Conservatives believe in low taxes that spur economic growth. They believe in individual rights. They believe the founding fathers were brilliant. They believe peace comes through strength. They believe life begins at conception and that our rights come from God not man. They also are strong defenders of the second amendment. Libertarians (not Liberals) believe in being left alone. That free people should be able to do as they want as long as it doesn't hurt others. They believe in the Constitution as written and with that freedom comes personal responsibility. They believe in being a sovereign nation and that we should not be in any war unless we are attacked. They think we should have all our soldiers home and not spreading Democracy around the world.
The conservative or republicans, same thing, believe in working for a living and supporting yourself and family. The libertarians believe in handouts, free stuff. What they don't realize,it isn't really free. The people that are working are helping fund the "free stuff." This country is going broke if something isn't done soon to turn it around. Too many people out of work and not paying into the system.
Libertarians believe that the government should basically stay out of people's private lives and let people do what they want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. They don't believe in a lot of laws telling people how to live their own lives or a lot of government programs to take care of people. They don't believe in redistribution of wealth. They believe that people should be allowed to keep the money that they have earned and not have it taken away from them to support someone else. They don't believe in laws against drugs because they believe in people owning their own bodies and deciding for themselves what to put in their bodies and in people being responsible for their own actions. They value the Constitution and the Bill of rights. They value personal responsibility and freedom. They believe in small government that has the responsibility to protect individual rights and public safety and to repel foreign invaders. I consider myself about 80% libertarian because I believe in a strong military and that the government should do things like build roads and take care of the few things that government can do better than private industry. Libertarians can believe in and support environmental laws because they protect everyone. The person who said that the libertarians want government handouts has them confused with liberals. Conservatives believe in the government being the arbiter of morality and they believe in big government.