Weekly Friday Posts

August 6, 2019

Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined once more by veteran guest Bob Burch as they attempt to demystify words and concepts used in political conversations

There are few subjects as likely to lead to a heated disagreement than politics.  And, while there are many reasons for this, chief among them is the difficulty in coming up with words to accurately describe different viewpoints.  For example, what does conservative really mean?  Are we tal...

June 5, 2018

Saving Elephants’ guest Bob Burch is back with Josh to discuss the challenges that conservatism faces, the triumph of 20th century progressivism, regulations that regulate regulating regulators, what “neocon” actually means, and sundry other topics so deep even Adele can’t roll in it.

Ever wonder why conservatives sometimes come across as gloomy pessimists?  Bob and Josh delve into what afflicts the conservative’s soul and offer some hopeful remed...

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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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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