conservative movement

Ted Cruz Defends Decision Not To Endorse Trump: What Do You Think?

At some point Ted Cruz’s feud with Donald Trump and the insults traded between candidates during the Primary are not our problem. What is our problem, however, is living in an America governed by Hillary Clinton. Click here to take our CHQ poll and tell us what you think: Did Ted Cruz commit political suicide by refusing to endorse Donald Trump?

Conservatives, I Urge You to Join Me: Unite Behind Trump and Pence

By: Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Friends, we've had our howl of frustration, but this is now a binary choice: Trump and Pence vs. Hillary Clinton. In this battle there is only the victory or defeat of constitutional liberty and the rule of law. In this battle there is no third option, there is no compromise, there is no sitting out the election. I’m all in for Trump and Pence and I urge you to join me and them in making America great again.

GOP Establishment Running Their 1964 Stop Goldwater Plan Against Trump

There are a lot of parallels between 1964 and 2016, but the most important one is this: By defeating Goldwater, establishment Republicans created the opportunity for Democrats and their progressive Republican allies to bankrupt the country in a war that lacked a strategy for victory and to enact the regulatory and welfare regime that continues to plague our economy and limit our liberty fifty years on.

Trump Haters On The Right Versus Reality

Trump haters on the right seem to think that the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is over – and nothing could be further from the truth. If Donald Trump was not your candidate – so be it. But the battle to govern America according to conservative principles is hardly over – it has just begun -- it’s time for people truly interested in the future of this country to stop trashing Trump and to start trying to influence him.

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.