Thank you for the clarification.
So, the confusion arises in inappropriately labeling those rated as either liberal or conservative. If the Vote Rating merely measures how often representatives go along with the votes of their political parties, then the Vote Ratings are really only a measure of a representative's submission to political parties, and not how well they stand for liberal or conservative principles. As such, those rated should be referred to more accurately as either Democrat or Republican, and not liberal or conservative. It's disappointing to learn that The Vote Ratings are clearly a measure of conformity to political parties rather than principles.
The Vote Ratings would be much more powerful and meaningful if they represented how often a representative votes for legislation that is either in violation or accordance of the law they are all sworn to uphold regardless of political party.
Ron Paul's Convention Speech
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