Edmund Burke anses for konservatismens fader. Jeg ser ham som en dyb kristen tænker. Fra Letters On A Regicide Peace:
The rebels to God perfectly abhor the Author of their being. They hate him “With all their heart, with all their mind, with all their soul, and with all their strength.” He never presents himself to their thoughts but to menace and alarm them. They cannot strike the Sun out of Heaven, but they are able to raise a smouldering smoke that obscures him from their own eyes. Not being able to revenge themselves on God, they have a delight in vicariously defacing, degrading, torturing, and tearing in pieces his image in man.