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10 principles of conservatism: 1. The conservative believes that there exists an enduring moral order. a. That order is made for man, and man is made for it: human nature is a constant, and moral truths are permanent. 2. Second, the conservative adheres to custom, convention, and continuity a. Conservatives are champions of custom, convention, and continuity because they prefer the devil they know to the devil they don’t know. b. It is through convention—a word much abused in our time—that we contrive to avoid perpetual disputes about rights and duties: law at base is a body of conventions. Continuity is the means of linking generation to generation; it matters as much for society as it does for

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