"To do good, to avoid evil, and to purify the mind, this is the teaching of all Buddhas." -the Buddha, from the Dhammapada
This doesn't preclude the possibility for big government conservatives. If I were to be considered in any way conservative, I'm more from this realm. We've had them since the Adams and Hamiltonian years.
Traditionalists can easily be small-government conservatives, but see little to no problem with maintaining what they view as social cohesion. I'm not really of their sort, but it isn't unheard of (in fact it's rather common).
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963