Under these definitions, don’t you agree “Liberal” is the right way the Founding Fathers would want America?
Liberalism is a broad class of political philosophies that considers individual liberty and equality to be the most important political goals.Liberalism emphasizes individual rights and equality of opportunity,freedom of thought and speech, limitations on the power of governments, the rule of law, an individual’s right to private property,and a transparent system of government.Liberalism has its roots in the Age of Enlightenment(etc.Founding Fathers, American Declaration of Independence, the United States Bill of Rights)in which reason was advocated as the primary source and legitimacy for authority and rejects many foundational assumptions that dominated most earlier theories of government, established religion.
Conservatism is a political and social term from the Latin verb conservare meaning to save or preserve. As the name suggests it usually indicates support for tradition and traditional values ,fiscal conservatism, supply-side economics, social conservatism, libertarian conservatism, bioconservatism and religious conservatism,as well as support for a strong military.US President Abraham Lincoln wrote, that conservatism is “the adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried.”social conservatives emphasize traditional views of social units such as the family, church, or locale,many religious conservatives believe that government should have a role in defending moral values,lower taxes and government spending.Some of what conservatives and libertarians consider victimless crimes such as sodomy have been decriminalized in the United States.Some states and local governments have relaxed laws on marijuana use and medical marijuana, though conservatives and some libertarians argue that the War on Drugs still constitutes one of the greatest threats to liberty in the United States as a whole.
WIKIPEDIA..I COPIED AND PASTED..I DID NOT AUTHOR THE DEFINITIONS…FYI
Liberal may refer to:
Liberalism has its roots in the Age of Enlightenment…..WHO WAS APART OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT….founding fathers
THE FOUNDING FATHERS, IF THEY SAW THE RESULT OF UNREGULATED GUN CONTROL, WOULD HAVE TO ADRESS THE PROBLEM IN THIS HERE MODERN SOCIETY, I COME FROM NY ARE U SERIOUS?PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND WITH UNRESTRICTED LAWS WITH GUNS.?, EVERY SIX MONTHS RENEWEL OF LICENSES, AND TIGHTER REQUIRMENTS FOR APPROVAL…..THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THE CONSTITUTION WOULD HAVE TO BE AMENDED WITH THE TIMES…AND THOSE TIMES WOULD BE WITH A POPULATION OF 300MILLION PLUS WITH NO REGULATIONS OF ARMS..I SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT..WITH RESTRICTIONS..AND THEY WOULD TOO IN THESE TIMES….
THEY BELIEVED IN EQUAL RIGHTS…THAT WOULD INCLUDE MINORITES, WOMEN, AND HOMOSEXUALS.LIKE IT OR NOT..
DON’T YOU THINK BOTH PARTIES NEED TO STOP BEING DEMONIZED, THEY BOTH OFFER VALID IDEAOLOGIES, AND CAN COMPROMISE TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE?I DO.
I DIDN’T TWIST ANYTHING, COPY AND PASTE WOULDN’T ALLOW ME, OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN MY OPINION COMPLETELY WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN HARSH..I AGREE TO AN EXTENT THEY BOTH ARE NOT LIVING UP TO THEIR TRUE DEFINITIONS, HOWEVER THE LATTER IS MORE SO.
I REALLY JUST AM ASKING..I AM NOT TELLING AS MUCH AS IT MAY SEEM..I REALLY DO WANT PEOPLE’S OPINIONS…