I’ve drifted far from conservatism, as it is now defined. Ron Paul likes expresses my views best, but I do see a role for a social safety net and provision of public goods more than he. Progressive I think suffer from too much confidence that giving power to the state to address issue will result in that power being used benevolently. Conservatism is too paranoid now about liberalism motives and a dozen other things.
This little piece about Paul puts to the left of President Obama on the issue outlined here and I mostly agree with Paul. The President anti-wealth drift I find disturbing. I’m concerned about the the middle class and lower class not having sufficient opportunities, but I’m not anixous to take wealth from those who have legally obtained it.