Classical conservatism and liberalism need one another. Without the freedom to do what is right (and wrong), there is nothing to conserve. Without virtue and a common commitment to order, freedom is quickly lost. However, hubris is the downfall of both conservatives and liberals. Hubris makes it is easy to forget our own depravity and idolize power in our own hands, but hard not to stop it in others.
Our founders were both realists and idealists. They knew the terrors of war and prepared for its eventuality. They also believed the decision to commence war, or even engage in potentially provocative and aggressive offensive military action, was too terrible and momentous to entrust to one or even a select group of elected officials.
Have we exchanged our moral compass for political expediency?
We must make sure our elections promote accountable government and allow voters to actively participate — whether they agree with the candidates on the ballot or not.
Avoiding doing any wrong in measuring and meting out appropriate judgment must be our aim at every step in the criminal justice system, lest we subvert justice in the name of exacting it.
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are behind a bill that would make the murder of a police officer a federal crime. But while failure to “Back the Blue” is a moral issue, it should not be a legislative one.
With religious liberty and freedom of conscience under assault, Gov. Greg Abbott must call a special session to end government marriage licensing. Only then will we be free from the tyrannical grip of politically correct insanity.
I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix. The time has come for a thoughtful discussion of the prudence of our prohibition approach to drug use.
Our immigration system is overwhelmed and needs to be fixed, but is there no place for mercy? People who just want a safe place to work and raise their families aren't a threat to our nation. They're an asset.