Nature possesses fundamental laws such as Kepler’s three laws of planetary motion or Bernoulli’s principle. The conservative worldview of American civil society is based on the absolutes of human nature, which possesses its own fundamental laws. Attempting to work around these laws is dangerous, which is why liberal social experiments in reality-bending make such a glorious mess of things (a phenomenon with its own law: the law of unintended consequences). From these fundamental laws, conservatives derive their notion of common sense. This wisdom can be boiled down to eight fundamental concepts:
From John Locke and Thomas Jefferson to Friedrich Hayek and Thomas Sowell, great minds have penned thousands of pages expounding on the above, building complex policy positions and framing national debates.