As we proceed into an exciting new year and a potentially game-changing presidential administration, we find ourselves wading into new territory that raises challenging questions about our beliefs and ideas.
This of course isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, the mark of a good idea is that it has been subjected to numerous challenges and still remains intact. In fact, this is the essence of conservativism, respecting solid ideas that have stood the test of time while discarding ones that have been shown to be unfounded or dangerous. It is for this reason that we should be constantly evaluating the efficacy of our positions.
If we do not, we run the very serious risk of boxing ourselves into contradictory positions when two or more of our stances conflict with each other and giving a chance to characterize conservativism as a whole as the product of muddled thinking.
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