Weekly Friday Posts

January 15, 2019

How valuable are your values?  And what the heck is a value anyhow?  Is it just a means to an end?  A way to get what we want?  Or is it something more?

If the word “values” carries with it the implication it primarily has some utility or economic benefit, then it’s a sure sign we’re living in an era where our convictions are grounded on the basis of their usefulness.  And, indeed, this is precisely what we are seeing in a society t...

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...

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  How tragic that they’ve been replaced by the mindless, corporate gods of greed and c...

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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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