Posted in today’s American Thinker I wrote How Big Government Conservatism Paved the Way to More Liberalism
All of these factions of the conservative movement saw the government as the tool of change. They favored a big government and only wished to steer the machine in a different direction from the objectives of the liberal establishment. Both share a sense of moral supremacy and a distrust of individual rights and choice. Both establishments favored construction of a government that could serve the whims of the party in power.
But big government conservatives failed to look beyond their administrations. Any power bestowed on a central government must be considered as if it were in the hands of their worst nightmare.