Example Of My Personal Ideology

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I believe my personal ideology is overall moderately conservative. My parents are very conservative, more so than myself. They agree with a lot more conservative policies than I can say I do, but I agree with a large amount. I tend to agree with economic, most social, and foreign policy issues. Although I do stray from conservative ideals sometimes in the social and foreign policy issues, I agree with most. The reason I consider myself more moderate is because of the fact that I do disagree with some things conservative believe in, and because I in no way consider myself an extremist. I like to look at both liberal and conservative ideas and decide for myself which I feel is better or makes more sense. It is important to me to be open minded …show more content…
This part of conservatism is what makes me moderately conservative. One of the social issues I have more conservative beliefs on is government assistance. As stated in The Conservative Heart, “Our entitlement programs are becoming more and more central to peoples lives, and less and less financially sustainable” (Brooks 142). This statement is incredibly true in my opinion and although I do believe some government assistance is necessary, it must be under the right circumstances. I feel the system has flaws when it comes to government handouts. In my opinion, people should actively have to prove that they are searching for a job and putting in effort before they get welfare and other assistance. I believe that the government should empower people to solve their own problems, and not rely on the government for support and assistance. I also very much agree with Conservative policy on Immigration in that all immigration should be done in a legal matter ONLY. Secured borders are a must when it comes to preventing illegal immigration. Those who break the law and enter the United State illegally should be treated as criminals, and should not be welcomed into our country. Those who follow the process and are doing all of the right things to earn their citizenship are very much welcome here in my opinion. I agree with many other social issues including, gun control, healthcare, death penalty, affirmative …show more content…
My Result was “Young Outsider,” which is described as a “relatively young, largely independent group holds a mix of conservative and liberal views” (Suh). It also said that most “Young Outsiders” generally favor the Republican party rather than the Democratic Party, with unfavorable opinions of both. They also differ from “Steadfast Conservatives” and “Business Conservatives” in environmental and social issues usually. I considered myself a moderate conservative prior to taking this test, although I do agree with some of the things mentioned within the description of a “young outsider” I do not have many negative opinions on the republican party. It was right that I do have some liberal views, but I feel that just goes along with my age and my generation. Although the website said that young outsiders are made up of “13% of the public” I would think that it is much more/ that it will be much more in the near future. Many young conservatives that I know are not extremists by any means and are more socially “up to date” rather than some of the older conservatives I know. For example: on issues such as right for same-sex marriage, older conservatives are more likely to be against it rather than younger conservatives, although in recent decades’ older generations have become more supportive (Mitchell). I feel that this quiz was also difficult to take, because it

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