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What is your definition of a Conservative in American politics today?
The Conservatives that I have met embrace an idea of Constitutional freedom, of family and independence.
For many the ideals of religion are center to this and, even as an Atheist, I do not find this disturbing unless that belief begins to contradict the souverignity and secularism of the US Constitution. This is always a problem with the more zealous of the breed. For the most part, most recognize the separation and it's great importance. Some reluctantly.
It's odd. When someone talks about "conservative" in Great Britain, they refer to old gentlemen going hunting, supporting traditions, maintaining heraldry and so on. In the US, it refers to right-wing extremism akin to Italian fascism of the 1930s. By definition, a conservative should want to avoid change and be a sort of "purist" of (for example) the US Constitution and traditional American society. Instead, "conservatism" in the US is a mindset embraced by the wealthiest and the poorest Americans. One can easily spot one: They love war. They love money. They advocate the supremacy of the white race in general and Christianity in particular.
A return to the Constitutional limits on government, restoration of individual freedoms, separation of government power and christian values. They favor free and unrestricted markets with a minimum of government interference. They favor small government, low taxes and spending.
They believe that the country must maintain the rule of law as an abiding principle. They believe that the Constitution must be interpreted according to its original intent. They believe America can only survive and remain free as it retains its christian values and laws. They see the separation of Church and State as an institutional separation only and only on the national level. They believe in religious freedom.
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