There are many kinds of conservative politics, just as there are many kinds of conservative theology. One strain of both is opposed to the American ideals of freedom, the rights of the individual, and Constitutional government. Many evangelicals who get involved in politics and who haven’t necessarily thought through their activism theologically are looking to some of these Christian political thinkers for leadership.
I am referring to the Integralists, a group of conservative Catholic intellectuals who look at American politics through a medieval Catholic lens and who would love to set up the kind of society ruled by Pope and Emperor that the Reformation strongly rejected. Their movement is named after their desire to integrate church and state, with, in the words of the Wikipedia article, the Catholic faith being “the basis of public law and public policy within civil society.” (See my posts Integralism, the Pope, and the Emperor, and Protestant Integralism.)