Why We Fight

May 27, 2016 by

by James M. Kushiner, Salvo: Critics of Salvo often complain about our quasi-military language. “Why not adopt a more irenic tone?” they say. My reply is that we use these terms, albeit figuratively, to describe our engagement in the realm of ideas against an aggressor. Now, some people don’t fancy a fair fight. We do. Salvo seeks to defend truths that have shaped the civilization that can best, if imperfectly, ensure freedom for man to flourish as he was meant to. Those last two words, “meant...

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Britain really is ceasing to be a Christian country

May 26, 2016 by

Spectator Editorial: […] It is possible that the rise of Islamism has made casual believers less inclined to ally themselves with any kind of organised faith. Say ‘religious’ to many Britons and the next word that pops into their heads is ‘extremist’, or perhaps ‘bigot’ or ‘homophobe’. To the growing population of secularists, religion has become something to be treated with suspicion. Politicians who are religious find their faith used against them. Iain Duncan Smith’s Department of...

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The Social Justice Queen’s Speech 2) Through same-sex marriage to more marriage – to help raise life chances

May 10, 2016 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: J.F.Kennedy used to say that a rising tide lifts all boats – a maxim full of the optimism of the 1960s, suggesting, as it does, that growth and prosperity will benefit everyone.  The usual belief on the right is that these are best brought about by a smaller state and balanced budget, just as its counterpart on the left is that they will be ushered in by a bigger state and higher taxes, or by more borrowing, or both.  But what if the boats are damaged?  What...

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We’ve all heard of the long-term economic plan. Now let’s have a long-term social justice plan

May 9, 2016 by

by David Burrowes MP, Conservative Home: As Conservatives move on from celebrations in Scotland or commiserations in London, we need to keep banging on about social justice. Over 150 MPs have joined the Compassionate Conservatives Caucus which I helped to establish in February. Last month’s disability cuts and the fallout from Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation have sparked further interest in social justice. And the emerging consensus is that social justice needs to be the Party’s uniting...

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A post-literate, post-Christian, broken culture has chosen its representative

May 7, 2016 by

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: It’s official now: Republican primary voters have chosen Donald Trump as their presidential nominee. In one fell swoop, they have managed to confirm dozens of left-wing caricatures about right-wing people: racism, misogyny, unscrupulous business ethics, and nationalism with discomfiting echoes from the no-so-far-off past. After eight years of Barack Obama, Republican voters could have chosen the first no-exceptions pro-life candidate, a rock-ribbed...

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Wilberforce for Good

May 4, 2016 by

by Regis Nicholl, Touchstone Magazine: Following the legalization of so-called same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, there has been a lot of chatter among social conservatives. Some, including a number of Republican presidential hopefuls, are pushing for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision. Others are suggesting that articles of impeachment be initiated against the justices. Many are looking to the ballot box, believing that if we elect officials who respect the rule of...

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