18 Burst results for "Russell Kirk"

"russell kirk" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:42 min | 3 months ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on WCPT 820

"But I'm not yet ready to turn on the circular firing squad Zeke Zeke in Portland is equal to a couple of months ago Tom I read a really good profile on the fascists from Missouri the senator Josh hawley And in the profile it mentioned that when he was a very young man probably even a boy He was given a book that he says has informed his fascism And it didn't say what the book was but I am convinced that it was the conservative mind by Russell Kirk So I went online and I found kind of to my amazement the following thing it's titled the conservative mind summary and review written by Russell Kirk And in 8 key ideas it's segmented in the 8 key ideas It lays out no question A blueprint for an authoritarian fascist theocratic takeover of the United States of America I completely agree with you Zeke In my book the hidden history of American oligarchy I've got two chapters devoted to Russell Kirk and the conservative mind He starts with subtitles from Burke to I forget who he goes too But Edmund Burke was a proponent of basically what today we would call at the very least oligarchy if not fascism So yeah I just wanted to let you go This can be This is going to be easily the point being I want to just point out that if your listeners want to get educated.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

05:36 min | 8 months ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"What does what does the moral polity look like in your family and then in your local community and then are you willing to have local community that is a common policy with a bunch of other local communities. That may disagree with you on stuff. Work in federal of what happened. Is that america's protestant country in the protestant church was overrun by evangelicalism and the and particularly in the second half of the twentieth century and it gutted itself and is in collapse. What we're living through right now is as protestantism is collapsing as the moral center of american. Let's call it. American traditional conservative for lack of we could argue. About all these terms but american conservatism at a immoral level has always been a protestant movement. The protestant church in is in collapse. And what we're seeing right now is that there is a there's an urge to now use the government to enforce on us what it never had to enforce on what we used to basically do ourselves do ourselves and one of the changes. That's happening. The american conservative movement is that there's an enormous amount of american conservative catholics. Now that is not historically been just not been historically tournament historically it is. I think the entire conservative movement has had this bizarre because i agree it's protestant country but i think it said this is not a protestant idea but it's headed bizarre catholic. Hart bill buckley. Russell kirk phyllis schlafly brent bozell all the key and the list goes on and on and on the american hardcore conservatives bizarrely have been catholics that tells you sorely then no it makes it makes perfect sense because it's a protestant idea and the protestant idea like the catholic idea has a borderline where it starts to become such the fall apart. These these two forces are actually in a good relationship of of struggle in this. I'll tell you historically. I think right. Now they're not because of what you said. I think right now. Yeah right right now. Happening that is encouraging. Is that these sort of subsidiary that we're talking about is happening naturally because what you're seeing is a massive sorting effect right. We all left california. Except for except for walsh right. We all left california. And now we're all living in tennessee or florida or virginia variously. We're moving to except for drew or more red areas. Virginia's still morale drew was lying. The left i gotta get outta here in washington. He's like moving to mississippi from california but the but the basic idea is that subsidiarity is being chosen by people in how they live. Yeah people are moving to communities where they are getting the communities that they want and the earlier point may actually exacerbate the by. The balkanisation may exacerbate the balkanisation. Well we know now. We're going to have choice. This is where i really think. Country is the choice is going to be. Do we want to share that. Polity rank you coming back commission. Do we want to share the policy. If we want to hear the policy you have to have a set of weak rules that we can all agree on at the top. that are pretty universal. This is why the founder set up the system to require essentially supermajority across nearly all the spectrum. In order to get any broad thing done right required like huge majorities of people not bear majorities. Now fifty one votes senator fifty plus one fifty plus one in the house factor required federal state balance it required the supreme court to sign off on things that required like all of these checks. And and if it was really big required constitutional amendment. right try all this was designed to create the notion. The founders were brilliant about this that at the top level. Very few rules because you wanna share policy with people who are very diverse. Then you're going to need very few rules at the top and then increasingly as you go down toward the bottom line if there's like i don't mind in my local community. Local communities very orthodox right very orthodox jewish community if there was a regulation among members of my community that on sabbath drive it would certainly alienate some people. Do i think that there's anything deeply immoral about that. I mean i'm not sure that i see something. Truly deeply in horrifically immoral about that so long as people are given the opportunity to be would by joe biden said the question Kind of along these lines. As long as we're talking about the death of evangelical ism and the sad sad fact and nobody's got killed. Catholocism is very argument. That biden is making about backs mandates that it's sinful to be unvaccinated. It seems fundamentally a religious argument. I said well. I think with another catholic cardinal manning all politics all human conflicts ultimately as theological and it might be a very removed level. But when we're having arguments about how we ought to live together ultimately we were making kind of religious argument. And that's what we see from the from. The left always says that they always make the moral argument. Make the practical exactly every every policy proposal. They make it on moral grounds. I say this is just the right thing to do. And they don't bother a lot with the practical stuff and and then and then right there conservatives will respond well. This is too expensive or this is going to cause this practical. And it's just it's all it's almost always the wrong response to the fact that we've seen with percent right so true. We've seeded the moral argument to insane perverts. I'm and we're right and we. We've seen the moral argument and we all right are moral the irony that we have to point out is joe biden is making this moral argument and he says he's a devout catholic and he's he's making a religious argument but it's not a catholic argument. He's making a progressive religion. That makes perfect sense. He argues like a catholic with houses. Took all the doctoring throughout the winona kept all the attitudes like really is with the secular jews all the time. The kind of the a lot of them will keep the sort of very mid-atlantic is the word very specific articulation of particular issues. But they just got rid of the whole religion sort of sensibility. Show true to coon alum. So here's a question from the from the delaware dot com subscribers. Get your question in delaware dot.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on 990 The Answer

990 The Answer

06:28 min | 9 months ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on 990 The Answer

