Glenn Discusses Constitutional Conservatives in

Brian Glenn

An article by Brian Glenn, visiting assistant professor of government, was published on July 4.

In the piece, titled “What is a ‘constitutional conservative’ anyway?,” Glenn writes, “For conservative politicians, the name signals that they are identifying as Tea Party members, which means limiting government, balancing the federal budget, lowering taxes, ending redistribution from the wealthier to the poor, assigning a central position for God in the lives of Americans, even in courthouses and public schools, and asserting the right to bear arms. While God will always be given top billing, one gets the sense that lowering taxes and eliminating social programs are actually the most important pillars in the platform — so much so that many elected officials claim to be unwilling to compromise no matter what the short-term consequences.”

Read the entire article online here.