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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An Open-Letter to Grown-ups on Political Discourse

Though a Millennial, I’m old enough to remember an era when those town hall question-and-answer events intended to connect an elected official with their constituents were mostly orderly, civil, and informative. The first town hall I attended with former Senator Dr. Tom Coburn was so civil that the he took questions from the audience by asking us to raise our hands. No one talked over one another, jeers and cheers erupted but quickly faded so that everyone could hear what was being said, and the questions came directly from the audience in real-time instead of carefully pre-screened on index cards read by a moderator. Best of all, without the backdrop of an audience constantly looking for