The whole edifice for a liberal vision of society can be constructed by the one need which even most conservatives will acknowledge, and for which they will gladly tax people: national security. If this is allowed, everything else follows. National security requires a robust economy and a durable, resilient political system which assimilates the largest amount of relevant information from all stakeholders and bounces back easily from error.
These in turn require healthy industry and healthy democracy. These in turn require infrastructure, all the laws and regulations that make for a healthy market, education to enlighten workers for participation in both the market and the body politic, civil rights to ensure the participation and motivation of all members of society, a free press to spread information, spending on science to increase basic R&D, social security and health care to fully actualize human potential and to quell the social unrest and political distortions that result from excessive inequality, and so on.
Everything can be seen as contributing to that state of affairs which leads to long-term national security from threats both internal and external. The best warrior must also, it seems, be the best human being. And the most secure human society must be the best run society.