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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The Saving Elephants...Podcast!

I'm excited to announce the Saving Elephants Podcast is well underway and will launch on April 1st! No Joke. It will feature engaging conversations about conservative values and how they can be applied to the challenges we face today. Tired of political shock-talk and rank punditry on your radio and TV? Curious about what conservative thinkers of yesteryear had to say but don't have time to read what they wrote? Have a hankering to listen to a host on his journey of overcoming the anxieties of hearing his own voice broadcast? Check back here at the first of the month for the first three episodes: Welcome to Saving Elephants Why Save the Elephants? What Conservatism (Actually) Means Join

Bias isn’t Just a Four-Letter Word – Part 2

Original artwork by Marisa Draeger “The conservative adheres to CUSTOM, CONVENTION, and CONTINUITY.” Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles* In Part 1 of this series we discussed the image problem conservatives have among a diverse generation of Millennials. Conservatives mean to conserve biases of the past. Unfortunately, bias has become a four-letter word. If you’ve followed my work before you’ve probably heard me say by now that the conservative views man as both a physical and spiritual being. Our reality is one, but it has a dual-nature. If this is so, it follows that our approach to everything in life should account for this dual-nature. To build one’s life on the accumulatio