Conservative vs. liberal
Liberalism and conservatism are two opposing ideologies of two different words, one of which is much smoother with its "-ism" suffix. While there are no definitive or official texts for either, it is usually believed that liberalism connotes the belief that new is always better than old and that history is irrelevant to the present, while conservatism states just the opposite. It could also be described that liberalism is the force of change, and conservatism is the force of preservation. However, in a society in which very much change is the spread of perverted beliefs, diminishing morals, and deceptive indoctrination, it can be that liberalism is the belief which supports such things, and conservatism that which seeks to keep peace and righteousness, even if that does become the change that occurs.
Both sides, as ideologies, enjoy claiming to be the force of reason.
See: Liberal values
See: Conservative values
- "Liberalism." Encyclopædia Britannica, 17th edition.
- The American Collegiate Dictionary. Merriam-Webster, 1959.
- Buckley, William F. Up From Liberalism. William F. Buckley, Jr. is often considered a leading conservative authority.