Weekly Friday Posts

August 21, 2018

America’s Judeo-Christian heritage plays a vital role in the survival of American’s form of government.  This is because a Judeo-Christian worldview is unique in that it is a belief system that is compatible with liberal democracy that respects individual liberties while potentially impacting both the people and their leaders in a way that other belief systems—secular libertarianism, stoicism, utilitarianism—cannot.

But it doesn’t follow that all...

August 7, 2018

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” wrote America's 2nd president, John Adams.  What exactly does it mean to be a moral and religious people?  Was Adams referring to Christian virtues or just those who are civic minded?  And was he right?  Can our country operate properly, if at all, if we cease to be the sort of people he had in mind?


May 18, 2018

Original artwork by Marisa Draeger

In my view, there were two—and only two—legitimate reasons for voting for Trump: 1) because you believed he’d make a good president, and/or 2) because you believed he would at least be a better president than Hillary.  In the runup to the 2016 presidential election a cast of characters as eclectic as that Star Wars cantina scene emerged to quantify the unquantifiable and defend their decision to vote for Trump on...

April 27, 2018

Original artwork by Marisa Draeger

When something loses its function it can be difficult to maintain, even when people believe it is important to be maintained.

Many bemoaned the demise of the Mom-and-Pop general store when retailers such as Wal-Mart put them out of business.  What industrious virtue those tiny incubators of community bestowed upon the rest of us!  How tragic that they’ve been replaced by the mindless, corporate gods of greed and c...

April 13, 2018

Note – Most of the post below is comprised of variations of quotes I’ve seen on social media.  In many cases, only the names/subjects have been altered for maximum irony.

Since the focus of this blog is the restoration of the conservative worldview in the Republican party, I don’t often digress into my religious convictions.  But, as a practicing evangelical Christian, I have been appalled at a certain political trend within the American evangelic...

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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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