We are going to need a well-recognized term to help us understand this threat to American freedom, to communicate with each other about it, and to help us recognize it in whatever form it takes next.
Remembering the importance of alienable rights, so richly articulated by the Scottish Enlightenment, would help us better understand our unalienable rights.
America was once known as the commonsense nation. These recent books point to a way back.
John Tamny’s book, read by enough of us, really could succeed in making common sense about money common knowledge.
To declare that those rights are unalienable is to declare that they are not property.
For Locke, it is property all the way down. But property is not the be-all and end-all for the founders.
The states must be restored to their proper place
in the federal system.
in the federal system.
Sensible Americans reject the progressive foreign policy that has dragged the United States into more and more conflicts abroad . . . and at home.
In relying on the usage of “unalienable” after Francis Hutcheson, the founders indicated an important difference between themselves and John Locke.
“The Way Back” will enable you to understand by experience the self-evidence of the founders’ truth.
Let’s put aside our intellectual particularities for now and, with the American people, rally ’round the America the founders gave us.
Not everyone who calls himself an “American conservative” can also be called a friend of the founders.
We need to rediscover the vocabulary of the founders if we are to make a success of a new vocabulary for a new Right.
The term “CINO” may be just what we need to sort the wheat from the chaff in political philosophy in America, just as “RINO” helps us understand American party politics.
Wittingly or unwittingly, many voices on the Right are advancing the Progressives’ cause instead of truth, justice, and the American way.
It would be helpful if we had a term to designate this chorus of American voices that claims to be against the Progressives and yet, like the Progressives, rejects the founders’ idea of America.
What are the pillars of the American idea?
According to some critics, American conservatives are confused about rights. Perhaps these critics are confused about the founders?
Sohrab Ahmari’s thesis that liberalism inevitably leads to tyranny only works if classical liberalism and what he calls “progressive liberalism” are fundamentally the same.
Progressivism’s victories are so pervasive and so extensive that Progressivism’s changes are barely recognized.