Why Conservatism and Not Moderation as Answer to Liberalism?

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    I'm wondering why those who dislike liberalism so commonly view conservatism as the antidote to liberalism?

    I do not understand this, for the following reason:

    It does not make sense to me that the answer to a perceived form of extremism (liberalism) is another form of extremism (conservatism); rather, it seems to me that the answer to extremism (of any kind) is moderation.

    Is this not the case?

    I give you an example (and I don't mean to change the subject -- this is just meant to be one example): Fox News claims that it is the answer to the liberal mainstream media. But it makes no sense to me that the answer to liberal-biased media ought to be conservative-biased media. Should not the answer really be no-biased media (i.e., moderate, objective, dispassionate, neutral media)?

    In short, why conservatism over liberalism and not moderation over liberalism?
     
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    Oh please.. McLame is the chief conservative apologist and you see where that got us. Tell you what, for those of you liberal - lites intent on hijacking the conservative movement under the guise of compassionate conservatism, liberals love ya.. move along and go join the Democrat party. NO MORE PANDERING TO LIBERALS.. This country cannot afford it. If you hadn't noticed, we're in deep shit.. how much more do you want to give to lib policies??? NO THANKS.
     
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    Owl

    First... welcome aboard

    Second... What the extreme leftists are counting on is your approach... it is easier for the to continue to move further left when the 'opposition' moves more left in the guise of "moderation"... it is how we have got to the horrible place we are today...

    Third... Conservatism is not extremism... It's not RHINO moderate, but it's not extremism... Right wing nutjobs would be the extremism... The super religious right or whatever other groups you would wish to name from that area of the political spectrum... personally I think that conservatives and blue dogs would be a group that could work well together... but hey, maybe that's just me
     
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    reasearch was done by a university. They declared that Fox was the least biased news. Even CNN is liberal. So your example sucks.

    And moderation as a counter to libralism is what got us here. So history is against doing it some more.

    Unless you are insane.
     
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    There's your answer.

    Liberals started this country..and have maintained it.

    Conservatives..like the ones seeking to own other humans beings..work diligently to change it to something more suitable to conservatism..like a theocracy or plutocracy.

    Very simple.
     
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    Comedy gold.

    Even Chris Wallace admits to the bias of FOX.

    Still out on the news part.:eusa_whistle:

    In any case..which university?
     
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    Moderation = Giving up half of what you care for and believe in.
     
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    And it's lines like that that show your ignorance and hyper-partisanship
     
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    Conservatism coupled with Libertarianism is not extreme, it's gets us to where we need to be as a country of grown ups; acting with the least possible governmental interference.

    Also, moderation is for whimpy, indecisive people, there is no book of "Famous Moderates"
     
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    Forcing people to live in reality - to accept and endure the consequences of their choices - is the only real antidote to liberalism.
     
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