A woman asked him if he would “as a Christian, as a conservative” continue President Bush’s programs to combat global AIDS.This is true "compassionate conservatism" where the role of the government is in its proper place. The original intent of this idea was to eliminate the religious bias evident in government funding. His separating individual responsibility from government responsibility is something that we've lost since Reagan.
“Christ didn’t tell us to go to the government and pass a bill to get some of these social problems dealt with. He told us to do it,” Thompson said.
“The government has its role, but we need to keep firmly in mind the role of the government, and the role of us as individuals and as Christians on the other.”
A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have. - Ronald Reagan