This is what I wrote in my explanation of why I am a conservative (Republican) :
Before I conclude, I would like to give you another view of the differences between Conservatives and Liberals. An even bigger overall picture as to the differences between Conservatives and Liberals, is the fact that in every discussion, in every topic, Conservatives trust the person more, and Liberals trust the Government more. Let’s take the 2000 election as an example. There were three main issues,
Conservatives: Give parents choices (vouchers).
Liberals: More money for the government sponsored method.
Conservatives: More money in the pocket of the citizens (tax cuts).
Liberals: More money for government.
Conservatives: Allow the individuals that so choose, to invest their Social Security investment as they so choose, while those that wish to continue to have the government do it for them, can.
Liberals: Government must be the sole decision maker in Social Security.
You notice how it’s always Conservatives who are looking for the free-market, less government solution, the solutions that teach responsibility? While liberals are always leaning to the socialist, big government solution? History has clearly shown which way we should lean, yet liberals continue to resist.
Who do you trust more, government or the people?