“Conservatives sense that modern people are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, able to see farther than their ancestors only because of the great stature of those who have preceded us in time.” Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles* In our last post we discussed the belief conservatives hold that traditions should only be abolished with trepidation and much deliberation because they provide a foundation for a stable society. In this post I’d like to focus further on why conservatives have a peculiar reverence for ideas of the past. What is the primary reason we Americans can simultaneously enjoy a standard of living and maintain a national defense that is the envy of the world? Depen
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