I've said it before but I find the definitions of Conservative and Liberal very interesting. Here is the Merriam Webster definition of both: Conservative Etymology: from the word Conserve 1 : to keep in a safe or sound state <he conserved his inheritance>; especially : to avoid wasteful or destructive use of <conserve natural resources> 2 : to preserve with sugar 3 : to maintain (a quantity) constant during a process of chemical, physical, or evolutionary change Liberal: Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin liberalis suitable for a freeman, generous, from liber free; perhaps akin to Old English lEodan to grow, Greek eleutheros free 1 a : of, relating to, or based on the liberal arts <liberal education> b archaic : of or befitting a man of free birth 2 a : marked by generosity : OPENHANDED <a liberal giver> b : given or provided in a generous and openhanded way <a liberal meal> c : AMPLE, FULL 3 obsolete : lacking moral restraint : LICENTIOUS 4 : not literal or strict : LOOSE <a liberal translation> 5 : BROAD-MINDED; especially : not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms 6 a : of, favoring, or based upon the principles of liberalism b capitalized : of or constituting a political party advocating or associated with the principles of political liberalism; especially : of or constituting a political party in the United Kingdom associated with ideals of individual especially economic freedom, greater individual participation in government, and constitutional, political, and administrative reforms designed to secure these objectives What is ultimately so fascinating is that based upon the definitions, one would think that liberals would want to exploit and conservatives would want to protect. Ironically, the exact opposite is the case. Conservatives aren't really interested in conserving anything from what I can tell. Big business is completely congruent with Conservatives. Give the the average household a $400.00 a year tax break at the expense of Medicare, the Federal deficit etc.. Those who have made the most money will benefit the most. If there is a buck to be made at the expense of another country, of the environment, or from another person, all is fair game. While they claim to have the bible as their moral justification, their actions are completely opposite. As long as they have their right to bear arms, they're happy. They oppose gay marriage, are opposed to abortion, but are pro war and the death penalty. They want to opportunity to take those poor individuals that have sinned and send them back to heaven. They see religion and politics as one in the same. They don't mind if people are of different religions, as long as they're all Christian. Ironic. Liberals on the other hand, are interested in conserving. Those who have made the most money should pay the most, they have the most to give. The average american pays more taxes and loses more benefits each and every year, and the liberals can see the toll that it has taken. Liberals are afraid of what greed has done to the country and to it's leaders. Liberals tend to have a "live and let live" attitude. If you want to believe in God, great. If you don't, that's fine too. Are you some religious zealot? That's ok, jsut keep it to yourself. Liberals would rather have someone base their actions upon solid moral values, not necessarily what they prayed about last night. Liberals want a solid line between church and state because they can see self rightoues attitudes displayed in politics and believe they have no business there. Liberals are extremely concerned with the environment and the damage that big business has done to it. They like there open spaces, wild fish, etc.. I have yet to hear a sound argument about how the Republicans have protected or conserved anything that is wild. If somebody has information, solid sources, I'd love to see it. When was there a republican president in office who set acreage aside for National Park Development, tightened EPA standards, fined big business for their destruction and not rewarded it, protected valuable forests and ecosystems, and sided with the Endangered Species act? And don't think for a minute that the "Healthy Forest" initiative is about creating healthy forests... Help us poor liberals understand how you're fearless leader is going to save wild steelhead and salmon runs. Help us understand how our environment, the water we drink and the air we breath will be better. Help us understand how benevolent the Republican party is. Help us understand how we're better off invading Iraq. Help us understand how the war in Iraq has reduced the terror threat, that there is no connection between Cheney and Haliburton, that the folks at Enron were not out to take away pensions and 401K's.