Throughout the political games that take place between opposing media sources and from one government official to the next, are dichotomous issues that are so often used for ammunition against the opposition.  The problem with this is that it provides those in power with the opportunity to make serious moves while the public is bickering over details that have almost no impact on them compared to the behind-the-scene activities that cost crazy amounts of  lives, money and environmental damage.  These highly divisive issues are at the forefront of our political battles, but serve almost no justice to the future sustainability of our country.  It is not by accident that America is tearing itself apart over gay rights and talking points words like “socialist” and “fascist.”  Very few people that are fighting against these things have any idea what they mean, let alone how the reprecussions of these issues are going to effect them.

The purpose in this post, however, is not to debate words and talking points.  Its not even to talk about the media, government officials selling out to corporate money, or the neo-capitalist society that allows the corporate control that is driving our nation and our world into catastrophe.  The purpose is to reveal some of the dichotomies between the left and right side of the isle, starting with the right.  I’m interested to see what conservatives have to say about their position on the following issues, as well as theories developed by liberals as to why certain values are held by the right.

Why are the following considered by most to be conservative values or positions?






Free market capitalist

Support war

Anti-big government intervention

Anti same sex marriage

Anti immigrant

Anti social programs

Non accepting of global warming

Non environmentalists


Pro death penalty

It is clear that there are certainly issues that overlap, and even contradict themselves at face value.