Revolution

Conservative Leaders: History Matters, Protect America’s Monuments

Over 100 leaders of the conservative movement have joined together to issue a “memo to the movement” applauding President Trump’s “Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence” and decrying the vandalism and assaults on revered American monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial.

David Franke: The Cultural Revolution Comes to America

The riots and demonstrations are about revolution, not white racism or justice for law-abiding blacks or real history. As with the Maoist Red Guards in China’s Cultural Revolution, it is about destroying the “four olds” in America–old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas. So let’s call this fight what it really is—a Maoist-style revolution—and then let Americans take sides, just as they did in 1776. I know which side I’m on.

The Bitter Irony of Revolutions

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Throughout history, revolutions often do not end up as their initial architects planned. The COVID-19 epidemic, the nationwide mass quarantine, and the massive protests, looting, rioting, and arson that all followed the police killing of George Floyd have resulted in paradoxes. Mayors who did not protect supermarkets and discount warehouse stores from burning and looting now demand that such terrified chains do not abandon their inner cities. As these natural and mandate catastrophes continue, we see raw human nature stripped of its pretenses. The result is tragically ironic and not a pretty sight.

Revolution and Worse to Come

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The danger to the country this time around is that the Left has so destroyed the old protocols of the opposition party that it will be hard to resurrect them when progressives return to power. We are entering revolutionary times. The law is no longer equally applied. The media are the ministry of truth. The Democratic party is a revolutionary force. And it is all getting scary.

The Revolutionary War was conservative

Editors, Washington Examiner

American independence and the revolution that put it in place were necessary not because the revolutionaries and their leaders wanted everything to change. The revolution here was about upholding timeless ideals. America itself was a new idea, but the unalienable rights we fought for of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are those with which we have been endowed by our Creator since the dawn of time.