The decision to drop the bomb was founded on the conviction that a blockade and invasion of Japan would cause massive casualties.
Not everyone who calls himself an “American conservative” can also be called a friend of the founders.
In a regime of equality, excellence and superiority are allowed to thrive while the ordinary virtues of frugality, industry, piety, and fidelity are protected.
Forget Tokyo. What did you do yesterday that made the sun shine a little more dimly in your home, or a little brighter?
We need to rediscover the vocabulary of the founders if we are to make a success of a new vocabulary for a new Right.
For one thing, the argument isn’t new. It's partly rooted in the 14th Amendment.
When the founders took up the task of framing a new Constitution, they had to draw upon those principles of law and moral truths that were there—as they had to be—before the Constitution.
It may be a fool’s errand to claim the same ideals as those espoused by the Left but call for one’s own interpretation of them, as the theoretical and rhetorical kudzu continues to spread.
If I thought the paleoconservative appeal to tradition alone were sufficient to support all the policies sketched near the beginning of this article, I would submit to it cheerfully.
When a group of military officers gets together to conspire against the orders of the commander in chief, it is a real case of mutiny and treason.
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.
Instead of worshipping at the feet of political elites and offering our own freedoms as sacrifice, we must place our faith in the almighty Creator once more.
The advancement of technology has tended to make us less patient and less willing to take the time to consider why those vital limits to power were set down as they were in the Constitution.
If we cannot reconcile progress with preservation, if we believe the two are irreconcilable, we cannot be a nation of Hamiltonian powers and Jeffersonian rights.
Wittingly or unwittingly, many voices on the Right are advancing the Progressives’ cause instead of truth, justice, and the American way.
When government pushes too hard against American liberty, there can be surprising limits to its power.
We don’t need fuzzy platitudinous tweets about America from Republican politicians. What we need right now is what we might call “politics for adults.”
This July 4, let us remember the great civil rights movements that the Declaration of Independence inspired.
“Consensus” in the American education establishment is not a recommendation. It is a warning.
It wasn’t just that the colonists believed they had a right to defend their property, their speech, and every other inherent right: they believed they had an obligation to defend them.