Weekly Friday Posts

December 18, 2018

Among the ideas that have made Western civilization unique from other civilizations is the notion that humans are limited.  From the ancient Greek and Roman philosophies to the Christian and Judaic teachings, Western civilization was the first to draw a stark contrast between what it meant for humans to strive for nobility over fanciful deity.  Bob Burch joins Josh once again to discuss this seemingly obvious, but surprisingly nuanced and highly...

November 23, 2018

“Conservatives are chastened by their principle of IMPERFECTABILITY.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

It was in college that I was first introduced to the writings of C. S. Lewis, who I have often thanked for what I can only describe as an awakening to what it means to love God with one’s mind.  His uncanny and masterful way of communicating made otherwise dry theological and philosophical concepts come to life.  I’d often paraphrase a...

May 15, 2018

President Bush once said, "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?"  Actually, the question gets asked all the time with the resounding response NO!   So what's the matter with kids today?  What's wrong with education?  Why is our children not learning?  Is the problem not enough funding?  Not enough parental involvement?  No prayer in school?  Too many guns?  Not enough teachers with guns?  Was John Dewey full of it and...

May 4, 2018

Original artwork by Marisa Draeger

Irving Kristol, the “father” of neoconservatism, wrote something to the effect of what we once called “virtues” we now defensively call “values.”  This idea haunts me.  The exchange of “values” for “virtues” carries with it an implication.  It implies we lost something in the exchange.  Namely, the ability to believe some things are just inherently deserving, without having to title them in economic terms to...

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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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