So are they no longer allowed to identify themselves as a true conservative/liberal? Does that make all politicians who compromise non-conservatives/liberals then?If a self-professed conservative does something for self-advantage that betrays basic conservative principles he/she believes are basic conservative principles - then they are not a true conservative. You're correct, it is a political philosophy AND if you don't follow that philosophy, you're not that thing.
I never said that, never thought it either.We can start with you thinking this event even closely resembles the Red Scare or that this is the state overreaching.
The question I'm asking is slightly off-topic and I'm not trying to prove/disprove anything, I just want to know what your position would be in that situation.You seem hell bent on this strawman. I'm not playing. The fact is - there was a crime here and the search was warranted.