What I mean

and why the idea is useful

Virtue

A virtue is a trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus valued as a foundation of principle and moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. Virtue is moral excellence.

Moral excellence in contributing to the interests we have in common as individual human beings, as communities, and as a community is not a virtue we have in common. Moral excellence is an overarching virtue for a culture of community and for a creative community.

Conservatism

Some think conservative means free enterprise, – unfettered freedom from power, – unfettered freedom for power, – unfettered freedom. The more useful meaning and observation is resistance to change.

We need to find more creative ways of moving things forward through our resistance to change.