Liberal or Conservative?

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Forget Liberal or Conservative when defining political movements and parties. Who fits under these terms can change over time and place. Liberalism of today and Liberalism of past times are not equal. One is clearly wicked and evil while other is good and righteous. The same can be said for Conservatism as well.

If you were a conservative in the Roman Empire around 35 AD. You were either a Roman Citizen or a Pharisee. While the liberals would be Jews or Gentiles who were followers of Jesus and his disciples.

In the 1860s to be a liberal meant to be a Republican. It was a small political party but won the Presidency under Abraham Lincoln. The conservatives where the much larger Democratic party.

A century back, in the 1770’s. The Founding Fathers were the liberals of their time and place. While the monarchists and those loyal to the British crown were the conservatives.

These 3 examples are histories greatest because today all 3 of them have changed labels. Today Christianity is conservative and those ideologies that oppose it are liberal. Today the Republican Party is conservative while the Democratic Party is liberal. And the Founding Father’s are conservative in thought verses the liberal thoughts of the role of government today.

But the key point to keep in mind here. Is none of these 3 examples have changed their world view. Christianity still preaches the same message it has preached for 2000 years. The Republican Party’s base is still the same as it was at it’s founding. And the Constitution as written by the Founding Fathers still says the same words today as it did 240+ years ago.

The label has been changed. The message hasn’t been changed. And what is righteous is always righteous despite any label applied to it. And what is wicked will always be wicked as well. This is due to the message and not the label.

Author: bynw

Chris aka "bynw" is the site owner and primary post author. A Constitutionalist when it comes to politics. A believer and follower of Jesus Christ. A Linux enthusiast. And a gamer.