Conservatism and Lifestyle
A common line among conservatives is that they don't want people to infringe on their lifestyle or to pay for theirs.
This line is a complete lie.
In late 1990s, I lived in the Silicon Valley and worked in the software industry. Me and the people around me were working, making money and paying taxes; and yet the Christian Republicans insisted on constantly attacking our way of life. They did it through all means that were available to them, both overt ones and ones more obscure. And they did this even though we were not infringing upon their lifestyle or making them pay for ours.
The lifestyle that I was a part of at the time, I regard as the perfect lifestyle. We were all working, we were all participating in culture, and we were all enjoying good relationships. This perfect lifestyle came under attack from the Christian Right. We were not infringing on their lifestyle, and we were not asking them to pay for our lifestyle. We were practicing real liberty as conceived by the Founders; yet conservatives insisted on infringing upon our way of life.
Indeed, every lifestyle that features actual freedom comes under attack from the Christian Right. And to the effect of destroying the same no lie, no vileness, no brutality is off-limits. You can ask the women in their communities who attempted to get themselves and their children away from violence and sexual assault by the members of their communities what values these people actually practice and what character they actually possess.
This conservative line therefore stands rejected. The conservatives very much do want to infringe upon other people's lifestyle; indeed they want to force everyone to live as they do themselves. And that makes conservatism an attempt at totalitarianism - one more invasive even than Communism and carried out in a more unethical manner.