I selected the shortest definitions I could locate which provided a brief view of each. I did not dissect each sentence or assume that either definition encompassed all ideologies of either philosophy. I also "do not believe protecting civil liberties and individual human rights is strictly a liberal concept".<quoted text>
"...to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights..."
WA can speak for herself, but I completely reject the premise of your question and your definition of what is "liberal" and what is "conservative".
I do not believe protecting civil liberties and individual human rights is strictly a liberal concept and if it is then the conservative movement in America has abandoned any claim it once had on morality.
If we did things your way the south would still be segregated, you would still be considered property and it would be a felony for me to be with my spouse.
Despite the fact that you don't use the same radical language of some on the far right, the end result of your world view is every bit as extreme.
What is "my way" Jax? How do these two definitions provide you any insight into my values? I was raised in a conservative home which NEVER supported any type of segregation. Civil and human rights were ALWAYS emphasized as important and just.
How did this simple post in any way determine for you that I am in any way "extreme"? I find your statements as very untrue and insulting. Part of the problem I have identified by reading posts on this thread is that liberals seem to consider moderate conservatives as "extreme" these days.
I have definite and firm beliefs, but I do not consider them radical. I guess being "extreme" is in the eye of the beholder.