ETHICAL ISSUES: CONSERVATISM
Conservatism is not a political issue, nor is what follows a political treatise; it’s more basic than that. The foundation for conservatism is history and original intent—a return to the basics, ethics being the most basic. Anyone can do it.
Any society needs a system of rules within which its members can operate to the general benefit. These rules are founded in its values and articulated in its privileges. The rules of all successful societies including our own begin in ethics and are adapted to the society’s needs and wishes.
Our own rules trace their origin to a paramount need for freedom. Our laws are founded in a Declaration of Independence from our mother country and empowered by a Constitution written by individuals with a strong moral and ethical base “in order to form a more perfect union.”
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