Weekly Friday Posts

October 26, 2018

I’m taking a break from the weekly blog posts for today to focus on some other things—including reading the latest book from the ubiquitous Senator Ben Sasse:

THEM: Why We Hate Each Other—And How to Heal

Hot off the presses from just last week—I’ve not yet had a chance to get through it.  But what I’ve read so far is the sort of solid conservative yet non-abrasive message Sasse is famous for.  In Them, Sasse argues that our current political crisis...

October 19, 2018

“Conservatives uphold voluntary community, quite as they oppose involuntary collectivism.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

I recall an old joke about two Russian neighbors living in the Soviet Union that lacked in humor what is made up for in insight:

The first Russian asks his neighbor, “Comrade, if you had two million rubles, would you give me one million?”  His neighbor responds, “Of course I would.”  “And,” continued the first Russi...

October 16, 2018

Beyond expressing and defending conservative values, part of Saving Elephant’s mission is to call out to those conservatives who no longer know where they belong.  In a world where those on the Right are often characterized as populist Trumplicans against the Deep State, it can be challenging to know where you fit if you still believe in traditional conservatism.

So, where does the conservative fit?  What’s wrong with populism?  What’s wrong with...

October 12, 2018

“Conservatives uphold voluntary community, quite as they oppose involuntary collectivism.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

Conservatives are promoters of the rights of the individual while also recognizing a higher moral order such as Judeo-Christian teachings or some philosophical understanding of moral law.  The individual is not supreme in the conservative’s worldview, but the rights of the individual are superior to the whims and d...

October 5, 2018

“Conservatives uphold voluntary community, quite as they oppose involuntary collectivism.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

Genuine community emerges locally and voluntarily.

A community may include some local political bodies, private associations, guilds, or families that enforce certain rules.  A community may have members who don’t necessarily agree with every aspect of those rules yet, nevertheless, willingly submit to them out of a...

October 2, 2018

Continuing our discussion with Kerry Baldwin, we cover a wide array of prolife issues such as: how does poverty play a role in the abortion debate, and what might we do to reduce the death toll through better economics?  Does a woman have a right to an abortion?  Are personhood laws the answer the prolife movement has been looking for?  And what can you practically do to impact the prevalence of abortions?

The abortion debate is one that...

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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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