What is conservatism?

Jay Nordlinger | Nov 9th, 2015
https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/11/what-conservatism-jay-nordlinger
“I think that, in the end, there is something that unites all conservatives, which is that they are pursuing something they love. My view is that the Left is united by hatred, but we are united by love: love of our country, love of institutions, love of the law, love of family, and so on. And what makes us conservatives is the desire to protect those things, and we’re up against people who want to destroy them, and it’s very simple.”

Lee Edwards, Ph.D. | Oct 25th, 2018
https://www.heritage.org/conservatism/commentary/what-conservatism
"Conservatism is a philosophy, not an ideology. It is the collective wisdom of conservatives such as Evans, Kirk, Goldwater, Buckley, and Abraham Lincoln, who when asked what conservatism is replied, “Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?” Conservatism stands on the solid rock of the American Founding and Western civilization. Its overriding principle is “ordered liberty,” which NRI and conservatives everywhere are determined to preserve and protect for this generation and generations to come. I’m proud to be a part of this noble project, and I hope you’ll join me and NRI as a part of it, too."