29.1.09

Ten Conservative Principles

Thanks to Carlos I can send this to my blog...

...It is not possible to draw up a neat catalogue of conservatives' convictions; nevertheless, I offer you, summarily, ten general principles.

Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. So far as it is possible to determine what conservatives believe, the first principles of the conservative persuasion are derived from what leading conservative writers and public men have professed during the past two centuries. After some introductory remarks on this general theme, I will proceed to list ten such conservative principles.

Perhaps it would be well, most of the time, to use this word "conservative" as an adjective chiefly. For there exists no Model Conservative, and conservatism is the negation of ideology: it is a state of mind, a type of character, a way of looking at the civil social order. more...


by Russell Kirk

Dieu le Roy,
de Brantigny

Note: From a Monarchist point of view, one that I agree with, there is no such thing as a "conservative" in the United States, and has been none since 1783. Both parties, no, all parties in the American political spectrum are left leaning. In order to vote for some one over a God given King, one must be liberal. More appropriately these ci-disant "Republicans" are whigs.

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