The American Conservative exists to promote a “Main Street” conservatism that opposes unchecked power in government and business; promotes the flourishing of families and communities through vibrant markets and free people; and embraces realism and restraint in foreign affairs based on America’s vital national interests.
TAC pursues this mission by publishing hundreds of essays, articles, and blog posts each year in The American Conservative (TAC) print magazine and at theamericanconservative.com.
TAC believes in constitutional government, fiscal prudence, sound monetary policy, clearly delineated borders, protection of civil liberties, authentically free markets, and restraint in foreign policy mixed with diplomatic acuity.
TAC wants an America that remains the world’s most powerful nation but husbands its power for protecting its own interests and promoting balance-of-power stability at crucial strategic points upon the globe.
TAC wants urban and rural places that are well stewarded and whose physical fabric promotes human flourishing. TAC wants a federal government that restrains itself from intrusive forays into the lives and businesses of Americans.
TAC wants to protect and preserve our citizens’ legitimate interests through measured immigration policies that take into account the challenges of assimilation.
The American Conservative adheres to old and proven principles that are often discarded or paid lip service in the pursuit of power.
Originally posted on September 17, 2018.