America Needs a Traditional Conservative

Obama is clearly not a conservative. As a campaigner Romney is primarily an economic conservative. Yet in his heart he is probably a traditional conservative, and this is what America needs for the next four years. The hallmark of a traditional conservative is "stability through equilibrium" which is the foundation of the writings of Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk. Economic conservatives focus on how governments constrain the economic freedom of commerce. They support capitalism, free markets, and risk-takers. They favor small government and low taxes. Social conservatives want people to live orderly lives based on customs and traditions that encourage individual responsibility, hard work, and morality. Neither economic conservatives nor social conservatives are traditional conservatives because each has a specific agenda they want government to enforce. Traditional conservatives want to preserve a society in which different layers of individuals, families, groups,...(Read Full Post)