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Question by Jane
Submitted on 7/13/2003
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What is the differnce between Neo-Conservatism and Conservatism?


Answer by amanda
Submitted on 9/18/2003
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conservatism is the ideology of keeping things the same. no change, or slow change.
neo-conservatism is the same basic idea, but because it's new-age, it embraces the ideologies of other parties as well as conservatism. keep the old ideas and borrow other good ones.

 

Answer by John Carlin
Submitted on 1/27/2004
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New Conservative. "Any" new type of conservative? Do you just turn conservative? I believe it is possible that people can eventually "shift poles". It happened to me. Because I was "liberal" in the true meaning of entertaining ideas not held before. "A person who is not Liberal when they are Young has no heart. One who is not conservative when they are older has no brain"

 

Answer by Red_Hot_Rich
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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Conservatism is the idea that America stands for the preservation of our natural God-given freedoms. As conservatives, we are obligated to do what is necessary to protect those rights and share them and our ideals of democracy and morality with others U.S. Citizens and nations around the world.
Neo-Conservatism is the new Liberal tag that the left tries to use in order to brand a bad name on a good party. It is one of their ways to try to combat what is righteous and spread their liberal decay amongst what was once a good conservative, God-fearing American society.

 

Answer by Sarah N
Submitted on 9/4/2004
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Conservatism is the ideology of upholding and preserving traditions of politics. In this sense, theoretically conservatism and liberalism can stand together in one political ideology if the traditions of the past are that of liberalism. Neo-conservatism is better defined as anti-liberalism; while still holding the conservative principles, actively is anti-liberal by adhering to principles such as the 'endless war' policy (or welfare-warfare state). The Bush administration is a well known neo-con government.

 

Answer by Tim
Submitted on 1/17/2005
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From what I have seen in the past couple of years, Neo-Conservatism is hardly conservative... We are in a war that has no end in sight and the amount of money we are spending on it will continue to grow. The federal government is growing larger and acquiring more control over the states and their people. The only aspect of Neo-Conservatives that can be considered conservative is their social agenda. Neo-Cons are mostly Christian Extremist (aka ďbible humpersĒ); the people who want to kill off their equivalents in the Middle East. They support the death penalty but not abortion. They want to integrate their religion into the Government (in violation of the 1st Amendment).

On a side note, I think everyone should have the right to practice any religion they choose to as long as it doesnít violate anyone elseís rights. Iím not one bit religious, but I still support the right for people to practice religion. What I donít support is religion being incorporated into the government.

Overall, what Iím trying to say is that Iím seeing holes in this ďNeo-ConservatismĒ. They spend too much, which isnít conservative. They want to expand government size and control, that isnít conservative. They want to change the government in many different ways; I wouldnít say thatís conservative either. You see it on the news every day, haven't you noticed?

 

Answer by Tim
Submitted on 1/17/2005
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Oh and one more thing
Red_Hot_Rich,

"...our natural God-given freedoms" are being taken away as we speak, in order to preserve them. We will get them back after we exterminate all terrorism and tyranny. As long as there is one terrorist there is still terrorism. Does it look like you're going to get your freedoms back anytime soon?

"...we are obligated to do what is necessary to protect those rights and share them and our ideals of democracy and morality with others U.S. Citizens and nations around the world." There are a few problems here; other countries have different morals some based on their culture. Forcing democracy on other countries doesn't work well (we are facing the same type of resistance in Iraq as we did in the Philippians, while we were occupying them). Hereís a rule of thumb that you should consider: ďdonít take away freedom to protect freedom!Ē

 

Answer by Kane Cyberkommunist
Submitted on 6/10/2005
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I think Neo-Conservatism is a view that takes some of the democratic views and makes them more conservative like instead of them believing in no tax for the poor, they say that there should be some but overall the poor should help themselfs.
I might be wrong...

 

Answer by Jim Kalb
Submitted on 7/28/2005
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Neo-conservatism is conservatism that's less populist and more accepting of liberalism than generic conservatism.

 

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