In his book “Grand Strategies,” Charles Hill notes that, historically, to live in accord with nature was Greek, while to subdue nature was Roman. I believe that, for Americans, the truth rests between these two. Conservatism has long recognized the Catholic position on the natural world: that we are stewards of God’s Earth, meant for use but not to abuse, and to tend and care for in the knowledge that our survival depends upon nature. Conservatives have a deep and abiding love and respect for the land, for nature, for the environment because we recognize its importance both as a value in itself, and as necessary for our survival as human beings and a nation. We recognize a great history in the land, a rootedness in home as philosophers like Roger Scruton have spoken about. And notice the important construction of the word “conservative” itself: by no accident, it includes “conserve” which means that we conservatives wish to hold onto that which is moral, best, necessary and crucial to our world and our culture. That includes the natural world.