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'''Conservative values''' recognize the adversarial nature of politics, and much in life.  As a result of their ability to deal with adversity, '''conservative values''' are superb in defending against addiction,<ref>Conservative principles prohibit addictive drugs, pornography and gambling, and favor [[Rule of Law]] to prohibit underage drinking and smoking, when those addictions form.</ref> adversity,<ref>Conservative principles fully support [[self-defense]].</ref> anxiety,<ref>"Liberal teenagers always felt more stress than conservatives ....," according to one study summarized in ''The Economist''. [http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10717915]</ref> depression, narcissism,<ref>See, e.g., [[Hollywood values]]</ref> risky law-breaking activities like dangerous driving,<ref>[[Conservatives]] accept and teach respect for [[Rule of Law]], and this deters dangerous driving, particularly by teenagers, that can tragically end in death.</ref> self-destructive behavior, and serious mental disorders.<ref>"While 58 percent of Republicans reported having excellent mental health, only 38 percent of Democrats described themselves that way."[http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57683]</ref>  [[Conservatives]] are happier than [[liberal]]s, and one study gives a [[reason]]: conservatives do not insist upon a mindless "equality".<ref>"Research suggests that highly egalitarian women are less happy in their marriages compared with their more traditional counterparts, apparently because they are more troubled by disparities in domestic labor."[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354424,00.html]</ref>
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'''Conservative values''' recognize the adversarial nature of politics, and much in life.  As a result of their ability to deal with adversity, '''conservative values''' are superb in defending against obesity,<ref>See, e.g., [[conservative]] [[Mike Huckabee]] losing 110 points.[http://www.newsweek.com/id/51663]; relatively few [[conservatives]] are overweight.</ref> addiction,<ref>Conservative principles prohibit addictive drugs, pornography and gambling, and favor [[Rule of Law]] to prohibit underage drinking and smoking, when those addictions form.</ref> adversity,<ref>Conservative principles fully support [[self-defense]].</ref> anxiety,<ref>"Liberal teenagers always felt more stress than conservatives ....," according to one study summarized in ''The Economist''. [http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10717915]</ref> depression, narcissism,<ref>See, e.g., [[Hollywood values]]</ref> risky law-breaking activities like dangerous driving,<ref>[[Conservatives]] accept and teach respect for [[Rule of Law]], and this deters dangerous driving, particularly by teenagers, that can tragically end in death.</ref> self-destructive behavior, and serious mental disorders.<ref>"While 58 percent of Republicans reported having excellent mental health, only 38 percent of Democrats described themselves that way."[http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57683]</ref>  [[Conservatives]] are happier than [[liberal]]s, and one study gives a [[reason]]: conservatives do not insist upon a mindless "equality".<ref>"Research suggests that highly egalitarian women are less happy in their marriages compared with their more traditional counterparts, apparently because they are more troubled by disparities in domestic labor."[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354424,00.html]</ref>
  
 
'''Conservative values''' are also helpful in combating [[deceit]] by those [[anti-conservatives]].  A [[conservative]] understands the many incentives by others to engage in [[deceit]], and the political power that can result from such [[deceit]].  A [[conservative]] is often not surprised by the deception that fools others.
 
'''Conservative values''' are also helpful in combating [[deceit]] by those [[anti-conservatives]].  A [[conservative]] understands the many incentives by others to engage in [[deceit]], and the political power that can result from such [[deceit]].  A [[conservative]] is often not surprised by the deception that fools others.

Revision as of 09:00, 9 May 2008

Conservative values recognize the adversarial nature of politics, and much in life. As a result of their ability to deal with adversity, conservative values are superb in defending against obesity,[1] addiction,[2] adversity,[3] anxiety,[4] depression, narcissism,[5] risky law-breaking activities like dangerous driving,[6] self-destructive behavior, and serious mental disorders.[7] Conservatives are happier than liberals, and one study gives a reason: conservatives do not insist upon a mindless "equality".[8]

Conservative values are also helpful in combating deceit by those anti-conservatives. A conservative understands the many incentives by others to engage in deceit, and the political power that can result from such deceit. A conservative is often not surprised by the deception that fools others.

Conservative values include:

  • placing ideas and principles above personal desire, weaknesses and regrets
  • emphasizing charity, with its unexpected benefits, rather than compulsory tax-and-spend programs
  • teaching self-help rather than dependence on government and others
  • supporting self-defense
  • recognizing the media for its bias, bullying, deception.
  • downplaying significance of wealth, disparities in wealth, and materialism in general[9]
  • emphasizing self-reliance and being able to keep the fruits of one's labor
  • recognizing the power of the free market
  • understanding that a rising tide lifts all boats, e.g. tax cuts benefit all.

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See also

References

  1. See, e.g., conservative Mike Huckabee losing 110 points.[1]; relatively few conservatives are overweight.
  2. Conservative principles prohibit addictive drugs, pornography and gambling, and favor Rule of Law to prohibit underage drinking and smoking, when those addictions form.
  3. Conservative principles fully support self-defense.
  4. "Liberal teenagers always felt more stress than conservatives ....," according to one study summarized in The Economist. [2]
  5. See, e.g., Hollywood values
  6. Conservatives accept and teach respect for Rule of Law, and this deters dangerous driving, particularly by teenagers, that can tragically end in death.
  7. "While 58 percent of Republicans reported having excellent mental health, only 38 percent of Democrats described themselves that way."[3]
  8. "Research suggests that highly egalitarian women are less happy in their marriages compared with their more traditional counterparts, apparently because they are more troubled by disparities in domestic labor."[4]
  9. See, e.g., the Coase Theorem