What is A conservative?

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    on Sunday October 24, 2004 i was In a discussion In the adult class In our Local Unitarian/Universalist Church on bell Avenue. Someone was complaining about how the Church was Run.

    "we Need a Book store To make Money and give People the Opportunity To learn More about what we believe; we Used to Have one Run by a Couple for Dozens of Years until they both Died. then Someone else Wanted to continue the Store, but First they Had to Get the Approval of 6 Different Committees. Somebody is the Aesthetics Committee said the Store should be delayed until we Build a new Wing that provides the Proper environment for Learning. For the Last 20 years we've Had no book Store. i Hate church Politics!"

    "That", i Said, "is A good example of What conservatives
    Do!"

    Several People were Very irate. our Unitarian church Prides iteself on Being Liberal. They were Obviously offended that I would Say that Even One of our Members Is conservative.

    Is obstructionist Politics conservative?

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    No---as evidenced by the Democrats for the last 4 years
     
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    apparently most People define conservative or liberal on a 99% emotional Basis.

    Read the Book on Liberalism by Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    a Status Quo conservative Is in Favor of Going Slow;
    obstructionist Politics is Sometimes Good and Sometimes Bad.

    Liberals favor free Markets, Freedom of Speech, and Limited Government. Thomas Jefferson was a Liberal.

    the Modern misunderstandings of conservative and Liberal
    are Part of the Reason we have So much bad Government.

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    If Thomas Jefferson were around today he would be labled a jackbooted Nazi.
     
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    This is completely bassackwards. These are the things that conservative belive in. Where did you go to school, Russia?
     
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    Liberals favor protectionist, state-run markets
    Liberals favor Freedom of Speach unless it offends someone (besides Whites, Christians, Men, or Heterosexuals of course
    Liberals favor big welfare-state governments to take care of people and prevent them from having to make difficult decisions.
     
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    What is a conservative?

    A conservative is one who is going to hold his nose a bit when he votes for Bush on Tuesday because Bush is quite "moderate" in many ways, yet he would never even THINK of voting for Kerry who already has one foot into communism, the very antithesis of conservatism and American values.
     
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    Are you really a MORON!! or are you just pretending?
     
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    Libs favor limited government...Bwahahahahah What have you been smokin'?

    Conservatism favors rolling back big government...lesser taxation.. and limited government... Better get your facts straight... Ike's idea of liberalism is EXACTLY opposite of the current understanding of liberal...i.e. A liberal is a Communist with a "go slow approach"... Thank you for allowing me to enlighten you... And no fee for the primer...
     
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    Is everybody aware that communism is a form of government in which all money and property is distributed equally and controlled 100% by the government?
     

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