Comment: I think you mean "compassionate conservative"

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I think you mean "compassionate conservative"

more general logic of conservatism (most don't follow)-
1- acknowledge there is good and evil and all systems will have good and evil. (you can replace good & evil with more secular terms)
2- a change in the system might eliminate one problem but is will most likely cause an unforeseen problem(s).
3- unintended consequences maybe greater than original problem.
4- therefore problems must be carefully solved
5- identify, study, conclude, prioritized, act, quantify results
-identify is important because if you travel the same road, you have identified all the potholes but when you travel a new road the potholes are hidden. Even if people with no power can do this step and have great lives.
-study because most people want change for the sake of change.
-conclude do I really need to change or not
-prioritize for example if two problems coincide A) you get beat up for being rude B) you get beat up for being black. Of course need to change B) first because you can't avoid being black but you can avoid being rude.
-act using time tested principles (In America usually Founding Principles, British Law & Christianity)
- quantify is important but almost never done in politics. as Coolidge said,"Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation"

Liberty is radical and scary to conservatives even if they agree 100% with the philosophy