By Onan Coca
In today’s America it is the Republican Party that finds itself defending traditional “liberal” values.
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Now before you protest, I don’t mean “liberal” in the way that the media and our culture uses the world today. I mean it in its historical context – I mean that today’s GOP (particularly the libertarian leaning members) are the true protectors of “classical liberalism” and our liberty.
It’s conservatives (mainly in the GOP) that speak out to defend free speech, religious liberty, freedom of assembly, limited government, lower taxes, and government restraint. It’s conservatives who have become the true “liberals” willing to defend our LIBERTIES, even as leftists (who call themselves ‘liberal’) fight to end free speech and curb religious liberty.
In the Trump era these divisions seem to have exacerbated and both poles of the political divide have grown even further apart.
Recently, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), sat down with the National Review’s Jonah Goldberg to discuss politics in the Trump era, political polarization, and classical liberalism.
Republished with permission Eagle Rising
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Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.