It is about time that someone who is “in the know” told you and your readers the truth about a phrase that is very often used by today’s “conservatives.” That phrase is “limited-government conservative.”
To me, those are the three most frightening words in the English language. You might have noticed recently that some conservatives feel very badly because, as they have said, President Trump is not a “limited-government conservative” (as they are). That happens to be true. He is not.
That phrase is actually a “buzzword” and “code word” that really means that the person does not believe that the federal government should spend one cent on social programs that are intended to help people. Their ultimate goal is to one day see that all of them are abolished or eliminated from existence, especially Social Security which they hate the most.