How to Fail at Being Conservative…

It’s past time to separate the conservative wheat from the putrid chaff of Nationalism.

Though there may be many disagreements about what qualifies someone to be an American conservative, there can be no disagreement on what would disqualify someone as a conservative. The events in Charlottesville have made it ever clearer that the Republican Party and the rise of Nationalism have blurred the ideological lines that were once so clear. It’s past time to separate the conservative wheat from the putrid chaff of Nationalism.

So how does one fail to be conservative?

1] Support any form of government interference in the market.

Whether that be direct subsidization, tax rebates, arbitrary regulation, or contract constraints. The use of capital and resources should be left to the private decisions of owners and consumers, not to the government bureaucrats or elected politicians, no matter how well meaning, yes, even social programs designed to feed the hungry, cover the medical costs of the elderly, or subsidize the mortgages of the poor.

Support of government interference in the market disqualifies someone as being conservative, because government control or ownership of market enterprise that entails “taking from some based on ability and giving to others based on their need” (Karl Marx) has a name: Socialism. Socialism isn’t Conservatism.

2] Support any form of government interference in foreign nations.

Whether it be a military intervention, a coalition police action, or even just foreign subsidies, without a demonstrable and imminent national security interest that only be achieved through a committed alliance with another nation, the expense of the blood and treasure of the people of the United States of America is nothing short of murder and theft. Nation states must stand on their own, and, short of impending future threat to the sovereignty of the United States, there is no justification for possibly “entangling alliances” (George Washington).

Support of government interference in foreign nations disqualifies someone as being conservative because aggressive government interference in foreign powers has a name: Imperialism. Imperialism isn’t Conservatism.

3] Support any form of government discrimination for or against any individuals.

Whether it be affirmative action quotas or open discrimination based on sex or race, a just government should treat all individuals according to a single standard applied equally to all, with no differences in criminal codes among any group, be it race, sex, creed, or any other consideration. Our society should be based on “Liberty and Justice for all” (Francis Bellamy), and “all” in this case is literally everyone within the territorial bounds of our nation and, where applicable, for anyone beyond as well.

Support of government discrimination against any individuals disqualifies someone as being conservative because discrimination for or against any individuals has many names: Sexism, Racism, Nativism, etc. None of them are Conservatism.

“If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.”
-Abraham Lincoln-

Let’s make this so clear that even Trump supporters might be able to understand. The “Carrier deal”, any kind of “repatriation tax”, or any tariff on foreign goods represent government interference in the market. Any military intervention in Syria, Venezuela, or any other country that doesn’t pose an imminent threat to American lives would represent interference in foreign nations. Any policy designed to advantage citizens over non-citizens, bans individuals based on religious belief, or support hate groups actively inciting violence against their countrymen would qualify as discrimination for or against individuals.

In every possible way, Trumpism is entirely inconsistent with the necessary and proper purpose of government to secure the Lives, Liberties, and Properties of all people living honestly within the boundaries of the United States. The core precepts of the MAGA movement in no way resembles Conservatism as espoused by Reagan, Buckley, or the Founding Fathers. To support Trumpism is to betray conservatism in every way.

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A Culture of Vice or of Virtue

Why should we care at all about “virtue”? Because people will protest over the political. They will kill over virtue.

Once upon a time, there was a largely peaceful and prosperous country filled with people who believed their most precious possession was Liberty. They believed in living as they pleased, so long as they harmed no one, being left alone, and, in turn, leaving others alone. Most importantly, they believed in a government that reflected these values, staying out of the lives of private citizens who sought, for the most part, to peaceably go about their lives.

These people also believed in working hard, living frugally, and saving rainy days. While it was true that some people did not do as well as others, most people did well enough, and some did very well indeed. When a neighbor needed help, they helped, not because they were forced to, but because it was the right thing to do. Communities thrived  based on compassion and not on compulsion. Society worked, because, by and large, everyone played by these very simple rules.

