One of the questions that made me more of a libertarian in politics was the question of what I was supposed to be conserving.
Conserving for the sake of conserving is just supporting the status-quo, and I wanted no part of that. I realized that I wanted to to conserve liberty, eventually linking the economic and personal spheres together. It is important for the conservation of liberty, in my view, to make sure that the government is also conserved. It must be restrained.
Conserving certain aspects of culture is also important to me, such as religion, which cannot be improved upon. In other areas I am excited about new changes, such as technology. I guess you could say I am liberal in that area.
Both conservatives and liberals need to ask themselves what they are conserving and liberalizing. Otherwise, it is my observation that they will just accept what the leaders of their respective movements tell them. Often “conservatives” support liberalizing things. And “liberals” want to keep things conserved.
Our political terms are so confusing and bastardized its no wonder people don’t want to get involved with politics.