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  Conservative Party of Canada | Stephen Harper
Today Liberal leader Stephane Dion is lecturing the Conservative government on addressing poverty and bragging about the Liberal record (Times-Colonist, November 16, 2007).
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www.conservative.ca   (148 words)

  The Kirk Center - Ten Conservative Principles by Russell Kirk
Conservatives sense that modern people are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, able to see farther than their ancestors only because of the great stature of those who have preceded us in time.
Liberals and radicals, the conservative says, are imprudent: for they dash at their objectives without giving much heed to the risk of new abuses worse than the evils they hope to sweep away.
This is the means of the conservation of a nation, quite as it is the means of conservation of a living organism.
www.kirkcenter.org /kirk/ten-principles.html   (2700 words)

  What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It?
Conservative rhetors, in the Wall Street Journal for example, have no difficulty claiming to be the party of freedom in one breath and attacking civil liberties in the next.
Yet in recent years conservatives have managed to stick this word onto liberals, the notion being that "government" (which liberals supposedly endorse and conservatives supposedly oppose) is hierarchical (whereas corporations, the military, and the church are somehow vaguely not).
Conservatives have historically tried to include entrepreneurs in their coalition, even though conservatism is almost the opposite of the cultural conditions of a modern economy.
polaris.gseis.ucla.edu /pagre/conservatism.html   (12115 words)

  Conservatives - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Conservatives strive to uphold the purity of the gluttonous, mindless, ignorant, God-fearing, consumerism American way of life (although the industrial and slave-like economic trends of Victorian England are probably to blame for this...our bad America), and are the world leaders in the War on terra.
Publicly, conservatives oppose abortion due to their view that it constitutes murder, as well as the vast amount of resources that could be diverted to the the war in Iraq and because and because it takes away the opportunity to murder the poor at a later date via: execution, millitary enlistment and quail hunting days.
Conservatives believe drugs are immoral, dangerous and harmful to society, but are also a whole lot of fun when you're doing 60 down the freeway (as well as make it harder for single mothers to pay the rent).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Conservative   (1651 words)

  Conservative Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though the Conservatives were in government for two-thirds of the twentieth century and are often referred to as the 'natural party of government', they have been in opposition in Parliament since losing the 1997 election to the Labour Party under Tony Blair.
Conservative Edward Heath's 1970-1974 government was most noted for its failure in battling the increasingly militant trade unions, and its success in taking Britain into the European Economic Community; Macmillan's attempt in early 1963 having been blocked by French President Charles de Gaulle.
Although Thatcher herself was socially conservative and a practicing Methodist, her supporters harbour a range of social opinions from the libertarian views of Michael Portillo to the traditional conservatism of William Hague and David Davis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)   (4749 words)

 Conservative Judaism
Conservative Judaism attempts to combine a positive attitude toward modern culture, acceptance of critical secular scholarship regarding Judaism's sacred texts and commitment to Jewish observance.
Conservative Judaism believes that scholarly study of Jewish texts indicates that Judaism has constantly been evolving to meet the needs of the Jewish people in varying circumstances, and that a central halachic authority can continue the halachic evolution today.
Conservative Judaism holds that the laws of the Torah and Talmud are of divine origin, and thus mandates the following of halacha (Jewish law).
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/conservatives.html   (574 words)

 Why I Am Not a Conservative   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the last resort, the conservative position rests on the belief that in any society there are recognizably superior persons whose inherited standards and values and position ought to be protected and who should have a greater influence on public affairs than others.
That the conservative opposition to too much government control is not a matter of principle but is concerned with the particular aims of government is clearly shown in the economic sphere.
What distinguishes the liberal from the conservative here is that, however profound his own spiritual beliefs, he will never regard himself as entitled to impose them on others and that for him the spiritual and the temporal are different sphere which ought not to be confused.
hem.passagen.se /nicb/cons.htm   (5961 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Conservative Party   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Western conservatives wanted in – they argued that the major parties were too focused on central Canada's needs, especially those of Quebec.
Thus, the Canadian Conservative Reform Alliance was born.
Members of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives overwhelmingly approved the merger in early December 2003 – and the Conservative Party of Canada was born.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/conservativeparty   (1019 words)

Some fear that conservatives would force religion on them and their children, and there may be some merit in that view, at least as it pertains to some conservatives.
Conservatives (in their estimation) were an open enemy to their happiness, so, understandibly, they identified with liberals.
It further transpires that having a conservative function is equivalent to some other interesting properties (based on the various derivatives possible within vector calculus) of vector functions.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=conservative   (1888 words)

