It seems to me that they only want to conserve two things; their view of the world and the power of large corporations.
They don’t want to conserve resources including clean air and water, the right of people to have needed information, and good, free education for all.
Once upon a time conservatives were those who carefully considered any change but didn’t stand in the way of change. And there were many flavors of conservatism.
Now, “conservatives” must be in lock step on all issues and cannot question any of the official stances.
Ironically, these “conservatives” are liberal with funds for the military and are liberal with sending people to fight all over the world without any understanding of the countries they are sent to. A real conservative would be cautious about military engagement and strive to know what the risks are.