Understanding the republican mind is useful.
The rightwing worldview is anchored in the part of the brain called the amygdala. This is where fear, hate, intolerance and anger originates. In response, the amygdala triggers an urgency for certainty and control.
Unfortunately, an active amygdala undermines higher brain functioning, such as the ability to reason. It also shuts access to emotional intelligence and empathy.
This lack of emotional intelligence is demonstrated in their embrace of social Darwinism. There is a lot of fear in a rightwing psyche, reflexively the response is the need to control. This leads to a contempt for people who may struggle for agency, because in reality, the rightwinger hates to be reminded that their own fear robs them of agency.
Even if building a society with strong social supports is in their own best interest, it is seen as a threat.
Their concept of freedom is freedom from others, believing that the individual can only depend on themselves.