A “Conservative” thinker essentially seeks to preserve and protect the values our nation was built upon. Rebelling against a monarchy, our founding fathers established a government that put power (and trust) in the hands of the people (first older adult white males, then women, then people of color, then all citizens 18 years and older). Certain checks and balances were put in place to prevent tyranny of the majority and an imbalance of power within government. Rights of the governed should be protected, and the fundamental building blocks of our government system should be preserved. Conservatives, at the core, hold fast to these values.
Blog posts illustrating the conservative perspective:
(Updated January 2018)