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Conservative Values

Conservatism in the United States has been overly politicized in recent years, Changing it from a statement of values to a statement used to describe a political party. 

It is truly characterized by a respect for American traditions, limited government, personal accountability, support for Christian values, strong morals, pro-business, free trade, a defense of tradition and Western culture from the perceived threats posed by communism,  liberty is a core value, and we recognize that the  American Constitution does not dictate the rights of the people, but rather restricts the government from restricting those rights. 

American conservatives typically believe in limiting government in size and scope, and in a balance between national government and states' rights. We support the Constitution as written by our founding fathers. 

Social conservatives, often oppose abortion,  and support the nuclear family. 

Being conservative doesn't mean you have to be super political or even an activist (as the media might lead you to believe).  It is about your life style, personal accountability, life choices and moral compass.  

The 7 Principles of the Constitution (popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review, federalism, and republicanism).

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Popular Sovereignty:
Popular Sovereignty was the idea that the government drew their power from the people. The people voted for things that the government might want to enforce so that the government was not able to create any kind of law that the people were not in favor of. They also voted for the people who they wanted to represent them in the Legislative branch. This was a very popular idea because it gave the people more power and did not allow for a tyrannical government to form.

Limited Government:

The idea of Limited Government was a very important one to the citizens of America who feared a second tyranny. This principle assured that the government could only do what the people allowed it to, so that it does not have extreme power. This ties in with Popular Sovereignty as it makes sure that the people control the government.

Separation of Powers:

Our government is separated into three parts: the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches. This idea so that just one body could not make, pass and enforce laws. These three branches are the Legislative branch, Executive branch, and Judicial branch. The Legislative branch makes laws and is a bicameral system, consisting of the House of Reps and Congress, the Judicial branch tries people who break the law, and the Executive branch enforces and passes the laws.

Checks and Balances:

Closely intertwined with Separation of Powers. It was the idea that each branch of government had systems to check each others power by passing or stopping laws. Therefore it would "balance" the government. One example of checks and balances is the Presidents ability to veto a bill that has been passed by the other Branches. A super-majority is needed to override a veto.

Judicial Review:

An important part of Checks and Balances that allows the Judicial branch to stop any kind of corrupt or un-Constitutional law from passing. The Writ of Habeas Corpus is a clause that states that all people who are convicted deserve a fair trial with the Court in that area.

Republicanism:

This idea is one of the biggest foundations of the United States. It is the idea that the people have the power in government and that the government cannot reign with extreme power. The idea of Republicanism uses Representatives, who represent the peoples opinions in the law-making process of the House of Representatives and the Senate.  "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,..." (Article IV Section 4). In this clause of the Constitution it is stated that all states will have a Republican form of government to reassure citizens.

Federalism:

It is the concept of many smaller bodies (states) being bound together by some sort of agreement with a government as a bind to keep them together, with the government deriving its power from some sort of constitution like document and delegating powers and sharing the ability to make some laws equally to the states. This is the most favorable form of existing for America because of the strong head government but also the separate state power. The government and the states share many powers, but if the Federal (government) law disagrees with the State law, the Supremacy Clause states that the Federal law trumps State.