No, it wasn’t perfect. There were serious injustices stemming from long held racial prejudices that had infested human society since its earliest days. From the question of chattel slavery to the grotesque mistreatment of the native populace, from the internment of law abiding Japanese Americans during the Second World War to the generational poverty machine that has devoured so many minorities, America has an imperfect record.

In America’s defense, where they have done wrong, they have always been voices of reason and virtue that have persecuted those wrongs, and those voices put blood on the line where necessary to set things right. Even in times great injustice, the seeds of change were sewn and, often over generations, unjust practices have been and will continue to be discarded, not despite the philosophy of the Founding Fathers but because of them.

It is part of the American culture to wet the appetite of each generation to make a better nation than the previous generation.

“God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion.”
-Thomas Jefferson-

Why should we care at all about “virtue“? Because people will protest over the political. They will kill over virtue. Berkeley, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Alexandria, VA prove that the ideal of peaceful pluralism in America is a thing of the past, at least for the time being. Today, two vast political camps dominate the American landscape, motivated by a toxic brew of inflammatory misinformation and entrenched habitual mistrust of “the other“.

Over the last twenty years, we’ve witnessed endless cycles of prejudicial witch hunts and reprisal campaigns of character assassination, with each side trying to break the will of the other to continue the fight, but only ever succeeding in fueling the animosity that inevitably leads to the next cycle of escalation. We’ve finally reached the point in America that rhetoric is finally spilling over into actual physical violence, rabidly self righteous “Antifa” socialists facing off with just as rabidly self righteous “MAGA” nationalists in altercations with increasing frequency.

Sadly, this is basic human nature, revealing its bared teeth and blood soaked hands again, and, given the example of history, there’s little chance of escaping what is likely inevitable at this point. Even though our society remains deeply fractured and ideologically rudderless, both the left and the right have one thing in common. Both believe they are definitively “virtuous“, at least as far as their own definitions of virtue are concerned, making it all the more easy to persecute their opposition.

It is this keen sense of “virtue” versus “vice” that motivates people to action, not political rhetoric, and so long as we live in a country with no coherent shared national virtue, social anarchy will rule.

Unless…

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax-

Take any boring local ordinance or state level legislation, and these same people will barely pay any attention at all. Charge it, however, with the “virtue” of helping the poor or getting rid of needless restrictions on business freedom, then instill the opposition with “vice“, for being indifferent to the plight of the poor or being unAmerican by being hostile to business owners who just want to ply an honest trade, suddenly it provokes both sides to action.

Whether or not a point of law or a candidate are capable of actually saving the country or personally ending inequality becomes entirely irrelevant. The only thing people care about is their emotional response. Political propagandists redefine “virtue” to whatever they need it to be to motivate their base, even if this makes it impossible for opposing sides to discuss things civilly or even at all, and even if it drives people to resorting to physical violence.

The only way to counter this malignant manipulation of the people is to reestablish an objective, coherent, and consistent national virtue, independent of the pundit class of both political parties. Make no mistake, this will not be easy, because there is a lack of a shared political vocabulary, which makes even rudimentary conversations between factions difficult. A larger obstacle still is the sheer number of people on both sides that simply aren’t equipped to engage in any kind of discussion.

Unless we successfully offer a new “American virtue” and corresponding political party to help buttress it, the violence in America will simply continue to get worse, and a lot of innocent people are going to get hurt.

Liberty is For The Win.


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Shattering the Overton Window

As both the Democratic and the Republican Party are enslaved by their political apparatus, only a third party, free of major party establishment influences, has any hope of smashing through the Overton Window for liberty.

The American political landscape has been changed by over a century of Culture War with the Left, and, as more and more ground has been lost, the Overton Window has shifted further and further in their favor. Positions that the Founding Fathers fought and died to defend have long since been overrun by the hive minded locusts of Left philosophies and buried under meaningless buzzwords. Today, things that would have been unthinkable to the likes of Thomas Jefferson or James Madison have become totally normal.

