An interesting metaphor, but Conservative value seems to drive us to getting to the top of the mountain through hard work. We believe that when we get there, we will not hurl rocks. However, when we get there, that’s what we become. We are taught very early in life that it’s all about achievement and that’s getting to the top of the mountain. Too bad we don’t get trained to to know how to practice respect when we get there. The meeting half way up the mountain can easily be defined as socialism, which unfortunately is not a conservative value!