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Voted "Conservative," but I always, when I see this kind of question, have to put an asterisk over it. My conservatism is not what Americans typically call conservative. Because what Americans call conservative is, historically speaking, not conservatism but is, rather, classical liberalism.My conservatism, which for convenience I will call classical or Tory conservatism, traces its intellectual pedigree through Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas - and probably most importantly - the 18th century British statesman and political philosopher, Edmund Burke, and also the British Prime Minsiters Benjamin Disraeli and Lord Salisbury.In an American context, it shows up in the thinking of Alexander Hamilton and then - almost by historical accident, the American Whig Party, and the former Whig turned Republican, Abraham Lincoln. (It is a great historical "what if" as to what the GOP would have looked like had Lincoln lived and the radical Republicans not gained the ascendancy.)Classical conservatives believe, unlike American conservatives and liberals, that the purpose of government is to answer Aristotle's first questions of politics, "How ought we to live? What kind of a people do we wish to be?"To which classical conservatives respond that the purpose of government is to nurture civic virtue. To reinforce those habits and customs, legitimized by historical usage over time, that make a harmonious and stable social order possible.Classical conservatives believe in the free market as a tool, rather than an end in itself. They recognize that it is a powerful wealth creator, efficient to some degree, and a guard against an overweening state. However, they believe, as Burke said, "The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please. We ought see what it will please them to do before we risk congratulations."Consequently, classical conservatives support an ameliorative welfare state. (The welfare state was invented by two conservatives - Disraeli and Bismarck.) The purpose such a welfare state being to reconcile the public to the dynamics of a free market economy by alleviating the negative impact of old age, illness and temporary unemployment.In this they differ from American liberals who see the welfare state as a lever to engineer social transformation. That is, to restructure society according to some abstract a priori vision. Classical conservatives argue that such a vision is ultimately going to be oversimple and will lead to adverse and unintended consequences.Tories believe that political philosophy should take as it starting point not human reason, but human nature. That political rights are developed through historical usage, and are not abstract pre-existing. Which is to say that they don't deny that such abstract rights exist. Merely that they are of no practical benefit or use in civil society and law. As Burke put it, "Their abstract perfection is their practical defect."In all this, then, classical conservatives tend to see less difference between American conservatives and liberals than they see between themselves. Albeit that classical conservatives are more likely to align with their American counterparts insofar as American liberals tend to be more deeply hostile to custom and tradition.
a little of both, I'm more independent and conservative. But, I lean towards freedom and rights. For example... let gay people be married, let women kill their unborn to a point (I know that is awful... but Jesus didn't stop them either... nor can I). But give life every opportunity and chance using societies support, and capabilities. there has to be laws to control human behavior and protect each other and environment, so that gets sticky around gun rights and dumping of pollution in environment so liberals are sometimes on the better side as the "conservatives" are all about business which is about $$$$$ which is corrupt!:)in my personal life I go conservative.
I don't really feel I have a choice in the matter. I was born a conservative. I used to watch liberal protesters park their large SUVs downtown, pop their trunks, and take out their anti-oil protest signs. Seriously? Who in the fuck is that stupid? After Trump was elected, I saw a young gal on TV that was crying hysterically. The news reporter asked her why she was crying. She said: "I don't think that Trump will allow me to have access to birth control!" Seriously? At what point in life do you become that fucking stupid? Now... is she talking about "access to birth control" or "FREE access to birth control?" Why doesn't she just go door to door and ask for donations from her neighbors? How can ANYONE take a liberal congresswoman seriously, when she wants to ban cows from the planet, just because they fart? Hillary said that while her plane was landing in Bosnia, they were taking on sniper fire! She said that the crafty pilot went into a "corkscrew" landing, to avoid the sniper fire. Hillary said that once the plane was on the ground, the security people whisked her off to a Jeep, and took her to safety!!!Later on, after all of the people present at the event said that she was full of shit...Hillary said: "Well, it was a long flight and I got confused."What really happened on that tarmac? Crooked Hillary was greeted by a young Bosnian girl that read her a poem that she wrote. Have you ever had one of those days where you mistook gunfire for a poem reading? Ya, me neither...
I don’t really identify with either, as I don’t agree 100% with either side. Generally speaking though, I think most of my ideals line up more closely with liberal.
Neither I’m a Libertarian
Conservative all day every day.
NeitherI'm more of an anarchist
by the way, both parties in Europe would be considered right-wing. The liberals are the equivalent of the European central-right wing and the conservatives are the equivalent of Lepen's neo-nazist/fascist party
More conservative but not totally conservative
Neither, I think for myself
I tend to be somewhere in the middle
I'm not surprised by the gender difference
I am extremely conservative
I don’t even know at this point
Then, these political quizzes may be of interest to you.https://www.isidewith.com/ (very comprehensive)https://www.politicalcompass.org/ (takes more into account than just left or right)
I got Economic Left/Right: 2.13 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.05Can you explain this to me in a few words Tbh I don’t know if this is completely accurate either because I didn’t know some answers
Okay, since some of your responses were uncertain, that will also add some uncertainty to the results. (Just to be sure, what percentage of the questions were u certain to you?)As of your results, the coordinates suggest you’re on the lower, right quadrant and closer to the 0’s, right? If so, that means, whatever your direction is, you’re moderate. As to the specifics, you agree the citizenry having more freedom/responsibility, rather than having decisions controlled/done by government. That’s slightly/moderate libertarian. You’d probably fit ‘somewhat’ in the Republican or Libertarian parties in the U. S., but you may find positions in both a little too much.You’d get more precise questions, answer-selections, and hence results with the other link I sent.
lol ofc most women are libtards
19th Century Manchester Liberal
Giant douche or turd sandwich?
I lean right
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