Liberals Oppose Government Action Should Be Taken For Equality For Each And Every Citizen

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Liberals believe that government action should be taken to achieve equality for each and every citizen. They believe that the government has obligations it needs to fulfill, so government intervention is favorable, especially within the economy where it needs to regulate business and government programs. Conservatives on the other hand prefer smaller, slower changes. Rather than having the government involved in the economy, they prefer a laissez faire regulation of the market and businesses. One particularly distinctual factor of conservatives is that they believe in the concept of volunteerism and self-advocacy compared to the liberal belief that it’s largely the government’s responsibility to take care of its citizens. However, both liberals and conservatives are generally open to compromise and wish to work within the current system (“Conservative vs Liberal Beliefs”; Political Polarization in the American Public).
Often an incisive distinction can be made between liberals and conservatives by looking at both sides’ affinities for the incorporation of religion in their ideology. While both right-wing and left-wing constituents practice religion, right-wing conservatives tend to give greater weight to their religious beliefs when making political decisions. Even more, although liberals consider their religious beliefs in politics, their views are generally more progressive and even radical (Jost, 2009).
Conservatives differ from liberals to the extent that their…

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