Maintaining institutions and practices that have evolved historically and which are thus manifestations of continuity and stability.
Conservatism did not develop as a political attitude and movement until the late 18th century, as a reaction to the French Revolution of 1789.
Conservatism is used to counter balance excessively liberal trends in society which are considered unhealthy for society as a whole.
1. Conservatism uses experience as the principle guide, understanding that this will provide the most effective and lasting change.

2. Conservatism understands that human nature cannot always be trusted and therefore one must rely on historical continuity and traditional frameworks.

3. Conservatism moderates reform in times of radical change.

Counter Claim:
1. Conservatism can lead to holding on to past traditions for their own sake, not taking into account other dynamics in society. Its proponents characteristically are heartless and in opposition to every state provision for the welfare of the people.<2. Conservatives are the masters who would have others in chains and thus they are the cause for destabilizing radical elements who call for reform by revolution.
Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies