conservatism

Senator Mike Lee's remarks at #WCS14 (as prepared)

By |July 19th, 2014|

Senator Mike Lee, a politician and lawyer from Utah, spoke Friday at the Western Conservative Summit, “America At Its Best” (7/18/14). Below are his remarks prepared beforehand for the event:

Ideas to Action: Enacting a Conservative Reform Agenda

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Reconciling (get ready) Solzhenitsyn & Ayn Rand

By |April 11th, 2014|

(’76 Contributor) As I wrote in a previous post,”Memo to Cuomo,” I do not believe that there is any philosophical inconsistency within American conservatism. I would even submit that Ayn Rand’s Objectivism and so-called social conservatism are substantially closer than some of their respective advocates realize or care to admit. […]

Goldberg: Progressivism Has No Clothes

By |July 28th, 2013|

Mixing the funny and the philosophical, columnist Jonah Goldberg’s examination of the loaded phrases and political cliches pervading the current political discourse reveals an ideology, progressivism, “without clothing.” Goldberg described what he called the progressives’ use of […]

Primer on America’s political ills & steps to a cure

By |February 20th, 2010|

(’76 Editor) Two important articles published recently, along with a classic from the early Reagan years, remind us how deep and grave are the pathologies threatening American self-government—and map out the fundamental change of thinking we must achieve as conservatives if our country is not to go the way of Rome or Britain.

Contemporary writers Jeff Bergner and Matthew Spalding in recent weeks have echoed the insights of Stan Evans, Bill Buckley’s compatriot in the 1980s, warning that the fateful options we face are to understand the soul of America either as unlimited government seeking a coercive utopia (the liberal or progressive vision), or as limited government wherein freely choosing individuals can order their own lives (the Founders’ vision). […]

Right–minded Mount Vernon Statement echoes WFB in 1960

By |February 19th, 2010|

(CCU Faculty) In 1960 at Sharon, Connecticut, home of the modern conservative movement’s leader William F. Buckley, the Young Americans for Freedom issued the Sharon Statement declaring the following core beliefs of young conservatives:

THAT foremost among the transcendent values is the individual’s use of his God-given free will, whence derives his right to be free from the restrictions of arbitrary force; […]

How should an American college teach American history?

By |February 3rd, 2010|

(’76 Editor) Particularly a college such as CCU, devoted to the same biblical truths and principles as most of our Founders? Centennial Institute asked for advice on teaching our country’s history to college students, from a dozen of the most thoughtful Christian conservatives in America today. Their recommendations on the most important ideas to be taught, and the best books to help do that, add up to a rich intellectual feast. […]