A movement conservative is one who recognizes and advocates across-the-board conservative principles, without exception. This is contrasted with cafeteria, single-issue, or self-serving approaches. Movement conservatives, unlike cafeteria conservatives, understand that since conservative philosophy is a coherent whole, it is untenable to discard part of it without discarding all of it. Movement conservatives favor logic rather than self-centered behavior and therefore reject the teachings of Ayn Rand, who advocated selfishness.
Simply put, a movement conservative is a conservative who seeks to help others, and the nation, by explaining, advocating and defending the logical and beneficial conservative approach. A movement conservative is not primarily seeking political gain for him or herself, but advocates the insights and values of conservatism for the benefit of others.
Movement conservatives include:
- Irish Statesman Edmund Burke, who sided with the American colonists while in the British Parliament at the time of the American Revolution, and who subsequently opposed the atheistic, anarchist French Revolution. Americans "snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze," Burke praised.
- Activist Phyllis Schlafly, who invented grassroots activism to move the United States markedly more conservative, and was prophetic on social issues.
- Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), a leader on many issues who lives off-the-grid while opposing the global warming alarmism; an MIT graduate.
- Congressman John Ashbrook, who challenged globalist Richard Nixon in his primary in 1972.
- Congressman Larry McDonald, M.D., praised as "the most principled man in Congress" by Ron Paul but was shot down by the communist Soviet Union while in flight on KAL 007.
- Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), homeschooled to become the youngest congressman in 2020, outspoken critic of Worst College Majors and liberals, defeated for reelection by an all-out retaliation by the Establishment.
- Journalist Robert Novak
- Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell
- U.S. Senator Robert Taft of Ohio
- St. Paul, author of the largest number of letters in the New Testament and a conservative hardliner on many issues.
- Paul Weyrich, founder of the Free Congress Foundation
- Robert Welch, co-founder of the John Birch Society
- Congressman and Vice President nominee Jack Kemp
- Commentator Pat Buchanan
- Columnist and economist Thomas Sowell
- Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore
- Stephen Miller, top advisor to President Donald Trump
- Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin
- U.S. Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina
- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
- President Ronald Reagan
- Attorney General and Alabama U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions
- Perry W. Howard, II, leader of the Mississippi black-and-tan Republicans who supported Robert A. Taft for president in the 1952 presidential election
- Entrepreneur and Republican congressman William R. Moore, who was one of seven GOP representatives to vote against the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act and is the namesake of the William R. Moore College of Technology
- Senator Roscoe Conkling, leader of congressional Stalwarts and pro-hard money fiscal conservative who opposed civil service reform and resigned from the U.S. Senate over it.
- Senator George Frisbie Hoar, a Radical Republican and staunch conservative on fiscal/economic issues
- Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia
- U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky
- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
- Former U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 6th District, Michele Bachmann
- Former U.S. Representative for Iowa's 4th District, Steve King
- U.S. Representative for Ohio's 4th District, Jim Jordan
- Heritage President and former Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina
- Former talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh
- Activist Alan Keyes
- Columnist Ann Coulter
- U.S. Representative for Georgia's 9th District, Doug Collins
- U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee
- Activist and executive Steve Bannon
- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
- Howard Phillips
- Author William F. Buckley
- Diplomat Clare Boothe Luce, a prominent Republican Party figure, traditional values advocate, and fierce anti-communist
- U.S. Representative Brazilla Carroll Reece of Tennessee, who led the Reece Committee's investigation of subversion among tax-exempt foundations
- U.S. Representative Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts, a long-term congresswoman who was elected as a strong conservative and led the crusade against fascism in the 1930s and communism in the 1940s/50s
- U.S. Representative Harold Royce "H. R." Gross of Iowa, a fierce opponent of government waste
- Political theorist Russell Kirk
- U.S. Senator Paul Fannin of Arizona
America First Agenda Movement Conservatives
House of Representatives
- Mo Brooks
- Andy Biggs
- Debbie Lesko
- Tom McClintock
- Lauren Boebert
- Kat Cammack
- Byron Donalds
- Andrew Clyde
- Jody Hice - Retiring to unseat RINO Brad Raffensberger as Georgia Secretary of State
- Marjorie Taylor Greene
- Jim Banks
- Thomas Massie
- Andy Harris
- Vicky Hartzler - will run for Senator of Missouri
- Matt Rosendale
- Yvette Herrell
- Ted Budd - Will run for Senator of North Carolina
- Warren Davidson
- Scott Perry
- Diana Harshbarger
- Tim Burchett
- John Rose
- Mark E. Green
- Louie Gohmert
- Lance Gooden
- Ronny Jackson
- Chip Roy
- Ron DeSantis – Incumbent Governor of Florida
- Kelly Tshibaka – Challenging RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski
- J.D. Vance – Likely Republican to replace outgoing RINO incumbent Rob Portman, Vance is a story of success. He lived with his drug abusing and physically abusive parents. Then he credits his grandparents for rescuing him and turning his life around. Vance then joined the Marine Corps then he got into Yale Law School and then he pinned his famous book, Hillbilly Elegy.
- Sean Parnell (Pennsylvania Politician) - Running for nomination to replace retiring RINO incumbent Pat Toomey
- Kelli Ward
- Joe Kent – Primary Challenger to RINO Jaime Herrera Beutler
- Cory Mills – Challenger to Stephanie Murphy
- Chuck Gray – member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, running against Liz Cheney
- Jimmy Duncan
- John Hostettler
- Weyrich also co-founded the Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
- MOORE, William Robert (1830-1909). Voteview. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
- Fascinating Politics (February 17, 2021). George Frisbie Hoar: An Honorable Senator. Mad Politics: The Bizarre, Fascinating, and Unknown of American Political History. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
- ROGERS, Edith Nourse. US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
- FascinatingPolitics (April 15, 2020). MC-Index Scores of People I Have Profiled. Mad Politics: The Bizarre, Fascinating, and Unknown of American Political History. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
- FascinatingPolitics (August 8, 2018). Mad Politics: The Bizarre, Fascinating, and Unknown of American Political History H.R. Gross: Parsimonious Penny-Pincher. Mad Politics: The Bizarre, Fascinating, and Unknown of American Political History. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
- Sen. Paul Fannin. GovTrack.us. Retrieved May 15, 2021.