"Here. Email. Us your thoughts. Freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. And call it 71271 1101 100. Is that right? Mr. Scott? We are here in Fargo, North Dakota. You bet You were up here in the upper middle big planes, you know? Great nice people here unless you try to take their guns away. Not so nice after that. That's not gonna work, okay? We had a lot of great calls here. Roxburgh, Idaho. Think I know where that is lying to Angela in Roxburgh, Idaho. Angela. How you doing? I love Idaho. I'm good. It's Rexburg. I'm sorry. It's OK. It's OK, so that there's like a seemingly endless amount of morals and issues to defend anymore, And I truly admire your ability to defend, you know, viewpoints and have that civil discourse. I'm sincerely curious What your top books or tips are to help people like me to fine tune our skills of persuasion or, you know, debate. Well, Thank you, Angela. I appreciate that. And thank thank you for calling in, so let me just kind of go through. Couple tips and pointers. First of all, everyone needs to try and read more and consume information through television. Less, of course, keep watching the Charlie Kirk show live stream and listening to our podcast, of course. But I think reading the news actually allows you to process the information without being manipulated by how they want you to see the other sensory imagery. Very important when you're talking to people on the left. To make sure that your heart rate remains lower than theirs. Your Style of how you debate actually sometimes matter more than the substance of how you debate Then you have to know your stuff. I'm going to recommend a couple books if people are interested Phenomenal book that I read literally in a weekend called Age of Entitlement. By Christopher Caldwell. It is the Let's just say it's a thought Crime book. It's a book that when you read it, you're all of a sudden we say Whoa, am I allowed to be reading? This Is someone going to come and tap me on the shoulder and fire me from my job for reading this? Tucker, Carlson said. It's the one of the smartest things he's ever read. It's on the cover and what it is. It's a historical narrative told very matter of fact, Lee of America since the 19 sixties on how the civil rights regime That implemented the laws and customs. The 19 sixties literally, trans transformed the entire paradigm. In a way that we never would have expected, and it's been so obvious in front of us as conservatives and Christopher Caldwell is unafraid to talk about it a couple other books that I really enjoy. I plug his book all the time. Bashar mingle while the the book that built your world. I'm re reading dystopian fiction because it's so uplifting. I'm kidding. It's the opposite of a blood thing, but it's actually very instructive of how these people operate. Arthur Koestler is darkness at noon. Albus Huckle, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's 1984. C S. Lewis. Um, and his book Abolition of Man. Mere Christianity is actually very uplifting. In a phenomenal book. I also reread Edmund Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution. And also anything by Russell Kirk. The conservative mind by Russell Kirk is phenomenal. I encourage everyone to read the conservative mind or the roots of American order by Russell Kirk. They're terrific. Okay, This is not a book club show. I promise you, but we did get a question around them. OK, 712711100. Line three Brian Cleveland, Ohio. Wonderful. Cleveland, Ohio. How are we doing, Brian? Good. How are you, Charlie? Good. What's going on? So I have a question about like, with everything going on with the whole mess of the Afghanistan withdraw. Will Biden be impeached, which I don't think will be likely. But if he is How long do you think camera would stay in office? Assuming she takes over? Yeah, it's a terrific question. Thank you, So I don't think that Biden is going to resign. Until the 50% mark of his presidency comes up where then the replacement. It does not count as a full term. I think they're going to try to get him to 2023 January 22nd 21st 2023, I think is the date they have circled on their calendar. If they can get him to that date, then all of a sudden, the replacement does not have to actually serve an entire that it does not count as a term, it only counts as a replacement terms that replacement could serve another full two terms. So do I think Biden is going to resign or be impeached? No. But I do think that every Republican needs to call for the impeachment of Joe Biden and at the very least, call for mass oversight of the arming of the Taliban. Of the lying to the American people of the betrayal to our veterans of the giving up of Bagram air Base of the killing of 13 Marines. You know, Biden says, You know, it's very orderly, the way that we came out of Afghanistan. In fact, let's play some tape here. We have something from the Biden regime. He said something. Let me try to find this one. Oh yes, um, cut 51, Biden said. Look, there couldn't have been a better plan of how they implemented to leave Afghanistan. Let's play cut 51. Now, some say We should have started mass evacuation sooner. Couldn't this have be done had been done and the more orderly manner I respectfully disagree. The bottom line is there is no evacuation evacuation. From the end of the war. That you can run without the kinds of complexities challenges threats we faced None. You hear that people jumping out of airplanes. Black Hawk helicopters flying around that used to be ours. People getting their tongues cut off little Children getting massacred in the streets. Hellfire missiles going on civilians 13 Marines being dead. That's just the way we do things in D. C. This management of the lowering of expectations by our ruling class. Goes to show exactly what that leaked phone call. Revealed. That leaked phone call revealed that Joe Biden cares more about the perception. Than the reality. When something's happening. Joe Biden wanted Ghani to make to pull.

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Can Big Tech Defeat "Terrorism"?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:27 min | 10 months ago

Can Big Tech Defeat "Terrorism"?

"The united states constitution is an awesome document. According to russell kirk relation it is the most conservative document political document ever written because it has kept institutions intact for so long. And so i guess the question is what happens when all of a sudden private industry gets more power than your own government to do what your government is not allowed to do so for example the department of treasury is not allowed all of a sudden arbitrarily create a laundry list of groups. Oh yeah we're going after anti hispanic anti-asian anti immigrant anti semitic islamophobic extremist movements. You notice how they are so nonspecific to do when you have these very charged overly broad descriptions. Do you realize that it could apply to almost anybody. This kind of goes to this idea of the more laws. The justice the more rules the less the chance of real justice being executed

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"russell kirk" Discussed on Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on Mike Church Presents-The Red Pill Diaries Podcast

"So you want your within the the circle of trust among those who wanna make the money. your broaden and then they they feed each other and they promote each other anyone outside that they don't so they put personality in relationship and connections and those kind of construct that that will advance their own careers. I before principles. That's just the way a lot of mediaworks it even as that way within christian media. It's it's that way in secular media. It's about those relationships behind the scenes that can promote each individual within the group to for more money and more fame so the connection the daily wire in the federal. Very close you. I saw that. Because i got fired when i got fired from the daily wire i was. I was fired from the federal s. So let from the federal city. Didn't actually fire me. There pressured me out and then long story. But they kicked me out so it it was just It's very incestuous behind the scenes as far as ethical about what they run. I mean it is. It is there. The federal has been dominant magazine. He can run what he to there. So you know. It's not unethical but it isn't breach of trust with readers present if you present yourself as a conservative website or libertarian conservative. Which been dominance is libertarian. He is not conservative. Same with ben shapiro Even the ben shapiro claims to be more conservative than libertarian. So this is. Their agenda is not focused on the christian worldview at the foundation. It's about liberty alone. So liberty and self interest are the primary concerns for both the daily wire in the federalist and not principles that were rowling around in the culture war to fight the left. So it's a very mixed bag there. Okay so I knew some of what you just said about dominance because about a month or so ago and aditorial and or peace essay. Whatever you wanna call it at the. Federalists and i'm reading it twice in the peace us. He a for us drops f. bombs and his own piece and going like really dude. You're the editor. You can't do that. He will he. He'll do that just like the folks that reason they talk that way and their editorial give jimmy a little a little respect for my for my dignity Out maybe. I wanna read your magazine but i want to read that so i'm not surprised about but there is a very a very very large chasm between libertarianism and conservatism anyone. That doesn't get it or thinks that i'm full of dc is full of or that your sour grapes or whatever. The that don't really know they're not if you want to see the difference we wanna read about it denise. I'm sure you're familiar with it. Maybe you read it if not gory go read it. Because you'll get ample writing material from him go read. Russell kirks nineteen fifty-eight essay chirpy secretaries. Everything explained right there because someone called russell kirk olympic -tarian and the great dr kirkman. And that dog don't hunt. I am not terry now. This is in the fifties and this is before. Murray rothbart was even remotely famous in the fifties and dr kirkman nuke. That is not me..

