Conservatism is a natural philosophy which recognizes man as having a spiritual and a material side, and that the two are intertwined. One cannot be affected without a reaction taking place in the other. Consequently as the focus is placed on the material side, the spiritual side weakens. From this comes a weakening of man which can today be seen in our apathy toward crime in all categories, in man’s greater and greater reliance on a government for the solution of his daily problems, and in man’s reluctance to face the real dangers in the world today.
Source: Barry Goldwater, 1963, Why Not Victory? p. 14.