Conservatives believe that Traditional authority should be respected, not absolute obedience but respect.
When I served in the army I was told that you do not salute the man you salute his rank. We should respect rank, in the military, in courts, in politics as well as in other areas. But it doesn't mean we need to blindly follow whatever we are told. We need to use our own judgement to decide if we agree or not with something. But we should still show respect, because our current issues are not with institutions, nor with authority, our problem is with an ideology.
We should not lose sight of that fact, as we still need and want those institutions, we still need and want that authority.
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