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"russell kirk" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Any security is only made my private placement memorandum read it first. Yes, and are a dot net. Okay, Let's check some of your letters in this Friday mail bag. John says, since you are now officially in the movie entertainment business if the daily wire could be involved in a reboot or sequel movie of your Choosing, What would it be would be a sequel to return of the Jedi, and we're just discard the entire the entire sequel series that exists after that. I feel like we were all Star Wars fans here at the Daily wire, and then no one is particularly happy with what happened right there, Stephen says. You like to turn conservatism was a term I used most often in college, describe my political views in shorthand conservative in my public personal life libertarian in the public sphere. It seemed to disarm, left this in my policy classes in my university that was mostly known for its art programs say from that what you will so conservatory in is Define term and he's a little obscure because people don't actually understand what means and it's not a catch all and it is true that there's more diversity inside conservative conservative thinking, and it's typically described to conservative thinking when you say conservatives, some people are like, Oh, well, that means that you want the government to cram down your particular viewpoint on marriage. And then there's some people who think the conservative just means you're a libertarian, and then there's some people on the left. You say conservatives just shorthand for white supremacy. What conservatism really is, according to Russell Kirk is an attitude. It's an attitude about the past and an attitude toward tradition that values tradition. You are trying to conserve tradition. No, it doesn't really explain what is the tradition you're trying to conserve, Which is why you need more terms to describe what exactly you are trying to conserve right. So what I have said, is that I am conservative in terms of my approach to the past. I tend to be libertarian in my approach to government, and I am a traditionalist in terms of what I think the social fabric should be. That is sort of the triad of terms that I think would describe my political philosophy but in terms tend to be used too broadly, and that is the point you're making. I think that it is correct, Tanner says. Heaven. I'm taking a criminal justice class. We started this semester by talking about Gideon versus Wainwright. I'm curious about your opinion on this ruling and how conservatives can reconcile that with the idea of positive and negative rights by principal. I'm against the idea. We have a right to somebody else's labor. From a practical standpoint, I see how protects individual rights by keeping them from being taken advantage of by the government. Curious about your thoughts, so I honestly think that there's a case to be made that Gideon versus Wainwright is not properly decided, according to the constitutional interpretive structure. It in versus Wainwright suggests that the state must provide you an attorney on the public time in any criminal case before that case is only in the 19 sixties. Before that, the basic idea was you had the right to obtain an attorney, But that does not mean that the state had to provide you an attorney. And that seems like what the The fourth. That seems like what the Sixth Amendment rather is designed to do. It's designed to allow you the right to obtain an attorney. It's not designed to force everybody else to provide an attorney for you the only time when an attorney would have to be provided if the person is literally not competent to stand trial by themselves. But indigents was not actually the excuse for not being able to obtain an attorney. So you know, I think that that kind of cuts against the positive rights framework Gideon versus Wainwright is rooted in Don't get you. The in just one second, we're gonna talk about the democratic hypocrisy we have seen with regard.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

03:24 min | 1 year ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on WTVN

"Red Russell Kirk's book, the conservative Mind. 1964 this young Democrat. I'm sorry. Yes, former this young new Republican. Was campaigning hard for Barry Goldwater because the campus conservatives really wanted Goldwater. Because Goldwater was against hugely against communism, communism was the biggest threat. They were concerned the Democrats. Your Kennedy's Your LBJ's. We're not doing enough to stem communism. And Reagan realized what a big deal this political thought was and it's gaining speed. Let's take a listen. This is a 1964 speech note. Let me set this up for everybody. This is not the RNC. This is a week before the 64 election. Barry Goldwater's campaign purchased 30 minute live speech for Ronald Reagan to address the American people, And here's just one segment can't be We're at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars. And it's been said if we lose that war, and in so doing, lose this way of freedom of ours. History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. He's talking about communism there. And the spread of anti capitalism. Uh, you're talking about a O. C. Yes, he's talking about Is he plus three? He's talking about Bernie Sanders. He's talking about socialism. He's talked. This has never gone away and Reagan's words those words. The reason I picked those words. There's so many other great Tropes from that speech. But the reason I picked that is and 64, he warned us. Those that stand to lose the most seemed to be doing the least that is The Republican Party. That has been the Republican Party. Because Washington General the Washington generals versus the Globetrotters, because apparently it's unfashionable to talk about Let's reduce the welfare state. Let's reduce taxes on the rich. Let's increase spending on national defense. I mean, poor people should be against welfare because of the fact that they don't want to be on it. They'd rather have a job. But the left is all about No, we need more and more and more welfare because we need more and more and more government dependence. Another clip from Reagan that I will just read. Uh, is what does it mean whether you hold the deed or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property How true is that today? Asked that question to the restaurant owners in New York City. What does it mean? Whether you hold the deed or title to the your business or your property if the government holds the power Of life and death over that business or property. This is his. This is Reagan 64. This is Reagan 64. We have. We're now. Have Democrats in the House of Representatives. They're very close to Democrats. The Senate Democrat.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Preserve freedom to educate others and to give weapon Ah guidebook and to help them learn how to talk about these issues and to understand, you know, sometimes you do have to speak up and this is why I go to the history of conservatism. And look at how we developed our Judeo Christian ethic and we get our federalism principles from the 12 trumps of Israel. And we go from Jerusalem to Athens to London to Philadelphia and then into modern day conservatism through the writings of the helpful and Berg and Russell Kirk and William F. Buckley and Frederick IEC. And I even put a reading list in here because making certain if we use this book to help women armor and raise their hand and volunteer for a board or commission or run for a local school board are run for a steakhouse or for the U. S House or Senate. That is something that is very much worth my time. Amen to that. I love the inclusion of the reading list. So every woman particularly needs to go out and get this book and I love that you just It's very informative as it is. Autobiographical is well, but I just I love that and you do you do so much, and I have to say I family and in Tennessee that have voted for you and have supported you and you are their number one. So they very much appreciate that we do as well. Senator Marsha Blackburn, the new book the mind of a conservative woman seeking the best for family and country. I just love that cover. It's just so nice, very flattering. Senator Always so best of you. Viewers will stay up with me on social Media Facebook instagram parlor Twitter it has at Marsha and they are, as a J says says, say, y Es And Marsha says at Marsha says there you go, Senator always such a pleasure. We appreciate your fight on behalf of the Republic. I bless you. Thank you. I appreciate it. Take care of it by I do like this cover. It is a nice car, very subtly red, white and blue. And then you only realize that after you've been looking at it for a while, Look at that. That pulled that American American flare. All right. We got a way of today in stupidity Still on the way, So I don't want to miss that as we get moving on, you know that we love Highlighting small businesses. So one of the things that we like to do, because it's tough right now, I'm still trying to get my head around the numbers that 40% of some of these small businesses that have closed their doors permanently. Close your doors. They've done so permanently during this cell lock down and so everyone off there needs to be very financially savvy and being successfully financially It's more than just balancing a budget. You don't you don't have.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:41 min | 2 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"About the case for Christian stoicism during these times and I find that your your hold up in Russell Kirk Russell Kirk said ancestral home Hey are you still there right now in Michigan alas no we just we all moved back to New Hampshire okay we were there for over two months yeah N. N. A. okay so that this is a good gives you time to reflect on the conscience of a I mean they're the conservative mind and and and and and conservatism more generally even beyond Russell Kirk scholarship and so that they the case for Kristen Stewart says the man you talk about sort of the belief in the principle of imperfect E. N. perfect ability when it comes to human beings that Christians and Catholics bring to the table yeah it's a it's an interesting and really strikingly simple concept tomorrow is at the at the creek center I was thinking a lot about the greatest generation of which Kirk was a number and if you're just we have greater generation that's the generation that fought in World War two grew up during the wrist the Great Depression many of them like my grandfather fought in both World War two and Korea you know these were is with the the the heart of thank god this is the golden age of of American history by mostly by many people's accounts and Kirk what was a World War two veteran served in the army and funny anecdote about him is he yeah we a lot of world where a lot of the young men were bringing bibles in their rucksacks brought a copy of the confession by mark is a really good thing with the users to young stoic and one of the things that I've been I was I was struck by the thought was that if my grandfather was still alive he died two two two years ago I think he would have lived through through yet another what would be a great crisis in American history and possibly might have seen another of serious depression or low recession and yet when he talked about growing up during the first Great Depression he he only had good memories he'd he never complained about the property he talked about his family who were immigrants you talked about his you know his his neighborhood friends playing football getting a concussion and sleeping off for a week you know it was just it was you would never would have guessed that he grew up dirt poor coroner and kind of a rough neighborhoods in in a blue collar city in Massachusetts and this was something that I think was a user so remarkable about the greatest generations but they have this sort of intrinsic stoicism and if you meet these these old timers were still around you know not only are they confederations of multiple wars but they also you know they have this this really chipper attitude there they tend to be so much pleasant and they seem so much more content their marriages are strong and they have more kids and their children and their grandchildren have normal there you know there at every they just simply seem to take such sublime pleasure attached very simple things like again like family like friendship like you know having a place you can call home and just being able to do your duty to your country and to the people that you love and your community and this is I mean that that is really I think the essence of our you know classical stoicism but also you know anything that we would call modern stoicism is the ability to just bring your teeth and do we have to do and just take the the story in life for us for the letter comes by and above all to to to take joy and satisfaction in the knowledge that you're doing what god wants you to do and this is something that we we just don't have you know it's we our call we were talking about this earlier the the we have we have this idea of unlimited progress that we can all we can perfect our society that we can always become more comfortable are we can always make our lives more convenient we can always you know you can eliminate the need for labor and endless generation of capital it's just not true in the in the better the better lights of conservatism should remind us that you know life is gonna be hard when there's going to be sickness and there's going to be death and is going to be hard work to make ends meet and that doesn't but that doesn't mean you have to see you know how we cower in your house to be miserable all the time drinking and you know we'll just refreshing that topic nineteen map on Facebook you don't have to live in fear.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

