If in the next century the United States is to regain its republican spirit and rescue Constitutional government, the conservative movement will first have to rediscover what about America it is trying, after all, to conserve.
Today, a great many Americans more readily and unequivocally assent to the "Playboy Philosophy" than to the older, harder, more austere principles that guided the American Founding.
One thing must be remembered above all else in the coming hearings of impeachment against the President of the United States. You must put the Constitution, your duty to it, and your oath to it, in the center of your thoughts and actions.
The vote of the members of the House on any future impeachment resolution, in the teeth of President Clinton's manifest crimes, will be one that they had better be prepared to explain to their fellow Americans until their dying days.
Reversing the advice of Theodore Roosevelt to 'speak softly and carry a big stick,' Mr. Clinton blusters, threatens, rattles swords, and then…nothing. This is a recipe for disaster.
Mr. Rusher wonders whether he is the only Republican in the country who didn't think the party's showing on November 3rd was a "debacle," a "drubbing," or an "earthquake."
The Claremont Institute's recent conference on homosexuality revealed the kinds of assaults that do not seem to count, or register, in the current state of our public life.
The House of Representatives can either follow the reasonable procedures set forth in our Constitution, or set the dangerous precedent of bending the law for a rogue chief executive.
The new Speaker of the House must be someone who combines two qualities rarely found in one soul. First, he must be devoted to principle. Second, he must be patient.
By accusing our conference of "hate-mongering," the Los Angeles City Council displayed malicious ignorance. By suggesting that the topic of our conference should be out-of-bounds, they revealed a moral astigmatism, not to mention a tyrannical bent.
Nationally syndicated columnist Don Feder, after observing the behavior of the protesters at our recent conference on homosexuality, sees a conspiracy to deny First Amendment rights.
Claremont Institute fellow Ronald J. Pestritto hopes that the liberal advocates of hate crimes legislation will abandon their candlelight vigils for mass murderers and join in the call for just punishment for all crime.
If the Palestinian Authority intends to use violence to establish despotism, then it is better to confront that violence now, rather than later when it is stronger still.
The political emergence of the idea of postmodernism under Bill Clinton indicates how far our President and his defenders and an alarming portion of our political culture have departed from the principles of the American Founding, writes Institute fellow Ronald Pestritto.
Since the Founding of the Republic, but especially for the last 100 years, the ethos of the U.S. military has been oriented toward the requirement to win the nation's wars. This warrior ethos is now under assault, writes Institute fellow Mackubin Thomas Owens.
We must bring our government under control, and the method of control is written by the greatest political minds who ever lived.
The President of the National Rifle Association
tells us that a cultural war is indeed raging across our land, storming our values, assaulting our freedoms, and killing our self-confidence in who we are and what we believe. We invite you to read his remarks from our Constitution Day event.
We should not respect the Constitution simply because it is tradition. There are, after all, bad traditions. Rather, as American citizens we have a duty to understand the Constitution as fully as possible, writes Vice President Tom Krannwitter.
Arts do not grow like the grass in the fields. Human purpose, design, and conscious method infuse the arts. The liberal arts are, writes Christopher Flannery, the leisure disciplines, the disciplines of freedom.
"Conservative statesmanship, if it is going to be successful in the future, is going to have to come to grips with the fantastic changes that liberalism has made in our politics over the past century." Senior fellow Charles Kesler, at the Claremont Institute's 1998 President's Club Meeting.
"How can politics help to restore a healthy American culture? The question assumes that politics can shape culture — indeed, can conduct us 'towards the renewal of civilization,' in the noble words of this volume's subtitle — but that assumption is, of course, itself controversial." — Charles Kesler.
The subordination of the passions to reason — in the economy of human well-being — was a doctrine common to both Athens and Jerusalem, writes distinguished fellow Harry V. Jaffa.
Contrary to our 'paleoconservatives,' the truths of the Founding do not depend solely upon tradition or divine revelation, but are 'discerned in human nature' by human reason grounded in 'self-evident truths.'" — Distinguished fellow Harry V. Jaffa
The former Attorney General encourages us look to Abraham Lincoln for principled guidance when confronting today's political situation. We invite you to read the transcript of his Lincoln Day remarks, delivered earlier this year in Washington, D.C.
"By ending its extension, Lincoln believed slavery would be placed 'in course of ultimate extinction.' Before the outbreak of the Civil War, however, Lincoln expected the measures to end slavery would be taken by the slave states themselves. That, after all, is how slavery had been ended in the North." — Distinguished fellow Harry V. Jaffa