Classic Liberalism: Classical liberalism is a political ideology and a branch of liberalism which advocates civil liberties and political freedom with representative democracy under the rule of law and emphasizes economic freedom.
Conservatism: Conservatism is any political philosophy that favors tradition (in the sense of various religious, cultural, or nationally-defined beliefs and customs) in the face of external forces for change, and is critical of proposals for radical social change.
The House Speaker, Paul Ryan, has often been criticized for his liberal-leaning positions, such as legalizing the tens of millions of illegal aliens in the United States. He is also under fire for his poor treatment of Donald Trump in recent weeks. He has completely abandoned the GOP nominee.
Last week, Ryan spoke to a group of school kids about the upcoming elections. He described himself as a classic liberal.
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