06:57 min | 2 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"A selfie of your brain while listening to him talk about not safe for work thanks okay in S. T. A. M. seven ninety two sons most stimulating talk. thirty senator Jim DeMint and reachable par the book is a conservative knowing what to keep I have one question for you senator not related to the book okay K. is related to another book Tim Alberta's American carnage which came out of a couple months ago told the story of the past and whatever in ten fifteen years the conservative movement right there's a story in there about a little rally that Glenn Beck did in Washington DC some of the audience might remember about five hundred thousand people were there restoring honor on the mall in the store and when I in the book the two mobile Alberta's book he tells the story and one confirm it with you he says the next Monday. all the Republicans get together their meeting and one one solitary Republican stands up for the people in this audience one senator Jim DeMint is this accurate it's a true story except it was on Tuesday when we come back and there's a policy meeting of all the Republicans this was after the giant rally on I think they're more like a million people once you you stood there and you saw the right and the left an incredible wave of energy of great Americans of of people who it again it was not so much about politics people said I've never done anything like this before but I felt like I should have done I had to do something and when you were a big part of the inspiration of that but what really set me back is I believe that this was the big tent that Republicans have been waiting for all that we talked about was part of the Republican platform of just some fiscal sanity and looking at the constitution and trying to balance the budget and not doing all these government giveaways but we came back in at lunch this was the second Republican Senate of policy meeting we had the whole meeting talk about all this trivia and everything it never came up that there were million people in our front door that last weekend of asking to be a part of what we we said we believe in and I just stood up at the end of the meeting and just I cannot believe this I cannot believe that we had all of these people coming to support our ideas and not one of you have mentioned that they were even here and and I believe the Republicans lost years decades of possible majority role yeah big tossed deforming the whole tea party move big time big time thank you for doing that sincerely so what should we be conserving because right now people feel like nobody's listening to them. if they feel that they've already done everything they can and they got State Farm yeah and now they feel the the Democrats are out of control just with this vendetta against the president there's so they're all getting juiced up because the media is so corrupt so corrupt Washington is corrupt and I don't think anybody's talking about anything except get him. so how do we change that with this book explains what's going on in Washington right now it's not about trump it's not not about Ukraine or Russia it is about this clash of world views and the motivation of the left as I mentioned before the show gland that you were a lot of the inspirational more than ten years ago you were mapping the organizational left talking about their motivation their their drive towards global governance and we get into that and in detail in contrast it with what we want to keep but to answer your question about what we want to keep for forget politics for a minute as a nation betweens citizens where in covenant with each other to build better lives for each other we want to keep our faith we are Russell Kirk talked about believing in a transcendent order that's what allows us all to be accountable to a permanent fix and a moral of scheme even if we believe different things are you keeping our differences celebrate our differences whether we came of different religions different races different genders but we don't have to believe the same thing in order to get together or go to the same schools or have the same healthcare have the same retirement plans like the the left is pushing us to but keep our Republic that's one of the things we forget is our country was never intended to be a national democracy that's why you have the electoral college that's why those those the state legislators appointed senators is it was intended that the states operate more autonomously and that the federal government be limited if they would have done this I mean the great example of of the failure and we're being pushed into the same kind of failure now is the European Union exactly if the European Union would have just allowed each country to be itself right without saying all you want to fly the Italian flag you're a racist who just let them be Italy let them be Sweden left California be California into. Texas be taxes and we can all live together it is when somebody is on top trying to jam it down your throat the people say I don't want that that's exactly what we talk about here people can live together with all kinds of differences in less somebody steps up and say you have to be like me you have to believe like I do right then you create the tension but we need to keep our traditions. Diane is and we we don't need to throw out everything from the past we do need to find those things that are working that are fair that aren't equitable and in our declaration of independence our our constitution keeps are getting us to those right ideas and people want to throw it all out because we didn't get it all right from the beginning yeah well I were I remind you that apple which everybody seems to love apple started with a Macintosh it sucked. they went to the I mac that sought to you don't throw everything out for my apple because they started with the back and talk yeah we do you know Edmund Burke the French philosopher you know who built a lot of this conservative philosophy said we stand on the shoulders of giants we look ahead because of the work that's gone before and like their demands that not all of it's been perfect no one claims that but throwing it all out and starting over isn't the best solution there's a great quote that we use from Russell Kirk that says you cannot improve the society by burning it down the job of a conservative is to seek out the old virtues and bring them back into the light and I think right now to your point it's more important than ever the conservatives know what they stand for because our politics is shirts and skins case we have a minute so how can people get in touch with you besides getting the book how can they is this a movement or is this a book. we can build a conservative movement unless we define what it is and that's part of.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

