- Believing in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society : relating to or supporting political conservatism
- marked by moderation or caution <a conservative estimate
- Believing that government should be active in supporting social and political change : relating to or supporting political liberalism
“Traditional practice in politics and society” could mean that more than half this country, would not legally be allowed to vote.
“Marked by moderation or caution” ok? What is the big deal, since it is logical to be cautious sometimes.
“Believing that government should be active in supporting social and political change” think of civil rights, past present, and future. Not always perfect, but sometimes necessary
“broad-minded; especially : not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms” sounds a lot like people wanting freedom to make their own decisions…
I do not see religion or lack of religion in these explanations, I see nothing about views on guns or against guns, I see nothing about culture (we are all human race) in these explanations either.
The way people label themselves and each other to make a point is simply spurring hate, and for the most part the labels are wrong. Calling someone a liberal because they vote a particular party is insane, because we are more complex than that. Proudly declaring yourself a conservative while holding yet you want government to interfere with whom someone marries makes no sense either.
Liberal conservative, conservative liberal, please stop the madness! How about we all remember we are just citizens, and in order to make a better society we need to work together, accept our differences, faults, and find common ground.
FYI, I am not going to debate anyone on this, I am entitled to own opinion as well.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III