For conservatives, moral principle is the motive force of politics. In the context of substantive conservatism, morality serves as the foundation of philosophy, politics, spirituality and society. It connects the past, present and future, creating the continuous history of Western civilisation.
The moral compass of conservatism distinguishes it from the other major schools of mainstream political thought. In simplified terms they are neo-Marxism, whose animus is the ideology of revolutionary socialism led by manufactured minorities; classical liberalism, whose advocates cultivate individual liberty as a counterforce to statism; and centrism, which combines pragmatism with rational planning. Jennifer Oriel