Liberals vs. Conservatives
There are two different sides in government, Liberals and Conservatives. Liberals believe that the government should take care of the people and that it is the government’s job to make sure every one has equal opportunity. Conservatives believe it is the government’s job to provide the freedom to pursue their goals. (Limited Government) There are three major topics that make it easier for someone to decide the best side. The three include abortion, same-sex marriage, and immigration.
Abortion is a major topic in the United States, Should it be legal or illegal. Liberals believe that a woman has the right to do what ever. It’s the women’s body so the government shouldn’t have a say in it at all. Abortion is a personal choice. Conservatives believe that abortion is murder of another human being even though it hasn’t been born yet. Abortion is wrong and a baby has separate rights from the mother. Liberals in this case seem the best because it is the woman’s right to make choices.
The second major topic is on same –sex marriage. Liberals believe that marriage is between two people who love each other and that denying people from same-sex marriage denies their civil rights. They are against any law making same-sex marriage illegal. Conservatives believe that marriage is a bong between only a man and a woman. They also believe same-sex relationships violates moral and religious beliefs of millions of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others, who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Liberals give more freedoms that Americans should have like being able to marry who they want.
The last major issue is about immigration. Liberals support legal immigration but undocumented immigrants are also accepted. They also believe Illegal immigrants should have the same right as Americans do because it isn’t fair to arrest all the immigrants. N Liberals want illegal immigrants to have the right to education and...
...In the United States of America, there are two major contemporary political parties. The Democratic Party, who was founded around the year 1828, promotes a social liberal platform and bases on modern values. On the other hand, the Republican Party, who was founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, is based on American conservatism. Both parties contemplate on current issues in regards to economic and social affairs and foreign policy.
According to Fred Moseley, the United States economy is currently experiencing its worst crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis started in the home mortgage market, and is now spreading beyond subprime to prime mortgages, commercial real estate, corporate junk bonds, and other forms of debt. (Moseley) Many people are affected by not being able to sustain the roof over their heads or provide food on the table for their family because of how not only prices are increasing as well as the cost of living, but also due to modern technology, many are being replaced by such machinery of some sort.
In the Democratic, or Liberal, point of view towards the economic issues in the United States is that they believe there should be a regulation on Wall Street and taxes should be cut towards the low-income and working families while the wealthy continue to pay taxes. It seems fair doing so that way the lower and working class families would be able to sustain themselves and provide for their families better rather...
...Conservative and Liberal
By Yash Patel
Your views or beliefs on specific issues can be determined by your own thoughts. If you look at the beliefs of Conservatism and Liberalism, you can understand the different viewpoints on different issues. They debate on certain issues such as abortion, death penalty, education, gun control, taxes, etc. The ideas are very different for both, the conservative and liberal. A person can be either for or against conservative and liberal views. You can also be both if you agree with one and disagree with the other.
Abortion is one of the issues which are taken into concern. Liberals believe that a woman has the right to decide with what happens with her body. The fetus is not considered to be human life and therefore it does not have individual rights. They also believe that the government should provide taxpayer abortions for the woman who cannot afford it. On the other hand, Conservatives believe that abortion is a form of murder. An unborn baby is living and has separate rights from his/her mother. The baby has the right to live. They also oppose taxpayer abortions. I support the conservatives on this matter because the rightful life of an innocent baby should not be taken away because of his/her mother’s decision.
The death penalty is also another issue which has been widely discussed. The...
I would like to start by saying that I consider it to be a tragedy that this assignment is necessary. I can not believe that so many people in our class do not know the liberal and conservative views on some of the most basic topics. I by no means think that everyone should believe all of the things that I do, but at the very least they do need to know what both parties have to offer. They have obviously been voting solely on party lines and chose their side based on what their parents, people in their community, etc told them. They have in no way made any kind of informed decisions over the last 20 years of voting. I do however commend you for trying to get people to care more about these very basic but important topics, even if you didn't give the best representation of the liberal side.
Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. They consider the role of government to be providing people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals. Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems. Liberals believe in governmental action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all, and that it is the duty of the State to alleviate social ills and to protect civil...
