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Conservative

A person who believes that what has been done should continue to be done as long as there is not a positive reason to change it. Conservatives may favor class distinctions as natural, or at least not harmful. In modern times, conservatism has become associated with the political right, or the belief that capitalism and the free market tend to best determine how an economy ought to be organized.
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He wrote, not of conservatism, but of the conservatives.
Some of the damning evidence he adduces is from conservatives themselves, who confess to playing up the liberal charge for partisan political advantage.
Conservatives found themselves in a rhetorical bind, because while they felt it was beneath their dignity to respond to radical critics of the social and political hierarchy, they risked leaving the field to their contemptible opponents if they refused to stoop down to refute them.
Canadian-born Fordham University anthropologist Michael Cuneo discovered that many militant prolife protesters in Toronto were Catholic conservatives who believed the church to be in crisis.
It shouldn't be surprising, then, that most conservatives today disapprove of the Bush administration.
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Goldwater's ghost hovers over Conservatives Without Conscience (Viking), the new study of "authoritarian" Republicans by John W.
It wasn't enough to permanently resolve the distinctions between social and economic conservatives that comprise the majority.
The term comes from the title of Dallas Morning News editorialist Rod Dreher's new book, "Crunchy Cons: How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip home-schooling mamas, right-wing nature lovers, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party).
While Barr insisted that the central issue in the debate was "whether or not we will remain a nation subject to and governed by the rule of law or the whim of men," Dinh insisted that true conservatives are willing and eager to trust Bush: "None of us can make a conclusive assessment as to the wisdom of that [wiretapping] program and its legality, without knowing the full operational details.
It's widely assumed that "intelligent design" (ID) is a top priority of the conservative movement, but there is one problem with that scenario: Conservatives keep speaking out against it.
The Conservatives were pulling up close in the polls.

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