What do Traditional Conservatives believe?
Traditional Conservatives believe in the Traditional structure of society, with different social classes and different sex roles. We do not believe in everything that happened in the past. We believe that the family is the basic structure of human society, not the individual nor the Government.
We reject the idea that the home is less important than paid work. We contend that the value to society, the individual, the Government and the economy of work within the home and in support of society is a value that cannot be counted. A value that makes life better and worth living. Without the support of the home, society and the economy collapse. Without the family the individual is alone with the Government as both their only support and their boss.
We reject the transfer of authority, wealth and influence from the family to Government. We contend that the transfer should end and indeed reverse.
We believe in full male employment and not in chronic unemployment, that either immigration or unemployment can exist but not both at the same time.
We believe in marriage not in divorce, we believe in community and not in isolation or individualism.
We believe in financial solvency and not in long term debt, we believe in each segment of society and the economy having their rightful place and influence but non dominating for long.
We believe in freedom of religion instead of being anti-religious.
We believe in social, political and economic stability.
We do not believe in change for change sake.
We believe in the Traditional family of one Husband/Father, one Wife/Mother and children. We are against any action or policy which attacks or weakens the Traditional family.
We believe that each segment of society should enjoy respect commensurate with their support for stability. We believe that extremes are only rarely of value and that moderation is normally the best policy.
We believe that the Government should be loyal to the people and that the people should return that loyalty.
We believe that employers and employees are on the same side, not competing against one another. We reject class warfare.
We believe that men and women need each other, both on a personal and societal level. We reject both the claim that men and women are rivals or that the differences between them don't matter. The differences are why men and women need each other.
We do not believe that man is lower than animals nor do we believe that mankind is better than angels. We believe in mans fallibility and imperfection. We further believe that extends to our works and institutions. We believe we need to strive to do our best as our imperfections stalk us.
We believe in our Heroes, great and small who gave so much to us and our heritage. We believe in the future of our people and Nation. We believe in the love of our country, in its honour and in its well being.
We believe in war and peace being opposite sides of the same coin and to prepare for both. We do not believe in mankind ending history, nor do we believe in the perfection of man nor of his institutions.
We believe that there will always be rich and poor and that the poor and weak need and deserve our protection. We do not believe in a dog eat dog world. But we do believe in healthy competition within society and the economy.
We believe in good policy and not in feel good politics.
We believe that the victims of crime deserve justice and that serious crime deserves serious punishment.
We believe in Traditional authority and its rightful place. We believe in respect for the Government and in respect for the rule of law and the institutions of Law. We believe in respect for our Armed Forces, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services. We further believe that that respect must be returned or respect can turn to contempt.
We believe in respect for our Glorious dead and for our veterans, for those who serve and those who have served.
We believe in equality of all before the Law, but reject the idea that equality means equal in ability or of outcome.
We believe that society should serve and protect the average person instead of the exceptions.
We believe that there is a time when necessity is more important than the ideal.
We believe that the Nation and its institutions exist to help and protect the citizen of the Nation first and foremost.
Finally we believe in human nature and that we have answers, but we know we do not have all the answers, for that you must seek a higher authority than man.
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