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
Conservatives often wished to be defined as something other than the opposition to the more visible force of liberalism, not to be the background on which it occurs. If conservatism were to define itself as an ideology, it would likely related to certain more defined ones, such as the Judeo-Christian ideology taught by the Bible, the idea of classical liberalism as supported by Socrates and Plato but not Aristotle, and the principles of such men as the modern conservatives Edmund Burke, William F. Buckley, Jr., or the scholarly Christian ancients St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. Yet, lacking in a scholarly and documented ideology, the epithet conservative is applied to such differently minded people as Rush Limbaugh, C.S. Lewis, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and the staff of Fox News. See: Conservative
Conservatives generally support religion, particularly Christianity in the United States, capitalism and the free market, and the right to bear arms. Conservatives typically believe that the only couples that can bear children are those of a man and a woman, and that thus the union between them is sacred. To conservatives, who believe true science*, gender in humans is determined by the presence or lack of a Y-chromosome. They also support chunky peanut butter and because they have truth and machismo. See: Conservative values
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- The American Collegiate Dictionary. Merriam-Webster, 1959.
- Buckley, William F. Up From Liberalism. William F. Buckley, Jr. is often considered a leading conservative authority.
- "Liberalism." The Great Conversation. Great Books of the Western World, 2. Britannica.
- "The 100 People the Left Hates Most." TIME magazine.
- Walsh, Matt. "Yes, Gay Marriage Hurts Me Personally." Warning: contains harsh expletives in quoting an attack by a liberal. http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/yes-gay-marriage-hurts-me-personally/.
- "MasteringBiology." Pearson.
- "Genetics 101: All About DNA." http://www.pbs.org/weta/finding-your-roots/blog/genetics-101-all-about-dna/
- Conservative. Essay: Richard Dawkins and peanut butter.