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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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We'll bring him up to be a good Conservative, you and I, Miss Cornelia."
Freddie Drummond sat in the auto, quite composed, alongside Catherine Van Vorst; but looking out of Freddie Drummond's eyes was Bill Totts, and somewhere behind those eyes, battling for the control of their mutual body, were Freddie Drummond the sane and conservative sociologist, and Bill Totts, the class-conscious and bellicose union working man.
The Conservatives did not field any candidates from the Holme Valley North ward to stand for Brockholes, Honley or Meltham.
The deputy town council chairman Barry Perkins lost his seat as did Robert Ewing, Jon Poole and Glenys Timson, with the Conservatives winning 11 of the 15 seats available to secure a comfortable majority.
Synopsis: The number of states where conservatives outnumber liberals declined in 2017 to the lowest in Gallup's trend since 2008.
If that's the measure of a conservative, then today's conservatives are failing at the task.
We can take a rough measure of the most conservative faction of conservatives in the Texas GOP by looking at those who identify with the most conservative self-rating on the 7-point "LIBCON" political ideology scale in which 1 is "extremely liberal" and 7 is "extremely conservative." (The poll item used in data collection is pictured below.)
STEPHEN Parkinson, of Newcastle Conservatives (Chronicle, June 17), criticised A Turnbull (Chronicle, June 11) for ignoring social reform carried out by Conservative governments during the last century.
IT'S THE DEBATE that won't die: the endless face-off between conservatives and libertarians over the tension between liberty and morality.
America's Future Foundation (AFF), a group geared towards ambitious young Washington conservatives like me, usually holds its monthly roundtable discussions at the Fund for American Studies on New Hampshire Avenue.
For the Department of Education, for instance, a cabinet-level department that conservatives had once rightly opposed on the grounds that schools should be locally controlled, federal spending more than doubled in five years, rising from $35.7 billion in 2001 to an estimated $84.0 billion in 2006.

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