If you ever needed a reminder that you actually have to be active in your “conserving” what is good, the quote below will be helpful.
All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change. G.K. Chesterton
As clearly demonstrated by the current headlines, our ideals are under attack by this “torrent of change.” It will require hard work, and “non-conservative” methods to conserve what is good about our society.