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Thanks for your interest in The Developmentalist. Our goal is to honor and integrate the bedrock values of all three major American cultures: traditional, modern, and progressive. Notwithstanding the culture war, we believe these distinct sets of values can be reconciled and harmonized for the greater good of our country.

Here’s a list of some of the center right and libertarian values and political goals we seek to forward:

• Protecting the sovereign rights of individuals to think and act as they choose

• Championing limited government, private property, and personal privacy

• Championing the wealth and spontaneous order that arises from market economies

• Promoting entrepreneurship, small business ownership, and economic self-sufficiency

This is a partial list of what we call Liberty Values, which help make our nation the envy of the world. We see Liberty Values, along with Fairness Values, as essential to what we call the “modern worldview.” If you would like to suggest additional Liberty Values, or make a comment about the best aspects of conservative modernism, please click on the button below or comment at the bottom of this page. We will highlight selected comments at the bottom of this page.

We want to help progressives and traditionalists better appreciate the critical role that Liberty Values play in our national culture. And we likewise want to help modernists better appreciate the upsides of traditionalist Heritage Values, as well as progressive Caring Values. If this sounds interesting, we invite you to explore these relevant thought pieces on our website:

Regardless of your take on the “developmental perspective,” considering the bedrock values of those you disagree with can make you a more effective advocate for the values you hold dear. Reflecting on the values of our political opponents can also help de-escalate the culture war so that our disagreements can become productive again.

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