Conservoidism/positions

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Against

In the United States, conservoid sentiments were against:

  • The American Revolution
  • right of poor people to vote
  • public education
  • compulsory education
  • abolition of slavery
  • voting rights for black people
  • voting rights for indigenous Americans
  • voting rights for women
  • anti-trust laws
  • labor rights
  • worker safety laws
  • 40-hour work week
  • 8-hour work day
  • paid vacations
  • child labor laws
  • national parks
  • ending alcohol prohibition
  • Social Security
  • interstate highway system -- not sure about this; Eisenhower was a Republican
    • conservoids do seem to be against spending money on transportation infrastructure, though
    • the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916 was introduced by two Democrats and signed by Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat
    • the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1921, however, was introduced by a Republican
    • It's still arguable that this was a very progressive initiative, though, by today's standards -- regardless of party.
  • civil rights act
  • desegregation
  • interracial marriage
  • Medicare
  • unemployment insurance
  • workman's compensation
  • welfare laws
  • environmental protection laws
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Family Leave Act
  • banking and speculation regulations
  • emergency loans to US auto manufacturers (...but was that a good thing?)
  • the Affordable Care Act
  • gay rights, gay marriage