con·ser·va·tism noun \kən-ˈsər-və-ˌti-zəm\ Definition of CONSERVATISM

By Tinter

a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change; specifically : such a philosophy calling for lower taxes, limited government regulation of business and investing, a strong national defense, and individual financial responsibility for personal needs (as retirement income or health-care coverage)

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