Every so often I feel the need to state this for the record. I am not a conservative. To quote Ayn Rand, I’m a radical for capitalism.

And by that I don’t mean the crony fascism that has been increasingly taking over today’s world. That is and has always been a manifestation not of the independence and individualism of capitalism, but of the authoritarianism and groupthink of collectivism in all its forms.

The conservation of traditional values from the past will not be enough to save the world. Like the founders before us, only a new generation of radically independent thinkers will be able to do that.