really stupid racist tiny little hearts, one might add, if one were me, and one is. Another thing to point out about this study is that it's about averages. On average, people in this study who were more socially conservative had, you know, Otises that didn't go all the way to the top floor. While it's true that on average, men are taller than women, that's not a conclusion that pertains to extremely-short me; the only women in my life than whom I'm taller are my daughters and my girlfriend, and of course, the female attendees of Dwarf-Tossing Night at my local drinking establishment. So, before you get to feeling too good about yourselves, liberals and progressives, keep in mind that while statistically speaking you might be smarter than the conservative you're arguing with, there remains the statistically not-insignificant possibility that--despite all the idiocy that conservative might spew--you might not be. If that doesn't keep you humble, nothing will. Nor do I think that my conservative friends, of which I have none, believe the ridiculous nonsense that they believe because they are stupid. (Except for the ones who support Rick Santorum. Google him!) No, I think that they believe the ridiculous nonsense that they believe because they are evil. And honestly, do we even need a study to demonstrate the correlation between social conservatism, racism and evil   more
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Cultural conservatism

Cultural conservatism is described as the preservation of the heritage of one nation, or of a shared culture that is not defined by national boundaries. Other variants of cultural conservatism are concerned with culture attached to a given language ... such as Arabic.The shared culture may be as divergent as Western culture or Chinese culture. In the United States, the term cultural conservative may imply a conservative position in the culture war. They believe strongly in traditional values and traditional politics, and often have an urgent sense of nationalism.Cultural conservatism is distinct from social conservatism, although there are some overlaps. Social conservatives believe that the government has a role in encouraging or enforcing what they consider traditional values or behaviors. A social conservative wants to preserve traditional morality and social mores, often through civil law or regulation. Social change is generally regarded as suspect   more
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Social conservatism

Social conservatism is a political ideology that focuses on the preservation of what are seen as traditional values. The accepted goals and ideologies related to preserving traditions and morality often vary from group to group within social conserv... atism. Thus, there are really no policies or positions that could be considered universal among social conservatives. There are, however, a number of general principles to which at least a majority of social conservatives adhere, such as support for traditional family values   more
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Agrarianism

Agrarianism has two common meanings. The first meaning refers to a social philosophy or political philosophy which values rural society as superior to urban society, the independent farmer as superior to the paid worker, and sees farming as a way of...  life that can shape the ideal social values. It stresses the superiority of a simpler rural life as opposed to the complexity of city life, with its banks and factories.The American Thomas Jefferson was a representative agrarian who built Jeffersonian Democracy around the notion that farmers are “the most valuable citizens” and the truest republicans.The philosophical roots of agrarianism include European and Chinese philosophers. The Chinese School of Agrarianism was a philosophy that advocated peasant utopian communalism and egalitarianism. In societies influenced by Confucianism, the farmer was considered an esteemed productive member of society, whereas merchants who made money were looked down upon. This influenced European intellectuals like François Quesnay, an avid Confucianist and advocate of China's agrarian policies, forming the French agrarian philosophy of Physiocracy   more
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Christian right

Christian right or religious right is a term used in the United States to describe right-wing Christian political factions that are characterized by their strong support of socially conservative policies. Christian conservatives principally seek to ... apply their understanding of the teachings of Christianity to politics and public policy by proclaiming the value of those teachings and/or by seeking to use those teachings to influence law and public policy.In the U.S., the Christian right is an informal coalition formed around a core of evangelical Protestants and Catholics. The Christian right draws additional support from politically conservative mainline Protestants, Jews, and Mormons. The movement has its roots in American politics going back as far the 1940s and has been especially influential since the 1970s. Their influence draws, in part, from grassroots activism as well as their focus on social issues and ability to motivate the electorate around those issues. The Christian right is notable today for advancing socially conservative positions on issues including school prayer, intelligent design, stem cell research, homosexuality, contraception, abortion, and pornography   more
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Black conservatism

