The Saving Elephants Blog

Featuring original content on classical conservatism, current affairs, and everything in-between, these weekly blog posts will illustrate how the wisdom of the past can be applied to the challenges of today.  The blog is organized by the following categories: Conservative Values (taking a deep dive into specific conservative ideas), Competing Worldviews (comparing and contrasting conservatism with other worldviews), Trumpism (posts related to the Trump phenomenon), Elections (observations on upcoming and past elections), and Cornucopia (posts that don't fit in the previous categories).

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A Terse Tax Talk

Let’s talk about the taxes you pay Let me say right off that this is not a post advocating some politician’s tax plan or the enumeration of some regulations buried in the Internal Revenue Code. As my college accounting professor, Mr. Bearden, use to say of the subject of taxes, “No one reads about this stuff unless they absolutely have to.” As much as we’d like to ignore the subject altogether, we understand that taxes aren’t leaving anytime soon and that we ignore talking and thinking about them to our detriment. To that end I’ve offered some (mercifully brief) thoughts on how conservatives think about taxes. In addition to it being a subject of wearisome boredom to most, taxes often evo