Theoretically, conservatives are people who believe that things should stay where they are and how they are. It therefore requires a subtle mind to distinguish conservatives from Canada’s social democrats, who believe things shouldn’t ever change, budgets shouldn’t be cut and programs not massacred and/or cancelled. The difference, aside from cosmetic matters of car preference (social democrats prefer Swedish cars, while Conservatives prefer German or Japanese cars, or Oldsmobiles) is that conservatives are those who believe that wealth should stay in the hands of those who have it and should increase with unnatural swiftness. Social democrats don’t even have an opinion about wealth. See [New Conservatives], [NeoCons], [Red Tories], and [Conservative Intellectuals]

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