Chesterton’s Wisdom

“The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes,” G.K. Chesterton once wrote. “The business of the Conservatives” he added, “is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.”

Audacious though it is to disagree with the brilliant Chesterton, I think he got it only half right. The real business of conservatives is – or at least ought to be – to make the case for why the progressives are mistaken and to point out the damage their mistaken ideas are inflicting on our society.

About LAW

Linda Whitlock has been a college English instructor, a freelance writer, an online writing coach, and an opinion columnist for The Roanoke Times. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including The War Cry, HomeLife, Mature Living, Spirit-Led Writer, and PrimeLiving. Her passion is writing about the intersection of politics, culture, and worldview, particularly the Christian worldview.
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