A subtle but important difference

I have said before that I am a conservative, not an anti-Leftist. This does not mean and has never meant that I will not oppose the Left. It means that my opposition to the Left is based on conservative principles, not opposing Leftists for the sake of opposing them.

As I explained before:

We should not confuse being an anti-Leftist with being a conservative. Our opposition to the Left must be based on solid conservative principles and a coherent political ideology, not simply a childish desire to “own the libs” or “fight fire with fire.”

It is a subtle difference, but an important one. We must be guided by principle, not tribalism.