Former Republican senator Fred Thompson has an interesting op ed in the Wall Street Journal offering advice to American conservatives.
First off, Thompson says conservatives should not give into pessimism.
Secondly, he laments how, "some conservatives try to avoid philosophical confrontation with liberals, often urging solutions that would expand the government while rationalizing that the expansion would be at a slightly slower rate."
To be successful, Thompson says conservatives must remain true to their principles.
That's good advice for Canadian conservatives too.