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  Common sense conservative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A common sense conservative is an advocate of conservative politics who adopts the rhetoric of "common sense" to frame his arguments.
"Common sense" conservative movements are mostly confined to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, but have spread to Latin America and other regions with evangelical Christian movements which emphasize moral rules, rigid conformity, financial success, and retributive justice.
Critics have accused "common sense" conservatives of deliberately stirring conflict among opposing groups to clear the way for their reforms, which they say are often simple reactionary moves to eliminate prior regimes of regulation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_sense_conservative   (439 words)

 Common sense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term common sense (or as an adjective, commonsense) describes beliefs or propositions that seem, to most people, to be prudent and of sound judgment, without dependence upon esoteric knowledge.
Two philosophers are most famous for advocating the other meaning of "common sense", the view (to state it imprecisely) that common sense beliefs are true and form a foundation for philosophical inquiry: Thomas Reid, G.
Appeal to common sense is characteristic of a general epistemological orientation called epistemological particularism (The appellation comes from Roderick Chisholm.), which orientation is contrasted with epistemological methodism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_sense   (1213 words)

 Common Sense Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase Common Sense Revolution was used as a political slogan to describe common sense conservative platforms in New Jersey, Ontario and Australia in the 1990s.
The Common Sense Revolution (often called the "CSR") was the name given to the political movement and policy document advocated by former Ontario Premier and Progressive Conservative Party Leader Mike Harris.
The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party was in power between 1943 and 1985 (the 42 year streak ending with the fall of premier Frank Miller's government to an alliance between David Peterson's Liberals and Bob Rae's NDP).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Common_Sense_Revolution   (1111 words)

 Learn more about Conservatism in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Conservatives, out of their respect for traditional, established institutions, tend to strongly identify with nationalist movements, existing governments, and the military.
In a communist country, conservatives are communists; in a mercantilist country, conservatives are mercantilists; in a social-democrat country, conservatives are social-democrats; in a feudal country, conservatives are for feudality; in a libertarian country, conservatives are libertarians.
Broadly speaking, the predecessors of the conservatives tended to be opposed to the revolution and changes in the monarchy, and conversely for the predecessors to the liberals.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/co/conservatism.html   (2719 words)

 Common sense conservative -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A common sense conservative is an advocate of (Click link for more info and facts about conservative politics) conservative politics who adopts the rhetoric of " (Sound practical judgment) common sense" to frame his arguments.
"Common sense" conservatives can be either quite (Those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged) right wing, or more moderate.
Critics have accused "common sense" conservatives of deliberately stirring conflict among opposing groups to clear the way for their reforms, which they say are often simple (An extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism) reactionary moves to eliminate prior regimes of (The act of controlling or directing according to rule) regulation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/common_sense_conservative.htm   (415 words)

 2001 Conservative Party Manifesto -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It shouldn't be necessary to make an appeal to common sense.Yet the common sense wisdom of the mainstream majority, on crime, or on taxes, or the family, or on Europe, is under threat as never before.
Conservatives will give parents the right to call for a special Ofsted inspection if they fear that their child's school is failing.
Conservatives want our universities to be free to shape their own character and specialisms, competing with the world's best for students and research funding.
www.conservative-party.net /manifestos/2001/2001-conservative-manifesto.shtml   (12196 words)

 06.02.03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many Conservative people, especially young activists, are ready and capable to professionally debate topical Conservative political issues but either lack the knowledge or the desire to tell what the fundamental principles of Conservatism are or tell how those fundamental principles should effect Conservative political issues.
Conservative literally meaning that one favors traditional views, values and institutions, one who lives by a conservative philosophy of life wants to conserve traditional things; to prevent the decay, the waste, the injury to them; keep them alive, continue their existence.
Conservative politicos can debate all the higher level political concepts until the whole face of the world turns multiple shades of blue -- and they will.
www.ultimatewarrior.com /060203.htm   (1546 words)

 Conservative Culture » Common Sense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But as the colony increases, the public concerns will increase likewise, and the distance at which the members may be separated, will render it too inconvenient for all of them to meet on every occasion as at first, when their number was small, their habitations near, and the public concerns few and trifling.
To examine that connection and dependance, on the principles of nature and common sense, to see what we have to trust to, if separated, and what we are to expect, if dependant.
Common sense will tell us, that the power which hath endeavored to subdue us, is of all others the most improper to defend us.
republicanbydesign.com /wordpress/common-sense   (14234 words)

 Congressman Bud Cramer - The Blue Dog Pound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congressman Cramer is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of 35 conservative House Democrats dedicated to common-sense legislative initiatives.
The 35 conservative and moderate Democrats in the group hail from every region of the country, although the group acknowledges some southern ancestry which accounts for the group's nickname.
Congress as a policy-oriented group to give moderate and conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives a common sense, bridge-building voice within the institution.
cramer.house.gov /NR/exeres/5CE39559-0D4C-46FD-BF4E-9A5CB698C689.htm?GUID={6E0BBAEE-42F0-4E43-899D-BA6B8EA2BD3C}   (345 words)

