The reasons why conservatism is the wrong path for America go far beyond specific policy issues such as immigration, economics, and foreign policy. Those issues can be legitimately debated, and views can often cross party or ideological boundaries. The problems with conservatism lie at a deeper, philosophical level: Its fundamental fear of change, and its chronic pessimism about the ability of humans to improve our lives and America’s ability to solve its problems—despite abundant proof that we can.
Conservatives’ resistance to change isn’t just a character flaw; it’s a core tenet of their philosophy. Their historic lack of new ideas and their never-ending attempts to throttle progress make them fundamental unfit to lead a great nation.
To read an argument about why this is true, see the new page “The Case Against Conservatism,” listed under Essays at left.