Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
More comfortable governors and leaders, too. Hell, somebody oughta dig up Heinlein and make him President. Near as I can make out, the man never said a wrong thing. And he’d be a damned sight better than the trainwreck we have squatting in the Oval Office now.