For a century now, the American people have been offered the same two political choices: a Democratic politician or a Republican politician. Every election year, politicians of these two parties wrap themselves in the American flag, make moving speeches about civil necessity and freedom, all the while demagoguing their opponent over any and every minute moral failing and political inconsistency. Then, as soon as the votes are counted, they go right back to business as usual.

So bad is the cognitive dissonance among American voters that the political parties can totally change political positions in the span of a single election cycle, and their voters won’t even notice. For example, just 5 short years ago, the GOP presidential candidate brutally criticized then president Obama for his overtly friendly relationship with Moscow, while the Democrats accused Republicans of living in the Cold War past. Today, the parties have completely switched positions.

The voting public, much like Pavlov’s dog, is now driven to barking or salivating every election in time with the political beats of their party’s propaganda machine.

“Rursus prosperum ac felix scelus virtus vocatur; sontibus
parent boni, ius est in armis, opprimit leges timor. 
(Once
again prosperous and successful crime goes 
by the name
of virtue; good men obey the bad, 
might is right and fear
oppresses law.)

-Seneca the Younger-

We must face the desperate reality that the Republican Party is now in the same place philosophically that the Democratic Party was just 30 to 50 years ago, when the last of those who were recognizably conservative abandoned that party to the radical Michael Moore brand Left. While there remain conservative stalwarts holding out in the GOP today, the party of Lincoln and of Reagan is largely lost to a center left political machine.

As Reagan had to leave the Democratic Party to find a new fertile home within the Republican Party, so conservatives must find a new home or accept irrelevance. Unlike Reagan, however, American conservatives presently have nowhere to go but a fractious collection of politically irrelevant political parties in the shadow of radical Leftism (Democrats) and centrist Leftism (Republicans). If conservatism is to remain relevant in 21st Century American politics, it is absolutely imperative that we field a political party that meets the necessary 15% threshold.

Very simply, if the conservative movement is to achieve political efficacy in this century, the disparate political parties that by and large carry the banner of political conservatism must unify into a functional conservative political party. If “principle over party” as much as American conservatives claim it matters, then it’s time to abandon the factionalism that plagues our movement and pledge our time, energy, honor and fortunes to a unified political movement that represents what we believe and why we believe it. Literally nothing else matters.

So how do we get there?

“Ignoranti quem portum petat nullus suus ventus est.
(When a man does not know what harbor he is making
for, no wind is the right wind.)

-Seneca the Younger-

First, what we believe in is “limited government“. What does “limited government” mean? Believing in “limited government” means understanding that any government big enough to do good is also necessarily big enough to do great evil. Government, by its very nature, transgresses necessarily on individual liberty, and, in order to minimize this very real and serious threat to personal freedom, government must be limited in scope, those things over which it has authority, and in powers, those actions it is allowed to take on those things over which it has authority.

Second, why we believe in “limited government” is “all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights“. Conservatives necessarily believe that every man, woman, and child that walks the Earth is entitled to the same moral equality and political rights as anyone else in the world. We know that it is government, often acting on behalf or because of a political elite, that violates both the equality and political rights of the people. We also know that the worst evils one man can do upon another pales in comparison to the evils that even well meaning governments have inflicted upon their people.

This is why we must always vanguard against those, who, in the name of doing good, recklessly seek to unleash government from rational and necessary limits. It is our duty to protect the liberties of not only ourselves but our desperately misguided countrymen in pursuit of illusory political altruism. As both the Democratic and the Republican Party are enslaved by their political apparatus, only a third party, free of major party establishment influences, has any hope of smashing through the Overton Window for liberty.

“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
(I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.)
-Thomas Jefferson-

Conservatives are losing the “Culture War” one election at a time. If you are reading this right now, then you get this. The time to count our life rafts is not when the bow of our ship strikes the iceberg in the middle of the icy Atlantic. It is now, when we have an opportunity to save the movement not only for ourselves but for our posterity. For Liberty’s sake, the time to move is now.

