World wide empire? Examples please!
Conservatives tend to want government decreased. Don't allow yourself to be confused by labels. Just because a "Republican" holds the office that doesn't necessarily mean he is overly conservative, only more palatable to conservatives than the lib alternative. Moreover, the House and Senate have a lot more to say over both military action and welfare as they control the budget. I do agree with you that not only does government size have an inversely proportional connection to freedom and liberty, it also ultimately becomes financially unsustainable if it bloats too large. At teh moment our government is far too corpulent!