Am I a conservative? Used to be. Never got my veteran's benefits for my education until 6 months before my 4 years of college and 6 of professional education was completed. Then I had to because my bank account was down to 7.00, with a wife expecting a baby. Just because I believed in not accepting anything from the government. Now I try not to go to the Doctor's because it's bad for my blood pressure when I read how much Medicare has paid for the last visit and 5 minutes of his time. My heroes? Robert E. Taft and General Douglas McA. Now I find it hard to decide which is the worse evil -- Greed or Big Government. Both have hurt us to no end. The idea that the richest nation in the world cannot afford universal healthcare for its citizens has me confused. Am I still a conservative?