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Tug of War

The fight for conservatism has devolved into a fight for the very soul of the conservative movement.

“We are five days away from fundamentally
transforming the United States of America.”

-President Barack Obama-

In 2008, President Barack Obama, then the Democrat presidential candidate (spoiler alert: he won), announced in a passionate stump speech before a cheering crowd that the stated position of his Democratic candidacy was “fundamentally transforming” America. If his goal was a dominant Democratic super majority for years to come, the election results from 2016 are enough to show that he clearly failed. If, however, this “transforming” was merely shifting the political goal posts leftward, then clearly he succeeded far beyond his wildest expectations.

Sure, the fact of Republican victories of numerous governorships, state legislatures, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and now the White House fly in the face of this. I’m not going to argue that point. What I’m going to argue is that the days of “Government is the problem.” and laissez-faire economic policy, once core to the national platform of the Republican Party, are clearly over, sacrificed to an oligarchy of bankers & billionaires who seem poised to reshape the country into an extension of their corporate hegemony.

As it becomes increasingly uncertain what the party of “Honest Abe” stands for anymore, or if it stands for anything at all, there can be no doubt that the Republican Party is no longer an effective opposition party in any sense of the word. Even after maintaining six years of political (off and on) ascendancy, it has failed to act as though the Congress is coequal to the presidency, almost as if noone in the GOP has read the Constitution or, at the very least, really believe in it anymore.

“We have a plan.
-House Representative Phil Roe-

Does anyone actually remember how outraged we were when a lame duck Democratic Congress passed the Affordable Cair Act in the middle of the night without a single Republican vote? Does anyone actually remember the bitter taste when the Supreme Court ruled not only once but twice on the supposed constitutionality of the ironically named Affordable Care Act? Does anyone actually remember the betrayal of the GOP Congressional leadership failing to defund the ACA in budget fight after budget fight and continuing resolution after continuing resolution? It sure doesn’t seem like it.

Now, while the Republican Party is making a great show of repealing and replacing the ACA, I can’t help but notice that the Republican leadership seems to have assumed the federal government has any role in telling the American people and the States what kind of insurance they should have or should be available, despite the continued absence of any such enumerated power in the United States Constitution. Who in the Republican Party is leading the fight to dislodge this obvious federal overreach into the private affairs of the people beyond the Constitution? Exactly no one.

For years now, the Republicans have made a great show of chasing their own political tails, but the debt ceiling has continued to rise, the deficit has continued to bankrupt future generations, and the policy direction of the country has continued to lurch leftward. Now we’re supposed to abandon every principle of constitutional conservatism and just go along with it, because we are supposedly on the same “team“? I’m afraid that I have to respectfully decline.

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that
he himself does not become a monster.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche-

The fight for conservatism has devolved into a fight for the very soul of the conservative movement. If, as a political movement, we do not stand for limited federal government, constrained to a few enumerated powers within the United States Constitution, then we’re merely arguing about the color and placement of deck chairs as the Titanic sinks beneath the waves. By failing fighting on this issue, the Republican Party is simply agreeing with the tyrants, albeit via a very circuitous and theatrical path.

If the left’s position is government has the duty and necessary power to intervene in the private choices of the people in their business, their labors, their health, and even their beliefs, then the natural opposition position of the right must necessarily be government does not have a duty and necessary power to do these things. If the left’s position is government has the duty and necessary power to confiscate and redistribute capital, the natural opposition position of the right must necessarily be government does not have a duty and necessary power to do these things.

How many people “on the right” hold actual opposition positions? In the tug of war of politics, there is a left end of the rope and there is a right end of the rope. Are you certain which end of that rope you are pulling?

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Getting What You Pay For

Only through clear eyed hindsight, do the one to one connections between who we gave voice to and this election become obvious.