06:53 min | 2 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"And ritual before the book is a conservative knowing what to keep I have one question for you senator not related to the book okay K. it's related to another book Tim Alberta's American carnage which came out of a couple months ago told the story of the past and whatever in ten fifteen years the conservative movement there's a story in there about a little rally that Glenn Beck did in Washington DC some of the audience might remember about five hundred thousand people were there restoring honor on the mall in the store and when I in the book yeah Tim of Alberta's book he tells the story and I want to confirm it with you he says the next Monday. all the Republicans get together their meeting and one one solitary Republican stands up for the people in this audience one senator Jim DeMint is this accurate it's a true story except it was on Tuesday when we come back and there's a policy meeting of all the Republicans this was after the giant rally on I think they're more like a million people once you stood there and you saw the right and the left an incredible wave of energy of great Americans of of people who it again it was not so much about politics people said I've never done anything like this before but I felt like I should have done I had to do something and when you were a big part of the inspiration of that but what really set me back is I believe that this was the big tent that Republicans have been waiting for all that we talked about was part of the Republican platform of just some fiscal sanity and looking at the constitution and trying to balance the budget and not doing all these government giveaways but we came back in at lunch this was the second Republican Senate of policy meeting we had the whole meeting talk about all this trivia and everything it never came up that there were million people in our front door that last week and asking to be a part of what we we said we believed in it I just stood up at the end of the meeting and just I cannot believe this I cannot believe that we had all of these people coming to support our ideas and not one of you have mentioned that they were even here and and I believe the Republicans lost years decades of possible majority rule yeah big tossed deforming the whole tea party move big time big time thank you for doing that sincerely so what should we be conserving because right now people feel like nobody's listening to them if they feel that they've already done everything they can and they got State Farm yeah and now they. feel the the Democrats are out of control just with this vendetta against the president there so they're all getting juiced up because the media is so corrupt so corrupt Washington is corrupt and I don't think anybody's talking about anything except get him. so how do we change that what this book explains what's going on in Washington right now it's not about trump it's not not about Ukraine or Russia it is about this clash of world views and the motivation of the left as I mentioned before the show gland you were a lot of the inspirational more than ten years ago you were mapping the organizational left talking about their motivation their their drive towards global governance and we get into that and in detail in contrast it with what we want to keep but to answer your question about what we want to keep for forget politics for a minute as a nation betweens citizens where in covenant with each other to build better lives for each other we want to keep our faith we are Russell Kirk talked about believing in a transcendent order that's what allows us all to be accountable to a permanent fix can a moral of scheme even if we believe different things up you keeping our differences celebrate our differences whether we came of different religions different races different genders but we don't have to believe the same thing in order to get together or go to the same schools or have the same healthcare have the same retirement plans like the the left is pushing us to but keep our Republic that's one of the things we forget is our country was never intended to be a national democracy that's why you have the electoral college that's why this does the state legislators appointed senators is it was intended that the states operate more autonomously and that the federal government be limited if they would have done this I mean a great example of of the failure and we're being pushed into the same kind of failure now is the European Union exactly if the European Union would have just allowed each country to be itself right without saying all you want to fly the Italian flag you're a racist who just let them be Italy let them be Sweden let California be California into. Texas be Texas and we can all live together it is when somebody is on top trying to jam it down your throat the people say I don't want that that's exactly what we talk about here people can live together with all kinds of differences in less somebody steps up and say you have to be like me you have to believe like I do right then you create the tension but we need to keep our traditions. Diane is and we we don't need to throw out everything from the past we do need to find those things that are working that are fair that aren't equitable and in our declaration of independence our our constitution keeps hearkening us to those right ideas and people want to throw it all out because we didn't get it all right from the beginning yeah well I wrote to remind you that apple which everybody seems to love apple started with a Macintosh it sucked. they went to the I mac that sought to you don't throw everything out for my apple because they started with the back and talk yeah we do you know Edmund Burke the French philosopher you know who built a lot of this conservative philosophy said we stand on the shoulders of giants we look ahead because of the work that's gone before and like their name and said not all that's been perfect no one claims that but throwing it all out and starting over isn't the best solution there's a great quote that we use from Russell Kirk that says you cannot improve the society by burning it down the job of the conservative is too far seek out the old virtues and bring them back into the light and I think right now to your point it's more important than ever the conservatives know what they stand for because our politics is shirts and skins case we have a minute so how can people get in touch with you besides getting the book how can they is this a movement or is this a book. we can't build a conservative movement unless we define what it is and that's part of what we want to do I've been trying and I know you have for years to build to lead a conservative movement of people who are trying to keep those things.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"Of course, it's laughable. It was always laughable. That's why I've been referring to it. As Borresen Natasha. Rocky and bull winkle? It's cartoonish the image that they've presented of Donald Trump and the Russian government. Now CNN is admitting that. This. They're starting to shift. They have to shift because this Muller report is going to come out the indictments against Manafort for whatever buying nice suits in the nineties these indictments against Roger stone for I don't know telling some lie at some point in his life, which he brags about doing that that's going to come out. And then you're going to see that Donald Trump is not Borresen Natasha. And then they're going to have egg on their face. They're starting to pivot now Schiff is trying to pivot now he's saying, oh, well, no, no, no. The the very fact that Donald Trump's j- Jeff Sessions talked to a Russian once on the intelligence the there's just there is evidence. It's just it's out there as we all know it it's out there. Forget don't pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. In a broader sense, the greatest obstacle for conservatives is the people are constantly trying to screw everything up. We have something good going. But nothing gold can stay nature's. I green is. Gold her hardest you to hold her early leaves a flower. But only so an hour, then even than leave subsides to leave so Eden sank to grief. So Don goes down today. Nothing. Gold can stay as Robert frost said that that constant churning of innovation constant churning of progress is frustrating to conservatives because people are always messing up a good thing. And they don't know good thing when they see it the greatest advantage to conservative is that reality reasserts itself. Eventually, this is why Russell Kirk didn't name his book, the conservative mind. He didn't call it the conservative route which initially wanted to because it might be a route in the short term, but reality reasserts itself..

