To the person who changed this entry: I suspect that you're trying to make the point that the term "conservative" has been widely applied to positions that aren't conservative in the strict sense. This is true, and this is reflected in the entry for conservative.
On the other hand, I'm not sure the definition I gave here is completely accurate, either. I believe there are people who classify themselves as "politically conservative" and adhere to the values given, but it doesn't take much digging to find it used to mean (US) right wing or (US) Republican. Sort of like hacker, really. -dmh 03:34, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)