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Not just as Americans but as human beings we all want the same basic things in our daily lives. We all seek freedom and yearn for prosperity. We all seek for what is fair in life and not just our lives separately, but the lives of our nation’s people. We want less people to suffer as much as possible, especially our children. We all seek the best for our health being. We all want a crime free nation and crime free streets in our communities. We all want a freedom to speak and voice our opinions; yet the one major key argument is how do we achieve all of these? With all that has been going on in our nation’s economy, we begin to analyze one of the very most important, yet controversial political issue that we are facing: Liberal or Conservative? Although we are united as a whole nation, but when concerning our nation’s political policies we are very much divided. Each of us has our own beliefs and our own opinion, but the beauty of this is that this is what makes this country. This belief was instilled in our bloods from the day this great nation was formed, by our political forefathers up until now. We sometimes call these beliefs Left or Right based on...
...Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Growing up in a home that could be characterized as a political battlefield was traumatic. I spent the first decade of my life living peacefully with two left- winged hippie parents. My mother had hair like Rapunzel and my dad worked as a jazz musician. Life was simple- then in came the 80’s. Making a living as a musician in the Catskill Mountains wasn’t quite panning out well for our family. Luckily my parents were both educated and my father went on to teach music rather than play it. Along with a new structured life came a new rigid set of ideologies (for my dad). My father became a gun-toting conservative who would refer to my mother as a “bleeding heart liberal” any chance he could. All of the problems in the world were now due to my mother’s liberal thinking. My father thought, if people could be more like him, we would all be better off. The people with whom he enjoyed playing music became the people who were now taking his hard earned money. All this political banter left me disinterested in politics. Thankfully I was away at college during the 1993 presidential election when Clinton won, with the help of my mother. This political divide left me with no feelings for politics at all. I can compare my political thinking with the wind-one minute it’s blowing to the right then it swings to the left. In...
...Conservativesvs. LiberalsConservatives are very supportive for individuals that are in the higher class, while liberals support the lower class individuals in society. Conservatives and Liberals have completely different views from one another. I personally favor liberalist views due to the fact they favor equality within our society. While conservatives feel as though within a society everyone should be responsible for themselves they don’t believe in aid to mankind. In our society we can achieve and do so much more if everyone as a whole worked together and cared about the individual next to them. The world that we live in today would but much stronger, there would be less poverty and more equality in the working class. Due to the different views between the conservatives and the liberalist, a world of equality will never exist. I will distinctly go over the different beliefs between the conservatives and the liberalist of which I agree with all of the liberalist beliefs.
Liberalist feels as though the government should do more to give everyone more equal opportunity. They believe it is the duty of the government to protect our civil liberties, and our human and civil rights. To sum it all up, the government is to make sure that no one is suffering and if there is, then it is the government’s job to solve the issues...
...LiberalvsConservative (Assignment 7)
After the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, the Enlightenment period followed, which opened the eyes of those in Latin American societies. People in Latin American began considering liberal ideologies, which clashed with conservative views. Liberals were those that supported little government intervention, individual freedom, public education and economic progress. Conservatives were generally supportive of the church, and disliked state involvement in education, marriages, and other forms of state control. These two different viewpoints were varied from country to country during the period of Latin American independence.
First off, liberals were considered to be anti-monarchial and favored the idea of a republic, such as in some countries the idea of federalism was supported, such as Colombia, and in other countries the idea of a strong central government was supported, such as Chile. They also favored industrialization and trade, such as building railroads that could connect the rest of the country. Liberals believed in education to replace the role of church, and thus wanted to reduce the power of churches in society such as the role they played in registering births and marriages. Support for economic growth, in relation to their desire to build railroads, ultimately meant the use of new...
...CIs it true to say that the Conservative Party did more to solve the ‘Land Question’ in Ireland in the period 1870-1903 than the Liberals?
In order to answer this question it is first necessary to define the ‘Land Question’. The ‘Land Question’ entailed the relationship between the landlord and the tenant, the ownership of the land, farm size and poor quality produce. Both the liberals and the Conservatives parties brought about various changes in the issue of the “Land Question’ during the period 1870-1903.
The relationship between the landlord and the tenant was strained especially at times of economic downturn as rents were unaffordable and eviction rates were high. Tenants could be ‘tenants at will’ which meant that they could be evicted even if their rents was paid, a lessee, which entitled them to some rights provided their rents were paid or have the ‘Ulster custom’ which stated that there would be a fair rent, fixity of tenure and freedom of sale. At a time when agriculture was the sole source of income for most of the population, the landlords held most of the power. In 1870 Gladstone, leader of the Liberal Party, brought about a land act which legalised the Ulster Custom in places where it had already existed. It also contained a clause called the ‘Bright Clause’, which stated that if a tenant could afford one third of the cost of his farm, the British Government would pay the other...