My wife and I fit the description of "crunchy cons," and I guarantee you that we are *at least* as conservative as you or anyone on the list. As with any ideology, there are degrees of difference -- I'm sure you're right about the people you know, I just didn't want you to think that we are all conservative-light.
I second that...conservation is conservative.
I believe you. I was only referring to those acquaintances of mine; they're conservative enough to disapprove of welfare queens, but they're rather bemused at how spitting angry I can get about such things.
I just didn't want you to think that we are all conservative-light.
Fair enough. I think the religious angle plays an important role. It seems to make them reluctant to take the revolutionary viewpoint, even though it's also what makes them disapprove of the status quo.
I'm going for the most conservative on this thread. (Qualifications provided upon request)
And I recently joined "Smart Growth", I walk to work, walk to church, and even tolerate a few homosexuals that I know.