If there's a first time for everything isn't being a conservative just being liberal?
Well, being a conservative is only a liberal point of view and being a liberal is just a conservative point of view; I've heard of conservative liberals and liberal conservative. The rest of us just don't need to characterize someone with an opposing viewpoint; we don't need to label them.
Ford was a stalwart Republican, so he leaned toward the conservative side, as opposed to being classed as a liberal. Read More
No, he was a conservative Republican. (But keep in mind that being a conservative Republican in the 1920s and 30s generally meant being a fiscal conservative, which Hoover certainly was.) Read More
It means you can go with either. Like being in the middle. There are issues you can be very absolute on and are conservative, but there are also issues that are important liberal ideas that there is an agreement with. Read More
An interest group can represent any given interest, be it conservative, liberal or apolitical. It all depends on whether the interest being represented in a given case is considered conservative (e.g. the National Rifle Association) or liberal (e.g. a pro-environment movement). Read More
This will depend upon what is being protested. In general, protests against war, violence and discrimination will tend to be liberal while protests against taxation, government spending and government regulations tend to be conservative. Read More
In the General Election of May 2015, The UK's government changed from being a Liberal Democrat/ Conservative coalition, to being a Conservative majority government. Read More
He was probably about as far removed from being a conservative as you can get. He avoided politics for most of his life as an activist. Read More
What is a likely result of two conservative Supreme Court justices being replaced by two liberal judges?
More liberal rulings will be given in the future. Read More
there is speculation that the actor Will Smith is a liberal Democrat, however, other indications point to him being a strong Conservative and perhaps even a Republican. Read More
It doesn't matter whether you are gay or not, in order be consider yourself liberal or conservative. Usually, conservatives have more moral objections to homosexuality, whether it is openly displayed or not. Liberals tends to be a bit more open-minded when it comes to homosexuality. Of course there are exceptions to be found in both groups. A liberal person can be liberal about things like euthanasia and abortion, and won't support gay marriage. Conservatives can… Read More
Anthony Kennedy probably comes closest to being moderate; the rest are either solidly liberal or solidly conservative. Read More
Because 'conservative' and liberal' have no fixed content in politics. Conservative politicians in for instance Scandinavia and The Netherlands would mostly be considered liberal, if not 'socialist' in the eyes of US politicians. And what with the whole political spectrum in the USA being much more to the right than that of many other Western countries, many US conservative politicians would find it hard if not impossible to find a local 'conservative' Party where they… Read More
The political middle is usually called the centre (the idea of it being centrism, a person following it being [a] centrist), and is neither liberal nor conservative, but simply moderate in outlook. Read More
Being liberal or conservative does not define where one worships, although some religious institutions are more liberal, or conservative, than others. In any one religious institution you will generally find a mix of liberal and conservative views. Read More
What would be a likely result of two conservative Supreme Court justices being replaced by two liberal judges?
Any increase in the number of liberal-leaning justices compared to conservative-leaning justices would make progressive and liberal laws less likely to be overturned than those with a conservative intent. The Court and the Current Court (2011) The justices tend to vote along the lines of their personal and political ideologies. When the Court is dominated by justices with a progressive viewpoint, the decisions tend to favor individual liberties over government interests. When the Court is… Read More
Massachusetts Conservative is a grassroots organization that began as a result the losses suffered by so many great conservative candidates in the 2010 midterm election. This group's beliefs closely mirror that of the Tea Party, (e.g. smaller government, lower taxes, support for U.S. Constitution) with the main difference being that Massachusetts Conservative is solely focused on breaking the liberal democrat stranglehold within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Read More
Yes and no. Its editorial page has a tendency to lean liberal (it should be noted that this was not always the case), but its reporting is generally objective. Many conservatives like to insist the Times is liberal because of its opinion columnists, but the majority of newspapers separate their opinion pages from the rest of the newspaper-- for example, the Wall Street Journal's opinion pages are quite conservative and Republican, whereas the rest of… Read More
What does being too liberal mean.. my friend said she hated history classes in high school because the history teachers were way too liberal. What did she mean?
