Do You Know Your Left from Your Right?; What Are You? A Liberal or a Conservative? Either– Stop the Attacks Across the Divide; Time to Advance Your Position with Balance, Reason, Definition, Consideration, Consensus, & Respect;

GOVERNMENT

SITUATION:
Everyone seems to either be or is divided into largely two political camps or positions;
Government does only what private enactments cannot do or has not done well.
Finding ways for Private interests position framework of government to support solutions to issues;

SOLUTIONS
Do Not use the terms or suggest either side to be right;
Listen and consider other points of view & people who advance POVs;
Work to find & elect citizens that will seek to bring the best solutions to societal problems;
Realize that the meaning of “conservative” or “liberal” could be different in different contexts
Such as social, economic and political that also differ in usage in different countries and over time.

Conservative versus Liberal comparison chart
Conservative Liberal
Political Views Right-wing, anti-federalist. Prefer smaller government, less regulation, most services to be provided by the private sector in a free market, and a literal interpretation of the Constitution. Left-wingfederalist. Prefer more regulation and services like free universal health care to be provided by the government to all citizens.
Economic Views Government should tax less and spend less. Cutting spending to balance the budget should be the priority. Higher income earners should have an incentive to invest (credits). Charity is the responsibility of the people. Government should provide more services to the less fortunate (like health care) and increase taxes if necessary. High-income earners should pay a larger percentage of their income as taxes.
Social Views Opposed to gay marriage, abortion and embryonic stem cell research. Support the right to bear arms, death penalty, and personal responsibility as an individual. Gay couples to get equal rights like everyone else (e.g. marriage); abortion should be legal; support embryonic stem cell research. Support restrictions and regulation around the right to bear arms.
Personal Responsibility Individuals should exercise personal responsibility and it is the governments role to hold them accountable even with severe penalties. Laws are enacted to reflect the best interest of the society as a whole. The people should look to the government to provide a structure. Laws are enacted to protect every individual for an equal society sometimes at the expense of economic freedom if neccessary.

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Conservative vs. Liberal” – https://www.diffen.com/difference/Conservative_vs_Liberal
Conservatism in the United States
Liberalism in the United States

 

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