Tag Archives: conservatism

Wandering in the American Cultural Desert Like a Stranger in a Strange Land

“And she bore him a son, and Moses called him Gershom: for he said, I have become a stranger in a strange land.” Exodus 2:22 If you mention the names Thích Quang Duc and Phan Thị Kim Phuc to most people, they wouldn’t have a clue who you were talking about. However, if you showed

TEA Party to Fox News: 11 Reasons to Stop Calling Kasich ‘Conservative’

The following was recently obtained by Ohio Conservative Review and is published with the author’s permission as an open letter to Bret Baier of Fox News. Mike Snead President Dayton TEA Party dtp@daytonohioteaparty.com   February 3, 2015 [Updated Feb. 11, 2015]   Mr. Bret Baier Special Report special@foxnews.com   Subject: Refuting Mr. Baier’s assertion that

Common Core Means Common Failure for States

[Editor’s note: This article was originally published by OCR on June 3, 2013.] For years now, we have witnessed our public school systems pour incredible amounts of money into our schools only to see regressing results in quality. Now that the dangerous Common Core Curriculum has been introduced, the state of American education could grow

Why the GOP Can’t Wait Until 2016 to Act, Part 1

One of the benefits of becoming older is gaining a broader view of time and events.  We may not know who said “history doesn’t repeat, it rhymes,”[1] but we will have lived through many firsthand experiences which prove the value of knowing history. In most cases, this knowledge can be reassuring.  “This too shall pass”

What It Looks Like from the Margins

I may be the most apolitical writer in the OCR stable. Not that I take my civic responsibility lightly, mind you. I have voted in every election since 1976, even in off-years. But I don’t keep up with politics and races, especially local ones. I can remember “cramming” with a voter guide as I walked

What Must Conservatives Do to Win? – Part 3

[Editor’s note: In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, Featured Contributor Paula Bolyard offers four suggestions for furthering causes that conservatives care so deeply about. She writes, “… it’s by no means an exhaustive list and I offer it with the hope we can have a healthy (but civil) debate in the conservative

OCR DOUBLE-TAKE: Thoughtful Conservatism — The Fallacy of Compromise

[Editor’s note: This article is part of an OCR DOUBLE-TAKE.  Read its counterpart here.] “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”  — Goldwater paraphrasing Cicero Compromise.  Cooperation.  Change.  Three buzzwords popular nowadays among the political left, centrist Republicans, and some self-described conservatives. They sound