The political landscape is cluttered with the carcasses of candidates, candidacies, and ideologies. Has been as long as I can remember. Conservative Fifty is not going to be an internet vision of failed ideologies and policies. Instead, at least from this author, CF is going to be a contentious place to think new conservative thoughts – yes, NEW CONSERVATIVE THOUGHTS. The Founding Fathers based their ideas on old and timeless values, recognized over the millennia as the bedrock of human interaction and existence. As a people, we thrive under certain conditions, including BUT NOT LIMITED TO, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our constitution enshrines those tenets and many others, and says that others are not enumerated. Privacy is not in there explicitly, but do you think reasonably well the FF did not care for Big King George sticking his nose into their affairs – why should they want to create a government capable of sticking its nose into ours?
Some of this may be unsettling, but don’t kid yourselves into thinking it is not conservative or is radical in any way. Radicalism is at the heart of the damage eating away at our culture. It is a philosophy that says simply enough power is what matters, and you can lie, cheat and steal your way into it without shame. Indeed, revel in it.
I say we have to be aware of what is going on, and look to the origins of our freedoms to establish their place rightly and firmly in modern life. Timeless is as timeless was and will be. There is nothing wrong with the system. All we have to do is make sure it is used.
See you soon with some scintillating observations, I am sure!