Note:  To all those hopelessly ideological liberals out there, you might want to skip this post. Those significant political challengers to liberalism – communism, fascism, for example – have all receded into history, except for one – conservatism.  It’s called “conservatism” for a reason: the desire to conserve a way of life – the nuclear family, traditional faith, financial holdings, or of a sentimental past.  These are noble views whether people agree or not.  The problem for current conservatism is that the world seems to move perpetually onward and outward.   We live in a modern era, largely empowered by liberalism; that’s just a reality with which conservatism has had to come to terms. These traditional values within conservatism form part of its appeal.  It’s…