I think it is far past time I put some quotes up here from conservatives...
"Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose." - George Will
"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'." - William F. Buckley, Jr.
"A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy." - Benjamin Disraeli
"Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future." - Benjamin Disraeli