 UU World Bookshelf: Making sense of the conservative worldview by Doug Muder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Common sense seems so obvious because its conclusions are already embedded in a situation before we start thinking about it consciously.
A model of the conservative mind ought to answer these questions, just as a model of the liberal mind ought to explain why liberals tend to have the cluster of opposing political stands.
Conservatives simply see the world differently than do liberals, and both have a difficult time understanding accurately what the other's worldview is.
www.uua.org /WRLD/2005/03/bookshelf.html   (1950 words)

 Media literacy - SourceWatch
This would fulfil the original purpose of public education, at least in the United States, which is to prepare the citizen to actually debate, vote and otherwise decide each issue.
However, in the 1990s, the common sense conservative agenda in the United States and Canada included cutting back on this and other aspects of culture and citizenship in the secondary school curriculum.
This may be part of a deliberate agenda to focus this level of education narrowly on training to prepare for a job, rather than education to prepare for full participation in the society.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Media_literacy   (331 words)

 Common Sense - Christian Capitalist Conservative: An Explanation - The Clock - Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, it is necessary to briefly clarify, I believe, any misunderstandings or questions one may have about this particular religion and its role in economical, social and political beliefs.
Conservatives, in short, believe in limited government and a strong defense to protect them.
In respect to social programs, for this case welfare, liberals in America show pride in their willingness to pay high taxes for the purpose of "feeding the hungry" or "housing the poor," whichever the government determines.
www.theclockonline.com /news/2002/04/12/Opinion/Common.Sense.Christian.Capitalist.Conservative.An.Explanation-235791.shtml   (781 words)

 The State News - Conservative tactics lack common sense - Thursday, June 3, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is conservative tactics like these that have attempted for years to further take away not only a woman’s right to choose, but also take away any common sense that may come from the abortion debate.
Liberals oppose the death penalty, are for birth control in schools and are for programs that ensure that if a woman does decide to choose life, the child’s life be meaningful, equal and worth living.
Conservatives claim they are pro-life, but a life without choices, equality or economic opportunity for the poor.
www.statenews.com /editionssummer99/060399/op_ltr1.html   (267 words)

 Online NewsHour: Orrin Hatch -- December 17, 1999
I think it's going to take a common sense conservative to do it - to get the conservatives to do what's right, the liberals to do what's right and of course bring them together to work together in the best interest of our country.
All the Democrats and liberals said we would lose revenues; DRI, not a conservative econometric modeling firm, said not only did we not lose revenues, we actually gained revenues, which was our theory to begin with.
You know, they're talking about running as people who will conserve spending, who will be conservatives in spending, and yet they spend $25 million and we even haven't had vote one cast.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/election/july-dec99/hatch_12-17.html   (2796 words)

 Written - Oral Questions -- 2003
This investment will be used together with the Olympic Bid to galvanise enthusiasm and encourage and sustain increased participation in sport in our communities.
Conservative Members obviously welcome the rate relief, which we have requested for many years.
It is a matter of regret, of course, that the previous Conservative Administration did not see fit to offer these rate reliefs to community amateur sports clubs.
www.malcmoss.easynet.co.uk /OralWrittenQuestions2003.htm   (1513 words)

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Speaking to the Annual General Meeting of Sherwood Conservative Association Councillor Lewis said: “Those of us that have been working with Shirley Robbins in the Hucknall by election know that the Common Sense Revolution is striking a chord with local people.
These are just two policies that are part of the Conservative Common Sense Revolution that is sweeping the country and producing growing support for William Hague and the Conservative Party.
We need to keep spreading that Common Sense message throughout Sherwood and that is exactly what we will be doing over the next 12 months.
www.tory.org /home/sherwood/CSR.htm   (392 words)

 Tennessee Republican Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That domination - which is perpetuated through redistricting - has given rise to an autocratic regime in the State House that quashes serious debate on common-sense conservative issues and stifles most serious attempts at ethics reform.
In the recent legislative sessions, common-sense conservative ideas like charter schools, the direct election of the Attorney General, and the implementation of tough work programs for prisoners all languished in committee thanks to the opposition of the Democrat leadership.
When those workers are charged with election fraud - which is still a relatively common occurrence in Tennessee - the same Democrats who appointed them serve as judge and jury.
www.tngop.org /majority.html   (675 words)

 A Fair Deal For Motorcyclists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Conservative Party believes that motorcycling should be at the heart of transport policy.
They are part of our "Blue-Green" agenda - our blend of Conservative common sense and environmental responsibility.
The Conservative Party believes that the role and potential benefits of motorcycle use must be fully reflected in transport policy.
www.bmf.co.uk /lobby/lobby-00317/lobby2.html   (443 words)

