You know, as a TRUE conservative, i.e. what is incorrectly labeled today a "Libertarian" (today's libertarians are actually anarchists) I agree with you. Except, perhaps with Paul Ryan. It is no small deal that he is the first national politician to regularly remind us that our rights come from nature and G0d, not government. It has taken us 100+ years to be in the Progressive hell we find ourselves, so it will take some time to get out. But it has to start with a national reminder, and I think he is doing that.