Conservatives - within the ideological boundaries of...

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Conservatives Conservatives feel there is too much government interference, particularly at the federal level, in the  economy. This belief translates into calls for lower taxes, reduced spending on social programs, and  deregulation. However, many conservatives welcome government support to further their moral  agenda. Liberals and conservatives also take opposing positions on crime, with the former  concerned with the underlying socioeconomic causes and the latter focusing on the deterrent effect  of punishment.  Moderates Perhaps because most Americans see themselves as moderates, politicians find it difficult to stay 
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Unformatted text preview: within the ideological boundaries of liberalism or conservatism. Many stress their credentials as fiscal conservatives while taking liberal positions on social issues. Others take a populist line, embracing active governmental intervention in both economic and cultural spheres. Pat Buchanan, who has run for president under both Republican and Reform labels, usually offers populist appeals. Alabama Governor George Wallace, a presidential candidate in 1968 and 1972, also usually endorsed populist positions....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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