 Encyclopedia: Common sense conservative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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A second generation of regional politicians such as Ontario Premier Mike Harris, often using the slogan "Common Sense Revolution" (used in New Jersey, Ontario and Australia), continued the trend in the 1990s - along with a very similarly-styled Texas Governor, George W. Bush.
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Common-sense-conservative   (471 words)

 Macsmind - News, Conservative Commentary and Common Sense: Intelligent Idiots
Macsmind - News, Conservative Commentary and Common Sense
Evolution implies "descent from a common ancestor" with all of life related, consisting of modified forms of very different things, such as a person descending from a fish.
The term microevolution is sometimes used for small, horizontal changes that are readily observed (such as the various breeds of dog), while macroevolution implies large vertical changes (fish to dog) that have never been observed.
macsmind.blogspot.com /2005/08/intelligent-idiots.html   (978 words)

 Ed Schultz - Straight Talk from the Heartland : Tough Talk, Common Sense, and Hope from a Former Conservative - ...
Ed Schultz is here to slay the "right-wing radio dragon" and revitalize the charge against Bush-era "conservative cruelty" with his own bold, irreverent truth-talk.
While Big Ed has what it takes to "go bare-knuckle brawling" with his staunchest detractors, it is with a deep compassion and impeccable common sense that he describes how our "government by the rich and for the rich" is imperiling the lives of average hard-working Americans.
In Straight Talk from the Heartland, Schultz rails against the havoc that our nation's leaders are wreaking on everything from international relations to homeland defense, from our skyrocketing federal deficit to the disenfranchised families of rural America who are struggling to make ends meet.
bookpicker.com /book/0060784571/Straight+Talk+from+the+Heartland+:+Tough+Talk,+Common+Sense,+and+Hope+from+a+Former+Conservative.html   (241 words)

 Economics & Common Sense; Marriage Or Conflict--Conservative Debate Handbook
This point is important in a Conservative Debate Handbook, because of efforts to confuse issues by implying a philosophic difference between so-called "Economic Conservatives" and so-called "Social Conservatives." Indeed, some believe this to be a serious division on the political and philosophic right.
What is being perceived is neither a phenomenon of the Left nor of the Right, but the fact that there are many people who, for one reason or another, become preoccupied with a single issue or group of issues, and allow that limiting focus to dominate their perspective.
It takes only a modicum of common sense to realize that the most efficient way to deal with the problem of the unemployed individual, is the traditional American way of putting him on his own mettle to find that, which he can do, that other people most value.
pages.prodigy.net /krtq73aa/economic.htm   (3980 words)

 Nasdaq MarketSite Event - U.S. Congressman Harold Ford (D-9-TN) and Members of The Blue Dog Coalition - 05/13/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Comprised of 36 conservative and moderate Democrats, the Coalition was formed in the 104th Congress as a policy-oriented group to give moderate and conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives a common sense, bridge-building voice within the institution.
The 36 conservative and moderate Democrats in the group hail from every region of the country, although the group acknowledges some southern ancestry which accounts for the group's nickname.
Their proposals served as middle-ground markers which laid the foundation for the bipartisanship necessary to bring about fundamental reforms, and helped set into law policies reflecting the "common sense, conservative compassion" so often attached to the group's efforts.
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 Illinois Conservative Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It didn't show much common sense when Topinka used her own government employees to do campaign work in the midst of the largest corruption scandal in state history, for which she is being investigated.
Common sense would also dictate that a "party person" such as Topinka would endorse Republicans, but Topinka is well known for stabbing south suburban Republicans in the back and supporting their Democratic opponents, such as Democratic Congressman Bill Lipinski.
A fiscally conservative Republican is one who consistently lobbies for less government and smaller government.
www.illinoisleader.com /letters/lettersview.asp?c=7431   (916 words)

 The Common Sense Conservative
A Kentucky conservative's guide to news, politics, sports, and pretty much anything else.
I'm a regular columnist for the Kentucky Kernel, the student newspaper at the University of Kentucky.
I consider myself a conservative with libertarian tendencies.
kyconservative.blogspot.com   (594 words)

 Just Left: Another Conservative defeat, and victory for common sense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parliament last night rejected an attempt to reduce access to abortions for young women by a handy 75-45 vote majority, with votes against the proposal coming from a wide range of parties on both sides of the House.
This shameful attempt to impose alien conservative values here lies in the shadow of the supposed "moral" position against civil unions, a debate which is ongoing.
Treating people equally under the law is a fundamental requirement in a liberal democracy - and a fundamental affront to the fundamentalist conservative mindset.
jtc.blogs.com /just_left/2004/11/another_conserv.html   (897 words)

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