This is not the final word on Conservatism. But I thought I would get the ball rolling by beginning to formulate a simple definition of the ideology. So, here goes nothing.
On the economy: A Conservative believes that the economy will prosper if people can keep more of their hard-earned money. As a result, they will actually pay taxes and contribute more to the country through their hard work.
On government: A Conservative believes the smaller the government the better. A smaller government means a freer society. They also believe it is the citizen’s job to reign in a goverment if it grows to unweildy. As a result, we have in place the 2nd amendment to protect us against tyranny.
On Culture and Country: A Conservative believes in the sovereignty of the nation. They believe in maintaining our country’s individual identity. To do that we need to protect our borders , language and culture.
On family: A conservative believes that our society is stronger when we have a traditional nuclear family structure . This structure will guarantee the survival of the human race .
On religion: A conservative believes in God. It is this faith in the Almighty that guides our personal decisions and comforts us in times of hardship.
Well this is a start. Feel free to comment and try to revise this definition or add things to it