Conservative or Libertarian?
Laurence Vance tackles the question of definition. According to Vance:
A major problem with conservatives is that most of their talk about the Constitution is just a lot of hot air. Just look at the empty promises, grandiose claims, vain assurances, and blatant lies in the House Republican “Pledge to America.” Does anyone actually take seriously anything the Republicans say about the Constitution in their pledge? Does anyone think for a minute that the statement in the pledge about requiring “each bill moving through Congress to include a clause citing specific constitutional authority upon which the bill is justified” will actually prevent any unconstitutional legislation from being passed? And who received the “Defender of the Constitution Award” at last year’s CPAC conference? It was former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.