Conservative and Conservation

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    It's quite ironic that they share the same root word.

    Can anybody tell us why?
     
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    I guess not. :lol:


    But whatcha gonna do? :dunno:
     
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    Its not ironic at all.

    Well, that is if you understand why conservatives are referred to as conservatives.

    Conservative does not mean the opposite of liberal from an ideological standpoint.....it means wanting to CONSERVE the way it was (is).....
     
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    I disagree. IMO it's that understanding that makes it ironic as fuck.
     
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    Or wanting to CONSERVE the amount the middle class is allowed to earn?.......Just a thought.
     
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    they both are a form of conserve......

    "to keep, preserve, keep intact, guard"

    conservatives are supposed to be resistant to change and keep to the "old ways" of doing things

    conservation is to keep the environment intact the way it was found........
     
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    Yes there are some thing conservatives believe should stay in tact, values and character being a couple. Being conservative does not mean we are against change, it merely means don't kill the cow after you milk it.

    And I agree 100% we are not the opposite of Liberal, we are just different.
     
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    The way it was (is) when?
     
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    Look at just 2 examples at where Conservatism and Liberalism grow side by side: North and South Korea, East and West Germany.

    The Liberal side is filth, destitution and poverty; the Conservative side is clean, and prosperous.

    Look at how the Liberal OWS crowd treat Zucotti Park, compare that to any Tea Party Rally.
     
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    The irony is that this doesn't describe the lion share of politicians who call themselves conservative. Perhaps those that still feel this way should call themselves Preservatives. It's actually a better word to describe that position than conservative ever was.
     

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