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What is it conservatives want?

Low taxes aren’t an end in themselves, they are a means. Low regulation isn’t an end in itself, it is another means. Reducing the deficit and eliminating the debt aren’t ends. Even regulating (or outright banning) abortion and gay marriage are means — though they are closer to ends than the rest.

So what is a meaningful description of what conservatives want?

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