There seem to be at least three brands or branches of conservatism in current and recent American politics, only two of which are politically relevant at the moment. Unfortunately, only one, the disempowered group, promotes core American values such as limited government and individual rights. The other two are antidemocratic and anti-egalitarian, each modeled on a top-down, authoritative, patriarchal hierarchy.
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