Why I consider myself a libertarian and no longer a conservative or right-winger. Items like these.
Modern Conservatism = Rightwing Progressivism? – The Beacon: Consider that horror. One of the most liberal justices pointed out that such searches were “a serious affront to human dignity and to individual privacy” that should not be legitimized so broadly. But every single so-called conservative on the bench—Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, Alito, and swing-voter Kennedy—voted to uphold this complete evisceration of basic human dignity even when law enforcement has no particular reason to suspect anything illegal will be found and no one has been proven to have committed a crime.
Ron Paul isn’t afraid to call out the GOP.
The Supreme Court and Obamacare: While I’m heartened that many conservatives understand this mandate exceeds the strictly enumerated powers of Congress, there are many federal mandates conservatives casually accept. The Medicare part D bill– passed under a Republican President and a Republican House–mandates that you submit payroll taxes to provide prescription drugs to seniors. The Sarbanes-Oxley bill, also passed by Republicans, mandates that companies expend countless hours of costly manpower producing useless reports. Selective service laws, supported by defense hawks, mandate that young people sign up for potential conscription.