 President's Essays   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was a book by a conservative for conservatives at a time when conservatives were beginning to realize the potential of their political power.
The Conservative is the first to understand that the practice of freedom requires the establishment of order: it is impossible for one man to be free if another is able to deny him the exercise of his freedom.
Conservatives are often charged, and in a sense rightly so, with having an overly mechanistic view of the Constitution: "It is America’s enabling document; we are American citizens; therefore," the Conservatives’ theme runs, "we are morally and legally obliged to comply with the document." All true.
www.heritage.org /About/Essay2004.cfm   (5453 words)

By Conservative principles I mean that, coexistent with equality of civil rights and privileges, there shall be an established religion and imperishable faith and that established religion shall maintain the doctrines of the Protestant Church...
To Peel, the Conservative Party was primarily "a constitutional and religious party" and he never regarded maintaining the Corn Laws as sine qua non of Conservatism.
The duty of the Conservative government was to govern; the purpose of the Conservative Party in the House of Commons was to support that government with its votes.
www.victorianweb.org /history/conservative.html   (1806 words)

 l e a r n @ j t s LUMINARIES The End of Days   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nor does Conservative Judaism occupy the center of the contemporary religious spectrum because it is an arbitrary and facile composite of what may be found on the left or the right.
Conservative Jews are the backbone of Federation leadership in North America and the major source of its annual campaign.
Conservative Judaism did not read that record as carte blanche for a radical revision or even rejection of the system, but rather as warrant for valid adjustment where absolutely necessary.
learn.jtsa.edu /topics/luminaries/monograph/core.shtml   (4735 words)

 Ten Conservative Principles
That renunciation of "liberal" as a noun of politics, a partisan or ideological tag, is some measure of the triumph of the conservative mentality during the 198os--including the triumph of the conservative side of Mr.
Conservatives sense that modern people are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, able to see farther than their ancestors only because of the great stature of those who have preceded us in time.
Liberals and radicals, the conservative says, are imprudent: for they dash at their objectives without giving much heed to the risk of new abuses worse than the evils they hope to sweep away.
www.heritage.org /Research/PoliticalPhilosophy/HL86.cfm   (3457 words)

 Conservative Partial Definitions
Conservative partial definitions specify defining axioms that are conservative extensions of the language.
However, the arbitrary sentences that can be included in partial definitions are not in general conservative extensions of the language and therefore must be transformed into a conditional form of defining axiom that is guaranteed to be conservative.
The third form of conservative partial definition of a relation constant provides for the specification of necessary conditions for the relation to hold and optionally provides an arbitrary sentence to be included in the constant's conditional defining axiom.
logic.stanford.edu /kif/Hypertext/node44.html   (808 words)

 Open Directory - Society:Politics:Conservatism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In practical political terms, conservatives may actually advocate substantial changes in policy or outlook to preserve such institutions or principles, although the specific positions held by the conservative party will vary from time to time and place to place.
Conservatives holds that civilizations are complex and organic rather than reductive and mechanical, and that the judgment of a person or a school during a single lifetime is fallible and unreliable.
Conservatives have existed as long as there has been tradition to conserve, but as a philosophy, conservatism is most commonly traced to the Irish-born Edmund Burke.
dmoz.org /Society/Politics/Conservatism/desc.html   (676 words)

 USCJ: The Ideal Conservative Jew
The ideal Conservative Jew studies to increase his or her knowledge of Hebrew.
In truth, however, Conservative Judaism is committed to Jewish tradition and to the observance of mitzvot.
An ideal Conservative Jew is a striving Jew, one who is always trying to grow in commitment and knowledge.
www.uscj.org /The_Ideal_Conservati5033.html   (907 words)

