If American conservatism means anything, then, it means the things found at the beginning of America, when it became a nation.
Much more than our rulers’ compassion, however, we deserve their respect—for us; our rights; our capacity and responsibility to feel and heal our own pains without their ministrations.
American conservatism is about conserving something—principles that are timeless because they are true—to be renewed and applied in our time.
It is little wonder that there is talk of another Sagebrush Rebellion like that embraced by Ronald Reagan in the late 1970s.
Today’s Tea Party has ambitions to become an ongoing force—maybe even the major force—in American conservatism.
Simply put, the American free market system is the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen.
Second Amendment supporters, one prominent but less than articulate member of Congress alleges, have become “enablers of mass murder.”
Most conservatives do not believe that a radical diminution of American power and influence would be good for us or for the world.
What made Americans who we are is a historically unprecedented level of freedom and responsibility.
The defining feature of Ronald Reagan was his moral courage.