The core difference between a Conservative and a Liberal (Progressive) is that a Conservative believes in Liberty over Equality.
I believe in clarity over agreement. This site will try to highlight the differences between Liberal and Conservative thought in the United States.
Replace democracy with Conservative and socialism with Liberal....
"Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." — Alexis de Tocqueville