If you “value things like liberty, freedom, speech, and privacy,” then you are a conservative. Conservatives value freedom of the individual over the welfare of the collective, freedom of speech over political correctness and censorship, and privacy from those who are supposed to serve us, not control us.
Liberty is an absolute right, you are free to do anything except hurt another human being, or intrude on their liberty. Liberty includes the right to own and defend private property over those to would take it away. Conservatives know that a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you own, including your liberty, freedom of speech, and privacy.
Welcome to the conservative side of politics, and remember “Right is right and Left is wrong!”
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