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"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"I mean, there was an analysis about this from the American Medical Association, we see this again. And again, Horace Walpole has a great line the English gothic writer. He says life is a comedy to those who think and to tragedy to those who feel we hear this again, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome. It. We even hear it in this very popular slogan, which is whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger that we get these the inklings of the same thing. Politics is downstream of culture culture is downstream of religion. And Edmund Burke, founder of modern conservative thought Russell Kirk later explained the conservative vision is grounded in veneration and providence, one glaring example of this providence, the divine order that the world really does make sense really does have purpose to really does. It really is good providence. One glaring example of this amid all this crazy talk about infanticide. Actual. Fantas I'd killing people after they've been born came out this week every week. There were different readings at the Catholic mass. These are not dependent on the news cycle there. Not decided by the priests two hours beforehand. They've been set long long long in advance and coincidentally were providential. However, you like it this is how the entire mass reading began this week, quote, the word of the Lord came to me saying before I formed you in the womb. I knew you before you were born, I dedicated you a prophet to the nations I appointed you, but do you girls your loins stand up and tell them all that? I command you be not crushed on their account as though I would leave you crushed before them for it is I this day who have made you afford, a fide city a pillar of iron a wall of breasts against the whole land against Judas kings at prince's against its priests and people they will fight against you. But not prevail over you for. I am with you to deliver. Were you says the Lord amid all talk of infanticide amid all talk of suffering is why we shouldn't at all Y..

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"russell kirk" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

09:47 min | 3 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Now, the second by him of high ex law legislation and liberty is called the Mirage of social Justice in it. He said it's social Justice, quote does not belong to the category of air, but to that of nonsense like the term a moral stand. The summarize high accents the proponents of social Justice articulate, no rules of just conduct that would lead to social Justice or stated differently social Justice rests on the idea that every single individual can behave in just were moral manner. We can and probably will have social injustice. This is paradoxical if not incoherent result. Let me give you sort of an example, imagine that you have a musician whose highly popular, and he sells his CDs for twenty dollars a pop, and he sells millions of CD. So he's going to become very wealthy by selling his CDs. Is it unethical that he sold his CDs? Now is it unethical? So we bought his CD. No. But it results the inequality in necessarily will. Stole that from Robert nosy Wilt Chamberlain. He's able but nobody knows who Wilt Chamberlain is anymore. You have similar examples were society people earned income by offering goods people want to buy obviously, professional athletes, but also people that sell other goods, whether it's software or anything, you can imagine. So social Justice wrestling a proposition that people can universally behave ethically. But somehow it leads to injustice, Michael Novak who is a Catholic philosopher. Once put it very well when he said, quote, Hoboken, intrigued and treatises have been written about social Justice without ever offering a definition. It is allowed to float near has. If everyone will recognize an instance when it appears the vagueness seems indispensable the men it begins one begins to define social doses. One runs into embarrassing intellectual difficulties. It becomes most often a term of art whose operational. Meaning is we need a log that. In other words, it becomes an instrument of ideological intimidation for the purpose of gaining the power of legal coercion. Now at least one of the speakers in our series disagreed. John mossy other free market fairness. Largely except Rosie and ideas about Justice, but he argued the free market best achieve that. Just. Conservatives classical liberals and libertarians holding an unplanned distribution is just if the distribution is the result of individuals acting freely in accordance with just rules. The core of their understanding of what constitutes dress rules respect for voluntary exchange and private property. Individuals may and should act on their conception of merit or Justice. The government should not enforce a predetermined distribution of income or wealth, individual effort merit preferences. Character values and freedom matter morally. Conservatives classical liberals and libertarians celebrate the fact that people have unequal. We're diverse talents. Preferences risk-averse attachments in cultures because these are these are central to the rich tapestry of an enlightened humane and prosperous society. These differences inevitably will lead to economic differences, and those differences are not objectionable. Let me take just a minute to define my terms conservative. I mean, a philosophy that values and ordered liberty and traditional that Britain. This would mean writers like Edmund Burke, Michael O shot, and Roger scrutiny who was also a guest in this series. The United States has been authors. Like Russell Kirk Richard river, Robert Nisbet in terms of the founders, it would mean federalists like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, for example, like classical liberal. I mean a philosophy rooted in the lock you into tradition. Informed by Adam Smith. Prominent twentieth century proponents of classical liberalism would include Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek in terms of the founding generation that would mean democratic Republicans like Thomas, Jefferson, James, Madison, George Mason. The conservative movement. Today encompasses both traditional conservatives and classic liberals by libertarian. I mean, a philosophy of us government cellphone center, nearly so as protecting the life liberty and property of its citizens and a commitment to the libertarian nonaggression principle leading proponents of this view would include Robert noticing an rand and Mary wrath board. Now, it's become clear to me over the years. These views form a continuum each represents a constellation of principles and commitments that's recognizable. But there's no single bright line tests definitively demarcates a conservative from a classical liberal from a libertarian. In fact, there are many varieties of each philosophy. But any conservative classical liberal or libertarian is much more committed to liberal progressive or socialist. Now, most conservatives classical liberals libertarians don't find it to be a particular moral concern, the a middle income person has a lower income and less wealth and affluent professional within a millionaire has a lower income and less wealth than a billionaire, relative wealth or income ratios don't cause them anxiety. They're not etiological committed some predetermined government enforced distributional outcome. The bar libertarian, Robert nosy, memorable descriptions, they reject the view that wealth. Ring come is like manna from heaven to be distributed by the state, and they and they generally you're okay with capitalist acts among consenting adults. David Burton with the Heritage Foundation today at heritage. They prefer unable prosperity to equal stagnation and poverty. They support fairness not equality of outcomes. And don't regard inequality of outcome as fair we're just instead this e equal protection of the law. Equal Justice under the law. What conservatives classical liberals in some libertarians? Find to be of moral concern is not income Orwell's inequality per se would poverty because poverty hinders. The ability of the port flourish to lead of filling wife public policies private-charity, education and other initiatives to poverty and create opportunity or warranted. But the pursuit of economic equality is not the objective of these efforts should be to alleviate, poverty and create self sufficiency rather than dependence. So the people may thrive an existing government programs to meet those objectives. After millennia where most people lived in grinding curry and even the affluent lives lives that would be considered hard today. Free enterprise. Led to the great enrichment, a thirty fold improvement and the material well-being of humanity is lifted many billions of people out of poverty and allowed for longer. More fulfilling lives in contrast. There's no more reliable means of driving a large proportion of a country's population into poverty and to seriously pursue implementation of a socialist agenda and economic equality. Poverty is not a function of economic cloudy, economic policy narrowly construed can have a substantial impact on opportunity and the incomes of the broader public. But typically is not the cause of long-term hiring. Sometimes people are poor because of chronic mental or physical conditions. Our infirmities, they make work difficult or impossible. Other poverty is driven by counterproductive behavior. It causes people not to thrive including substance abuse, failing to graduate from high school having children before marriage or failure to seek work. Furthermore, existing government policies are ineffective were calls rather than alleviate poverty government policies that caused poverty include creating poverty track. Traffic's use me. So that working makes little or no economic sense for low income persons making it illegal for less skilled workers to work creating barriers to employment raising costs prices slowing economic growth and impeding opportunity in generally. Other work is both economically, socially and psychologically uplifting. Government policy. Systematically, discouraged work. Labor force participation rates. Particularly for men have dropped precipitously. The necessary price of pursuing the Galateri.

