The right wants private industry to have influence over the central government. This would make the government weak. The left wants the government to have control of private industry making the government powerful. The right wants to spread personal freedom by toppling dictators and creating vibrant economies in order to trade with them. The left wants to trade with dictators and eventually be governed by one world entity. The right wants to eliminate poverty by growing the economy through more personal wealth and freedom. The left wants to create more poverty so they have a reason for existing. The right wants to defeat our enemies. The left wants to understand our enemies. The right is generally Christian The left is generally atheist or agnostic... The right gives to charity. The left imposes charity through taxation.