the armed forces are a branch of that “gorilla” you called government. If the conservatives hate government so much, why do they want to be part of it? Even the most conservative no doubt has a parent who benefits from Social Security and Medicare. So that you don’t have to be the one eventually changing their diapers.Also conservatives like fire departments and decent highways and hope regulations will keep e. Coli out of the food chain. Rightsright, you see what I’m saying?