Land of Hope: Roots of the American Order
If you’re a conservative you likely have wrestled with the tension between the maintenance of individual autonomy and the self-sacrifice that is necessary to build an ordered society. Our world today seems to be obsessed with the kind of “freedom” that ultimately leads to disillusionment and rootlessness. The ever expanding definition of freedom has left individuals cut off from each other, disillusioned by messaging that promotes chasing dollars, prestige, and youth over a life spent working for the good of the other.
How might the concept of ordered liberty translate to daily life in 2022? And how can the western and American traditions inform how we think about the roles of duty, liberty, and order?
Some argue in favor of using government authority to aid in recapturing lost social and philosophical mores. Others prefer a more subtle approach, and push for cultural formation at the local level through familial value-inculcation. For others, a combination of these approaches most convincingly depicts the ideally-ordered American society.
Join us April 1st through 3rd in Indianapolis, Indiana for a weekend of debate and discussion as conservative historians, thought leaders, and journalists articulate a better understanding of the principles we must uphold in order to best serve ourselves, our families, and our country.