Conservatism and libertarianism, at heart, are at odds. Conservatives hold that society is no mere temporary contrivance, but based on ‘Eternal Contract,’ as it were.
Libertarians, ironically, tend to feed modern secularism. Libertarianism fails to balance the individual and the collective.
Edmund Burke, the first conservative, was a practical politician and supremely conservative thinker, and as such he viewed society as a partnership between the living and the dead.
Edmund Burke is one of the most important — if not the most important — political thinkers in the last three hundred years.
No pre-society civilization ever existed. All sentient moral beings are by definition relational. Therefore, man’s desire to love and be loved is the cause of civilization.
As conservatives, we know that charity, if emptied of free will, is emptied of love. And Edmund Burke, the Father of Conservatism, understood this well.