In post-Charlottesville America, we no longer have the luxury of trying to pretend that racism in politics is strictly an invention of leftist rhetorical dogma.
The Republican pundit class is lying right into our faces, pouring falsehoods and delusions right onto the heads of the tens of millions of Americans so desperate to believe in the infallibility of their political movement that they believe everything that they're told.
The legacies of Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman are simply too precious to sacrifice them for a party of cowards and political charlatans.
No matter how tugged our heart strings may be, a bad policy doesn't become a good policy and a deficit doesn't become a surplus.
The question Americans should be asking isn't "How much should the wealthy be taxed?", but should be "If government demonstrably fails to solve the problems that government is supposed to be solving, why are we forced to pay taxes for essentially nothing?".
Like many conservatives in 2016 and 2017, I believed the definition of "never" was well understood and generally accepted, and when people said it, I thought I knew what they meant. I was mistaken.
Whether you agree in whole, in part, or not at all with Reagan's politics, let's agree that Ronald Wilson Reagan could be considered a "subject matter expert" on American conservatism.
The fight for conservatism has devolved into a fight for the very soul of the conservative movement.
American voters have put a gun to the head of America's future in an ultimate game of Russian Roulette.
Our society depends on objective measures, whether physical or moral, and there exists one set of standards against which we can justly judge the words and deeds of men and women.
Only when we find ourselves again, when Liberty is written on the hearts of every man and woman, when we remember who we once were, only then will we deserve "the greatest man in the world".
To the first generations of American citizens, personal virtue, especially in the leaders of the day, was often more important than their political beliefs.