"Conservative, n. A statesman who is enamored of
existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them
with others." - Ambrose Bierce, Devil's Dictionary
"The Americans of 1776 were among the first men to
defend an open society and constitutional liberty. The most remarkable
characteristic of this political theory sits in its deep-seated conservatism.
However radical the principles of the Revolution may have seemed to the rest of
the world, in the minds of the colonists they were thoroughly preservative and
respectful of the past." - Clinton Rossiter980 AD Latin, conservare "to keep,
1380 Old French - "conserver."
Archaically a conservative
was a preservative agent or principle.
A conservative would be
concerned with preserving his or her social culture and traditional way of
living by protecting it from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change by
wants to preserve the land
for future generations.
Conservatives frown on
behavior outside of accepted and practiced norms.
Over time the
word symbol conservative took on added connotations.
1790 As a modern political tradition, conservatism traces to
opposition to the French
Revolution found in Reflections on the Revolution in France by
Edmund Burke, but the word conservative is not found in his writing.
The word conservative was coined by the French disciples of
Edmund Burke, (e.g. Chateaubriand, who titled his journal defending clerical
and political restoration "Le Conservateur").
Burke suggested that a
genuinely prudent conduct of affairs would proceed without assaulting the
mental associations of the governed, and, as change was omnipresent, would
conduct its share under accepted names by gradual and by
moderate reform of institutions and practices
rather than by immediate and total
replacement, which Burke stigmatised as
"A spirit of innovation is generally the
result of a selfish temper and confined views." - Edmund Burke, Reflections
on the Revolution in France
In truth Edmund prefers
social custom over
1830 Conservative as the name of a British
political faction first appeared in an issue of the "Quarterly Review," in an
unsigned article sometimes attributed to John Wilson Croker.
Conservative replaces Tory, reflecting both a change from the pejorative
name (in use for 150 years) and repudiation of some reactionary policies.
Extended to similar spirits in other parties from 1845.
speaking, conservatism is not a political system, but rather a way of looking
at the civil order." - Russell Kirk
The neo-conservatives are
radicals not conservatives.
Conservatives are interested
in preservation of existing resources.
neo-conservatives (neo-liberals to much the rest of
the world) were only interested in exploiting resources for short term gain.
The neo-conservatives must
have known that embarking upon the path of
global hegemony was a dangerous and
radical course of action which could result in injury or ruin to the
American political system.
intent on bringing about radical change by
fostering excess' in the financial
sectors through radical
David Lloyd George replaces
HH Asquith as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
1909 To fund
extensive welfare reforms David Lloyd George proposed taxes on land
ownership and high incomes in the "People's Budget", which the
Conservative dominated House of Lords rejects.
1910 A constitutional crisis is only resolved after two
elections and the passage of the Parliament Act 1911.
1911 National Insurance Act establishes the
modern welfare state.
1912 The Marconi scandal involves Liberal officials under the
Prime Minister HH Asquith profiting
through insider trading about intentions with respect to Marconi Company
and Imperial Wireless Chain.
The Imperial Wireless Chain
is a strategic international communications network of powerful long range
radiotelegraphy stations, created by the British government to link the
countries of the British Empire.
1915 HH Asquith
forms a wartime coalition between
left and right.
David Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions
rapidly expands production.
1916 David Lloyd George appointed Secretary
of State for War.
December 1916 David Lloyd George forms a coalition government
in the UK and is appointed Prime Minister by King George V.
George relied on the support of Conservatives and of the press baron Lord
Northcliffe (who owned both The Times and the Daily Mail).
Besides the Prime Minister, the five-member War Cabinet contains three
Conservatives - Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of
Lords, Lord Curzon; Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House
of Commons, Bonar Law; and Minister without Portfolio, Lord
Alfred Milner - and Arthur
Henderson, unofficially representing Labor.
In the first 235 days of
its existence, the War Cabinet meets 200 times.
March 20, 1917 to May 2, 1917
Cabinet, with representatives from Canada, Newfoundland,
South Africa and India, meets 14
David Lloyd George plays a critical role in the Balfour
"General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money" John Maynard Keynes
begins by observing that before we can construct relevant theories for the
present, we have to unlearn the useless theories of the past.
Shedding old theories is more
difficult than building new ones.
John Maynard Keynes concluded
with the observation
"practical men" who chart national policies are more often than not the slaves
of useless theories.
political elite responsible
for the current global disaster are
purveyors of antiCulture
who intend to replace the
gods of the past with the gods of
the future within the next two decades.
evolves over time.
The word symbol
liberal was originally
defined as of, pertaining to, or befitting a freeman, free by birth.
Liberal acts became those actions appropriate for an adult person of
free birth - a lady or a gentleman - an action inappropriate for a
landless craftsmen (tailors,
Over time a connotation developed with use of the word
An individual branded liberal was
liberated from moral
licentious, lacked moral
the freedom to live
When liberal was first used it
was defined as a representational form of government,
a republican form of government,
as opposed to a monarchy.
In a monarchical
system laws are designed to appease
the landed aristocracy
whereas in a representative
form of government laws are designed by
the people with the peoples overall welfare in mind.
Today those who
define themselves as liberal:
A liberal individual may show a willingness
to make "liberal" donations.
liberal interpretation of a rule or law is not strict or rigorous while a
liberal interpretation of the
Bible is an interpretation that is not literal.
A liberal education is
defined as an education based on the traditional arts and sciences that
disciplines and conditions the mind
Today a liberal education
connotes liberation from moral constraint.
Opponents of liberalism have attempted to
revive this obsolete definition as
morally unrestrained or
licentious opponents of the
established moral order.
Usage: Liberal, Generous.
is freeborn, and generous
The former is opposed to
the ordinary feelings of a
servile state, and implies largeness of spirit in the vein of
giving, judging, acting as the Hero.
nobleness of soul, in the past
appropriate to those of high rank, -
a spirit that goes out of
self, and finds enjoyment in consulting constituents.
measured by the extent of the sacrifices it
"c. 1375; from old French, liberal "befitting free men,
generous;" from Latin,
liberalis "noble, generous;"
literally, "pertaining to a free man;" from liber "free;" from
Proto-Indo-European base *leudheros; (Greek, eleutheros "free"), probably
originally "belonging to the people" (though the precise semantic development
is obscure), from *leudho- "people" (evolutions: Old Church Slavonic, ljudu;
Lithuanian, liaudis; Old English, leod; German, Leute "nation, people").
Earliest reference in English is to the liberal arts (Latin, artes
liberales), directed to a broader understanding, not immediate practical
Sense of "free in bestowing" is from 1387.
meaning "free from restraint in speech
or action" (1490) liberal was used in the 16th century through the 17
century as a term of reproach.
"Free from prejudice,
tolerant," emerged in 1776-88.
"Purely in reference to political
opinion, "tending in favor of freedom and democracy" it dates from 1801, from
the French libéral, originally applied in English by its opponents
(often in French form and with suggestions of foreign lawlessness) to the party
favorable to individual political freedoms.
But also (especially in
American politics) tending to mean "favorable to government action to effect
social change," which seems at times to draw more from the religious sense of
"free from prejudicial favor of traditional opinions and
established institutions" (and
thus open to new ideas and plans of reform), which dates from 1823." - Douglas
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