July 27th, 2005

A Pocket Full of Murder

The Problem with Conservatism

I don't usually blog (or even talk) about political issues, and I'm not sure that I agree with all of the author's particular illustrations and applications in this article, but on the whole I think it well argued and worth reading.

The Problem With Conservatism

Mind you, he's writing from an American point of view and speaking to American history: perhaps his essay on Liberalism (which I haven't read yet) would be more appropriate for a Canadian audience. But I suspect the majority of my readers are in the U.S. (or familiar with its politics) anyway, and also the general flaws he points out in political conservatism could apply to any country.

In any case, I certainly agree that neither liberalism nor conservatism, in the political sense, can be considered a God-blessed position and the duty of all right-thinking Christians to support. Both systems are guilty of seriously anti-Biblical thinking at times, and have to be carefully considered and measured in the light of Scriptural principles.