Weekly Friday Posts

July 31, 2018

Is your newsfeed a teeming cesspool of ignorance and hatred?  Have you taken the time to carefully post your thoughts about some political issue only to be called names that would make a sailor blush with shame?  Are you afraid to even share your political positions on Facebook or Twitter?  How does one keep their sanity on social media?

In this episode, Josh shares two simple principles that's kept him anchored whenever a social media i...

July 27, 2018

I want you to stop supporting Trump.  Seriously.  Stop it right now.

You can like the president.  You can love the president.  You can agree with the president’s judicial and cabinet appointments, his handling of the economy, foreign affairs, domestic policies, and the like.  Heck, you can even adore his outlandish, brash tweets both before and after becoming president.  But, for the love of all that is good and holy, please stop su...

July 20, 2018

Guest blogger Brian Patrick kicks off this series on business and the GOP.   Brian is a historian who’s worked on campaigns at the state and federal level in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.

Over the past few decades, a flawed orthodoxy has taken hold in Republican and conservative politics.

With fiscal conservatism taking a high priority in conservative ideology, it has become nearly fundamental doctrine that Republicans promote, almost exclusively,...

July 17, 2018

Award-winning podcaster Brian Dunning joins Josh to discuss conspiracy theories and their impact on our political climate.  Whether it’s allegations that Trump and Putin rigged the 2016 elections, Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, or Bush and Cheney blew-up the twin towers to justify going to war in the oil-rich Middle East, our political conversations are often bedeviled with conspiratorial thinking.  How do we discern the truth from alternati...

July 13, 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 Law of Conservation of Mass in physics states that matter can neither be created nor destroyed.  A similar principle applies to political power.  The—often unintentional—consequence of depriving one individual or group of power is to divert that power to another individu...

July 6, 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

As we explored in Part 4, Captain Conservative heroically fought off the twin villains of Anarchy Man and Dr Despot with his trusty Limitation Ray which reduced the scope of government to its bare necessity.  This allowed the people to enjoy both liberty and security at a de...

July 4, 2018

Twelve score and two years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  And what the heck does that even mean?

In this Saving Elephants bonus episode, Josh gives a crash course in the American revolution and explores whether there’s more to this holiday worth celebrating than blowing stuff up and eating fatty foods.

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July 3, 2018

As the incomparable Tomi Lahren once observed—“I mean, I’m a Millennial, so I don’t really like labels”—Millennials don’t really like labels.  Come to think of it, what the heck does the label “Millennial” even mean?  Is it just a designation for the arbitrary date you happen to be born, some series of historical events that supposedly shaped your worldview, or how you’re perceived by people much, much older than you?

Labels can be impersonal...

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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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