 Conservative by Charley Reese
His mistake was in his apparent definition of "conservative," which he seems to think is somebody who is in favor of foreign wars and against gay marriage and abortion.
A conservative does not approve of wars, except in defense of the land and the people, and only upon a declaration of war by both houses of Congress.
A conservative Christian recognizes that he is commanded to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and comfort the sick and dying.
www.lewrockwell.com /reese/reese140.html   (771 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Conservative Judaism
Conservative Judaism is the form of the Jewish religion that occupies the middle ground between Orthodoxy and Reform, with its center in the United States, where it is the largest of the three movements, and with adherents in other parts of the world….
The attitudes of Frankel and Schechter were by no means novel in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, where it became obvious to many thinking, observing Jews that, in the light of modern historical investigation into the Bible and the classical sources of Judaism, a reappraisal was required of the whole idea of revelation.
Conservative Judaism, originally an American phenomenon, now has adherents in the State of Israel, where the movement in called the Masorti movement.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Modern/ModernReligionCulture/MoreEmergence/Conservative_.htm   (920 words)

 The Democratic center - The Boston Globe
CONSERVATIVES searching desperately for a silver lining in the cloud of Tuesday's defeats have tried to argue that Democrats only won because they ran conservative candidates.
The press is busy preparing portraits of those moderate Democrats who may be pro life or pro gun, to demonstrate that they are the face of a new Democratic Party, one that won by becoming more like their opponents.
In fact, the Democratic freshman class of the 110th Congress includes a few conservatives, but overall it is made up of candidates who held traditional Democratic positions.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/11/10/the_democratic_center   (705 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
Sure, some conservatives are upset because he has tolerated a surge in federal spending, downplayed swollen deficits, failed to use his veto, created a vast Department of Homeland Security, and fashioned an alliance of sorts with Teddy Kennedy on education and Medicare.
On most issues, his position is standard conservative: a pro-lifer who expects to sign a ban on partial birth abortion, he's against stem-cell research and gun control, and has drawn the line at gay marriage.
Big government conservatives are favorably disposed toward what neoconservative Irving Kristol has called a "conservative welfare state." (Neocons tend to be big government conservatives.) This means they support transfer payments that have a neutral or beneficial effect (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) and oppose those that subsidize bad behavior (welfare).
www.opinionjournal.com /extra/?id=110003895   (935 words)

 Conservative Judaism
The Conservative Jews claim that the long tradition of studying the religion is an indication that Judaism must be interpreted according to the context of the society and time.
The conservative movement is today very much occupied with whether or not new generations will live as true conservative Jews or not.
Conservative Judaism has also been active in politics, especially in the Zionist movement from the end of the 19th century.
i-cias.com /e.o/jud_con.htm   (388 words)

 Conscience of a Conservative
In addition, the Conservative affirms “the right to a speedy and public trial” and the right to confront accusers and “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation” (Sixth Amendment).
A Conservative is suspicious of “big government,” and thus insists upon a separation of powers, a legislature that represents the interests of the public rather than campaign contributors, and restraint of government assaults upon personal liberties along the lines prescribed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
A conservative believes that it is the function of the courts to interpret established law with due regard for legal precedent (stare decisis).
www.crisispapers.org /Editorials/conservative.htm   (1486 words)

 Conservative - SourceWatch
When the term is used as an invective, it is often referencing some shade of conservative the speaker is opposed to in an effort to convince the listener that all types are of that type.
According to the common political spectrum, conservatives are generally considered right wing, but neither of those term is precisely defined.
Traditional-value conservatives often favor policing the behavior of society, an attitude that contradicts the libertarian wing of the conservative movement, which advocates limited government in people's lives.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Conservative   (413 words)

 Conservatives celebrate minority government victory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Canada's next prime minister, pledged to work with all parties in the next Parliament after Canadians elected a Tory minority government Monday, ending a 12-year reign of Liberal rule.
The Conservatives were elected in 124 ridings, the Liberals were elected in 102 (leading in one other), the Bloc was elected in 51 and the NDP was elected in 29.
The Conservatives, who were hoping to make bigger inroads in the region, were elected in nine ridings, a gain of two.
www.cbc.ca /story/canadavotes2006/national/2006/01/23/mainelecstory060123.html   (1967 words)

 Urban Dictionary: conservative
Conservative thinking promotes cutbacks in public spending enabling tax breaks to be given to those that are earning, and believes in helping those out of work back into self sufficiency.
A conservative also recognizes the fact that when a decidedly "far-right" President is elected by marginal popular vote, the MAJORITY has spoken that it would even side with the extreme of one side to flee from the flimsy and weak views of the opposition.
An entity that understands that America was founded that its citizens may exercise individual freedoms without *government intervention; this right not the be misinterpreted that those with views dissimilar to the majority may resrict the fair practice of those in the majority, just that they may choose to believe differently without persecution.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=conservative   (1183 words)

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