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People who tend to have black and white opinions on nearly every issue in the universe. Don't realize the importance of situational ethics. This is most likely the result of a fundamentalist religious upbringing.
A nine year old girl, tragically, is raped and impregnated by her stepfather. What to do? According to the religious absolutist, abortion is, under all circumstances, 100% wrong. Unless the birth is life-threatening, she can't abort.

Moderates: I don't normally support abortion, but here it's necessary.

Liberals: I think abortion is a right that belongs to the mother. I would support her right to choose if this girl was nine or twenty nine, raped or non-raped. (although i would personally disapprove of it in the latter).

Conservatives: Fucking baby killers! It's an innocent fucking BABY we're talking about!
(as opposed to a non-sentient cluster of cells, lacking a nervous system and the ability to feel pain)
by Submitter of Words June 13, 2011
A person who espouses the idea of "less government". However, they tend to espouse the idea of "less government" more when it comes to spending money for social programs. They have no qualms about looking over people's shoulders, spying on or jailing people for suspected "un-American activities" at a base that is not even on American soil. Among their interference in our lives: spying on cell phone calls without permission of Congress, saying, "I'm the president. Why do I need anyone's permission?", or using brute military force to enforce their vision of that things should be like on the outside world. They believe in torture in the name of national security. As far as financial responsibility, they believe in shrinking down every part of the government but giving the Department of Defense what is essentially a blank check, and run up horrific deficits fighting senseless, endless wars. Strength is good, but waste is not. They are often religious, but they seem to have Jesus Christ confused with Ronald Reagan. Their philosophies are often subtly or blatantly racist and xenophobic, and they have been known to advocate disenfranchisement of women and minorities (see: ann coulter because these groups overwhelmingly vote liberal and are growing much faster than the aging white male voter base they rely on. Their failed policies were rejected in the 2008 election, by the "true" patriots of our great country.
Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are examples of the consummate conservative gone mad: God, church, family, country, torture, domestic spying, and killing the ragheads.
by Proud American Liberal! February 15, 2009
Someone who falls on the "right" end of the political spectrum.

In the United States in particular, a person who cherishes the religious freedom said nation is founded upon, is hated for thinking differently from people who profess "open-mindedness" to the point of being dismissed from employment and educational institutions, and who aren't afraid to work for their own living nor to actually defend their freedoms.

One who opposes the erosion of society from psychologically destructive substances and relationship-destroying sexual promiscuity.

One who opposes freeloaders and election-rigging.
Rachel: Mike is always on time, he always gets the job done, and he hasn't called me at 3 in the morning to pick him up from a bar or bail him out of jail! How can I make the rest of my employees like that?

Steven: Well, if they were conservative like him, they would be.
by Notmy Realname November 18, 2012
A conservative is someone who adheres to principles of personal responsibility, moral values, and limited government, agreeing with George Washington's Farewell Address that "religion and morality are indispensable supports" to political prosperity.12
Former President Ronald Reagan said, "The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom."3
A conservative view as in politics, or being a true patriot of the Great Country of America. Your values and world view,
by progressivecrusher September 29, 2011
someone who likes to say "I'm not a racist, but...(insert racially insensitive comment)"
"I'm conservative but not a racist, but black people..."
by Monkk May 20, 2007
Those who believe in doing whats right and having a strong moral base. Those who believe in hard work and not being given everything by the government. The individual is the most important things to conservatives. They believe that the government isnt the answer to the problem but that government is the problem.
Liberal: The government should pay for my health care and we should tax everything.
Conservative: Stop buying weed you freaking hippy and maybe you can pay your medical bill. And give my money back so I can actually do something good with it instead of giving it to freaking drug addicts.
by reham10 July 14, 2005
Someone who believes in the principles of limited government, sound classical economic policy, and/or federalism. See founding fathers. Except Jefferson. Screw Jefferson. DO NOT SEE Neoconservative, i.e. who believes in the principles of a socially active federal government that avoids any discussion of economic theory.
I may be a conservative, but don't hold it against me, its only because I have read an economic textbook before.

Jefferson sucks.

Liberal: Don't elect him, he's a social facist!
Conservative: That may be true, but what does that have to do with me being a politician?
by REAGAN LIVES October 27, 2008