If we really are a Christian nation, then our national holidays should be in accord with our Christian values, and not merely of Earthly concerns.
Disagreements between people of different opinions is perfectly compatible with political conservatism, but let's not forget that conservatism is ultimately about leaving people alone...
Who really believes that a true man, made in the image of God, hearing the cries of his hungry children, knowing the fears of his true wife, would let a wall stop him?
Conservatives believe all individuals, whether aware of it or not, desire the freedom to pursue their own happiness, and that this is morally good.
Nationalism doesn't require any deep intellectual commitment, only an unquestioning loyalty to the partisan nation-state.
Ironically, red state voters became so focused on the "red scare" that they haven't notice they're every bit as red and every bit as nationalistic as the communists they oppose.
At the heart of the conservative ethic, we believe that the truth supersedes opinion, because of this we must also believe that our ideas and political positions are always subject to scrutiny.
Without Paine, the American Revolution dies stillborn in the hearts and minds of the American colonists, muttering impotently under the heeled boots of the King's army.
It is clear for those living in constant fear and hopelessness, trapped in a ceaseless procession of funerals for young male victims of violence both by their peers and the very men and women sworn to protect them, that something has to change.
This principle that rights are derived from a superlative moral authority is necessary to the entire idea of rights preexisting a constitution or a nation state to begin with.
[T]he American conservative has less in common with the Founding Fathers, who contended that the proper amount to take from the people was practically nothing, and more in common with Karl Marx.
There is simply no solution to basic inequality, but that's not to say that society shouldn't care about inequality.
Did the Framers truly intend to condemn us to this charade of taxation, regulation, and coercive enforcement of "do as we say or else"?
It's time to burst everyone's bubble and force them into the sunlight, even if they run shrieking back into the comfortable captivity of their caves and safe spaces of their bubbles.
If we lived in such a land where men and women were bound by a necessity of fear and anxiety of one another, how could they ever build a community, let alone a nation?