I call myself conservative and UU, but I don’t like either term, and wouldn't use them if I had anything better- but I don’t.
The term “conservative” is the less accurate of the two, because the kind of society conservatives wish to conserve- modern, industrialized free market capitalism, with only enough government to keep the peace, provide a sound currency, and preserve the environment (yes, conservatives are environmentalists if you use the older term ’conservationist’- liberals seem to believe that conservatives do not breath air or drink water)- never truly existed. You can’t conserve what you never had in the first place- in the words of the Doobie Brothers, they’re “trying hard to recreate what had yet to be created”.
The term “UU” is better- the “PP”s, for example, sit well with me- but I tend to think of myself as a congregate of All Soul’s, Indianapolis, rather than as a UU. To say that most liberal schemes are poorly thought out is to praise them with faint damnation; but if you took the worst planks of the Wobblies and the Socialist Workers Party, the UUA could build a bridge to the 19th century with them. When they issue press releases saying that this is what UUs believe, I wince to realize that my friends know I’m UU.
But as I said, I haven’t any better terms to use, so use them I shall in this running commentary on life, the universe, and everything!