This is partially taken from another thread, as I wasn't given an answer at all.
But honestly: why do conservatives only seem to care about low taxes, or at least make that their main priority?
I can understand why GOP politicians do it, whether that be from being corrupt or appeasing self-interested voters.
Having low taxes is good, but that isn't related to what "conservatism" is. It is about maintaining order, promoting traditional American values, preserving culture/the family, and rejecting egalitarianism, to simplify it for the thread.
Was it the "Reagan Revolution" that hyperfocused us on taxation?
As cultural marxism and moral relativism are penetrating the American consciousness, as the cornerstone of our communities- the Church- is being spit on and demonized by the media and religion is dying off, our history is being erased as monuments are defiled and destroyed, big tech is censoring conservative opinions, universities are indoctrinating students, among other things.
All neocons can seem to advocate for is war and raising our debt by lowering taxes. Why have the majority of supposed "conservatives" ignored all of these much more pressing social issues?
What have conservatives actually "conserved" over the past 50 years? I am starting to think the meme of "conservatives are the liberals from ten years ago" is reality and not just a joke.