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Conservatism is a political philosophy that is used in politics trying to keep tradition and avoiding changes in countries. Conservatism is rightist, not far-right but definitely not leftist.
Liberal(believes in Liberalism): I told you, we MUST raise the tax for the rich!
Conservative(believes in Conservatism): How about we not do it?
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a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports, at the most, minimal and gradual change in society.
Conservatism is the opposite of Liberalism
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The belief that there is a massive worldwide conspiracy put forth by the vast majority of journalists, historians, doctors, scientists and teachers that can only be thwarted by a few plucky oil barons, corporate lobbyists and their billionaire allies.
Thank God for conservatism: people with financial interests against research and learning would never lie to me!
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Social Conservatism-The belief that other than evil religions that religion and religous values shouldn't be abolished. They uphold the beliefs and morals of the 3 major religions in the USA.

Fiscal Conservatism-The idea that capitalism works, and people have a right to their money & that people who don't work also don't have a right to it. Idea that government shouldn't rob it's hard working citizens and give it to bums.
A.K.A. Capitalism

Foreign policy conservatism- the idea that freedom and life are worth fighting for, and oppression, communism, and dictatorships are worth fighting against. They also realize that it makes a lot more sense to attack enemies when they're weak rather than when they're strong(ex. Bill Clinton is not a foreign policy conservative, he's to blame for 9/11). They know America the most amazing country in history and that will ever be is worth fighting for.

Immigration-They believe that criminals that cross our borders don't deserve a reward for breaking international laws. But they do however support that foreigners(some) deserve the American dream.
Conservatism is for people who are on God's side, the side of economics, and America's side.
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Conservatism is a political philosophy for a ruling class and economics – it recognizes a poor class and supports the fact that it will always exist, and it goes on to talk about the elitist class (the wealthy or upper class) – Conservatives believe that this elitist class is the superior class and they deserve to be the ruling class. The elitist class has no obligation to the lower classes. They believe the elitist class is the elitist class because they work harder and are smarter then the lower classes – therefore they deserver positions of power. Conservatism is basically a survival of the fittest philosophy.
For example Ronald Reagan exemplified the conservative ideals with his theory of supply-side economy better know as Reaganomics.

Macridis, Roy C. "Conservatism." Microsoft® Encarta® 2006 DVD. Redmond, WA:
Source: Microsoft Corporation, 2005.

"Ronald Reagan." Microsoft® Encarta® 2006 DVD. Redmond, WA:
Source: Microsoft Corporation, 2005.
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A political ideology that is popular among the white people that believes in a conspiracy theory that Jews are smuggling in immigrants to overthrow the white people and that white people are perfect and superior to the other races, but it is actually used to scam white people out of basic necessities like healthcare or social security.

Conservatism also hates science, and rejects vaccines and denies climate change.
White people: Conservatism will save our superior race, so I'm going to vote against my own interests. Who needs healthcare and vaccines? All I need is my racist hatred.

Other people: Yea... sounds about white.
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Like communism is portrayed in the U.S., looks good on paper, doesn't work very well when implicated. However, communism actually works sometimes, unlike this, and taxes are what you have to deal with if you don't want an idiot to be your president, don't vote for conservatists, unless you are really convinced it will work. However, to prevent the American revolution from repeating, one of them every 200 years is good enough.
Who the heck ever thought conservatism would actually work?
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