We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From Kling's Tribal Politics - Progressives, conservatives, and libertarians each have a mythology in which they are the heroes and the
other tribes are villains. Partisans of these three ideologies even
speak different languages.
Note that the author is using the traditional sense of the term conservatism; the preservation of valued institutions against the anarchy of either barbarism or ill-considered reform.
GoneWithTheWind: I find most conservatives to be mostly Libertarian but can't quite get their arms around the drugs and bizarre side of libertarian beliefs.
Libertarianism is quite distinct from conservatism. For example, most conservatives tend towards nationalism, support traditional marriage as a state institution, oppose euthanasia, and generally want to limit immigation.
GoneWithTheWind: It looks to me that you used the term "nationalism" as an insult.
The use was neutral. We merely pointed out the difference between conservatism and libertarianism. Libertarians generally see national boundaries as artificial and coercive, while conservatives want to preserve nationhood as an important tradition institution, that change could be destabilizing and have unintended consequences.