Are You Conservative or Liberal? – ISSUE NO. 2
“The free market system, competitive capitalism, and private enterprise afford the widest opportunity and the highest standard of living for all. Free markets produce more economic growth, more jobs and higher standards of living than those systems burdened by excessive government regulation.”
“Favor a market system in which government regulates the economy. We need government to protect us against big businesses. Unlike the private sector, the government is motivated by public interest. We need government regulation to level the playing field.”
Generally believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Also believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals.
Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems.
Conservatives are often referred to as being on the RIGHT when put into a political spectrum.
Republicans are often viewed as more Conservative.
Generally believe in governmental action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all, and that it is the duty of the government to reduce community issues and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights. Also believe the role of the government should be to guarantee that no one is in need.
Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for the government to solve people’s problems.
Liberals are often referred to as being on the LEFT when put into a political spectrum.
Democrats are often viewed as more Liberal