1.Probably the greatest gulf in belief, the starting point for all political philosophy, is the nature man. Liberal tend to subscribe to Rousseau's view of the "nobel savage," a mankind that is better off without the corruption of government. And just the right changes in laws will produce a utopia on earth, all getting along, working toward the common good. Change. Progress. Force is often necessary to have all marching in the same directions. Amen. Conservatives view people as both good and bad, and for this reason believe on restraints on power, as in checks and balances, based on the principle of variety, while liberal perspectives result in a narrowing uniformity. Conservatives believe in choice of healthcare, education, religion, and various other areas: people are different and tend to remain so. Under conservative principles, there will be differences in class, material condition and other inequalities. Equality will be of opportunity, not necessarily of result. The only uniformity will be before the law. Society will not be perfect. 2. The Daily Show, inadvertently, showed exaclty what happens when large groups get together: differences appear, and differences remain. Check out this must-see vid: LGF Pages - OWS's Class Division - The Daily Show Best argument against communism, socialism, progressivism...in a long time!!