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"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"And even the American revolution was a fairly conservative revolution. We kept so much from the English system of government. We got rid of the king we booted him out, but we kept so much, and that's the side had been built organically, not just since seventeen seventy five, but since sixteen twenty since the pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower since more settlers arrived in the new world since more Englishmen arrived in the new world and created colonies informed colonies and those colonies worked with each other variously, and ultimately came together not because of the proclamation of some rationalist theorist sitting in an ivory tower somewhere, but three. Through the people of those colonies and their representatives working together to form and fight for specific goals to form together to fight the French and Indian war to come together to fight sir onerous taxes passed by the parliament and King George to fight certain onerous regulations that they didn't like it came together through evolution not revolution. This is the heart of what Edmund Burke talks about and Russell Kirk talks about and what the conservative tradition in the postwar conservative movement really talks about I put up question up on Twitter last week. And I said if you were a concern for all the conservatives. How would you best describe your views, and I gave a few options. Obviously, there are a lot of others said would you say your traditionalist? You're a libertarian or classical liberal a Neo conservative or you're on the religious, right? And I think broadly those four categories describe the different types of conservative out there today and by. Four people said classical liberal or libertarian and traditionalist came in a little a little smaller. I think we've got to recover some of that because that is the essence of conservatism, we're conserving something, and we're not just old fogies. We're talking about a tradition, which is actually not the the old thing. It's the newest thing we have because it's endured throughout the ages it transmits wisdom from our earliest ancestors in ancient Greece it trans transports wisdom from throughout the ages that we can still access which by trial and error has been helpful to us and which by prescription we can possibly understand in the future. You know, the the two virtues, which I think define the conservative over the leftist are prudence and humility prudence, which we get from ancient Greece, which we get from Aristotle being being wise in our judgment taking care of whole contexts and say, well, we should maybe a little cost. Here. This is good. Okay. This is my being prudent and then humility which is an innovation of Christianity. Obviously conservatives are much more humble than leftists. We don't think we're gonna construct the utopian society. We don't think that. All right. Are the only ideas in the whole wide world. We don't insist that everyone toes the party line, or if they don't we're gonna shut them up. It's kind of funny to brag about how humble you are sort of undercut your argument. But the conservatives just demonstrably are much more humble. And when we have a humility because the beginning of wisdom is is fear of the Lord is an awe and wonder, and as a humility when we have a humility not just to the other people living today, but to the democracy of the dead to our forefathers to the the people that we should be grateful for for forging our country, not in one big moment. But over generations and generations and generations that gives you an historical wisdom that will not just let you look back in history, but will allow you to look forward with a little bit of prescription and a little bit of wisdom to see how we should craft are. Country in the future. All right. That's our show. We ran out of time. We got a lot more to get to though. So we'll do it tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm Michael knows. This is the Michael Knowles show. I'll see you tomorrow..

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"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

04:07 min | 3 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"President Trump is the cultural figure he's comes out of the culture. He's a TV guy. He's been in the pop culture since at least the eighties. I was playing Trump the board game which came out in nineteen eighty nine. I was playing that over the weekend with friends he's been this cultural maven, so he's always going to be that guy. He's not ever going to become some policy wonk. He's not Mitch Daniels. I like Mitch Daniels too. But he's just not that guy who's going to be a wonk about all these different lines of the budget or something like that isn't going to happen. But in this debate between the fiscal first conservatives and the cultural conservatives, the cultural conservatives are right at which is why they're getting the speech right as well conservatism. We talked about this a little bit yesterday. When we mentioned Russell Kirk. Conservatism is not primarily about dollars and cents. There is there's a kind of that's part of the conservative movement. And especially you see this among college kids, the young Republican type with the Brooks brothers tie who goes. To whatever political dinners and things like that. You see that really about among him. He's the one who's saying, let's not talk about cultural issues. Let's just talk about dollars and cents the economy let let's only talk about fiscal and financial questions. Conservatism is not primarily about that. It's not primarily about making a profit conservatism in the Russell Kirk understanding of it is actually premier early about loss. It's about what we've lost in our society. It's about of how how we even as we do gain in many ways profit, we're losing some of our culture were losing some of our spirit. We're losing some of the things that matter much more than just base material goods, there are metaphysical goods that really count to. This is the Andrew Breitbart idea of things politics is downstream of culture, Saint Andrew Breitbart, the patron Saint of Hollywood conservatives again with that group of fiscal first conservatives you see it a lot of times they'll say. Enough with the culture war. If we would only stop the culture war get out of cultural issues, then we would win every single election. Outside of cultural issues, everything else is being counting. This is not to say that we shouldn't lower taxes. This is not to say that we shouldn't reform entitlements. We have to do all of those things, but that is being counting. If you don't couch it in a cultural and moral argument. And that's what President Trump was doing last night. It would have been a huge mistake if he went out there and just talked about how the wall wasn't that expensive and come on. It's not that big a deal everybody. And let's just do it and move on. That's not what this is about. The this isn't that big a deal argument, falls flat. When you have Democrats constantly telling you, this is the biggest deal in the world, you know, when in in politics, just like in war your opponent gets a say, your adversary gets a say about it. And they're saying it's a huge deal. Therefore, it is a huge deal. It's a big deal to them. It's a big deal to the left. Why not because of five billion dollars here or there? They'll spend five billion dollars willy nilly. It's a big deal to them because it cuts to the heart of their agenda, which is. And borders, which is tearing down traditional culture and American traditions, which is essentially anti-americanism anti-western ISM that's their that's their issue. And so it's not about a five billion dollar few hundred miles of a border wall. It's about the momentum. It's about what direction that's going in. It's about what message that's sending which is is America going to protect itself. Standup love itself, keep keep being America. Or are we going to give up on that? That's why the stakes are so high the argument for the border wall is not that the border wall, is inexpensive. Who cares? Who cares if the border wall is expensive if the border wall, if the the section of the wall they wanted to build in this budget? If it cost twenty billion dollars with that change anyone's position on it. Let's say cost fifty billion dollars would it caught change anyone's position on it? No, no way. The argument is we're a country. We get to be a country. We don't want all these drugs. Pouring in for the first time now in..

