Our Present Need for a Reflective Conservatism [...]
On earth, the only truest wealth is life. And children are the surest means, and signs, of continuing life. An "empty quiver" leads only to an impoverished state. What price can be put on the joy of familial ties, paternal affection, or loyal and proud legacies?
We cannot say that what is good for the individual or the community is devoid of moral content. And moral content is determined by God’s decree, be it a direct command from God, or an eternal decree regarding the purpose of man, which is to glorify God and enjoy Him for eternity.
Forsaking the supremacy of the divine, transcendent moral order as authoritative standard for societal and political arrangements in favor of the supremacy of man conflicts with divine ordinances and leads to anarchy from which government tyranny alone offers liberation.
Conservatism and Covenantal theology both have a place for the family and of the families’ education as a principle mechanism of the conservation of the good and the transmission of knowledge.