Black conservatism is a political and social movement rooted in communities of African descent that aligns largely with the conservative movement around the world. It often emphasizes patriotism, independence and self-sufficiency, free enterprise, a... nd strong cultural conservatism within the context of the Black church. In the United States it is often, but not exclusively, associated with the Republican Party   more
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Reactionary

A reactionary is a person who holds political viewpoints that favor a return to a previous state in a society. The word can also be an adjective describing such viewpoints or policies. Reactionaries are considered to be one end of a political spectr... um whose opposite pole is progressivism/radicalism, though reactionary ideologies may be themselves radical. While it has not been generally considered positive to be regarded as a reactionary, it has been adopted as a self-description by some, such as Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Gerald Warner of Craigenmaddie, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, and John Lukacs   more
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Compassionate conservatism

Compassionate conservatism is a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society. The term itself is often credited to U.S. historian and politician Doug W... ead who used it as the title of a speech in 1979. This label and philosophy has been espoused by U.S. Republican and Democratic politicians since then though in recent times it has been strongly associated with former U.S. President George W. Bush who commonly used the term to describe his personal views. This philosophy has also been espoused in the United Kingdom by British Prime Minister David Cameron   more
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Carlism

Carlism is a traditionalist and legitimist political movement in Spain seeking the establishment of a separate line of the Bourbon dynasty on the Spanish throne. This line descended from Don Carlos, Count of Molina, and was founded due to dispute ov... er the succession laws and widespread dissatisfaction with the Alfonsine line of the House of Bourbon. The movement was at its strongest in the 1830s but had a revival following Spain's defeat in the Spanish-American War in 1898, when Spain lost its last remaining significant overseas territories of Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico to the United States.An exceptionally long-lived movement, Carlism was a significant force in Spanish politics from 1833 until the end of the Francoist regime in 1975. In this capacity, it was the cause of several major wars during the 19th century, and an important factor in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s   more
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Civic conservatism

Civic conservatism is a form of modern conservatism developed by the Conservative intellectual David Willetts. First introduced in his is the idea of focussing on the institutions between the state and individuals as a policy concern. His 1995 pamph... let, "Civic Conservatism" wished to "place the free market in the context of institutions and values which make up civil society". The examples of these institutions were the "network of voluntary organisations", from hospitals to guilds, which had been "weakened if not destroyed by the advance of the State". [D. Willetts, Civic Conservatism, pp 15, 18]Fourteen years after the publication of "Civic Conservatism" Willetts gave the inaugural Oakeshott Memorial Lecture to the London School of Economics in which he made an attempt to explain how theory can be used to help think about how to improve social capital. Willetts attempted to use the works of Ken Binmore to explain how such a civic-centred policy could emerge, and in what conditions it would thrive."Civic conservatism, like free market economics, proceeds from deep-seated individual self-interest towards a stable cooperation   more
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Fiscal conservatism

Fiscal conservatism is a politicoeconomic philosophy with regard to fiscal policy and the advocating of fiscal responsibility. Fiscal conservatives advocate the avoidance of deficit spending, the reduction of overall government spending and national...  debt, and ensuring balanced budgets. Fiscal conservatives would also support pay-as-you-go financial policies. Free trade, deregulation of the economy, lower taxes, and other conservative policies are also often, but not necessarily, associated with fiscal conservatism   more
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Anarcho-Conservatism

One who opposes the state and all government control, whilst remaining socially conservative. Conservative anarchists oppose state coercion but do not necessarily object to a naturally occuring hierarchy in certain social situations, e.g. religious ... institutions   more
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Christian democracy

