View Poll Results: Was the American revolution "Conservative" in nature?

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    Conservative Revolution?

    Was what we commonly refer to as "The American Revolution" conservative in nature?

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    Was it really a revolution at all?

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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Was what we commonly refer to as "The American Revolution" conservative in nature?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Other

    Was it really a revolution at all?
    The act wasn't conservative at all. Not only did it break away from the tradition of British control it also very un-conservative idea of a new type of government structure. It was actually all quite liberal in nature, in the true sense of the word.
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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    "Other". You're assuming that modern definitions for conservative and liberal existed back then.

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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by dav View Post
    "other". You're assuming that modern definitions for conservative and liberal existed back then.
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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    "Other". You're assuming that modern definitions for conservative and liberal existed back then.
    Who said I was using THOSE definitions?


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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Who said I was using THOSE definitions?
    You have to be clear; "Conservative" can mean a lot of different things. Which definition, exactly, are you talking about?

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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Was what we commonly refer to as "The American Revolution" conservative in nature?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Other

    Was it really a revolution at all?

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    Please define conservative in this instance?

    In a classical sense, I'd probably say no.

    In a modern sense, closer to yet. They were fighting against unfair taxation, desire for less of a centralized government control, strong rights on individuals to protect themselves, more self determination and less government decree, etc.
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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    No, the revolution was based on ideals of classic liberalism (of which the closest modern day philosophy alive which best matches it is libertarianism).
    Last edited by Ikari; 04-15-09 at 08:28 PM.
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    Re: Conservative Revolution?

    sounds like an oxy-moron...
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