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As the year comes to a close I wanted to take some time to discuss specific ways each of you can help grow the conservative movement in Texas.

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In this episode, we discuss the rise during the 1950s and 1960s of a new movement in Republican politics, on which would ultimately claim the heart of the party—the conservative movement.

By the 1950s, the old right faction of Senator Bob Taft was fading from relevance. The Republican Party was now firmly in the hands of its establishment faction of Eisenhower, Dewey, and Rockefeller. The party believed it had no choice but to accept the New Deal consensus as now simply the American consensus.

Then a young man came onto the scene determined to, as he would put it, stand athwart history yelling stop. That man was William F. Buckley, Jr., and he would soon build a movement that would ultimately remake the leadership of the Republican Party.

This episode explains the rise of Buckley new conservative movement from his founding of a tiny political magazine called National Review. Buckley would collect there a strange menagerie of writers and thinkers—from traditionalists like Russell Kirk, to former communists like Whittaker Chambers, to libertarians like the follower of Friedrich Hayek and Ayn Rand, to religious conservatives like Brent Bozell. Buckley would seek to forge this squabbling group of thinkers into one united movement around one united philosophy.

That task fell to another former communists at National Review, Frank Meyer. Meyer would develop a new philosophy that sought to unite all the different groups who opposed the New Deal consensus, from traditionalists to libertarians, that he called fusion conservatism or simply fusionism. Fusionism became the new philosophy of National Review, and through it Buckley’s growing conservative movement.

After uniting these New Deal opponents around his new philosophy, convincing them that they weren’t simply uneasy allies in a temporary alliance but in fact factions of one united movement, Buckley and his group decided to launch their ideas into practical politics. They sought a seat at the table of a Republican Party holding them at arms length. So they decided to find a candidate to run for president.

They decided on Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater.

Buckley and his movement would create a committee to draft Goldwater into a race he wasn’t even intending to run. They would inflate a bubble around his candidacy. They would supply him with his ideas, the fusion ideas of National Review. They would energize an army of young Baby Boomers to support him. They ultimately would engineer his nomination for president.

Goldwater of course lost that race in 1964, and the old establishment would temporarily reclaim leadership of the party, but the Republican Party had been permanently changed.

And just in time, because America was about to turn its attention away from the pragmatic politics of the early twentieth century towards a new politics of moral and social reform as America was about to enter the tumultuous politics of the 1960s and 1970s.

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The former editor of The Weekly Standard reflects on the Conservative movement today. Click "Show more" to view all chapters.
Chapter 1 (00:15 - 37:28): Conservatism Today
Chapter 2 (37:28- 1:14:59): The Republican Party after Trump
The conservative movement has been a major force in American political life since the 1950s. But in recent years conservatism has undergone fundamental changes. In this Conversation, Steve Hayes, the author and a former editor of The Weekly Standard, reflects on the extent to which today’s conservatism has been transformed by Donald Trump's campaign and presidency. Hayes acknowledges that Trump has had certain traditionally conservative policy victories, but contends that rationalization of Trump’s conduct and political impulses has damaged the conservative cause. Hayes and Kristol also discuss the prospects for conservatism and the Republican Party after Donald Trump.

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Allie Stuckey, host of "Allie" on CRTV and "Relatable" podcast and a blogger at TheConservativeMillennialBlog.Com spoke with The Daily Signal about how she built her platform, TheConservativeMillennialBlog.Com and how it led her to work in conservative media, the strengths and weaknesses of the current young conservative movement, and her take on the treatment by the mainstream media of women in the Trump administration.

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Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Andrew Klavan (author) about Donald Trump, the state of the conservative movement, and more. *This interview was filmed before the election.

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ABSOLUTELY, Allie Stuckey! We Have AMAZING Role Model Women In The Conservative Movement... And We Need MORE Women To Stand Up & Proudly State Their Views! #iHeartAmerica

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This is a class project I made for American Studies II. It was our final project and each group chose a decade to cover. Our group chose the 80's, picked the the top 10 events out of the decade, and described them. I hope you enjoy my project! It took many hours of editing and searching for old video clips. Enjoy!

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Conservatives face major questions about the future of their movement.

So what does the future hold after the 2020 elections? Will conservatism see a major realignment? A return to old ways? A new direction?

Explore this pressing topic with two of the most astute observers of American conservatism, Matthew Continetti and Oren Cass, in this episode of Conservative Conversations with ISI.

Continetti is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the founder of the Washington Free Beacon. Cass is the executive director of American Compass, an institution that endeavors to build a post-Trump conservatism with an emphasis on family, community, and industry.

In this event, recorded the day after the 2020 elections, Continetti and Cass share their thoughts and predictions about what’s in store.

Recorded November 4, 2020.

