As a lawyer, particularly as a former civil litigator, I have to be conservative: I rely on an institution –the courts– to resolve disputes. And when I see the Supreme Court decide to discriminate against LBTQ persons on a fictitious lawsuit, or rule against affirmative action when the trial court found, on extensive evidence, that no discrimination existed, then I am a real conservative, and the majority of this court is a bunch of lawless radicals. When I see a false doctrine called “originalism” which has no basis in law or history used to determine major issues, I am a conservative against mindless theories. Yet most people would say my views are liberal, and that’s fine. Of course, people can disagree with me or my categorizations. But I do find it hard to accept as reasonable those views which people put forth as “conservative” when they are nothing more than heuristic bromides.