In the 1960s I remember the word "Liberal" referred to people who supported the Civil Rights Movement and non-violence.
The term "Conservative" referred to people who wanted to keep the "Southern was of life".
I heard a TV minister say that the Bible said God wanted the races to be separate. That being a Christian was about belief in Jesus Christ and not how you treat others.
Because the above was not how my Conservative friends thought I decided that Conservatives believed in personal responsibility, small government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional Judaeo-Christian values and a strong national defense.
Specifics get complicated.
When I asked a few people to describe Conservative values they said that abortion is murder and must be outlawed and punished. Many people have told be I should be Conservative because I am pro-life, would not have an abortion and have with kindness, listening, and financial and practical help assisted two who were young and pregnant avoid abortion.
I know both Liberals and Conservatives who believe in untruths such as those who are against vaccination to prevent disease or that human activities that cause polluted air, water, and food do not harm health or contribute to climate change.
Some Conservatives say government should have no role in ensuring our needs are met such as food stamps, Medicare, and Social Security for elderly and the disabled.
(Enough from me for now)