What Kind of a Conservative Are you?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Kat, Jul 25, 2010.

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What Kind of a Conservative Are you?

  1. I am both a fiscal and social conservative

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  2. I am a fiscal conservative only

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  3. I am not a conservative

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  4. Other

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  1. Kat
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    Kat Diamond Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I did this on another forum a while back, and it turned into some interesting conversation..


    A few years back it seemed (to me) that most, or the majority of, conservatives were both fiscal and social conservatives. Now days we are seeing a lot of fiscal conservatives which are socially liberal. I have a hard time distinguishing between the two here. Not sure what it means, but I am curious where you stand, so decided to make a poll. :)
     
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    I'm a fiscal conservative. And a registered Republican. And prolly a very socially liberal person, even by the standards of this board.

    Interesting question, Kat.
     
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    I'm a compassionate conservative. I care about the children. Therefore, I believe that all the queers should be fired from every public school job in our nation so we can teach our children without sexually confusing them and then enforce teaching guidelines so those teachers who are inept are not teaching our children.

    After all, it's all about the children. Right?
     
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    i am a fiscal conservative that has varying points of view on social issues
    like i oppose the "defense of Marriage Act" as a waste of time and the government shouldnt be involved in marriage at all and someone being married or not shouldnt change how they are treated by the government

    i believe in a strong defense
    and international trade
     
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    I pretty much am both...though on some social issues I don't feel strongly.
     
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    I said fiscal conservative only, because I think that should be the main focus in politics; where the government gets its money and how it is spent.

    On social issues, I tend to be more libertarian, and I think those issues should be decided at the state or local level.
     
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    I'm what is called fiscally conservative and socially liberal - although I dislike the fact that wanting limited government applied to all aspect of life means "socially liberal". Yes, liberal applies in the classical sense. But progressivism has perverted the meaning of liberal to mean in support of Big Government.

    Net net - the government should stay out of an individual's wallet, relationships, business, and bedroom.
     
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    "I would say quite seriously, that I am a socialist in economics, a liberal in politics, and a conservative in culture." Daniel Bell

    I differ from above as I am liberal in culture too. But for me conservatism is simply reactionary in nature and often concerned only with hierarchy or class. To be a conservative, in the sense in which tradition is the guide, would mean that the state of affairs met the criteria of a just and fair America for all - or even world. When it does that, I'll become a conservative.



    Conservative thought will be banned under the new healthcare reform as so much negativity only leads to depression and grouchy, lined faces, and furthermore is in opposition to the general welfare clause of the constitution. mc5


    Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives | Video on TED.com


    The Rhetoric of Reaction - Albert O. Hirschman - Harvard University Press

    "He argues that a triplet of 'rhetorical' criticisms--perversity, futility, and jeopardy--'has been unfailingly leveled' by 'reactionaries' at each major progressive reform of the past 300 years--those T. H. Marshall identified with the advancement of civil, political and social rights of citizenship...Charmingly written, this book can benefit a diverse readership."
     
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    Wish I'd read this before I answered. I put both.
     

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