1 Humans are born selfish, they only want what is in their
own best interest. The general population cannot be trusted
with government as they will use it for their own benefit
rather than that of the community as a whole.
1.1 Therefore the people shall be ruled
by a governing class.
1.1.1 'Conservative paternalism', in
reference to Edmund Burke relating
the government and the people, to a
parent with a child.
1.2 It is natural that people think of their
interests first and the community's second.
Therefore the state must intervene to
prevent self interest taking over.
2 Order and security are the most basic
needs of mankind and so are the basic
functions of a government.
2.1 Hobbes (1589-1679) mankind would favour to lose much
of its freedoms in return for a secure existence.
2.1.1 Even today most Conservatives will favour the
security of the community above individual rights.
2.2 Preserve and evolve the current social
order rather than revolutionise it. (Burke)
3 Preservation of the
3.1 The Church of England,
Monarchy, Political institutions,
British values, the family,
marriage and traditional morals.
3.2 'No generation should ever be
so rash to consider itself
superior to its predecessors'.
3.3 The belief that if
endured the test
of time then those
have no right to
3.3.1 Preservation of institutions and values give a
sense of security, promote order and stability.
3.3.2 Suspicion of ideologies which seek to
change for the sake of it, beneficial
change can still take place.