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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:53

DOMINANT BELIEFS/VALUES HELD BY PROGRESSIVES

  • Liberalism: People are basically good
  • State as gracious, generous Sovereign to be trusted and obeyed
  • Etatism (Belief that government [Elites] should control the economy or social policy or both)
  • Socialism
  • The Common good, solidarity (We the People)
  • Social Justice/Public Welfare
  • Corporate relationships
  • Realism, pragmatism
  • Compassion, mercy by all for all


DOMINANT BELIEFS/VALUES HELD BY CONSERVATIVES

  • Calvinism/Puritanism: human nature is sinful
  • State as Servant, to be used but not trusted
  • Idealism, Rationalism
  • Individualism, person-centered
  • Voluntarism, Associations
  • Personal responsibility, personal righteousness
  • Discipline, judgment, punishment
  • Meritocracy
  • Middle-class
  • Free-market Capitalism

[OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS AND CONTRADICTIONS HERE]

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