What "Conservative" and "Liberal" mean to you Everyone has both conservative and liberal ideations. What are your principles in relation to those of political Conservatives and Liberals in your country and those in the world as a whole? Do you find yourself switching allegiances with time? (I shifted from my liberal youth to a moderate middle age.) Do you think most moderates sit on the fence or freely vacillate between opposites? Is the Conservative-Liberal spectrum linear (with extreme endpoints) or circular (continuous, meeting at totalitarianism) in nature?