Straight Up with Sherri

Monday, December 06, 2004

What is a Conservative?

Today I am opening the floor to YOUR thoughts. What is a conservative? What makes someone conservative? What are the shared values of conservatives? What motivates them? What are their goals, their vision, and their “agenda?” Even conservatives disagree amongst each other, so what are the things that truly bind us together? I know what it means to me, but what does it mean to you? Don’t be shy, or too lazy to comment. You can easily comment anonymously. This is your chance to share. If you are not a conservative, share YOUR thoughts on what makes us conservative. What do YOU think binds us?

It is open mike on Straight Up. Grab the mike and be heard.


  • To conserve - to keep in a safe or sound state (Merriam-Webster). Must be interested in maintaining a sound existing system - particularly a system upon which a society is built. In the American case, it includes God, honesty, dignity, free speach, right of self defense, and the right of the people to control their government (the SERVENTS). Furthermore, one must recognize the power of the individual and the family: rights to self governance, career choice, and property.

    It isn't always a good thing - in Saddam's Iraq or Kim Jung Il's North Korea - conservatism would keep them in power.

    Thanks for Asking - Right Wing Nut Job

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:40 PM  

  • Great post, Sherri. I agree with the previous commenter. I think that, in the broadest terms, "conservative" and "liberal" describe different personality types - one is not better or worse than the other. Some people are naturally inclined to think about how things could be made better, others are especially aware of what we've learned from the past and need to preserve. Both are important.

    By Blogger Asher Abrams, at 6:54 PM  

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