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Galt’s Gulch: If Men Were Angels

Galt’s Gulch: If Men Were Angels

In part 3 of Ayn Rand’s dystopian opus Atlas Shrugged, protagonist railroad executive Dagny Taggart crash lands into a mountain valley known as Galt’s Gulch, a libertarian utopia where there are no laws — only free enterprise and those who pledge to uphold...
A Long Look in the Mirror

A Long Look in the Mirror

One of my favorite movies from 2016 was the Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One.  In one of the trailers, (the scene was cut during reshoots),  Saw Gerrera, the leader of a Rebel cell, asks Jyn Urso, “If you continue to fight, what will you become?”  Throughout the...
What’s Worth Conserving?

What’s Worth Conserving?

In our culture today, conservatism is often characterized as being overly concerned with tradition, backwards, rigid, focused on the past, opposed to progress, and in some circles bigoted, hateful, and even fascist.  Are they right?  Is to be conservative to be...
A Party For Everyone Is A Party For No One

A Party For Everyone Is A Party For No One

Recently, a new third party has formed in Utah, the state in which I live, called the United Utah Party.  The United Utah Party is made up of individuals who, as Professor Richard Davis of Brigham Young University puts it, feel that “extremes on both ends — from the...
It’s Not Easy Being Conservative

It’s Not Easy Being Conservative

Fellow conservatives, One of our principal missions here at The New Guards is to teach you what it means to be a conservative, and we can’t possibly do that without letting you know what you’re in for. You may have realized this already, but conservatives...