Originally Posted by listopencil
Meh. The terms "liberal" and "conservative" are almost as meaningless today as "Republican" and "Democrat."
What is relevant is the word "statist" because today "liberals" are no longer "classical liberals," who did not trust or love the state. That would be the right-libertarian and paleo conservatives.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution