Conservatives and liberals approach almost every issue with completely different philosophies, underlying assumptions, and methods. That's why it's so hard to find genuine compromise between conservatism and liberalism, because not only are liberals almost always wrong, their solutions almost always make things worse.
The liberals want to transform the American society from a moral one to an immoral one. This war started in the 1940's and has been building in intensity. Liberals are almost always wrong, and their solutions almost always make things worse. Here are some examples of this:
Liberals view judges as a backdoor method of getting unpopular left-leaning legislation passed. They don't want umpires, they want political partisans in black robes who will side with them first and then come up with a rationale to explain it.
Liberals believe by taking arms away from law abiding citizens, they can prevent criminals, who aren't going to abide by gun control laws, from using guns in the commission of crimes.
Liberals believe that it's ok to discriminate based on race as long as it primarily benefits minority groups.
Liberals are socialists who view successful business owners as people who cheated the system somehow or got lucky. That's why they don't respect high achievers and see them as little more than piggy banks for their programs.
Most liberals, despite what they'll tell you, believe that abortion ends the life of an innocent child, but they prefer killing the baby instead of inconveniencing the mother.
Liberals believe in using law enforcement measures to deal with terrorism, which means that they feel we should allow terrorists to train, plan, and actually attempt to kill Americans before we try to arrest them -- as if you can just send the police around to pick up a terrorist mastermind hiding in Iran or the wilds of Pakistan.
Liberals, and Democrats for that matter, believe in big government, high taxes, and they have never met a new spending program they didn't like, whether we will have to go into debt to pay for it or not.
Liberals think that the solution to every problem is another government program. Even when those new programs create new problems, often worse than the ones that were being fixed in the first place, the solution is always....you guessed it, another government program.
Liberals are internationalists who are more concerned about what Europeans think of us and staying in the good graces of the corrupt bureaucrats who control the UN than looking out for the best interests of this nation.
Liberals, most of them anyway, are hostile to Christianity. That's why, whether you're talking about a school play at Christmas time, a judge putting the Ten Commandments on the wall of his court, or a store employee saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays," liberals are dedicated to driving reminders of Christianity from polite society. The liberal supreme court justices were the ones who banned the Bible, Prayer and Ten commandments from the public schools in 1962, 1963 and 1980 respectively.
Liberals believe government should not support religious expression in any way. All reference to God in public and government spaces should be removed (eg., the Ten Commandments should not be displayed in Federal buildings, The Bible and Prayer removed from the public schools). Religious expression has no place in government.
Liberals believe in pursuing policies because they're "nice" and make them feel good. Whether the policies they're advocating actually work or not is of secondary importance to them.
Liberals support free or low-cost government controlled health care.
Liberals support amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally (undocumented immigrants). Also believe that undocumented immigrants have a right to: All educational and health benefits that citizens receive (financial aid, welfare, social security and Medicaid), regardless of legal status. The same rights as American citizens. It is unfair to arrest millions of undocumented immigrants.
Liberals believe that marriage is the union of people who love each other. It should be legal for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, to ensure equal rights for all. Support same-sex marriage. Opposed to the creation of a constitutional amendment establishing marriage as the union of one man and one woman. All individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, have the right to marry. Prohibiting same-sex citizens from marrying denies them their civil rights.
This transformation of the US society over the decades by the Liberals are turning the United States into the next Sodom and Gomorrah.