Christian democracy is a political ideology which emerged in nineteenth-century Europe under the influence of conservatism and Catholic social teaching. It was originally conceived as a combination of traditional Catholic beliefs and modern democrat... ic ideas, but over time it grew to incorporate a variety of views from different Christian denominations and from different political thinkers. Christian democracy continues to be influential in Europe and Latin America, though in a number of countries its Christian ethos has been challenged by secularization.In practice, Christian democracy is often considered conservative on cultural, social, and moral issues, while advocating a social market economy. In Europe, where Christian democrats defined their views as an alternative to the more leftist ideology of social democracy, Christian democratic parties are moderately conservative and center-right overall, whereas in the very different cultural and political environment of South America they tend to lean to the left in economical issues, and to the extreme right in social issues   more
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Toryism

A Tory holds a political philosophy based on the traditionalism and conservatism originating with the Cavalier faction during the English Civil War. This ideology is prominent in the politics of the United Kingdom, and also appears in parts of the C... ommonwealth, particularly in Canada. It also had exponents in parts of the former British Empire, such as the Loyalists of British America who opposed American independence during the American Revolutionary War. The Tory ethos has been summed up with the phrase 'God, King and Country.' Tories generally advocate monarchism, are usually of a High Church Anglican religious heritage, and are opposed to the radical liberalism of the Whig faction. Under the Corn Laws a majority of Tories supported protectionist agrarianism with tariffs being imposed abroad at the time for sustainability, self-sufficiency and enhanced wages in rural employment.The Tory political faction originally emerged within the Parliament of England to uphold the legitimist rights of James, Duke of York, to succeed his brother Charles II to the throne   more
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Traditionalist conservatism

Traditionalist conservatism, also known as traditional conservatism, traditionalism, classical conservatism and (in the United Kingdom and Canada) Toryism, is a political philosophy emphasizing the need for the principles of natural law and transcen... dent moral order, tradition, hierarchy and organic unity, agrarianism, classicism and high culture, and the intersecting spheres of loyalty. Some traditionalists have embraced the labels "reactionary" and "counterrevolutionary", defying the stigma that has attached to these terms since the Enlightenment   more
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Green conservatism

Green conservatism is a subset of conservatives who have incorporated green concerns into their ideology. Variants of green conservatism are most common where a pre-existing conservative movement are strongest, especially in the nations of the Anglo... sphere   more
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Paleoconservatism

Paleoconservatism (sometimes shortened to paleocon) is a conservative political philosophy found primarily in the United States stressing tradition, limited government, civil society, anti-colonialism and anti-federalism, along with religious, regio... nal, national and Western identity. Paleoconservatives in the 21st century often highlight their points of disagreement with neoconservatives, especially regarding issues such as military interventionism, illegal immigration and high rates of legal immigration, as well as multiculturalism, affirmative action, and foreign aid, all of which they oppose. They also criticize social welfare and social democracy, which some refer to as the "therapeutic managerial state", the "welfare-warfare state" or "polite totalitarianism". They identify as the legitimate heirs to the American conservative tradition. Paul Gottfried is credited with coining the term in the 1980s. He says the term originally referred to various Americans, such as conservative and traditionalist Catholics and agrarian Southerners, who turned to anticommunism during the Cold War. Paleoconservatism is closely linked with distributism   more
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Roman Catholic conservatism

Traditionalist Catholics are Roman Catholics who believe that there should be a restoration of many or all of the liturgical forms, public and private devotions and presentations of Catholic teachings which prevailed in the Catholic Church before th... e Second Vatican Council. They are most commonly associated with an attachment to the Mass liturgy in general use in that time period, but their theological and practical concerns are broader in scope.Traditionalist Catholics are distinct from other Catholics who have a broadly "traditional" or conservative outlook   more
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Monarchism

Monarchism is the advocacy of a monarch or monarchical rule. A monarchist is an individual who supports this form of government, independent from any specific monarch; one who espouses a particular monarch is a royalist. Conversely, the opposition t... o monarchical rule is sometimes referred to as republicanism.Depending on the county, a monarchist may advocate for the rule of the person who sits on the throne, a pretender, or someone who would otherwise occupy the throne but has been deposed   more
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Bioconservatism

