Who between Liberals and Conservatives is trying to preserve America as it has been for centuries, and who is trying to morph it into something totally different?
Well two centuries to be more precise. If you want to speak historically then the modern liberals are more in-tune with the notions of the founders than are conservatives. What is easily forgotten is that the constitution represents the best they could get done not the best they could imagine. For example the hot-button issue of slavery. There was considerable opposition to it. Read:
“I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it [slavery].”
It remained for American liberals to abolish it at the point of a gun some 70 years later then continue the struggle to give black folks complete civil rights for another century.
The founders believed in a secular state:
In 1773, the Rev. Isaac Backus , the most prominent Baptist minister in New England, observed that when "church and state are separate, the effects are happy, and they do not at all interfere with each other: but where they have been confounded together, no tongue nor pen can fully describe the mischiefs that have ensued."
Proof? The Senate ratified the treaty of Tripli unanimously which stated that the US was not a Christian state. 1797.
Liberals continue to push for the secular state completely in line with what the founders wanted.
The founders lived in states which had poor laws and social welfare. They fully approved. The only gripe they would have with the laws today is that the issue is federal and they thought should be a state responisbility. All liberals have done is take the notion that the country should do something and expand on it making it more compassionate.
I could go on to more issues.
My opinion is that Conservative views closely mirror traditional American views.
So as you can see above this is simply not true. American tradition would be offended by the notion of "faith based initiatives" by the federal government. The founders relied on the progress of liberal thinking. The ink had not dried on the original constitution before they began great liberal reforms of the very document in the bill of rights.
While Liberals are forever pursuing alien ideas, because they actually hate America and age-old American ideologies
Name them. I will give you gay marriage. Name the rest of them. Tell us what ideas liberals are pursuing that the founders would not have considered. Age old? The US is only about 2 centuries old.
When I was a child some publically funded schools excluded blacks and women. It was perfectly legal (and some states did it) to have different pay scales for women and men in the same jobs.
When my father was an adult black people were segregated in the military, and women could not claim property from a marriage in some states.
My grandmother could not vote until she was 23.
My Great grandfather's daddy owned people. Lots of them.
The end result of Liberalism, is the complete dismantling, and demoralization of society.
Unless you are a woman, black, elderly, disabled, homosexual, accused of a crime, out of work, ill, working for someone else, or.....you know what.....that would be all of us at one time or another.
The notion that "liberals" are harming this country is ignorant. Sometimes it seems that most arguments pitting liberals against conservatives devolve to money and sex. Conservatives are for money and against sex and liberals are for sex and against money.