> What's a conservative? >Conservative n. One who is enamored of societies current ills, a

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> What's a conservative? >Conservative n. One who is enamored of societies current ills, as opposed >to the liberal who wishes to replace them with new ones. :-) No, no, NO!!!! There are two definitions: Conservative, n. 1.) Reactionary who wishes to repeal the Constitution in favor of the Bible, (See Reagan, Fundie, Christian Reich) definition in current use since c.1947. 2.) Person who believes that Government should intrude as little as possible in matters of personal choice and in matters of enterprise. (See Goldwater, Barry; Rand, Ayn; "libertarian;" Laissez-Faire) Definition currently out of favor since the 1950s, and almost entirely forgotten. However, this was the original meaning of the term. Antonyms to former definition include "libertarian", secularist, Humanist, Free-thinker, Anti-Statist, American. Antonyms to latter definition include Statist, Collectivist, Blue-nose, Despot, Tyrant, Fascist, Communist, etcaetera.

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