Weekly Friday Posts

September 21, 2018

Moderates—as we’ve shown in Part 1 and Part 2—have much in common with conservatives.  Both recognize the dangers inherent in radicalized ideologies and stand athwart political extremism that seeks to undermine the rule of law and natural rights.

While conservatives and moderates may differ on which political policies they advocate, the true difference has less to do with policy squabbles or how strongly they hold their convictions, but in their u...

September 7, 2018

“Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata.  So far as it is possible to determine what conservatives believe, the first principles of the conservative persuasion are derived from what leading conservative writers and public men have professed during the past two centuries.”

Thus begins Russell Kirk’s Ten Conservative Principles, which, i...

August 31, 2018

What does it mean to be more conservative?  The most common meaning would appear to be one who advocates some variation of the political Right—the Republican party platform, allegiance to Trump, deep suspicion of ethnic minorities—ferociously and with the least amount of tolerance for dissenting views.

We might say then that someone who supports building a border wall that’s fifteen-feet high is conservative but someone who demands it be twenty-fe...

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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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