So you’re a Republican. Which type of Republican typifies you? Are you a conservative Republican, a moderate Republican, or even a liberal Republican? There are differences that you may know, but not necessarily on where you might fit in. There are differences so, what is A conservative Republican?
Let’s start with some of the traits of a conservative Republican. He or she is against the receipt of government assistance of any kind. They believe that everyone should make it entirely on their own and not let Uncle Sam help out. However, A conservative Republican would not want to see anyone left helpless. Survival of the fittest doesn’t always apply here. At some point or another, the conservative Republican would opt to see someone receive the most basic assistance from the government. However, they would only allow this for a short time while the individual works to once again provide for themselves. Conservative Republicans also promote family values and are anti-abortion. Gun control is opposed and they fully support the right to bear arms with very little regulation.
Few Steadfast Conservative Republicans
There are truly very few Republicans that are entirely true steadfast conservative Republicans. To be a true conservative Republican would mean that you would be someone in almost complete isolation where there would not be anyone around to offer any assistance to you.
At the same time, many people will say that they are conservative but not mean in the strictest sense. Most people that call themselves Republican, also call themselves conservative. Their beliefs lean more towards a common-sense approach to life. Family core values are essential and religion often plays an important role.
There may be times when for some reason or another someone is temporarily unable to support their family. That’s when common sense prevails and government assistance is given until someone can get back on their feet. Family core values are maintained. Conservatives rally around the idea that family is the most important part of life. As such a fetus is still considered part of your family. Therefore the thought of abortion is mostly ruled out by Conservative Republicans.
Don’t Touch Our Guns
We hear on a regular basis those calling for gun control. Under the Democrats, the government always tries to take away all of your weapons. Conservative Republicans stand firm and act as though they will fight in any fashion for the right to maintain private ownership of guns.
Are You A Moderate Republican?
Are you more of a moderate Republican? A moderate Republican is someone who may also be known as being liberal. The approach to being moderate is one of allowance. Moderates are a little more liberal in government spending. They do believe in the existence of some social programs offered by the government. However, this does not mean that they are completely on board to just offer handouts. There must be the accountability of money spent and a solid common-sense reason for any spending.
They think the words of Thomas Jefferson still ring true today “the government that governs best… governs least.” Moderate conservatives want government reform that includes better management of our huge debt. As Republicans, they want a government that holds itself accountable to the people. Moderate and conservative Republicans both believe:
- In A vibrant country, with a strong, thriving economy based on capitalism.
- Our flag and our National Anthem are to be respected at all times.
- The right to privacy is imperative.
Moderate Republicans With Liberal Views
What else does a moderate Republican believe in? Moderate Republicans are opposed to petty politics with shallow campaign techniques. They remain opposed to social issues that impede a productive government. However, Moderate Republicans may have more liberal views when it comes to social issues like:
- Women’s right to choose.
- LGBTQ rights.
- Environmental regulation/protection
The moderate Republican is very patriotic and embraces the way our country was built with individualism and personal responsibility taking charge.
A moderate Republican is sometimes also referred to as a liberal Republican. If a Republican chooses to change their political affiliation to become a Democrat, they will most likely be seen as a moderate Democrat. Those that do change parties are at first, most likely moderate Republicans.
Conservative Republicans For America
While the vast majority of Republicans call themselves conservative, you can see the differing levels of being conservative. All Republicans have the same basic goals and beliefs of taking care of themselves and taking personal responsibility. If you find yourself to be more moderate than conservative as a Republican, that is fine. In fact, it is probably easier for you to talk politics with more people. In any event, whether you’re more socially liberal or deeply conservative we always encourage civil discourse and honest debate. All conservatives still want to make America the shining jewel of the world where people can prosper and live free.