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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What Conservatives Believe: Life, Liberty, & that Other Thing – Part IV

“Conservatives are persuaded that freedom and property are closely linked.” Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles* In Part I of this series we discussed capitalism as the ideal protector of an individual’s natural right to the pursuit of property. We also touched on the competing economic system of socialism. In Part II we discussed the allure socialism has over Millennials in particular. In Part III we discussed the difference between the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of property, and the idea that people have a right to something as nebulous as free healthcare. If you’re reading this series for the first time be sure and check out Part I, Part II, and Part III. Some Ob

What Conservatives Believe: Life, Liberty, & that Other Thing – Part III

“Conservatives are persuaded that freedom and property are closely linked.” Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles* In Part I of this series we discussed capitalism as the ideal protector of an individual’s natural right to the pursuit of property. We also touched on the competing economic system of socialism. In Part II we discussed the allure socialism has over Millennials in particular. If you’re reading this series for the first time be sure and check out Part I and Part II. Positive and Negative Rights In part II, I quoted Bernie Sanders expressing his belief that everybody in this country should be entitled to health care as a right. Former president Obama took this a step fur