Democracy is a left-wing notion. Marx and Lenin were very keen on it. Hitler, on the other hand, worked with big business to crush it--just like Stalin when he led his right-wing offensive against Lenin and Trotsky. Hitler called himself a "socialist" in order to trick people into joining his right-wing revolution. His Nazi Party, throughout the entire period of his rule, ruled in coalition with the conservative German National People's Party. And the ACLU was founded by Communist Party members and has always been a left-leaning organization. Conservatives DO "tamper with human rights using government power." Look at Bush. Oh, but I guess he's not a "true" Scotsman--I mean conservative.