The political spectrum is seen as having two ends, left and right. Moderate is usually considered somewhere in the middle. When someone in a democratic society considers another "too liberal", it means they consider that person's views as extremely left of center. In contrast, when referring to someone as "too conservative", it implies someone leans too far to the right of center. In a closed society such as Communist or Socialist, the opposite is true… Read More
The meanings of the terms differ between sources and alter according to the politics of the era. However, Lyndon Johnson could probably be safely called a "radical" in most places, a "liberal" in North America and a "socialist" in Europe without any of these titles being wrong per se. The term "liberal moderate" has a specific meaning in the United States and it would not be wrong to describe him as such (although it would… Read More
ANSWER: By definition, you can be a "liberal", by being open minded and not so strictly bound to the observance of orthodox, traditional or established forms or ways. Of course, if one were to use that definition as the sole parameters of being liberal, then that definition necessarily becomes orthodoxy and an established form of liberalism. How can you be a liberal if being a liberal means acting solely as liberal has been defined? Being… Read More
Bush Sr was a Republican which is the more conservative of the US's two main parties. That being said, he was more of a pragmatist than an ideologue like his son GW Bush. He inherited a massive deficit from Reagan which forced him to agree to raise taxes. This issue cost him support of his key constituents. Read More
In the U.S.A., the Republican Party is known for being more conservative. Read More
Queen Elizabeth II remains as Head of State, but the Prime Minister is David Cameron. He is a Conservative, and heads a coalition government made up of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, with the Conservatives being the largest party. Read More
My Legal Ethics teacher made a really good point the other day - we place way too much value on our ideologies. Are you a Democrat or a Republican, are you a liberal or conservative? Sure, some liberals are deceitful, but just as some people are deceitful. Being a liberal and believing in the ideas of the ideology, however, doesn't make you deceitful. Read More
No. Believing in God and being a conservative do not have to go hand in hand. Read More
Basically, it's the combination of being fiscally conservative and socially liberal (keeping government out of things as much as possible). However, it isn't anarchy. Libertarians believe government should intrude if things affect people's lives in a negative way. Read More
It depends; is it a lazy liberal lion or a pull yourself up by your bootstraps conservative lion. If the latter, the lion will likely trip over the bootstraps, and its own sense of self-importance, thus allowing the goat to escape. If the former, being one to waste energy, the fresh, liberal lion will pounce, securing a meal for itself and its socialist comrades. Read More
Not really. Interestingly, in the old days, the New York Times was in fact very corporate and somewhat conservative; it took very traditional positions on such issues as women's rights or gay rights. But these days, the Times' editorial pages typically takes a more liberal (left-wing) stance on social issues, and some of the opinion writers also express liberal views. But much of the newspaper's reporting of news is known for being objective and thorough… Read More
Liberal Jews use non-Judaic source content to abrogate and modernize Jewish teaching and practice. Liberal Jews see Jewish Identity to be more internal or ethnic and the religious aspect to be secondary. Liberal Jews see Torah Jews as being antiquated and "out of sync" with the modern world. Within Liberal Judaism there are a number of movements also distinguished by their level of integration with the non-Jewish World, their styles of prayer, and their level… Read More
In the United States of America and perhaps elsewhere, liberalism has become a dirty word. A pejorative used to describe hysterical politics and emotional feel good laws. This kind of label for liberals is grossly unfair and deceptive at best mostly because hysterical politics and feel good laws are found on both sides of the spectrum, but also because liberals are inevitable just as conservatives are. I am proudly and stubbornly conservative and I share… Read More
What is the Between Loose Interpretation of the constitution and Strict Interpretation of the Constitution?