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Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes - The Conservative Movement with Corey Robin
Is President Donald Trump a conservative? While other contemporary writers and thinkers may be quick to write the President off as an anomaly to the conservative movement, Corey Robin has another theory. He argues that if you trace conservatism back through the centuries to understand what the movement is really truly about, then Donald Trump makes perfect sense. Corey Robin, author of “The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump”, is the guy who can explain why this is happening.

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WATCH: Charlie Kirk EXPOSES The Lies That Were Pushed By The Old Conservative Movement & Discusses Next Steps For Conservatism With Tucker Carlson! #GenFree

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Tomi explains that you can pick and choose your beliefs and morals like a buffet in Vegas #Trending #Reaction #Reacts

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What is the state of modern conservatism in the US? And what is the future for the movement after Trump? Is The Republican Party moving in an authoritarian direction? And is american democracy in danger? Guest: Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the bestselling book «Coming Apart: The state of white America 1960-2010.

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Historian Gregory Schneider identifies several constants in American conservatism: respect for tradition, support of republicanism, "the rule of law and the Christian religion," and a defense of "Western civilization from the challenges of modernist culture and totalitarian governments."[1]

While the conservative tradition has played a major role in American politics and culture since the American Revolution, the organized conservative movement has played a key role in politics only since the 1950s, especially among Republicans and Southern Democrats.[2]

The history of American conservatism has been marked by tensions and competing ideologies. Fiscal conservatives and libertarians favor small government, low taxes, limited regulation, and free enterprise. Social conservatives see traditional social values as threatened by secularism; they tend to support school prayer and capital punishment and oppose abortion and same-sex marriage.[3] Neoconservatives want to expand American ideals throughout the world.[4] Paleoconservatives advocate restrictions on immigration, non-interventionist foreign policy, and stand in opposition to multiculturalism.[5] Since the transition of conservatives from the Democratic Party after the Civil Rights Movement and the Southern Strategy, most conservatives prefer Republicans over Democrats, and most factions support strong foreign policy, military. The conservative movement of the 1950s attempted to bring together these divergent strands, stressing the need for unity to prevent the spread of "Godless Communism."[6]

William F. Buckley Jr., in the first issue of his magazine National Review in 1955, explained the standards of his magazine and helped make explicit the beliefs of American conservatives:

Among our convictions:

It is the job of centralized government (in peacetime) to protect its citizens' lives, liberty and property. All other activities of government tend to diminish freedom and hamper progress. The growth of government (the dominant social feature of this century) must be fought relentlessly. In this great social conflict of the era, we are, without reservations, on the libertarian side. The profound crisis of our era is, in essence, the conflict between the Social Engineers, who seek to adjust mankind to conform with scientific utopias, and the disciples of Truth, who defend the organic moral order. We believe that truth is neither arrived at nor illuminated by monitoring election results, binding though these are for other purposes, but by other means, including a study of human experience. On this point we are, without reservations, on the conservative side.

In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan solidified conservative Republican strength with tax cuts, a greatly increased U.S. military budget, deregulation, a policy of rolling back Communism (rather than just containing it), and appeals to family values and conservative Christian morality. The 1980s and beyond became known as the "Reagan Era."[8] Typically, conservative politicians and spokesmen in the 21st century proclaim their devotion to Reagan's ideals and policies on most social, economic and foreign policy issues. Conservative voters typically oppose abortion, gun control, and gay marriage.[9][10]

Other modern conservative beliefs include opposition to a world government (a view shared with many anti-globalists on the political left), skepticism about the importance or validity of certain environmental issues,[11] the importance of self-reliance instead of reliance on the government to solve problems, support for prayer in the public schools,[12][13] opposition to gun control,[14] opposition to embryonic stem cell research, support for a strong law and order policy, strict enforcement of the law, and long jail terms for repeat offenders.[15] From 2001 to 2008, Republican President George W. Bush stressed cutting taxes and minimizing regulation of industry and banking, while increasing regulation of education.[16] Conservatives generally advocate the use of American military power to fight terrorists and promote democracy.

According to a May 24, 2013 poll, 41% of American voters identify their economic views as "conservative" or "very conservative," 37% as "moderate," 19% as "liberal" or "very liberal," 35% describe their social views as "conservative" or "very conservative," 32% as "moderate," and 30% as "liberal" or "very liberal."[17] These percentages were fairly constant from 1990 to 2009,[18] when conservatism spiked in popularity briefly[19] before reverting to the original trend while liberal views on social issues reached a new high.

Conservatism appears to be growing stronger at the state level. The trend is most pronounced among the "least well-off, least educated, most blue collar, most economically hard-hit states."

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On this episode of The Candice Malcolm Show, Candice sits down with Élie Cantin-Nantel. Elie is a grade 11 student from Redeemer Christian High School in Ottawa and has been involved in politics since the age of 14.

Candice and Élie discuss why younger Canadians should look into being a conservative, the Conservative leadership race and the importance of faith.

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