The word "conservative" has not entirely. but some unappealing connotations within it, especially when it replaces the word "constitutionalist." I cannot understand what it is about proclaiming constitutional loyalty that most Americans avoid or have forgotten about it in this long and sufferable ignorance perpetuated by a corrupt media. Democracy for example, does not equate with liberty or fairness or anything else it is so often credited to mean. It leads to mob rule. We are a constitutional republic within it are democratic processes. Conservativism is just another word that is too flexible like "independent" for defining one's political beliefs. We either defend our constitution or we don't.