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Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.

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Why is denying global warming associated with conservatives?

I'm not asking for arguments about whether global warming is true. I'm asking why denying the presence of global warming is primarily associated with a conservative political affiliation. I am looking ...
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If conservatism believes in individualism, then why do conservatives often support regulation of personal decisions?

It is my understanding that people on the right side of the political spectrum generally believe in individualism in the sense that they support smaller government and the right of individuals to make ...
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Why is the polish PiS considered dangerous, but not the UK conservatives?

Both parties won an absolute majority of seat in the parliament of their respective countries, and that without winning an absolute majority of the votes, because of how the election system works. ...
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What caused the tendency for conservatives to not support climate change regulations? [duplicate]

In the United States, conservatives tend to be against climate change regulations more frequently than the rest of the population. Conservatives in the U.S. tend to hold traditional and Christian ...
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What caused a massive shift in Republican ideological trajectories in the late '70s?

On a post on Skeptics.SE I saw recently, there was a chart showing the ideological position of the political parties over time: (source) As you can see, both parties were drifting more liberal ...
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What policies for ecological sustainability have been proposed by conservative or economically libertarian political groups?

This question explores the nature of the green movement, which is often associated with progressive or left-wing politics. One answer points out that it's not the problem identification that is ...
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Has there been a sustained period of conservatism in the US?

It seems to me the United States has generally become more liberal (by the modern American definition) over time. It has more civil rights, taxation, welfare, secularism, and government programs now ...
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Why are Weapon Restriction Laws considered Liberal?

Why are Weapon Restriction Laws, such as Gun Control Laws, considered liberal, while a lack of restrictions is considered conservative? In most cases, it appears that laws and policies which grant ...
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What is this political cartoon by Bob Moran titled "Amnesty" about?

I saw that Bob Moran made this political cartoon that he posted on Twitter: When I first saw this cartoon, I assumed it was poking fun at the "False Balance" AKA "bothsidesism" ...
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What is the conservative argument against modern contraception?

I am asking this in the context of the Republican Party in the US being against contraception. That seems odd to me since even the anti-abortion Christian party in the country I live are for handing ...
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Are there systematic personality differences between liberals and conservatives?

What personality differences are there between registered Democrats and registered Republicans?
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Is there any self-professed conservative transhumanist?

Is there any individual or organization that profess himself/herself/itself to be both conservative and transhumanist? Or, at least, that label himself to something similar to these groups (a ...
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What agreements and disagreements exist between conservatism and transhumanism?

(This is a follow-up of this question: Is there any self-professed conservative transhumanist?) What agreements and disagreements exist between conservatism and transhumanism philosophies, values and ...
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What is the "conservative legal and judicial movement in the 1970s and 1980s" to which Justice Luttig refers?

In CNN's March 5, 2024 Retired federal judge blasts Supreme Court ruling: 'Stunning in its overreach' retired federal Judge J. Michael Luttig says the following (excerpted from YouTube auto-transcript ...
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Trump on Trans/Bathroom Issue: Libertarian or Conservative?

Obama took the liberal policy (trans choose which bathroom to go to, whether or not private businesses approve or not) regarding trans and bathrooms of private businesses. However, Trump recently ...
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What is Conservatism and why do people think it's not rooted for a democracy?

I hear people talk about conservative parties and countries but I don't understand what this philosophy means? What is Conservatism and why is it not suitable for democracies when some parties call ...
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