The basic foundation of conservative politics was laid by John Locke. John Locke was a professor of English. He was also a philosopher and physician. Locke was a staunch non-believer in the existence of God. Rather, he believed in the existence of the capabilities of humans. He felt that if human beings were given the right help, they could achieve anything they wanted. They could become God themselves.
Locke’s school of thought was the foundation of Conservative Politics, which emphasized on governmental non-interference in the activities of human beings. Conservative Politics has its bedrock in the liberal theory. The founding fathers of America were deeply influenced by the theories of Locke, and made it a matter of state agenda.
Conservative Politics still pays obeisance to the theories of Locke, but its liberal theories have digressed, but not strayed from the original liberal theory. The most essential part of the political agenda is to have a citizen culture that carry out their day to day activities progressively and without any interference from the government.
Conservative Politics will enable people from all the classes to lead a successful life. Activities of the government will be aimed at providing jobs, healthcare benefits, unemployment pay, and other kind of monetary help.
Conservative Politics does not support indulgent government spending on activities that do not support the cause of progressive growth. However it does not feel that military spending should be opposed. On the contrary, Conservative Politics encourages military spending. Since military spending could be aligned to the safety of the country, the Conservative Political view is most often than not pro-military spending.
Conservative Politics is also for the bank-bailouts in times of emergencies. In other words it does favor capitalism. Big businesses, large enterprises, and million dollar deals have strong patronage from conservative politics.
This military spending theory of Conservative Politics is not in sync with the theories that Locke put forward. It is more of a theory of convenience.