Often in a prophetic and sentimental tone, President Ronald Reagan would quote Christ. In His sermon transcribed in Matthew, Chapter 5, Christ tells his listeners: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” As Reagan put it, America was that “shining city upon a hill.” The guiding light of liberalism for the world: political liberty, free markets, and a Christian conviction that was beginning to wane in Europe. The shining light Christ spoke of may have been slightly different, but the message was conveyed: the United States lead the world by Divine Right. Reagan called it our “rendezvous with destiny.” Indeed, United States foreign policy, over the last century, has been pursued with such vigor and confidence as if on the wings of fate itself.
A conservative student arriving at the University of Georgia may wonder if the best way to choose a conservative organization is to roll the dice. To the undiscerning eye, UGA offers a handful of conservative or right-leaning organizations that compete for membership. After speaking with leaders of College Republicans, Turning Point USA, and Young Americans for Liberty, it became apparent to me that each organization has unique opportunities to offer the politically inclined student.
Abortion’s ideology has come to light
The news cycle in recent weeks has been filled with grim reports showing just how our fellow Americans view the most innocent members of our society: insignificant and disposable. First, we heard about the recently-passed New York law which allows abortion all the way until birth for any reason involving the “health of the mother.” This terminology encompasses such a wide scope, including “economic and social health,” as to render the limitation useless.
What Georgia’s lavish offers to Amazon reveal about U.S. politics
Amazon has finally ended what was dubbed “The Hunger Games” – denoting the intense bidding war that many state and local governments undertook to attract the multi-billion dollar company to their locale.
In an extraordinary show of cronyism (perhaps only extraordinary due to its publicity), governments offered multi-billion dollar subsidies and special favors to the retail giant. The State of Georgia went above and beyond to satisfy Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ request for competing city councils to “think big and creatively” when coming up with their offers.