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.
A Christian nation can not, must not, be "great." It must be humble, so we must choose between "greatness" and "goodness".
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.
Conservatism ... can be summed up in three basic values, each absolutely necessary to the philosophical framework: individualism, capitalism, and limited government.
Once upon a short while ago, Republicans feigned acceptance of these principles as properly basic, but now it seems they professed these beliefs in vain.
There is simply no solution to basic inequality, but that's not to say that society shouldn't care about inequality.
Take Trump supporters at their word that Trumpism necessarily assumes White Nationalism, because it does.
We need a cultural shift, away from empty rhetoric, recrimination, and blame and toward based principles, political reconciliation, and market tested solutions.
After a bloody war of independence, the Founding Fathers sought to let natural Liberty loose into spacious skies, across fruited plains, and from sea to shining sea.
Though relatively small in number, Conservatives have the philosophical high ground but have a very narrow window of opportunity.
Only "country" is evoked almost as often as god among the smoldering rubble of mankind's bloodshed and mayhem.
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.