49Ers Quest For 6: I'm a conservative because I believe in fiscal policies, socially conservative behaviors, and a strong national defense. However, conservative values have gotten twisted so badly. Racism is an extremely sick behavior and has nothing to do with conservative values. There is no reason a truly conservative candidate needs to alienate other races or religions. Also, just because I'm conservative doesn't mean it means wasting money on wars overseas. It means we save money and get out of debt by not increasing our defense dollars budget. And national Defense doesn't mean National Offense. We should just focus on defense capabilities and not drone strike or bomb third world countries. What has happened to Lincoln's party? Now conservatism means being a bigot, wasting money, and being a war hawk. No thanks. The conservative balance that this country needs is gone. It used to be a healthy balance between liberal and conservatives.. Now it's a battle between two money wasting, war mongering, uneducated meme reading, and complaining parties. God we need help.