Shackles and chains.  Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
Shackles and chains.  Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

For at least 50 years, Republicans have taken a hard line on law and order. More to the point, a firm stance on law and order has been the conservative position for decades. There is a real conservative/libertarian split on this issue, however. Should conservatives reconsider?

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