I blogged about the death of M. Stanton Evans, one of whose accomplishments was to draft “The Sharon Statement” articulating 12 principles that would serve as rallying points for the conservative movement in the 1960s. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has published them in an attractive graphic, which I reproduce after the jump.
Read it and consider: Are these statements still relevant to today’s issues over fifty years later? Are they enough to bring together conservatives of different stripes today? Are there any additional or different issues that need to be addressed for our time? For example, this says that the major threat to liberty today is communism, and that we must work for victory rather than co-existence over this threat. Well, that victory was won. What would be the major threat to liberty today? Radical Islam? Big government? New left wing ideologies? What other statements would you suggest adding to this list? [Read more…]