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The Conservative Philosophy

Wikipedia holds that Conservatism “is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and opposes rapid change in society.”  The philosophy is held by those that desire to return to core values or tenets.

While many would argue that a return to traditional values is “turning back the clock”, I would posit that it is taking a step back from the edge of a high and dangerous cliff and a necessary step back to the concepts of our founding Fathers and great conservatives of past generations.

Here is an excerpt from an earlier post that describes the basic tenets that all types of Conservatives should be able to agree on.

  • They accept “an objective moral order” of “immutable standards by which human conduct should be judged.”
  • Whether they emphasize human rights and freedoms or duties and responsibilities, they unanimously value “the human person” as the center of political and social thought.
  • They oppose liberal attempts to use the State “to enforce ideological patterns on human beings.”
  • They reject the centralized power and direction necessary to the “planning” of society.
  • They join in defense of the Constitution “as originally conceived.”
  • They are devoted to Western civilization and acknowledge the need to defend it against the “messianic” intentions of Communism.

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Conservative Quotes

These are quotes that support the cause.  Some by CDN staff, some not.  Want to suggest additions?  Send them to the editor:

  • Make your case about your candidate. Let your opponents yell their profanities into a cave of echoes – answer without emotion, or not at all. – RM
  • The middle class is a myth, perpetrated to fill the lie of equality by those who seek to rule .. everyone – RM
    • Why do we refer to anyone in America with a “class”? Upper class, middle-class, lower-class? Is it as if no one can move between them?
  • Complaining that someone is infringing upon your liberties is whining. Doing something about it is American – RM
  • Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. -R. Reagan
  • Two groups of people typically suck: those who think that merit is worthless and those who think that worth is without merit – RM
  • Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty – Ronald Reagan
  • Stay focused, relinquish nothing and remind the bastards in DC that they work at our pleasure.. and we are not currently pleased -RM
  • I have not yet begun to fight – John Paul Jones
  • Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. – Ben Franklin
    • Be well-armed or be lunch – RM
  • Action without thought is easily countered.  Thought without action requires no counter. – RM
  • Should you choose unity over individual freedom, you have simply volunteered yourself into the company of slaves. – RM
  • They are devoted to Western civilization and acknowledge the need to defend it against the “messianic” intentions of Communism.
  • Knowledge may help one gain power, but truth is a sword- RM
  • Understand why you are fighting as much as who you fight or you shall be made a fool by both – RM
  • If every American does not defend the right to pursue prosperity and obtain property (wealth), we will face a future where no American may do either -RM

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