I would say that I'm actually a conservative in that I sill think men should wear coats and ties and observe a certain level of good taste in communicating and behaving in public. In terms of politics, I'm a conservative because I believe firmly in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the intentions that the founders were seeking for a Constitutional Republic. Since a liberal person is someone who values the maximization of personal freedoms, I would say to them that I agree that we have too many laws. But I think some better aspects of our society should be maintained, even if not by force. Conservatives and liberals are not mutually exclusive groups. Conservatives and progressives are, however, polar opposites by definition. By the same logic, liberals and authoritarians are opposites. The media has been twisting our political language around since the 1940s.