It perhaps has been said that between loose interpretation and strict interpretation of the Constitution there is the practical matter of applying the Constitution to the business of government. The Constitution of the United States of America is the Supreme Law of that land and guides that nation in their pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. In order to form a more perfect union the people, through the Constitution, granted limited and temporary power to… Read More
Both may be correct, with different meaning. For example, in There is a stigma to being a Liberal in some notoriously "red" States, the stigma belongs to "being Liberal," while in A person may acquire a stigma for being Liberal, the stigma belongs to the person. Read More
When this question was first asked, there was still a close race between Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton; but ultimately, Sec. Clinton got more votes and more delegates, which meant that she won the Democratic Party nomination. While she has been seen as more conservative than Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Clinton's voting record as a senator was generally center-left, and she has a long history of support for progressive causes. But on some issues, such… Read More
Arthur poured a liberal amount of syrup on his pancakes. President Obama is often accused of being a liberal, but his politics run more toward pragmatism. Read More
No, they were actually one in the same. The 2 main political parties in England at the time were Tories (conservative) and Whigs (liberal). The same 2 political parties existed in Colonial America only they were divided along different lines, the Tories being loyal to the throne and the Whigs (being the smart ones) wanted independence. Read More
Politically, it depends upon the person. Temperamentally, they are a very conservative people: meaning they do not like change or innovation. The U.S. Supreme Court, for example, has always been the most conservative branch of the federal government. The only real exception to this was the Warren (1953-1969) and Burger (1969-1986) courts. I also read a book once about medieval European universities, and the author, Hastings Rashdall, when speaking about the law school at the… Read More
The world is very far from being liberal. Small pockets of liberalism exist in some countries. Read More
The definition of what is a "liberal" or a "conservative" varies through time, and it is not set even in modern times. In terms of the politics of his time, FDR could be described as a "liberal", since he supported some things - like setting up the National Works Administration, creating labor laws that recognised unions, and setting up Social Security - that conservatives opposed. But that does not mean he would qualify as a… Read More
An interesting question, since U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) the youngest of the four Presidential/Vice-Presidential candidates, is also a far-right conservative, most young people being particularly liberal in the political leanings. Read More
What are the apparent contradictions in Machiavelli's recommendations about a princes being liberal?
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well.... he doesn't believe in abortion but he like government run health care. Probably liberal. Canada is socialist and being liberal matches his IQ: 0 Read More
Many libertarians argue that the notion of a linear political spectrum itself is not sufficient to describe the ideas and platform. In general, the libertarian philosophy of non-aggression and personal freedom is not adequately described by either a conservative or a liberal philosophy. Some people do think of libertarians as being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Those labels, however, imply that there is some sort of derivative relationship between the libertarian movement and other political… Read More
That's an entirely natural phenomenon. It's likely that your friends are also "growing out of" being a liberal, but are afraid to admit it. The problem, of course, is that the word "liberal" keeps being redefined and reversed. The very word "liberal" has the same root as "liberty", and for the first 150 years of America's history, the "liberals" were pro-liberty. That was redefined during the Franklin Roosevelt administration, when the political "progressives" hijacked the… Read More
The term liberal is applied as both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, it means something that is liberal. Used as a noun, Liberal is capitalized if referring to a liberal person in a political party, and uncapitalized when describing someone's nature. For instance: "He's running as a Liberal next week." "She is a liberal with all of her ideas." As an adjective, liberal refers to something or someone that is not limited… Read More
Did the change from the Warren Court to the Burger Court affect a basic shift in the role of the Supreme Court in American society?
Not really. Both the Warren and Burger Courts were considered liberal and activist, although the liberal Warren Court gradually shifted toward a more conservative posture as Republican Presidents made new appointments. Chief Justice Earl Warren strongly believed in civil rights, egalitarianism, and in extending Constitutional protection to those traditionally excluded from full participation in our society, and this general trend continued under Chief Justice Warren Burger, at least in the early years of his tenure… Read More
He has not yet said. Give him time to get use to his new position and get a feel for what needs to be improved or changed. Right now, (early 2015) most Catholics are baffled and confused about Pope Francis. One day he makes some very conservative statements and the next day he is very liberal. How much of this can be blamed on Pope Francis? Did he really make such statements or is this… Read More
Citizenship is the state of being vested with the right, privileges, and duties of being a citizen. In 1947 the Liberal Government passed the Canadian Citizenship Act- which came into effect. Read More
Why in America are Liberals seen as dangerous radicals whilst in Europe they are viewed as being fairly mild and middle of the road?
Because in Europe, Liberals far outnumber Conservatives, so Liberal is very close to the average person's opinion, so it is (accurately) perceived as "middle of the road" in tha place. In the U.S., About half the population is Liberal and half Conservative, so Liberals are seen as having a position that is not so near the "middle of the road." Read More
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FOX News is generally regarded as a conservative, pro-Republican television network. While some of their news anchors (Shep Smith, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier, for example) are known for being fair and not very ideological, their evening commentators like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, and their weekday morning program "Fox and Friends" are identifiably conservative and often promote Republican causes or disseminate Republican talking points. It should be noted, however, that even on Fox, some… Read More