Somewhere along the way we bought into the idea that development, commercialization, and industrialization are Conservative ideals and preservation and conservation are liberal ideals.
This is a strange problem.
The ideals that are cited above as Conservative lead to the development of big cities with big corporations and huge populations of big government liberal voters.
Conservatives pride themselves as sportsmen - fishermen and hunters that need for green spaces to be preserved to have places to enjoy their hobbies. Rural areas that remain free of overdevelopment by and large are the strongholds of the Conservative voter base.
When you consider that CONSERVE is the root of Conservative, it seems that people who claim to be Conservative might actually favor conserving something (traditions, culture, history, green space).
Which leaves us with the question: are you really Conservative?
Historian, self-proclaimed gentleman, agrarian-at-heart, & curator extraordinaire