What does it mean to be more conservative? The most common meaning would appear to be one who advocates some variation of the political Right—the Republican party platform, allegiance to Trump, deep suspicion of ethnic minorities—ferociously and with the least amount of tolerance for dissenting views. We might say then that someone who supports building a border wall that’s fifteen-feet high is conservative but someone who demands it be twenty-feet high, paid for by Mexico, and include armed sentries, searchlights, trip wires, and high voltage along the perimeter to be even more conservative. More conservative and very conservative have come to mean those who hold some ill-defined politica
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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