A constellation of conservative policy intellectuals have unveiled a statement of principles outlining what they call "Freedom Conservatism."
Much of it seems fairly unobjectionable verging on platitudinous. I have a few quibbles. The reference to "the distinctive creed that made America great: that individual liberty is essential to the moral and physical strength of the nation" is wrong on two counts, at least. That isn't the distinctive creed that made America great, and putting it that way instrumentalizes liberty (as a means to the goal of national strength) when in fact the better way to look at it is that a strong nation is one that advances the inherently worthwhile goal of preserving God-given liberties, or natural rights. In fact, God, religion, and the creator referred to in the Declaration of Independence are all absent from "Freedom Conservatism."
It's illuminating to compare the Freedom Conservatism statement to the William F. Buckley Jr. "Sharon Statement" on which it is modeled and from which it borrows (without quotation marks) some passages. The Sharon Statement's reference to "God-given free will" gets dialed back and edited down to just "free will." The Sharon Statement's reference to the importance of "victory over, rather than coexistence with" the forces of "international Communism" has been eliminated entirely in favor of a tame reference to a "peaceful world," with no mention of China or Communism.
Anyway, it's worth clicking through the links, especially to scroll the list of names, if you are interested in political and economic freedom and in the internecine ideological battles of the American right and center right and how they change over time. I get that these folks are pushing back against various other factions that have flaws of their own. These intellectual fights happen separately from the Republican presidential primary but have a kind of gravitational pull on them, and vice versa. It's an ongoing story.