Okay. This may be moved to the Political Forums if it gets out of hand, but I hope everyone will just put their personal biases and prejudices aside and contribute however they can. I'm writing a 10-page essay for my Poli Sci class, and I'm absolutely stuck. The question I have to address is this: In the United States, conservatives are usually taken to be people who want less government. Is this an adequate understanding of conservatism in general? Why or why not? Blah. Any input is appreciated, especially regarding conservatism in other countries. I've read the party manifestos from the U.K. and Australia, but can't come up with anything I can work with. So, yeah, again, any help is appreciated. Thanks!