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A national symposium was reported about in a recent issue of the Washington Examiner’s magazine, of nine invited prominent writers to address the question: “What does it mean to be a conservative in the age of Trump?”
Each of the participants regarded themselves as conservatives, but a Venn diagram of their stated positions reflected little overlap and a surprisingly wide divergence. Hillsdale College President, Dr. Larry Arnn, opined that “President Trump preeminently understands that the most important conservative idea today is the need to conserve America itself,” for “if we [continue] politically in the direction of the previous three decades, we [will] lose our country.”
National Review Institute senior fellow, David French, wrote that “the conservative in the age of Trump is … wandering the uncomfortable wilderness without a tribe.” I must wonder, are we so disorganized that we don’t know what we are losing? Will the TEA Party rise up again? Author David Frum, a tough critic of the President responded that to be a conservative in this epoch is “to feel culturally powerless.” Why should we feel powerless when the Democrats are steering hard to the Left and basically imploding? Senior editor of the Federalist, Mollie Hemingway, argues that conservatism,“ is about rejecting [the] rigged system,” meaning, I think, the “deep state” bureaucracy that has so long controlled Washington politics. Other participants included Sen. Ben Sasse, Erick Erickson, James Antle, Henry Olsen and Alexandra DeSanctis.
The question for American conservatives is what should be conserved? Primarily, it should be the US Constitution, the one fixed point in our country’s political universe. It is the basis of our rule of law. Among the Left, the Progressive consensus has regressed being supplanted by the concept of political correctness and, doing away with the Constitution because it’s old, out of date and was written by old white men. So, lacking any consensus among conservatives, are we to simply accept the Left’s notion that if there is nothing of America’s past worth saving let’s start with new ideas? The problem is, there are no new ideas worth being resurrected, only really old, worn out Marxist-Leninist ones they’ve been tried and failed at every application.
This very question came up in a primary debate in the run up to the 2016 election. Trump, then a candidate, in his usual straight talking manner observed that “conservatism means conserving America.” While the Elites GOP conservatives ridiculed Trump’s response as ignorant of their conservative values, most Americans understood exactly what he meant. Trump’s response signaled that he did indeed understand that if America continues in the direction of the previous three decades, then we will surely lose our country, in which case the question of American conservatism becomes moot. That’s the Progressives’ goal.
The three most dangerous challenges facing America today is the continued existence of the Democrat Party, the Islamic invasion and the Empire of China, now becoming militarily dominant.
Democrats talk about legalizing marijuana, murdering babies, welcoming Jihadists, seizing our guns, Soc. Sec payments to illegals, demanding the popular vote over the Electoral vote and supporting ignorant Marxist puppet loons like AOC who wants everything free for all with no idea how to pay for it, short of the common tactic used by all governments… steal it from the producers. This applies to Bernie and the high cheek boned, blond Indian Princess, Elizabeth Warren. While other Democrat contenders may lurk in the shadows, they only try to out promise the other guy with what they would do with our money. These are simple people, you know, Morons.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
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