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Conservatism is a political ideology or philosophy advocating in conserving a certian aspect of the present environment. Originally, this referred to Monarchists who support the French crown in the revolutions. Conservatism can mean many other views:

Social conservatism: Advocating no change of society's morals, even if current evidence confirms it's inaccuracy.

Fisical conservatism: Advocating rigid economic spending in order to conserve the nation's economy, from threats which could cause a collapse.

Tribal conservatism: Advocacy for keeping a hunter-gather lifestyle and against techno-progression.

Bioconservatism: Advocacy against new bio-technologies.

Wikiconservatism: New movement on Wikipedia, applying social conservatism to the encylopedia.

Neoconservatism: This new brand advocates for militant action moreso, in order to conserve the stability of the world. This advocates for economic spending on the military (contrast, Fisical conservatism).
I'm no fan of conservatism!
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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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1) A psychological condition in which an individual's inability to deal with the existential anxiety of knowing life can be lived more freely and fully manifests as a set of political beliefs.

2) A conscious effort to prevent progress.
1) Monday night football, Wednesday night church, Friday night sitcoms: these were the ideals that stood tall in Karl's mind as he waddled into the ballot box.

2) "Intelligent design applies to social Darwinism too." said George, as he signed another bill in the proud spirit of his father's conservatism.
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A cult of stupidity dedicated to making greed and bigotry moral virtues. According to the tenets of Conservatism, the interests of the rich and powerful should be protected at all costs by the government. Disciples of Conservatism believe that the poor and helpless should be kept in a state of ignorance using propaganda and fear of the Other (e.g., communists, immigrants, non-whites, terrorists).
Conservatism has stood in the way of all progress in the last 100 years.
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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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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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