Kevin over at The Smallest Minority has a most excellent post up about the main difference between the Right and Left (which can be boiled down to a Locke v. Rousseau smack-down). Go read. It’s worth the time.
MORE, as I wrote in the comments at The Smallest Minority: What worries me the most, I think, are the gradual compromises we’ve made over the last 20 or so years. We’ve seen the erosion of freedom in this country gradually, inch by inch. Had there been some kind of violent revolution instead… well, I think it would have been easier to defeat the anti-freedom movement had they revolted or rioted or something. This slow erosion is hard to fight because each inch we give way doesn’t seem like much. And then we look back and see the miles we’ve lost from giving away each inch so very often. It’s got to stop before we’ve lost everything.