Cornerstone Of Conservativism

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Cornerstone of Conservativism “The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.” These ingenious words came from the fortieth president of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. Reagan hits the nail on the head in regards to the future of American Government. The vast diversity of people across the land of opportunity is nothing short of leviathan with copious discrepancies. This idea is especially true in concern of political ideologies. Although society today makes it seem that there are only two types of political beliefs, democratic or republican, scholars tell us otherwise. One of the supplementary ideologies, contrary to popular belief, known as conservatism, is the cornerstone for the ideas previously declared by Ronald Reagan. “Political ideology provides a framework for thinking about politics, about policy issues, and about the role of government in society (Harrison 22).” The people of the United States of America have adopted numerous different political ideologies, some of them being: socialism, liberalism, conservatism, and libertarianism. According to my political compass score, I fall into the conservative quadrant on the traditional ideological spectrum. What does being a conservatist mean? Conservatism “emphasizes preserving tradition and relying on

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