Barone hits on a good point. I'm an NPR listening liberal who cant understand where the other side is coming from and I sometimes come to Townhall for clues. I understand the attraction of small government equals more liberty, but then why in the next breath do conservatives call for restrictions on liberties such as limits to birth control, what we can smoke, and who we can marry? They also want an expansion of religion into government which would seem to also limit freedom for those of different religions. Small government right?