Another Black Friday dawns in America, and the consumerist chaos that this day is famous for takes over across the country. Millions of bargain hunting shoppers sacrificed sleep, comfort, and even their sanity to buy gifts for as little as possible, chasing the biggest deals with the feverish enthusiasm of an opening day game hunter. Billions of dollars will flow from the pockets of Americans of all political stripes in exchange for toys, electronics, appliances, clothes, etc. in an spasm of mass consumption, whittling down the list of things they were thankful just one day before.

On a better note, millions in bills and loose coins will find their way into red kettles next to a someone braving the elements and the crowds to ring a bell, as the Salvation Army sees the bulk of its charitable donations that it needs to do good. This proves that our nation is still one of good and decent people for whom the most desperate among us remain in our hearts and minds. It is upon this firm foundation that our nation was founded, and it is upon this same foundation she will be revived.

Imagine for a moment, however, if the amount of investment in time, energy, and money was directed at outlets of political philosophy. What would the political megaphone of Rush Limbaugh party loyalism be like? What about Mark Levin’s megaphone of constitutional philosophy? Or Ann Coulter’s megaphone of nationalist thuggery? For many Conservatives for whom the most recent election remains a sore spot, consider the myriad powerful voices who lead America principles to the political gallows of electoral expediency.

Those in the pundit class, like Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, and Laura Ingraham, have made millions feeding the Republicans and moderates their own brand of right wing political relativism. While they seemed to be on our side, how many of our hard earned dollars poured into their coffers, feeding their media empires and amplifying their voices to the masses? What did we get in return? The 2016 elections.

Only through clear eyed hindsight, do the one to one connections between who we gave voice to and this election become obvious. We got precisely what we paid for. No more. No less.

While it’s comfortable to blame the established syndicate of opinion shapers and makers, the blame is not theirs alone. We are to blame. The results of this election lie squarely on our shoulders as well, and if we want different results in the future, we must change our consumption behaviors as Conservatives. First, this means that we must stop contributing to the vile nationalist jingoistic muck that fills the airways coming from the established pundit class. There’s no better way to do this than to simply turn them off. Without us, they are nothing.

Second, we must find new sources political philosophy dedicated to broadcasting Liberty and Principle to fill the void. If you’re going to wait for the pundits to start doing what they have not done after they have won, then you’re part of the problem, not the solution. Reality dictates a one-two punch that leopards can’t change their spots and society pays attention to those what others are paying attention to. Just stand in the middle of a sidewalk looking up on a busy street, and notice just how many people will look up as well.

It’s just how we’re wired. If we want more people paying attention to those who promote core conservative messages, then we need only pay attention to those core conservative messages. It’s really that simple. Imagine what America would look like if “Liberty is For The Win” were a household name, consumed daily by millions of American voters of every stripe. Now, dare to imagine what an election would look like in that kind of country?

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Thanksgiving 2016

May God continue to bless the United States of America and all patriots of sacred Liberty everywhere. Happy Thanksgiving, America.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln, in the heart of a savage Civil War claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of young American soldiers on both sides of the bitter conflict, set aside this day as a national day of thanks to God for the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. It is in that context that we seek to put our hearts to those things that matter most to us and our posterity.

First and foremost, we are thankful for the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, who created a nation founded under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. Had we not been such a nation, the very principles that we have fought for this last year may very well have been denied us. It was because of the Founding Fathers that we have a country based upon moral equality, and because of this, no matter how off course, we always have a fighting chance because of those fundamental precepts.

We give thanks for our parents, grandparents, and mentors who provided us with the upbringing and guidance with which we now use to pursue what is good, not evil, and what is just, not easy. There are many that have never been exposed to these hard lessons, who cling to primitive instincts of tribalism and bigotry. That we are not chained by these small minded world views is a testament to those who guided us, as well as to our own philosophical resilience.

