conservative movement

Where’s the Conservative Leadership?

It is obvious that American culture and the moral foundation of our society are in free fall, but conservative leaders are all too often spending their time navel gazing or worrying about offending some politician rather than calling their grassroots adherents to stand against the great moral crises facing America, and indeed all of western civilization.

Eagle Forum Unity Restored

Eagle Forum Founder and Chairman Phyllis Schlafly has re-asserted her leadership of the organization she spent a lifetime building. With the departure of Ed Martin, who served as president for the past 16 months, Mrs. Eunie Smith will serve as President and Anne Schlafly Cori, daughter of Phyllis Schlafly, will serve as as Executive Director of the organization.

Trump vs Cruz Battle Must Not Break the Conservative Movement

The natural beneficiaries of the current bloodletting between the conservative and populist wings of the anti-establishment coalition are the Republican establishment, Hillary Clinton and the Far-Left who seek to maintain and expand their power by undermining constitutional liberty and continuing the crony economic policies that have devastated America’s country class for two decades. #NeverHillary #NeverRyan

‘Natural Conservatives’ Versus The GOP Establishment

Scott Greer, The Daily Caller

The best illustration of this disagreement is how two recent articles at different conservative publications, Breitbart and the Federalist, treated the prominent social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s conservative instinct theory.

Conclusion: Should Conservatives Support Trump If He Wins The GOP Nomination?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman and George Rasley, Editor, CHQ
The idea that movement conservatives should join forces with the Republican establishment to deny Donald Trump the nomination would be an unforgivable betrayal, perpetuate the near-treasonous sellout of our country, and be a disaster for the conservative movement. We urge Trump and Cruz delegates to form an alliance and to stand together to ensure that the Republican National Convention nominates a conservative – populist ticket.

Part 3: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

The idea that Ted Cruz and his movement conservative supporters should join forces with the establishment Republican perpetrators of what has become a near-treasonous sellout of our country would prove to be a disaster for the conservative movement and provide no guarantee of a conservative victory in November.

CPAC Wrap-Up: Phyllis Schlafly On Ed Meese's Contribution To The Conservative Movement

On the occasion of CPAC's annual Weyrich Dinner one giant of the conservative movement, Phyllis Schlafly, recognized another of the movement's giants, Edwin Meese III, for his contributions to the movement.

Red States Outnumber Blue for First Time in Gallup Tracking

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup.com

Gallup's analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states. The remaining 16 are competitive. This is the first time in Gallup's eight years of tracking partisanship by state that there have been more Republican than Democratic states. 

The Media Responds to Viguerie Endorsement of Cruz

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie’s endorsement of Ted Cruz for President set in motion a wave of media coverage in advance of the important CNN national security debate and, most importantly, has helped to coalesce the conservative movement and limited government constitutional conservatives behind the Senator from Texas.

Viguerie and Bozell: We conservatives fight not to relive the past, but to create an even more glorious future

In remarks at this year's Values Voter Summit CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie said the number one need the conservative cause has had for over 50 years is for more leaders. And in his acceptance remarks this year's Family Research Council Vision and Leadership Award recipient, L. Brent Bozell III, issued this challenge to conservatives: If you want to abandon the battlefield, then do your children, and your grandchildren a favor. Tell them. Sit them down, look them right in the eye (if you can) and utter three simple words: "I give up." What was passed down to you, you will not pass down to them. They are on their own.

Cruz is the First Top-Tier Movement Conservative Candidate Since Reagan

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Ted Cruz's base is the conservative movement and his almost spiritual bond with America’s country class – the voters outside the Beltway who have looked with alarm at Obama’s fundamental transformation of America and seen not a spending bill to be negotiated or a deal to be cut, as the Republican establishment does, but an existential threat to American exceptionalism and the future of constitutional government that must be resisted at every turn.

The Second Stage: Anger

Erick Erickson, Red State

A party that won it all in '08 & then doubled down on anger is never going to accept what happened. I hope the GOP & conservative movement can break out of the anger that has so consumed many of them. Americans are going to need one party with a smile and it won’t be the Dems.

Remembering Reagan’s ‘Time for Choosing’ Speech

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

This coming October 27th marks the fiftieth anniversary of that speech, the one that history records as launching Reagan’s own stunningly successful political career that saw him just two years later elected governor of California in a million-vote landslide.

Direct Mail: Ethical And Essential For The Conservative Movement

Kimberly Bellissimo, Daily Caller

Kimberly Bellissimo, founder of Base Connect, swats Matt Lewis' misinformed article about direct mail. Direct mail gets your message out in a targeted way to the people who are most interested in your message. It's proven to heighten awareness of a candidate or cause among those most likely to take action.

Lee: An Issue That Should Bring Libs & Conservatives Together: Fighting Cronyism

Sen.Mike Lee, Heritage Foundation Blog

An artifact of the New Deal, the Ex-Im Bank now exists to dole out taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers of American goods. Anti-cronyist reform is at once pro-growth, principled, and popular. It's essential to transforming our movement into a majority.

Highlights of My Speech to the New York Meeting

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

There have been four great Republican electoral triumphs in the past half century; Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, the Contract with America in 1994, and the Tea Party revolution in 2010 and as I explain in my new book TAKEOVER there’s a theme common to all of them.

Why Ronald Reagan Spoke of ‘The Eleventh Commandment’

By not engaging in backbiting with other Republicans, Reagan was able to appear to conservative Democrats as someone different from other Republicans. Which he surely was.

Observations from CPAC: Past and Now

By first covering CPAC in a disparaging way the liberals at The Washington Post, or the Washington “Compost” as it is known to DC area conservatives, helped make CPAC the mega-conference it is today and launch other conservative endeavors, including Sarah Palin Radio.  

Rick Santelli’s Rant And The Founding Of The Tea Party Movement

One can’t understand the Tea Party movement unless one understands that it is as much or more a rebellion against the Big Government Republican establishment and the entrenched leadership of the Republican Party as it is opposition to Obama and his radical liberal policies.

The Worst Republican Senator

Quin Hillyer, American Spectator

Lindsey Graham's sorry record is embarrassing. "Graham doesn't seem to have any conservative vision," CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie said. "He doesn't seem to walk with conservatives. I'm not aware of any movement conservatives on his staff."