Thursday, September 01, 2005

Various notes: Conservatives out of GOP?

Politics: Mike Adams writes about the first "National Conservative Coming Out Day."

Also, R. Emmett Tyrrell writes on the disarray of the Democratic Party, while Mark Tapscott wonders if conservatives should abandon the GOP because of their reckless spending. As Tapscott says, "The rebirth of limited government will remain a conservative pipedream as long as the people in charge of the GOP refuse to sober up." Should we leave? No, we need to regain more influence within the party in order to change its direction. The use of the Republican Party - the most powerful party in America - is still the best way to advance conservative ideas in government (even if it often fails to do so). Conservatives at least have a place in the GOP; it's still our party, and we'll keep fighting to control its direction.

Philosophy: Chuck Colson talks about the fairly new book From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany by Richard Weikart. As Colson says, Weikart's book demonstrates "that Darwin's ideas about the origin of species helped create a culture that devalued human life. And in that culture, Nazism was able to thrive." Philosophical materialism must be rejected, not embraced (as happened because Darwin's scientifically flawed theory, if true, would give it merit).

Also, see this recent post on Darwinism.

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