The Conservative Brotherhood
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every
citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and
who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
-- Dwight David Eisenhower, 1954
The Conservative Brotherhood is a group of African American writers
whose politics are on the right hand side of the political spectrum.
Expanding the dialog beyond traditional boundaries, they seek to contribute
to a greater understanding of African Americans and America itself through
advocacy and commentary.
Old School Core
We are African
Americans of all backgrounds and ethnicities. We are proud of our heritage,
and respect the lives, triumphs and tribulations of our forebears in
this country and beyond. We aim to represent their greatest hopes for
us and honor their memory.
The United States
of America is our home, not simply by default but by choice. We take
our duty to our home seriously and we defend it. We seek to improve
it by our work and values and leave it better than we found it.
We are extended
families and we put family first. It is the primary organization to
which our lives are dedicated. We fight for the proper upbringing of
our children. We demand respect and consideration of our elders. We
love and support our brothers and sisters.
We work twice as
hard and sometimes get half as far, but we work with dignity and we
expect and enjoy our rewards. We are not materialistic but we know the
value of a dollar. We seek self-improvement through creativity, dedication
and effort in our jobs, businesses and partnerships.
We have abiding
faith in God and the principles of righteousness. We strive to be true
to transcendent values and take the long view of our purpose on Earth.
We conduct ourselves as vessels of spirit and we guard our own souls
and the souls of others from corruption.
We believe in the
rule of law and rights of people to be free and to determine their own
fate. We fight tyranny and oppression of all kinds keeping in mind the
battles of those who struggled and died that we might be free.
We believe in a
tolerant and open society, and we welcome all people to enjoy its benefits
D. Cobb Bowen
A Brief Retrospective
"Keeping It Right"