I think it could be interesting to compile a list of axioms, even if we don't agree.
By axiom, I mean an accepted or obvious fact about the world, including and relating to government. It usually shapes your worldview, one way or another.
"The more government is permitted to offer to the citizen, the less that citizen has the right to personal autonomy." (More entitlements = less freedom.)
From this, you could be anywhere on the spectrum and still believe the axiom. You might support a single payor healthcare system, but then say the government can also outlaw cigarettes or junk food, for instance. Or you may say government has no right to those things and oppose single payor.
In other words, an axiom won't tell you which laws will put in place, it will tell you how the world works. As a result you mght understand the kind of cost and benefit related to a given law.
Anyone else have an axiom to share?