On the scale of most to least conservative, I'd rank libertarians and constitutionalists as more conservative than most so-called conservatives. What I've noticed is that there are a number of people who seem moderate or even liberal in their views.
A couple of months ago I got into it with some tootsie roll who said that I had to have been in a mental institution because I opposed background checks. I told her Nope, that was just the price of freedom - that if you have to ask the government's permission it is no longer a right. You don't have to ask anyone's permission to exercise a right. She failed to reply - probably went off to have a good cry.
Another poster -one "spunkets?" called me a parasite because I called welfare recipients parasites.
What I can't understand is why these people don't just stay on DU. That's where they belong. I don't post on DU because I don't think like they do. Why post here if you're going to espouse the socialist/statist point of view.
Well, that’s just it-they’re “so-called” conservatives. Regarding FR, the definition of what is considered conservative (and which I agree with) is right there for anyone to see.
Regarding libertarians, yes, they’re good on smaller government. I part ways with them on social issues. For instance, I can never ever agree that anyone has a right to make a “choice” to murder their unborn child. One might as well say that people had a right to choose to be slaveholders.