Weekly Friday Posts

March 29, 2019

American conservatives are, generally speaking, interested in conserving the American institutions of secular democracy.  As such, there are some similarities between conservatism and secularism.  There are also differences aplenty, as I’ve covered in the prior four posts.

While not all conservatives are religious, conservatism does defend the religious tradition as more than just an interesting relic that ought to be preserved for its histor...

March 22, 2019

A recent study claiming 3 in 5 Millennials believe life to be more stressful than ever before has garnered no small amount of attention this week.  This is the sort of clickbaity study that often serves to perpetuate small-minded prejudices instead of illuminate.  That’s to be expected of the ill-informed that infest social media.  It shouldn’t be expected of our national leaders.  But, alas, we live in increasingly stupid times.  Former governor...

March 19, 2019

Is healthcare a right or a privilege?  As the Democratic party swings Left, more and more Americans—Millennials in particular—are growing comfortable with the idea that we have a right to healthcare.  Not to mention free education, food, shelter, and a host of other things.

But before we can even hope to have a productive conversation about these things, we must first address some fundamentals: What is a right?  How do rights differ from priv...

March 15, 2019

Secularism has historically put science on a lofty pedestal.  Indeed, some secularists go so far as to ascribe to scientism—the belief that genuine knowledge of reality can be obtained through the scientific method of observation and experimentation only.  I dealt with scientism in Part 2 and Part 3.  But not all secularists believe in scientism.  Many secularists would rightly say that science alone is not the only window we have to genuine...

March 5, 2019

Conservative thinkers from Russell Kirk to Irving Kristol to the Founding Fathers have, at best, cast a wary eye towards cities.  And across the country today, Leftist safe havens are often found in dense, urban areas.  Does conservatism only thrive in small towns?  And, if so, what does conservatism have to say for city life?  Should conservatives abandon cities in hopes of a renewal of rural America?  Or might there be a way to forge a path tha...

March 1, 2019

In Part 2 I began to argue why scientism—a belief generally associated with secularism—is unreasonable.  Scientism is the view that genuine knowledge of reality can be obtained through the scientific method of observation and experimentation only.  While I listed several reasons why we should be suspicious of this view in Part 2, I will tackle one of the most compelling reasons in this post: your self-awareness.

Cogito Ergo Sum

Cogito Ergo Sum...

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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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