Social conservatism and the state

Paul Tuns There are many unhyphenated conservatives in both the Conservative Party in Canada and Republicans in the United States, that is citizens who are both socially and fiscally conservative.  I hope to write about conservatism and libertarianism in a future issue of the dead tree edition of this paper. For now I want to bring attention to Ben Woodfinden's fine essay [...]

2021-03-21T16:33:30-04:00March 19, 2021|Paul Tuns, Politics, Soconvivium|

Social conservatives and the Conservative Party of Canada

The Interim invited several pro-life leaders to comment on the state and role of social conservatism in the Conservative Party of Canada, in light of the recent CPC leadership campaign. I hope you will read each one. Place of socons is decisive question of this leadership campaign by Richard Decarie What movement conservatives are called to do by Russell E. Kuykendall By Virtue [...]

2020-12-03T11:11:17-05:00July 21, 2020|Soconvivium|

Virtue of who you are, vote pro-life

Jeff Gunnarson, President of Campaign Life Coalition By Jeff Gunnarson Vote only for pro-life candidates I think it’s time we label voters like me and many other “social conservatives.” I would like to substitute the word virtue as the term used to describe a certain political type, a social conservative (socon). In my case, and my circle of friends, it [...]

Tory establishment does not seem to want pro-lifers

The CPC leadership race may not end well The Conservative leadership race reflects an internal struggle for the soul of the Conservative Party between two main groups: the Eastern Establishment (made up mostly of Red Tories) and the social conservatives grassroots of the party. While these two groups may share some similarities with respect to the need for fiscal responsibility, they deeply [...]

2020-12-03T11:12:20-05:00July 21, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Politics, Soconvivium|

Place of socons is decisive question of this leadership campaign

Best way to limit number of candidates is to require they be bilingual The Conservative Party of Canada 2017 leadership race revealed that having more than a dozen leadership candidates is politically ineffective. For the 2020 race, the party establishment set very demanding qualification criteria: garnering 3,000 signatures from current members and $300,000 in donations. The purpose of the signatures is laudable [...]

2020-12-03T11:12:51-05:00July 21, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Politics, Soconvivium|

Neither rump nor stinking albatross

Social conservatives are an unignorable part of Conservative Party Those awful social conservatives, how could they! They cost the Conservatives the election again! The “progressive” overtures the Conservatives had made on abortion and other issues near and dear to the hearts of woke culture were deemed insufficient offerings. The stinking albatross of the social conservatives had to be purged. With the rules [...]

2020-12-03T11:13:57-05:00July 21, 2020|Conservatives, Election, Politics, Soconvivium|

Why I will rank half my ballot

The Interim recently published an online opinion piece from former MP Brad Trost, titled, “Why I will rank my full ballot” (as well as my Campaign Life Coalition blogpost on the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race). As Trost considers Campaign Life Coalition a friend, so we consider him a friend. As I alluded to in my blog about the CPC leadership [...]

2020-12-03T11:15:25-05:00June 30, 2020|Josie Luetke, Soconvivium|

The ideological consequences of WWII

80 years since its outbreak, World War II continues to shape the world: A précis of some of the ideological consequences of the war World War II and one of its main ideological results – the general discrediting of Western traditionalism -- continue to shape events in the world today. Among the long-term effects of the war, there is the ongoing erosion [...]

2020-12-03T11:16:30-05:00August 30, 2019|Soconvivium|

Is there a future for Canadian social conservatism?

It could be argued that, over the last five decades, Canadian social conservatism has failed to successfully propagandize a “counter-ethic” to the now-prevalent “social-liberal idea of Canada.” The origins of the decline of Canadian social conservatism can be traced to the battles from 1963 to 1968 between Liberal Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and the staunch Tory John Diefenbaker (Prime Minister from [...]

2018-08-28T12:23:04-04:00August 28, 2018|Soconvivium|
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