Bioconservatism (a portmanteau word combining "biology" and "conservatism") is a stance of hesitancy about technological development especially if it is perceived to threaten a given social order. Strong bioconservative positions include opposition ... to genetic modification of food crops, the cloning and genetic engineering of livestock and pets, and, most prominently, rejection of the genetic, prosthetic, and cognitive modification of human beings to overcome what are broadly perceived as current human biological and cultural limitations. Bioconservatives range in political perspective from right-leaning religious and cultural conservatives to left-leaning environmentalists and technology critics. What unifies bioconservatives is skepticism about medical and other biotechnological transformations of the living world. Typically less sweeping as a critique of technological society than bioluddism, the bioconservative perspective is characterized by its defense of the natural, deployed as a moral category. Although techno-progressivism is the stance which contrasts with bioconservatism in the biopolitical spectrum, both techno-progressivism and bioconservatism, in their more moderate expressions, share an opposition to unsafe, unfair, undemocratic forms of technological development, and both recognize that such developmental modes can facilitate unacceptable recklessness and exploitation, exacerbate injustice and incubate dangerous social discontent   more
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Conservatism (general)

Conservatism as a political and social philosophy promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of the culture and civilization. A person who follows the philosophies of conservatism is referred to as a traditionalist or conserva... tive typically with regard to the values and social structures before the French Revolution of the 1790s when "liberalism" presented a modern alternative. Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others, called reactionaries, oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were". The first established use of the term in a political context originated with François-René de Chateaubriand in 1818, during the period of Bourbon restoration that sought to roll back the policies of the French Revolution. The term, historically associated with right-wing politics, has since been used to describe a wide range of views. There is no single set of policies that are universally regarded as conservative, because the meaning of conservatism depends on what is considered traditional in a given place and time   more
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Conservative liberalism

Conservative liberalism is a more positive and less radical variant of classical liberalism. Conservative liberal parties combine liberal policies with more traditional stances on social and ethical issues. Robert Kraynak of The New Criterion offer... s this view of conservative liberalism: "Instead of following progressive liberalism, conservative liberals draw upon pre-modern sources, such as classical philosophy (with its ideas of virtue, the common good, and natural rights), Christianity (with its ideas of natural law, the social nature of man, and original sin), and ancient institutions (such as common law, corporate bodies, and social hierarchies). This gives their liberalism a conservative foundation. It means following Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Edmund Burke rather than Locke or Kant; it usually includes a deep sympathy for the politics of the Greek polis, the Roman Republic, and Christian monarchies. But, as realists, conservative liberals acknowledge that classical and medieval politics cannot be restored in the modern world. And, as moralists, they see that the modern experiment in liberty and self-government has the positive effect of enhancing human dignity as well as providing an opening (even in the midst of mass culture) for transcendent longings for eternity. At its practical best, conservative liberalism promotes ordered liberty and establishes constitutional safeguards against tyranny. The roots of conservative liberalism are to be found at the beginning of the history of liberalism. Until the two world wars, in most European countries the political class was formed by conservative liberals, from Germany to Italy. The events such as World War I occurring after 1917 brought the more radical version of classical liberalism to a more conservative (i.E. More moderate) type of liberalism. Conservative liberal parties have tended to develop in those European countries where there was no strong secular conservative party and where the separation of church and state was less of an issue. In those countries, where the conservative parties were Christian-democratic, this conservative brand of liberalism developed   more
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Liberal conservatism

As both "conservatism" and "liberalism" have had different meanings over time and across countries, the term liberal conservatism has been used in quite different senses. In political science, the term is used to refer to ideologies that combine the...  advocacy of laissez-faire economic principles, such as respect for contracts, defense of private property and free markets with the belief in natural inequality, the importance of religion, and the value of traditional morality through a framework of limited, constitutional, representative government. It contrasts with classical liberalism and especially aristocratic conservatism, rejecting the principle of equality as something in discordance with human nature, instead emphasizing the idea of natural inequality.As the conservative ideology in democratic countries embraced typical liberal institutions such as the rule of law, private property, market economy, and constitutional representative government, the liberal element of liberal conservatism became consensual outside of the socialist camp   more
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Libertarian conservatism