We give thanks to our those have come into our lives, our friends and neighbors, our spouses and dear loves, all of whom shape our lives and give our days meaning. It is family and the community of Liberty loving men and women who understand tried and true values that are the backbone of our society. We are thankful that among these people are the parents, grandparents, and mentors of the generations to come.

And, finally, we give thanks for a great awakening that is occurring all across this land of good and decent people remembering what has made America who she is. As the values of the Founding Fathers are remembered, let us learn from what they did right as well as what they did wrong, and commit ourselves to forging a more just and free future even when others lose their way.

This Thanksgiving Day, let us give thanks for those things that are good, the lessons learned from those that are not, and for the wisdom granted by God to know the difference between them so we can ever seek to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…

May God continue to bless the United States of America and all patriots of sacred Liberty everywhere. Happy Thanksgiving, America.

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A Short Word: Who Do You Love

The Establishment won, and it cost them a few lies, a little arm twisting, and a long swan song.

So there have been several high profile cabinet picks that strongly indicate the direction of the incoming Trump administration, confirming what I’ve said about Donald Trump from the very beginning. The Establishment won this election, not the People, not those who want to see real change in Washington, and certainly not those who want to cure the cancer that is destroying our Republic. The Establishment won, and it cost them a few lies, a little arm twisting, and a long swan song.

Donald picked Nikki Haley as his Ambassador to the United Nations. As governor of relatively red state (except for 2008), the Nikki has been right of center politically, though her political instincts have been to support Republican Party players. While it is almost unfair to call her Establishment, it’s not inaccurate. She has always been a party player and will cling to the railing of the Republican Party even as it sinks beneath the waves. Though politically conservative, there’s no way to paint Nikki as a political outsider.

Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald’s pick for Attorney General last week, began, his political career in the 1980’s as a Ronald Reagan appointment. His political inclinations have been fairly conservative, as he has a passing rating with Conservative Review. Unfortunately, by every available definition provided by Trump and his supporters, as a fourth term Senator, Sessions is as Establishment as a Republican can be, taking a considerable amount of money from lobbyists across the board, including the defense industry and commercial banks from his home districts, on top of “failing to defeat the Leftists” for the last 20 years.

Next is a more dated but obviously insider pick, Steven Mnuchin, who is presently poised to be tagged for the Treasury Secretary post. Picked earlier this year as Trump’s finance chair, Mnuchin made his fortune at Goldman Sachs, the embodiment of Establishment insider institutions, and even had a stint at Soros Fund Management working for the socialist kingpin, George Soros, himself. With a zesty dash of Hollywood thrown in, there’s no way to pressure wash the stink of Establishment from Mnuchin.

Finally, there is the pick of Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff, arguably the most politically powerful positions in the world, after only the Oval Office. Reince has been a life long Republican, whose only interest has been extending the political power of the Republican Party. He’s had some notable political successes, most notably Scott Walker in Wisconsin, but only the most delusional of Trump supporters could deny that Reince has always been and will always be a political party insider. If there were a face of the Republican Establishment, it’d be in Priebus family holiday photos, smiling right along side Reince.

It’s impossible to look at Donald Trump’s cabinet picks and see any serious indication of a changing of the guard. His cabinet isn’t breaking the order of things in Washington, and is even elevating many people with dubious ties to positions in his cabinet. While some, like Nikki Haley and Jeff Sessions have fairly good track records politically, neither are going to rock the boat within the Republican power structure. Others, like Mnuchin and Reince, are so deeply ingrained within the Establishment hierarchy, the chances of any serious shake ups among the ranks of insiders is exactly zero.

There will not be any draining of the swamp. They may move some lily pads around, but anyone that still believes that the waters will be any less treacherous is deluding themselves. Donald Trump is putting people who might oppose him out of his way, while stacking the benches with career insiders who have been playing the game for a very long time. If any real change is going to occur, it’s going to have to originate with us at the grass roots in the form of a new conservative political party.

No more compromises.

Liberty is For The Win!


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