Your “contradiction” comment was right on, but from what I’ve seen, RINO’s have never had much to do w/ it. For example, I oftentimes heard the “ordered liberty” phrase several yrs ago by so-called “conservatives” on the religious right.
I still wish that someone who uses the “ordered liberty” phrase to answer my question: ORDERED BY WHOM???
In referring to RINOs I meant the concessions to the liberal tendency to increase government control. Yes, the tortured phrase is even more applicable to religious conservatives. Not that many in public life have a grasp of liberty and freedom as inviolate principles.