Conservatism ... can be summed up in three basic values, each absolutely necessary to the philosophical framework: individualism, capitalism, and limited government.
So why is it, in the one nation on Earth founded on the principles of classical Liberalism, that Liberalism means exactly the opposite of what it means practically everywhere else in the world?
The fight for conservatism has devolved into a fight for the very soul of the conservative movement.
Only through clear eyed hindsight, do the one to one connections between who we gave voice to and this election become obvious.
When the large majority of Americans once again understand that we are all moral equals, no more or less entitled to the same rights and no more or less encumbered by the same duties, then we will achieve the society that we seek.
In this time of infamy, when America needs men of good character and reputation to stand up and say "Not in our name!", where are you?
These companies always fail, and the reason they fail always comes down to the same miscalculation: Artificial Demand is artificial, and everyone knows it.
It is "Natural Demand" that ultimately fuels innovation and incentivizes exactly the type of risk taking that ignited the rapid growth from the late 1790's through the 1890's and early 1900's.
Only "country" is evoked almost as often as god among the smoldering rubble of mankind's bloodshed and mayhem.
Outnumbered ten to one, with the promise of death even if the defenders surrendered, Texas legend holds that Travis laid out the dire situation that faced them, and their options were few and grim.
There are three types of reactions to Trump by Republicans and independents on the right, and, unfortunately, most of them betray the character of our Founding Fathers.
While Buchanan, Trump, and Limbaugh pretend at a benign brand of Nationalism, they know that waving American Flags and singing the National Anthem will do less than nothing to improve trade or immigration issues, and that's why they aren't saying what they aren't saying.
In the fanatical heights of the Revolution, the Jacobins abandoned all middle ground positions, embraced absolutism to whatever political fever suited them at the time, and betrayed the very principles they claimed to be defending.
So what is going to happen? If anything is going to happen at all, we will need a functional, "big tent, firm foundation" political party that represents the values of enough Americans to gain political efficacy, in the next four to eight years.
The Crusades were a long overdue, albeit imperfect, response to four centuries of millions of Christians being murdered, raped, and enslaved by Islamic Jihadism and cemented the Western European identity.
To compel others to violate their conscience simply because it is "nationalist" carries the poisonous stink of Mao's Communist Party loyalty patrols.
When fundamental cultural questions become intractable, violence is the fundamental language spoken by all people, at all times, everywhere.
I could spend days going through the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of tweets these lunatics spewed forth, but it only takes one to sum the movement up nicely.