Conservatism: The Politics of Ignorance And Self-Interest
The dictionary definitions come down to the idea that the values and ideas of the past (and to some degree the present be conserved…Please lets not misspell…or⏬
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH CONERVATIONISM
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The first established use of the term in a political context originated in 1818 with François-René de Chateaubriand[ during thAT Time Bourbon Restoration that sought to roll back the policies that was governing ideaIs after the French Revolution.
Canada’s conservatives had their roots in the loyalists Tories who left America after the American Revolution. They developed in the socio-economic and political cleavages that existed during the first three decades of the 19th century and had the support of the business, professional and established Church (Anglican) elites in Ontario and to a lesser extent in Quebec. Holding a monopoly over administrative and judicial offices, they were called the “family Compact” in Ontario and the Chateau Clique in Quebec. John A. Macdonald‘s successful leadership of the movement to confederate the provinces and his subsequent tenure as prime minister for most of the late 19th century rested on his ability to bring together the English-speaking Protestant oligarchy and the ultramontane Catholic hierarchy of Quebec and to keep them united a conservatism colation
The conservatives combined pro-market liberalism and Toryism. They generally supported an activist government and state intervention in the marketplace and their policies were marked by noblesse oblige, a paternalistic responsibility of the elites for the less well-offFrom 1942, the party was known as the Progressive Conservatives until 2003, when the national party merged with the“Canadian Alliance to form the the Conservative Party Of Canada.Bacon .. nachos & pay my legal bills !
Conservatism often expresses nostalgia for a supposed better, simpler time.
Additionally, conservatism holds a rather cynical view of government and its place in the lives of its citizens. Conservatives generally express the view that government is most generally part of the problem and not the solution. Government is often blamed by conservatives for a wide variety of maladies, even though government may not even have any significant involvement with a particular problem for which it is being blamed.
Conservative economics generally revolve around the idea that the best economic model is a form of capitalism based on principles they call “free enterprise.” This economic model supplements the view that government power is normally counterproductive by extending that concept to a cynical view of government involvement in the marketplace. Most conservatives take as their economic model Adam Smith’s 18th-century treatise on economics, “The Wealth of Nations,” which for the first time expounded a coherent theory of free-enterprise capitalism. It argued that the market works best which is interfered with least, an idea that has a great deal of appeal to someone with an inherent mistrust of the power of government.
The conservative theorist and the right-wing Libertarian theories from whom his ideas are derived, love to rail against the power of the state. The obtrusiveness of government, especially in economic matters, are the basis of the conservative’s complaints about government.
Yet the reality of life is that it is the economic power of corporations, which conservative theory ignores, that represents the greatest circumscription of personal freedom to the vast majority of people. As conservative principles are applied to government, the increasing restraint with which corporate activities are regulated means that corporations become increasingly free to tread on the personal freedoms of individuals who are powerless to stop them.
2.But the most serious circumscription of personal rights by corporations is in the workplace. The constitution and the bill of rights are essentially left at the workplace door. There is no freedom of speech, no freedom of assembly, no right of privacy, no right to petition for a redress of grievances, and little if any recourse for an unjust decision by management. And now, at least in Michigan and increasingly in other states, workers injured on the job are no longer entitled to compensation either for injuries or for lost income in any practical way.
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