Libertarian conservatism is a conservative political philosophy and ideology that combines right-libertarian politics and conservative values. Libertarian conservatives' first value is negative liberty to achieve socially and culturally conservative...  ends. They reject liberal social engineering. Frank Meyer, a co-founder of National Review has called this combination fusionism. In political science, the term is used to refer to ideologies that combine the advocacy of economic principles, such as fiscal discipline, respect for contracts, defense of private property and free markets and the classical conservative stress on self-help and freedom of choice under a laissez-faire capitalist society with social tenets such as the belief in natural inequality, the importance of religion, and the value of traditional morality through a framework of limited, constitutional, representative government.Freedom & Virtue: The Conservative Libertarian Debate, edited by George W. Carey, contains essays which describe "the tension between liberty and morality" as "the main fault line dividing the two philosophies.   more
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National conservatism

National conservatism is a political term used primarily in Europe to describe a variant of conservatism which concentrates more on national interests than standard conservatism as well as upholding cultural and ethnic identity, while not being outs... pokenly nationalist or supporting a far-right approach. In Europe, national conservatives are usually eurosceptics.National conservatism is related to social conservatism: national conservative parties are "socially traditional", i.e. they support traditional family and social stability. According to one Sieglinde Rosenberger, "national conservatism praises the family as a home and a centre of identity, solidarity and emotion." Many national conservatives are thus social conservatives, as well as in favour of limiting immigration and enacting law-and-order policies.According to V.C. Mandal, "besides those common elements, national conservatives may hold different views in different countries, depending on local factors   more
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New Right

New Right is used in several countries as a descriptive term for various policies or groups that are right-wing. It has also been used to describe the emergence of Eastern European parties after the collapse of the Soviet Union and systems using Sov... iet-style communism   more
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Old Right

The Old Right is a branch of American conservatism that was most active in the early 20th century and opposed both New Deal domestic programs of the 1930s and U.S. entry into World War I and World War II.Many members of this faction were associated ... with the Republicans of the interwar years led by Robert Taft and Herbert Hoover. Some were Democrats. They were called the "Old Right" to distinguish them from their New Right successors, such as Barry Goldwater, who came to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s and favored an interventionist foreign policy to battle international communism. Many members of the Old Right favored laissez-faire classical liberalism; some were business-oriented conservatives; others were ex-radicals who moved sharply to the right, like the novelist John Dos Passos; still others, like the Southern Agrarians, were traditionalists who dreamed of restoring a premodern communal society. The Old Right's devotion to anti-imperialism were at odds with the spreading of progressive culture and global democracy, the top-down transformation of local heritage, social and institutional engineering of the political Left and even some from the modern Right-wing   more
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One-nation conservatism

One-nation conservatism is a form of British political conservatism that views society as organic and values paternalism and pragmatism. The phrase "One-nation Tory" originated with Benjamin Disraeli, who served as the chief Conservative spokesman a... nd became Conservative Prime Minister in February 1868. He devised it to appeal to working class men as a solution to worsening divisions in society.As a political philosophy, one-nation conservatism reflects the belief that societies exist and develop organically, and that members within them have obligations towards each other. There is particular emphasis on the paternalistic obligation of the upper classes to those classes below them.The ideology featured heavily during Disraeli's terms in government, during which considerable social reforms were passed. Towards the end of the 19th century, the party moved away from paternalism in favour of free market capitalism, but fears of extremism during the interwar period caused the revival of one-nation conservatism   more
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Theoconservatism

Theoconservatism (or simply theocon) is a portmanteau of "theocracy" and "conservatism" and is generally used as a political label referring to members of the Christian right, particularly those whose ideology is a synthesis of elements of American ... conservatism, conservative Christianity, and social conservatism, expressed through political means. This term first appeared in 1996 in a The New Republic article entitled "Neocon v. Theocon" by Jacob Heilbrunn, where he wrote that "[T]he neoconservatives believe that America is special because it was founded on an idea—a commitment to the rights of man embodied in the Declaration of Independence—not in ethnic or religious affiliations. The theocons, too, argue that America is rooted in an idea, but they believe that idea is Christianity.   more
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Neoconservatism

