One is thrust in the potential position of being un-American, of feeling homeless in America.  I once spent a few hours waiting for a flight with a colleague at an airport, and began explaining to him this argument that modernity included both dominant contemporary political camps, and engaged in a critique of presumptions of individualism, rights-based political theory, thoroughgoing free market economics, and mobility – and he looked at me with growing horror and called me “Anti-American.” And, he was nothing if not a good liberal and a good modernist, although he called himself a conservative. Indeed, nothing brings the Left and Right together quicker than a good critique of modernity. ~Prof. Patrick Deneen

This problem of being “homeless in America” arises only if we continue to believe the myth (and it is to some considerable extent a myth) that we all must be Lockeans to be Americans and to accept the constitutional tradition of our country.  As I have suggested before, Bolingbroke shows us the way to avoid falling into the Lockean ditch while still maintaining our proper respect for the good things in our constitutional inheritance, which, not surprisingly, are the very things the successors of Locke and the Whigs set about ruining as quickly as they could once they held power. 

As for the last point, I can vouch for the truth of it, since there is no one members of the conventional Right would sooner drop-kick than the person who actually values tradition, authority and hierarchy (how gauche!).