Can someone show me ONE conservative ideal that has actually worked?

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    Someone started a thread titled: "Can someone show me ONE liberal ideal that has actually worked?"

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/polit...eal-that-has-actually-worked.html#post2195133

    People came up with endless ideas. Now the really odd part. Conservatives have tried to take credit for liberal ideas.

    Examples:

    Abolition

    Women's right to vote

    Social Security

    Medicare

    So I started thinking, "Where are the conservative ideas?" Beyond "let's cut taxes", what are they? We all know two areas where they are failures, "science and the economy".

    And the ideas are:
     
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    First, please define the conservative ideology as either post or pre FDR, as conservatives today were classical liberals PRE-FDR.
     
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    The constitution is a conservative document and it has worked out pretty damn well.
     
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    Yea, TODAY it's conservative, but when it was written, it was wildly liberal.
     
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    Can someone show me ONE conservative ideal that has actually worked?

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    The Constitution is generally a clasically liberal document and has worked quite well once its conservative flaws were knocked out of it.
     
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    One poor example, from hundreds of years ago, which was considered "liberal" for it's time? Is that it?

    Cause I couldn't think of any either.
     
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    Today's conservatives are today's conservatives.

    Stop living in the past.
     
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    (cough - BULLSHIT - cough)
     
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    Representative Democracy.
     

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