Neoconservatism is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s. Many of its adherents rose to political fame during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Neoconservatives peaked in infl... uence during the presidency of George W. Bush, when they played a major role in promoting and planning the invasion of Iraq. Prominent neoconservatives in the Bush administration included Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, Elliott Abrams, Richard Perle, and Paul Bremer. The term "neoconservative" refers to those who made the ideological journey from the anti-Stalinist left to the camp of American conservatism. Neoconservatives frequently advocate the "assertive" promotion of democracy and promotion of "American national interest" in international affairs including by means of military force. The movement had its intellectual roots in the Jewish monthly review magazine Commentary. C. Bradley Thompson, a professor at Clemson University, claims that most influential neoconservatives refer explicitly to the theoretical ideas in the philosophy of Leo Strauss   more
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Southern Agrarians

The Southern Agrarians were a group of twelve American writers, poets, essayists, and novelists, all with roots in the Southern United States, who joined together to write a pro-Southern agrarian manifesto, a collection of essays published in 1930 t... itled I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition. They were major contributors to the revival of Southern literature in the 1920s and 1930s now known as the Southern Renaissance.The Southern Agrarians were based at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and its unofficial leader was John Crowe Ransom   more
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Communitarianism

Communitarianism is a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual man and woman and the community. Although the community might be a family unit, communitarianism usually is understood, in the wider, philosophical sense, as a co... llection of interactions, among a community of people in a given place, or among a community who share an interest or who share a history. Communitarian philosophy is derived from the assumption that a person's individuality is the product of community relationships, rather than a product derived only from personal traits   more
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benjaminimuffin says2014-10-25T20:42:56.4379068-05:00
This site seems to be mostly moderate and conservative. Haven't met many as radical as me
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T20:43:28.2783232-05:00
Benjaminimuffin: Pfft.
benjaminimuffin says2014-10-25T20:46:00.1531894-05:00
Well, define radical liberal. Someone said this site has a strong preference for Social Darwinism. That sort of lines up with a more individualistic, self-centered way of thinking.
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T20:48:17.4626290-05:00
Benjaminimuffin: I don't know, the people on this site can never be satisfied with what I do. Especially for something like this.
rphk123 says2014-10-25T20:48:18.6638136-05:00
Someone put in some work making this poll.
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T20:48:53.1555396-05:00
Benjaminimuffin: By the way, you changed your vote correctly. Reactionaries are like the Dixiecrats.
benjaminimuffin says2014-10-25T20:50:28.3473498-05:00
Do you think you're here for some greater purpose?
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T20:53:20.1574992-05:00
Benjaminimuffin: No...
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-25T21:02:10.4761266-05:00
Way to make an unbiased poll, Smith. Are you TRYING to make every Conservative on this Site hate you?
benjaminimuffin says2014-10-25T21:05:00.2810381-05:00
Why would conservatives hate this??
blackkid says2014-10-25T21:05:13.9933502-05:00
I didn't even know there were this many types. I don't understand the point in human games like politics. Seems juvenile.
benjaminimuffin says2014-10-25T21:05:37.5492629-05:00
Oh wait....What
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-25T21:08:24.1070768-05:00
Read what it says on the option "I hate Conservatism with every fiber of my being." The poll was okay up until that point.
benjaminimuffin says2014-10-25T21:10:50.0332184-05:00
That's not Peters being biased. She's just representing anyone who might feel that way
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T21:11:45.7734476-05:00
Vox_Veritas: If you don't vote for one of these that means you do hate conservatism as many of these represent a variety of views.
