Why embrace authentic conservatism?
Free societies cannot exist without government structures that accurately reflect human nature and human experience.
Authentic conservatism is not an ideology in that it doesn’t dream of a utopian world without hurt, sorrow and pain. It recognizes the human being in its fullness as an individual, as a member of a family, community and society, and as one citizen among many.
The goal of authentic conservatism as a political construct is human happiness, and because it understands human nature it knows that the locus of human happiness is in natural social institutions of community such as marriage and family – institutions that predate government – and this is why authentic conservatism is the only true basis of political and economic freedom.
Policy Paper: Understanding the Conservative Mind
Policy Paper: Why I’m a Conservative
Blog: Why I’m a conservative and not a libertarian
Policy Paper: Robert Nisbet: Sociologist, Scholar, Conservative
Podcast: Ideas That Made Our Nation Great