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Conservatism, generally speaking, is a political ideology that advocates for limited government, a strong national defense, and free-market economics. Conservatives tend to emphasize personal responsibility over government intervention concerning issues such as social mobility (e.g. education, employment, etc.), social justice, private industry, etc. According to the conservatism, the government's primary responsibilities are to defend the country against foreign enemies and protect individual liberties (e.g. freedom of speech, freedom of religion, privacy, etc.). Conservatism stands in opposition to contemporary political and social liberialism which tend to advocate for a high degree of government oversight in nearly all facets of private life (e.g. economy, education, religion, etc.), the award of concessions to special interest groups, the submission of the US to foreign powers, and social and moral decadence.

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Modern conservatism works had to retain traditional institutions in the society. Some of the principles it is founded on include tradition and order, liberty, rule of law and belief in God.

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