The greatest force for good in a politically divided landscape is the voice of reason. William F. Buckley Jr., one of the greatest icons of conservatism in the 1960’s, was just such a force for good. His legacy isn’t one of division or hatred, but rather intellectual honesty and truth. Buckley didn’t leave room for political ignorance or outlandish rhetoric on “The Firing-Line,” his infamous TV series. He had a certain way with words that left his political opponents in shock, but showed poise and restraint. Moments of mutual respect and camaraderie were frequent on the series, even after...Read More
Author: Taylor Samuelson
On April 21, 2017, The New Guard detailed the Young America’s Foundation’ efforts to further the free speech movement. In the piece titled “YAF to Berkeley: Honor First Amendment or Face Litigation,” Spencer Brown, YAF’s Communications Director, put the liberal UC Berkeley on notice for banning Ann Coulter from speaking at an event there. According to the piece, a letter sent to Vice Chancellor Stephen Sutton made clear the intentions to protect free speech at all costs. “…Respect students’ rights by ensuring that Ann Coulter is allowed to speak on campus April 27 or relief will be sought in federal court,...Read More
On November 24th 1925, in New York City, William F. Buckley, Jr. was born. His legacy in the political sphere is the equivalence of Issac Newton to science. His beliefs live on as a role model for conservative activists and ethical statesmen alike. Buckley lived through some of America’s most tumultuous times, yet he had the ability to dedicate himself to finding intellectual success. In the years leading up to WWII, Buckley’s family took in a little known British refugee by the name of Alistair Horne. Horne and Buckley grew together, and their friendship is a testament to the...Read More
By definition, a conservative is someone who holds strong perspectives on ethics and morality. Someone who believes there is such thing as a right and wrong. In modern college environments, characters like Milo Yiannopolous and Tomi Lahren are being hailed as “outspoken conservative leaders.” None of which, mind you, are true. These individuals are neither leaders nor conservatives. Their false flags are degrading the very movement we are tasked to represent. Milo is not a conservative. He was removed from CPAC by the American Conservative Union (ACU) and resigned from Breitbart for his unacceptable and vulgar statements about sexual exploitation....Read More
General Douglas MacArthur was a military icon second to none, and his impact on US military strength in WWII is one that will be remembered for decades. MacArthur was an individual who saw leadership as the single greatest factor in determining victory over defeat. His presence exuded good ole’ American swagger, and a confidence that commanded respect. Following the August 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan issued an unconditional surrender under the Potsdam Declaration. It’s at this point that General MacArthur lead the reformation effort in Japan under the Supreme Command of Allied Powers (SCAP). He saw the people subject...Read More
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