Bonfire of the Conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Bonfire of the Conservatives

The infighting must stop. 

All conservatives ought to work together to make sure the tough issues are not forgotten, put aside, or ignored. A solid conservative budget blueprint, for example, reflects all the movement’s priorities equally well. That’s the starting point from with the movement should be working.

Moving from Stool to Step Ladder

Conservatives must not practice fratricide. They must cast aside division and subtraction and work on addition and multiplication.

The same practices that can help bring the movement together can grow the movement into a sustained majority.

Conservatives have to go places they don't usually go. Talk to people they don't usually talk to. By engaging with others, being truthful and plain-spoken about their ideas, more Americans will stop viewing the Right through partisan blinders and start soberly assessing the worthiness of an honest agenda to keep America free, safe and prosperous.

A Heritage Foundation vice president, James Jay Carafano directs the think tank’s research on issues of national security and foreign affairs.

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