Conservatives want to regulate the Government, Liberals want to regulate the Citizenry. (T or F).?



Yes, correct. We want to regulate certain parts, and deregulate others. But the goal is not to regulate citizens. But to provide maximum freedom without the interference of the government. 

Update 2:

@Emoluments Donald

I can say with 100% confidence that if you and I sat down to write a new constitution. Mine would have less laws. Yours would have more laws, regulations, & restrictions. Liberals are the one's controlling more of human behavior than Conservatives.  

Update 3:


When a person has to lie to make a point, then they have no point. Conservatives don't deny science. Why are you lying? No one is stopping you from doing what you want in your bedroom. Conservatives don't want to pollute the environment. Where did you come with all this nonsense. Apparently you don't know any hunters. 

10 Answers

  • GiGi
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Sorry, Republicans don't want any regulation at all and they also don't want the government involved in many things that it is now.

  • Ron
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago


  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    True .....................

  • Jake
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Liberals are not only more likely to support clear limits to government's just authority, but are more likely to be able to tell you how those limits are defined. 

    Hint for the righties: It's NOT on a case by case basis. There are objective criteria. 

    Less laws means less protection for workers, consumers, families, communities. Your idea that this is necessarily a good thing is pernicious. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    ** updated ** FALSE.  Conservatives deny science. Conservatives want to regulate who I can love, who I can marry, what I do in my bedroom, etc, etc.  Liberals want to regulate businesses that pollute or otherwise cause harm.  Conservatives still peddle a most pernicious lie: that tax cuts pay for themselves.

    (1) Many conservatives deny evolution (some deny the geological age of the earth). Even more deny climatology.  Trump denies epidemiology.

    (2) Google Trump rolling back environmental regulations

    (3) Conservatives have fought to keep homosexuality a crime.

    You yourself may not be a fundamentalist, but conservatives have made common cause with them and carry water for them.  They are free to worship however they like; but they try to govern how the rest of us live.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Opposite. Cons want to regulate private lives: woman's rights, keeping marijuana illegal. 

    Liberals want to regulate the government: doing away with tax reductions given to the billionaires, clean water, air, a way forward. 

  • hamel5
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It's complicated.  Conservatives also want to regulate sex ( if it's the gay type,)  whether a woman can abort a pregnancy or have access to birth control.  They'd also like to eliminate employees rights in cases against employers.....     

  • 4 weeks ago

    Conservatives have spent the last 4 years working as hard as they can to DEregulate the government. 

  • Taylor
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    conservatives can oppose the socialist sequel coming, but they wont be able to stop it

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