Weekly Friday Posts

June 29, 2018

This post was written by guest blogger Justin Stapley.  His bio appears at the the end of the post.

Many of President Trump’s supporters tend to see numerous similarities between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan.  They point at the irrational fear that gripped the media and others as President Reagan took office in order to excuse current fears of Donald Trump’s presidency.  They point at Reagan’s past as a member of the Democratic Party to excuse D...

June 22, 2018

Original artwork by Marisa Draeger

“The conservative perceives the need for prudent restraints upon power and upon human passions.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

For much of human history the only glue that held societies together was the ever-present threat that those who sowed discord risked simplistic, excessive punishment from the ruling tyrant or, having escaped that, eternal damnation of their soul in the afterlife.  Subversion...

June 19, 2018

Whether it’s to save Social Security or cover a budget deficit, politicians are fond of declaring they’re going to audit EVERYTHING!  But what does “audit everything” actually mean?  And how likely is it to solve problems like the viability of entitlement programs or ballooning debt?

Drawing on a decade of experience in auditing governments, Josh, CPA, demystifies the auditing process and shows how audits, while vitally important, are usually...

June 15, 2018

In lieu of our regular Friday blog post I’d like to direct your attention to the newly revamped Saving Elephants resources page.  There you will find a smorgasbord of websites, books, podcasts, and other resources to immerse yourself in conservative thought from the very best of conservative thinkers.

The page is interactive with pictures that link to the various resources.  I’ve given a brief synopsis explaining why each resource is important and...

June 8, 2018

Original artwork by Marisa Draeger

“The conservative perceives the need for prudent restraints upon power and upon human passions.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

The nature of government is to grow.  Much like the weeds in a garden, unless the populace casts a wary eye on government and makes the effort to uproot some unwelcome sprouts from time to time, the government will continue to expand in scope and power until it consumes every...

June 5, 2018

Saving Elephants’ guest Bob Burch is back with Josh to discuss the challenges that conservatism faces, the triumph of 20th century progressivism, regulations that regulate regulating regulators, what “neocon” actually means, and sundry other topics so deep even Adele can’t roll in it.

Ever wonder why conservatives sometimes come across as gloomy pessimists?  Bob and Josh delve into what afflicts the conservative’s soul and offer some hopeful remed...

June 1, 2018

Original artwork by Marisa Draeger

“The conservative perceives the need for prudent restraints upon power and upon human passions.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

There’s nothing quite so near and dear to the rhetoric of the Right as disparaging Big Government.  Whether it goes by the name of the deep state, the Military Industrial Complex, the Establishment, the Man, the Feds, the Illuminati, lobbyists, big corporations, PACs, the fou...

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About Saving Elephants

Millennials defending and expressing conservative values.

 

Liberty has never been in a more precarious predicament.  As the Left sees a resurgence in socialism the Right is experiencing a rise in populism, nationalism, and authoritarianism.  Once the champions of conservative values, the Republican party is devolving into a group of self-serving career politicians with some even seeking to replace conservatism with blatant bigotry and reactionary fear.

 

If conservatism is to survive in the 21st century it will be up to Millennials.  How?  First by having a solid understanding of what it means to be a conservative and why that matters now more than ever.  And that's exactly what Saving Elephants is all about.  Here you will learn what values conservatives affirm and how conservatism differs from competing ideologies.  Only then will you be equipped to defend and express conservative values to a culture desperate for civil political dialogue, meaningful, vibrant communities, and purpose beyond material possessions.

It’s time the Republican party got back to its roots.  It’s time to re-ignite conservatism for Millennials!

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