My parents were conservative. They raised me to believe that ability, drive and intelligence were the only valid measures for your place in society, that anyone able to do a given job well should be allowed to do so, and that hard work should be praised and rewarded.
They also raised me to believe that it was your right to receive compensation equal to the value of your work to civilization. Feeding, housing, educating and protecting your fellow human beings from harm are vital roles, and deserve to be paid well. Other people–all people–people are equally deserving of receiving compensation at least to the extent that they have enough to live comfortably and independently, because that makes it much less likely that those people will become one of those from whom we need protection, or who need to be saved from harm.
I was raised to believe it was courtesy to take only what you needed from the world you live in, and not squander resources without need so that others can have access to them, too. Our world is a limited resource. Waste is unseemly.
I was raised to believe it was extremely rude to openly threaten other people, and that it even invited attack. Openly carrying weapons is a threat display. Even in the most lawless of societies and eras, it was customary to check your weapons at the door or have them bound to show that you weren’t a threat to others.
My parents were conservative, but apparently, conservatism in America ran off and left them. To today’s crop of conservatives, these are all considered leftist positions. C’est la vie. So it goes.