During the French Revolution, the nobility sat in the right wing (in contrast to the common people who sat in the left wing). To this day, the right wing continues to represent the rich and the powerful.
The right wing supports the status quo by oppressing the lower classes.
by spline November 23, 2007
Actually slang. Derived from how the conservatives in france, during the French revolutin, sat on the right side of their governing house (whatever that was). In America, (and this is widely misunderstood by college students) Right Wing refers to conservatives who, by their nature, favor a small limited government with little power and little control over the people, with most of the power residing within the local state governments. Basically anti-federalist. In other words, the politicians who DON'T want more government involved with your everyday life. They don't want the government to get too big have a lot of control over the people.
Eisenhower, cosidering his spending and civil rights work, was clearly right wing.
by dax November 18, 2004
Known as Hard-Liners in most political parties around the word. In United States it’s ideology for traditional values is it’s basis. Modern day right wing Republicans are controlled by the Christian ideology.
The right wing of the Republicain Party secret motto for you is to REPRODUCE, OBEY, and CONSUME.
by John Hopper June 20, 2005