From the looks of it, conservatives in this society, and I don't mean political conservatives or economic conservatives, will stifle a flowering of ideas. I read a report today and I was saddened and disheartened. It is just plain old stubbornness and a refusal to allow anything by slapping on more rules. It is as if our society is not already encumbered by many rules and bans.
In case you are wondering, I am not a conservative nor a liberal, I am centrist or moderate if you prefer that term.