Put plainly: conservatives want a country where they get big government benefits and small government restrictions, while imposing small government benefits and big government restrictions on everybody else. Despite claiming to support a small and unobtrusive government, the conservative movement has pushed heavily for increased governmental regulations on personal activities that they find objectionablegay marriage and abortion rights being the most common things that modern conservatives decry and attempt to legislate away. Conservatives dont see these restrictions as big government overreach simply because such regulations dont overreach into THEIR lives, only the lives of others. The conservative hypocrisy in the realm of social issues is indicative of their ideological mindset and gives us a clear look into the conservative views on the size of government. If conservatives truly claim to be about small government and personal responsibility, they why do they consistently act counter to this claim?