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"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

04:07 min | 3 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"President Trump is the cultural figure he's comes out of the culture. He's a TV guy. He's been in the pop culture since at least the eighties. I was playing Trump the board game which came out in nineteen eighty nine. I was playing that over the weekend with friends he's been this cultural maven, so he's always going to be that guy. He's not ever going to become some policy wonk. He's not Mitch Daniels. I like Mitch Daniels too. But he's just not that guy who's going to be a wonk about all these different lines of the budget or something like that isn't going to happen. But in this debate between the fiscal first conservatives and the cultural conservatives, the cultural conservatives are right at which is why they're getting the speech right as well conservatism. We talked about this a little bit yesterday. When we mentioned Russell Kirk. Conservatism is not primarily about dollars and cents. There is there's a kind of that's part of the conservative movement. And especially you see this among college kids, the young Republican type with the Brooks brothers tie who goes. To whatever political dinners and things like that. You see that really about among him. He's the one who's saying, let's not talk about cultural issues. Let's just talk about dollars and cents the economy let let's only talk about fiscal and financial questions. Conservatism is not primarily about that. It's not primarily about making a profit conservatism in the Russell Kirk understanding of it is actually premier early about loss. It's about what we've lost in our society. It's about of how how we even as we do gain in many ways profit, we're losing some of our culture were losing some of our spirit. We're losing some of the things that matter much more than just base material goods, there are metaphysical goods that really count to. This is the Andrew Breitbart idea of things politics is downstream of culture, Saint Andrew Breitbart, the patron Saint of Hollywood conservatives again with that group of fiscal first conservatives you see it a lot of times they'll say. Enough with the culture war. If we would only stop the culture war get out of cultural issues, then we would win every single election. Outside of cultural issues, everything else is being counting. This is not to say that we shouldn't lower taxes. This is not to say that we shouldn't reform entitlements. We have to do all of those things, but that is being counting. If you don't couch it in a cultural and moral argument. And that's what President Trump was doing last night. It would have been a huge mistake if he went out there and just talked about how the wall wasn't that expensive and come on. It's not that big a deal everybody. And let's just do it and move on. That's not what this is about. The this isn't that big a deal argument, falls flat. When you have Democrats constantly telling you, this is the biggest deal in the world, you know, when in in politics, just like in war your opponent gets a say, your adversary gets a say about it. And they're saying it's a huge deal. Therefore, it is a huge deal. It's a big deal to them. It's a big deal to the left. Why not because of five billion dollars here or there? They'll spend five billion dollars willy nilly. It's a big deal to them because it cuts to the heart of their agenda, which is. And borders, which is tearing down traditional culture and American traditions, which is essentially anti-americanism anti-western ISM that's their that's their issue. And so it's not about a five billion dollar few hundred miles of a border wall. It's about the momentum. It's about what direction that's going in. It's about what message that's sending which is is America going to protect itself. Standup love itself, keep keep being America. Or are we going to give up on that? That's why the stakes are so high the argument for the border wall is not that the border wall, is inexpensive. Who cares? Who cares if the border wall is expensive if the border wall, if the the section of the wall they wanted to build in this budget? If it cost twenty billion dollars with that change anyone's position on it. Let's say cost fifty billion dollars would it caught change anyone's position on it? No, no way. The argument is we're a country. We get to be a country. We don't want all these drugs. Pouring in for the first time now in..

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"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

The Michael Knowles Show

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"russell kirk" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show

"We've been lamenting this for a long time is as conservatives is when these things start to gain steam once you see cities start to pass these things they take over very quickly. New York is often a leader here. You'll remember you in the olden days, I'm old enough to remember used to be able to smoke in restaurants and hotels and things like that. Then all of a sudden one day you couldn't. And in New York was the first one to institute, these smoking bans on a wide scale. While in a big place, and all of a sudden it took off all over the country. You could see this happening now. So you've got the the good part of federalism, which is it protects us from the wildest left-wingers. But then over time it builds consensus, this is one of the purposes of federalism, and so you could see that come to the national level. I'll I'll talk about this a little more when we get to Woodrow Wilson, this an element of the conservative movement has always been lost causes. There was listening to a symposium from the new criterion. On Russell Kirk and Russell Kirkwood talk about this that conservatism is not primarily about prophet and making a profit and profit profiting all the time it's really fundamentally about loss. It's about looking at what we've lost what we can still gather as a remnant from our civilization, which is going away from us, which we're losing especially in this modern era. And that's what I'm looking at. When I see Bill Blasios say these things when I see national candidates get a lot of play because they talk about socialist healthcare. You think gosh, this is not looking good for us. This is not looking good down the road. We gotta fight it. Even though we know the deck is stacked against us. Even though we know we're probably gonna lose. But maybe we won't lose this fight. We'll see what happens when we get to Woodrow Wilson. I do have to point out Ruth bathe. Ginsburg the left wing Justice on the supreme court. She's now very old she's in her eighties. She has now missed two days at at the job. She miss two days at the court missed oral arguments. This is the first time in her entire career that that's the case she was nominated by Bill Clinton believe in ninety three. So she's been on the court for a long time, and she has missed it because she's recovering from cancer surgery. Now, she's previously miss. She's had to prior cancer surgeries in one thousand nine thousand nine and two thousand nine she's never missed a day on the court for that this recent one they removed lumps from her lungs. This was after she cracks ribs from a fall things are not looking good for Ruth, Bader Ginsburg, and this I wish her well. I'm not even gonna make jokes about her dying. I think that's in poor taste. But this will just show you a twenty nineteen looks like if with bitter Ginsberg's health does not recover if she finds that she has to retire from the court or or or her maker. Decides that she has to retire from the court then that is going to be the dominant story of twenty nineteen. There will be nothing else. We saw this with the cavenaugh confirmation hearing. We're seeing this now with the possibility of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leaving the court because the congress and the executive to some degree have given so much of American governing power over to the supreme court. The congress constantly is is deferring to the court to to make laws, and then the the the executive has done this to George W Bush when he signed McCain Feingold, which was awful legislation to regulate political speech. He even intimated that he thought it might be constitutional. But he was leaving it for the court to decide all three branches of government have the duty to uphold the constitution all three branches of government should stop things when they seem unconstitutional, and unfortunately, the congress and the executive haven't done that the court really matters also because the court has. Has so run roughshod over the constitution for so very long that that now there is a movement for the past fifty years or so of returning to the constitution of being more rigidly accurate of being textualist interpreting the text to mean, what it meant when it was written. This is going to be the major fight..

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