Conservatives, Stop Defending Yourselves
Last Friday, I argued that it would be ill-advised for the GOP to jettison social conservatism. Mind you, I wasn’t arguing that social conservatism is the whole of conservatism, just that it is, I think, the key to everything else. Fix the family, and you’ll go a long way toward defeating progressivism more generally. So, given that the GOP is going to keep pushing a socially-conservative agenda, | Read More »
If At First You Don’t Succeed…
Yesterday, I made this suggestion: The federal government should offer income tax breaks for families which purchase or build their own homes on small plots of land. I also said this, just for the record: [T]his is an idea in (at best) embryonic form right now. And it may be a stupid idea, anyway. But how do I know, unless I toss it out there | Read More »
The “Ownership Society” Redivivus?
It is truly a shame that not many conservatives today are familiar with the name “Wilhelm Roepke.” The aforementioned was a Swiss economist who championed a decentralist approach to just about everything (and thus, is my kind of guy). He preferred local government over national, market exchange over state-directed planning, and small business over “monopoly capitalism.” Roepke disdained concentrations of power in favor of a | Read More »
Why We Still Need Social Conservatism
Hello, all. This is my first diary here at RedState, and I’m very excited to be joining you. First, a brief introduction. So, the plan is this: Once a week, I hope to present a roundup of articles from around the web that I’ve found to be particularly illuminating, insightful, or otherwise noteworthy, and that I believe our little RedState community will find to be | Read More »