-Maintenance and enforcement of laws and Constitutional rights
-Heightened strength of state government to keep government close to "the people" and further away from the hands of a few powerful individuals
-Focus on free-market capitalism to keep the economy growing strong
Unfortunately, it is now also known for the following:
-Religious zealotry that uses religion to justify political agendas and choices instead of scientific reasoning or simple logic
-Anti-liberal bigotry that viciously mock and criticize liberals simply because they have different beliefs.
-Homophobic propaganda that makes homosexuals out to be some sort of criminals just because of their sexual orientation