Conservatives differ dramatically from their liberal counterparts in many areas. Some of these include gun control, abortion, and the death penalty. Here is a look at common conservative policies in some of these areas.
One of the most common causes of debates between conservatives and liberals is gun control. Conservative policies are aimed at lowering the number of gun control laws that we currently have on the books. This is because the laws don’t keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
The 2nd amendment grants everyone the right to bear arms. Therefore, conservatives feel that everyone should be entitled to have a weapon to ensure their personal safety. There will be less crime if citizens have the right to carry weapons.
Conservative policies in regards to the economy are very different. They encourage the introduction of free markets. Excess government regulation will do nothing but hamper economic growth and prevent more jobs from being created.
Conservative republicans don’t like the fact that big government requires a maze of regulations in order to start a business. If people have the ability to support themselves, then they should be able to do so without interference from the government.
On the other hand, liberal policies towards the economy support the formation of more government programs. They feel that it is the government’s job to support citizens that can’t take care of themselves properly.
Conservative policies would also like to see an end to affirmative action. Instead of giving away jobs and admitting students to schools based on their race, they should instead be given these privileges because of their abilities. Conservatives feel that this is a form of reverse discrimination.
The death penalty is also a source of debate between liberals and conservative policies. According to conservative thinking, if an individual commits a heinous crime, he should be put to death for it. The liberal viewpoint is that executing a supposed criminal may open the door to executing an innocent person. Once the deed is done, there is no correcting it.
There is currently a widespread debate going on about abortion. Conservative policies call for an end to government sanctioned abortion. If mothers have sex, then they should be prepared to deal with the consequences in the form of having the child if she gets pregnant. Abortion shouldn’t be used as a form of birth control.
In this same area are conservative policies about stem cell research. Everyone can agree that there are many benefits of stem cell research. However, the only issue is how these stem cells are obtained.
Conservatives aren’t against using adult or umbilical cord stem cells. They are simply opposed to embryonic stem cell research. They view the embryo as a human life even though it lacks human features at that point in time. Killing the embryo to obtain the stem cells is virtually the same thing as murder.
As you can see, liberal and conservative policies differ regarding a wide range of topics. Who knows if they will ever reach an agreement on any of them.