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T21:12:32.9802580-05:00
Vox_Veritas: i think even if you're a communist you could vote for one of these.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-25T21:12:38.4871992-05:00
If that's the case, then I apologize to PetersSmith.
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T21:13:48.0145475-05:00
Vox_Veritas: I include radical options like that for almost all my polls. I did the same poll for communism and anarchism that had the same option. The article there is literally just an article taken from the internet.
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T21:14:25.2831864-05:00
Benjaminimuffin: Although speaking of radical liberals, can you believe there's anarcho-conservatism? That doesn't even make sense to me.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-25T21:14:27.4048000-05:00
For the record, I scored a 26 on the ACT. That's not below average by any means.
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T21:15:04.2522362-05:00
Vox_Veritas: Those aren't my words, it's an article expressing dislike towards conservatives.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-25T21:16:19.0144536-05:00
I owe you an apology then. I am sorry, and I feel ashamed for lashing out that way.
benjaminimuffin says2014-10-25T21:19:21.2632727-05:00
Vox: Idk if your ACT score is relevant, haha. And no Peters, I can't!!! Conservatives seem to value law and order to a high degree
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T21:20:10.8241550-05:00
Benjaminimuffin: Actually, it wasn't even on the websites I used, I wouldn't have found it if I didn't look up famous people for most of the options.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-10-25T22:20:37.6226213-05:00
PetersSmith: I'm satisfied :(
PetersSmith says2014-10-25T23:58:16.7844208-05:00
Comrade_Silly_Otter: You seriously just couldn't have voted for conservative liberalism or the other one with "liberal" in its name?
SweetTea says2014-10-26T03:27:41.0899001-05:00
It wasn't offered here, but there is such a thing as Progressive Republicans. They have candidates in office & running for office. The idea has been around since Teddy Roosevelt's time. Https://www.Facebook.Com/ProgressiveRepublicans
PetersSmith says2014-10-26T10:59:42.8087757-05:00
SweetTea: Sorry, but they're center-left, which means that that counts as a liberal ideology and I included general progressive as an option for that poll.
briantheliberal says2014-10-26T13:16:29.0626180-05:00
"there are way too many radical liberals on this site..." - Yes, just ignore all of the radical Conservatives on this site who are openly and proudly racist and homophobic. Anything that does not align with a Conservative's beliefs are "radical" ie all liberals despite how radial they actually are.
PetersSmith says2014-10-26T13:18:14.1116712-05:00
Briantheliberal: Look at that, a radical liberal.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-26T13:18:38.7284484-05:00
How does one define radical? Why is radicalism bad?
PetersSmith says2014-10-26T13:19:41.5142300-05:00
Vox_Veritas: It's not bad, but you take a lot of heat from them if you make a poll like this and that irritates me.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-26T13:21:48.2216484-05:00
Admittedly it does bug me how absolutely unquestioning many Conservatives are of their Government. That being said, I don't agree with the "Im gonna derned darn rebel 'ginst duh Gubbermint" Conservatives.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-26T13:23:09.0608484-05:00
Again, I apologize for attacking you like that. I thought you were insulting Conservatives.
PetersSmith says2014-10-26T13:25:53.8456734-05:00
Vox_Veritas: Even if I was intentionally insulting conservatives I have every right to do that.
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-26T13:30:25.2734152-05:00
In that case, I had a right to lash out at you. What is your ideology, by the way?
PetersSmith says2014-10-26T13:31:36.5801010-05:00
Vox_Veritas: This: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SbC1w7EL1QY/UqtTuggr-rI/AAAAAAAAKww/RItiEd3v-l0/s1600/i-see-no-god-only-doge.jpg
Vox_Veritas says2014-10-26T13:32:28.0242836-05:00
You have got to be kidding me.
PetersSmith says2014-10-26T13:33:27.6194774-05:00
Vox_Veritas: Maybe...
briantheliberal says2014-10-26T21:55:58.1962019-05:00
Thanks for the compliment, I'd rather be called a radical liberal than a radical conservative.

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