Conservative Historian
Because History Is Too Important To Be Left To The Left
Historical Figure of the Month – February 2015


"What is tolerance?  It is the consequence of humanity.  We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly." 

"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game." 

Latest Post from the Conservative Teacher Project

A Consistent theme of the Conservative Historian is that the academy is dominated by liberal academicians.  The same argument can be made for the teachers of secondary education as well.  Even those in possession of conservative opinions in the high school are in some part in thrall to the ubiquity and power of the teacher's unions.  

One of the ways this stranglehold is maintained is through a detailed, often Byzantine "certification" process in which prospective students are put through a rigorous process that the healthcare professions would admire.  Yet a parent, paying for these teachers might note that "yes, but these are our students and the role of teacher is critical." The Conservative Historian does not doubt the importance of teachers. Rather we question the necessity of an overly large certification process.  Unwilling to simply denigrate a process of which we do not have firsthand knowledge, one of our own here at the CH is going to go through the entire certification process in the state of IL.  And we will discover whether this system is truly creating more effective teachers, or whether it is simply creating an artificial barrier to entry to make it harder for potential competitive teachers to challenge incumbent instructors. 

Therefore we have opened a new section called the "Conservative Teacher" project where our reporter will provide updates.  Please check it out.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.


Thomas Jefferson 


Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.


Woodrow Wilson

'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.


Friedrich August von Hayek


Buffet and the tax code, presidential vacations and should we take TR off of Rushmore, find out more in the columns section.