Ironically I consider myself quite conservative. I see the american republicans' claim to conservatism as delusional and erroneous. Firstly, because of their ideology, and secondly because of their history.
Most of them subscribe to the neo-con agenda which is politically and economically quite radically left-leaning and which has only adopted right wing ideas (mainly the bad ones) to counter soviet communism. Hence the 'one nation under god' nonsense, the implacable cold war-style interventionism and senseless, rabid opposition to social advancements (which contrary to common belief, isn't a right or left issue. The first modern welfare system has after all been implemented by an iron-fisted German conservative, Otto Von Bismarck. Right, left, centre is no valid pretext to exploit fellow countrymen.) All of that makes them centrists at best.
Although, admittedly, political spectra may well have been rendered obsolete by our times. Either way, politics certainly shouldn't be as radical and divisive as in America.
"He who knows best knows how little he knows.", by Thomas Jefferson, ironically. Even being a conservative, I'd be a mindless arse if I'd ignore all the good that came from liberalism in this country, or all the bad that resulted from conservatism, and vice versa. The point in the political process and discourse is to grant all political persuasions equal chance and validity so that the country can rise to meet the challenges of the time. The only real enemy is utopian monopoly of power.