Conservatism 101

Understand the fundamentals of conservatism

Discover what conservatives fight to conserve

Many people know the basic tenets of conservatism, but when asked the question, “What are are conservatives trying to conserve?” most will have trouble coming up with the right answer.

This course will consider the origins of the modern conservative movement and explore the new basis America claimed for political legitimacy: Rights do not come from a government, but from nature and nature’s God.

Taught by a selection of America’s top conservative professors, columnists, politicians, and organization leaders, this course is delivered via email. Each session features lively teaching, suggested readings, weekly quizzes, and more.

Are you interested in digging deeper into your own conservative values—or do you want to know more about the future of conservatism? This course will help you understand the values and principles that conservatives share—so that you can better preserve and defend the principles of liberty.

"If more conservative candidates have the same secret weapon I had -- top staff and key volunteers trained by the Leadership Institute -- you and I will see many more conservative victories in the future."

- Rand Paul, United States Senator

For 30 years no one has done more to inspire and train young conservatives than Morton Blackwell and the Leadership Institute.

Mike Pence, Vice President of The United States

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