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Conservatism

The philosophy 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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But the connection between evangelical Christianity and conservative politics became clear before the end of Carter's term with the formation of Jerry Falwells Moral Majority.
The researchers cite several studies and quote from a recent book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, by Robert Putnam and David Campbell, who argue that in recent decades "religiosity and conservative politics became increasingly aligned, and abortion and gay rights became emblematic of the emergent culture wars.
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Many outsider candidates give voice to voter discontent with the status quo, but Rand does so while offering a deeper philosophy that ventures beyond mere populism: a substantive conservative politics.
Manor attempts to make his case by demonstrating that at key moments, the Forward advanced conservative politics either by abstaining from debate or by urging its readers to accept the judgment of wealthy and established communal leaders like Schiff and Marshall.
Group members, 18-40 years old, will discuss conservative politics, 7-9 p.
It appears now, however, that the conservative politics of middle-class cultural resentment may have finally reached its point of rapidly diminishing returns, starved slowly by a lack of external nourishment.
When I first became active in Conservative politics I stood for Parliament in Hartlepool and was constantly impressed that the nuclear power station there enjoyed widespread support from the local community.
Benson added with a laugh: "How could it be, given the conservative politics of most Mormons.
Hands met his wife, Julia, while she was at Cambridge and he at Oxford, together involved in Conservative politics.
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Pinsky points out that conservative views of scripture and theology do not always coexist with conservative politics, a crucial (if familiar) point.

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