Weekly Friday Posts

September 3, 2019

Join Josh Lewis and Bob Burch as they explore the surprisingly nuanced idea of equality and show why conservatives have valued variety over equality.

Visions of the future are often replete with uniformity not (currently) seen on earth.  Star Trek foretells a future in which barriers of culture, religion, class, nationalities, and politics have given way to global unity at times extending beyond even the human race.  The conservative recognizes th...

May 31, 2019

“Conservatives are guided by their principle of PRUDENCE.”  Russell Kirk – Ten Conservative Principles

Conservative thinkers have long echoed the teachings of the ancients that, when it comes to politics, prudence is the chief among virtues.  As we saw in Part 2, prudence acts as a bridge between intellectual and moral virtues—linking the head with the heart.  Prudence also restrains our passions, which is an enormously important trait for the lea...

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...

June 22, 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

For much of human history the only glue that held societies together was the ever-present threat that those who sowed discord risked simplistic, excessive punishment from the ruling tyrant or, having escaped that, eternal damnation of their soul in the afterlife.  Subversion...

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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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