‘Conservativism’ is no longer enough; it’s time for something new By John Dale Dunn for American Thinker
Glenn Ellmers, a conservative scholar, has looked at the American political scene and concluded that myriad divisions have turned us into two separate nations, half of whom believe in a constitutional America, and the other half of whom subscribe to the values the leftist revolution introduced. Despite this manifest schism, he argues, “Conservatism, Inc.” remains clueless and, therefore, dangerous. For those who are disheartened, though, he has a plan of action for fighting back with a counter-revolution.
Ellmers is an intellectual: He’s a research fellow at the Claremont Institute, which is trying to re-imagine an American civil society true to the Founders’ vision. He’s also a Fellow at the Institute for American Greatness and a visiting research scholar at Hillsdale College. Additionally, Ellmer is a writer (The Soul of Politics: Harry V. Jaffa and the Fight for America) and was a speechwriter for the Secretary of Energy in the Trump administration. This is a smart man with a proactive plan for helping America recover.
In the essay Conservatism Is No Longer Enough, Mr. Ellmers concludes bluntly that America is no longer one country or people and that “most people living in the United States today—certainly more than half—are not Americans in any meaningful sense of the term” but are, instead, aliens and native-born fallen away patriots and socialist progressives who don’t ascribe to the national traditions and ideals that are essential to E Pluribus Unum.
Call the non-citizens what you will, but the reality is that there is a majority who are not loyal Americans. Divisions in America are growing, disrupting families and certainly the population at large, as everyone is fired up by the socialist promoters of polarization and societal conflict.