Conservatives tend to favor economic freedom, but frequently support laws to restrict personal behavior that violates “traditional values.” They generally oppose government control of business, but advocate for government action that defends their ideas of morality and the traditional family structure. Conservatives support a strong military, but otherwise oppose bureaucracy and high taxes. They otherwise believe firm law enforcement is necessary to maintain social order.
Famous conservatives include former Vice President Mike Pence, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and actress Candace Cameron Bure.
“I am a conservative in large part because I believe that politics should intrude on life as little as possible. Conservatives surely believe that there are times when the government should meddle in the daily affairs of the people, but they normally reserve those times for large questions of right and wrong, good and evil.” — Columnist