Post Tagged with: "conservatism"

GOP ‘Surrender Caucus’ Sounds Horn of Aggressive Retreat

GOP ‘Surrender Caucus’ Sounds Horn of Aggressive Retreat

You know it’s bad when the so-called “leaders” of a party harbor such pure contempt for their base that they are willing to drag the good name of their own party through the mud in an attempt to undermine that base. Yet that is where we are with this latest report from the RINOs.

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Rick Perry speaking at CPAC 2014 in Washington, DC (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Rick Perry Surrounding Himself with Anti-Conservatives

Richard Viguerie at Conservative HQ reports Rick Perry isn’t helping conservatives believe in him with his hirings of two enemies of conservatives for his campaign: Henry Barbour and Steve Schmidt.

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The Loss of Christian Empathy

The Loss of Christian Empathy

A great problem in our modern culture is our lack of connection to our neighbors. This is particularly troubling when we see it among Christian conservatives. Of all religious and political combinations, Americans claiming to be both Christian and conservative ought to be immensely other-oriented. After all, for the Christian, the second greatest commandment is “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Is Conservatism Really the Opposite of Liberalism?

Is Conservatism Really the Opposite of Liberalism?

If you listen to talk radio, you get a steady stream of rhetoric promoting what is called conservatism. I hope in the next minute or so to get you thinking about whether being conservative is really to be right.

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Unexpected Joys of a Small Town

In the end, conservatives have it right on the whole: the small town is fertile ground for robust cultural mores, preserved traditions, and a sense that most people know each other’s names and care about each other’s lives. But I fear for the future - a move to large cities so often coincides with an increasing isolationism.

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Obama: ‘Biggest Threat’ to America is Conservative ‘Maximalist Positions’

Obama: ‘Biggest Threat’ to America is Conservative ‘Maximalist Positions’

President Obama is now claiming that the biggest threat to America is conservatism…the conservative values and principles which produced the greatest nation in history. Well, if you accept that America should be transformed into a Marxist hellhole as Obama has pledged, he might be right.

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Republicans Fight Conservatives Harder Than They Fight Democrats

Republicans Fight Conservatives Harder Than They Fight Democrats

We have become a nation of two Americas, with two dramatically different value systems attempting to fly the same flag simultaneously. Similarly, there are now also two Republican Parties, each claiming the same branding but with two dramatically different visions.

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Truth On Our Side?

Truth On Our Side?

One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on Truth. The idea that a divine creator had a plan and ordered things a certain way, that he (or she, or it) revealed the Truth to an elect group and that all mankind will be judged by how closely they aligned their lives with the Truth… nothing could be more offensive to the secular progressive worldview. On the contrary, secular progressives claim the mantle of open-mindedness and tolerance.

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Defense of Liberty is Still No Vice

Defense of Liberty is Still No Vice

The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater’s message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy’s assassination.

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Gordon Howie: Most Conservative in All the Races

Gordon Howie: Most Conservative in All the Races

David Montgomery has a very interesting post at the Argus Leader about the ideological gap of Democrat versus Republican candidates in several U.S. Senate races. In the South Dakota, RINO Mike Rounds comes in about where you’d expect: the mushy middle at +52 on their scale, while Democrat Rick Weiland comes in at -41.

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