Conservatism is not libertarianism.
So, what you are saying is that we must pass federal laws to protect ourselves and society from ourselves as we are incapable of making informed personal decisions or guiding ourselves at the state and local level?!? Nancy Pelosi and Michelle Obama would be so very proud of you. That is, afterall, the same argument they have been shovelling down our throats.
I never stated Conservatism and Libertarianism were identical. Constitutional Conservatism does share A LOT of the same views as Libertarianism. Perhaps small government, pro Constitional, pro-personal freedoms (including firearms), low tax, pro-property rights, pro-capitalism, and pro-personal responsibility viewpoint is not Conservative enough anymore. I guess, I never got the memo!
No, that’s not what I said at all. My main argument is this: Just because one has the right to do something, doesn’t always mean they should do it. Again, that’s where morality comes into play.
Government has a part to play in this. That’s why we have laws against murder, theft, polygamy, etc.
Now does this mean I believe government should be running our lives ? Of course not. But there must be a line that can’t be crossed.
This strawman of pretending that conservatives want federal laws about everything is getting extremely tiresome. I would say that what conservatives want is to have the fedgov butt out of states being able to make the laws they see fit to make.