The Conservative ideals that you have were hijacked by the Rush Limbaughs of today. Look at who really controls politics and the media - Rush Limberger is the same as Fox news and Bill O'Reilly and Anne Coulter - propagandist pessimistic emotional based crap. Rush is conservative republicanism generating the false fight against the enemy "Liberals". Without liberalism Rush would have no radio show. So there is a conflict of interest between his daily spew and your mind.
Get your news from independent sources off the net, and foreign sources.