Compare And Contrast Modern Conservatism

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Stephen Truong POL-1-28611 Due November 26th, 2014 Compare and Contrast Modern Conservatism and Modern Liberalism. Conservatism and Liberalism are the two mainstream ideologies that the majority of Americans think and make their political decisions today. Since The United States of America became a country and started its Democracy, its political ideas have changed in some ways. Although modern Conservatism and modern Liberalism are seen as very different beliefs they both share some of the same roots, problems and can agree upon certain aspects of political beliefs. These political views of the government’s role in our society have changed over the years, but the basic ideas and most of their principles have remained the same. Supporters…show more content…
They prefer “A state in which an individual or a small group are able to dominate the wills of their fellows without check is a despotism, whether it is called monarchical or aristocratic or democratic,” (Guide, Pg. 45) and feel that they only thing that tax payer’s money should go to are public constructions and public educations and other forms of public commodities. They believe that the best government is one that protects its citizens from foreign powers, and from crime. They feel that the society should be the one that motivates its people to help themselves, and gives them an opportunity to maximize their potential to achieve whatever it is they want. Furthermore they want to constrain the central government from intervening into the economic market and any other private or public businesses, goods, and services. Conservatives have a really strong commitment to the limit of power of the government. They believe there should be just enough jurisdiction within the society to better aid our country. This political view is seen to give the maximum amount of freedom where the individual is held accountable for his future and other problems that the individual might run into. Conservatism also link freedom with property, they believe that “… the foundation of private property, great civilizations are built. The more widespread is the possession of private property, the more stable and productive is a commonwealth…” (Guide, Pg. 44) Conservatives beliefs are what seems to be trusting to the society and its

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