The gf has lassoed me into a discussion night with two other couples. We're going to dinner, watch some controversial video (politics or religion for sure) at a lecture hall, then off to drinks and the discussion. Well, I'm not certain what the others' politics are, but I do know they're all born and raised Canadians. Thus, I predict they'll lean left. So, to head off a boring, nitpicking debate about whether Marx validly supported his premises that the proletariat could self-govern until the next historical phase was reached, I plan to take a polar opposite position so that we just fight over the basics. I could use some succinct, conservative core values to keep in mind so that I can make solid arguments on the fly and remain my annoying self. Some values, and I'll present them as balances, (on the belief that only the mad espouse one value to the exclusion of all others), are: 1) Individual responsibility is, on balance, more important than group or institutional responsibility. 2) Individual freedom is, on balance, more important than group or institutionally created rules. Can you add any?