From the Latin conservare, meaning “to keep or guard,” conservatism doesn’t refer to a clearly defined set of political beliefs. Conservatives hold that tradition is the fundamental political value. Conservatives may point to religious or to cultural traditions. Some argue for maintaining current traditions, while some seek to return to earlier traditions. In the U.S., conservatives are sometimes divided into two camps: Fiscal conservatives advocate for lower taxes and reduced government spending; social conservatives advocate for traditional (often religious) moral values.