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Conservatism

Political philosophy focused on retaining traditional social institutions

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Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization. The central tenets of conservatism include tradition, organic society, hierarchy, authority, and property rights. Conservatives seek to preserve a range of institutions such as religion, parliamentary government, and property rights, with the aim of emphasizing social stability and continuity. The more traditional elements—reactionaries—oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were".

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Supreme Court justices worry about 'chaos' in electors dispute [Video]

Supreme Court justices worry about 'chaos' in electors dispute

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated skepticism toward whether "electors" in the Electoral College system may disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their..

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Justice Thomas references 'Frodo Baggins' during 'electors' arguments [Video]

Justice Thomas references 'Frodo Baggins' during 'electors' arguments

Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Wednesday told a lawyer representing Colorado's electors that despite a promise to support the popular-vote winner an elector "can suddenly say, 'I'm going to..

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