Can someone explain the difference between right/left wing politics?
The best way I could answer your question is this; Right wing is about accepting how history, diversity and individual freedom has shaped the nation. Limited government regulation and control, and allowing individual effort to plan the nation. Government control is tolerated on the condition that it does not unjustly interfere with the individuals right to self-fulfillment. Extreme right wing groups support nationalism and tend to be suspicious of immigration. You would also be considered right wing if you believe the individual is ultimately responsible for themselves and the government does not owe anyone anything (like health care and social security). Under a right wing political system, the government does not own or control anything that private enterprise is capable of running. Smaller government and fewer taxes. Left wing is about using academic knowlege to control government with the intention of shaping society for the needs of the majority. Extreme left wing could be conside