Truth and Consequences is here to fill the vacuum of thoughtful and rational discussions in politics, and a variety of topics, all with a conservative voice. We are located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and are not affiliated with any political party or organisation.
Many existing conservative outlets like to be hyper-partisan and focus on click-bait headlines, presenting news in a sensationalist and antagonistic light. This often makes conservatives look weak and unable to explain their point of view in an analytical and calm manner. This manner also alienates people who are exploring different perspectives and are trying to find answers and good explanations. In the meantime, the left leaning narrative uses this opening and has hijacked many intellectual and creative spheres.
Therefore, our aim is to present the conservative point of view through thoughtful, calm and intellectual prose and invite our audience to join us in having solid discussions that go beyond rhetoric.
We are not focusing on current events and sensations: our goal is to analyse topics. We are not discussing the latest thing that a politician said: we are discussing particular subjects that have been and will be a matter of a debate for years.
With each of our presentations we provide a list of sources for references and for further reading. Our goal is to present ideas in a professional and interesting form that you can comfortably share with your friends and colleagues. We welcome discussion and opposite points of view.
For us, conservatism is based on the following key principles:
- Government is not the answer to every issue and it should not control our lives;
- People are individuals with their own unique sets of characteristics, rather than identified by any one;
- Government should spend tax dollars carefully and with transparency;
- We should help the most vulnerable and ensure the government is available to help when people really need it;
- Innovation, job creation, private enterprise and competition are essential to our society’s success and should be promoted;
- The developed world should defend democracy, human rights and free market internationally and be alert to violations and corruption;
These principles are also associated with classical liberalism and thinkers such as John Locke, David Hume and John Stuart Mill.
Good discussions are the key. We neither espouse radical libertarianism nor intrusive political involvement in social issues.
For us, the most important values are individual liberty and the rule of law.
I am an entrepreneur and analyst focusing on political and social issues. I have a passion for thoughtful, intelligent discussion and inquiry, along with expansive thinking. I know and love that learning and discovery never stop. When faced with issues of the day, social media memes might be fun, but they will never capture the full story. It is through exploration of interesting topics and conversation with our neighbours, that we learn more and begin to develop conclusions.
Earning a PhD was, for me, a wonderful experience because my main task was discovering and analyzing, and then extrapolating for solid useful application. My study was in higher education where my focus was on student learning. My thesis was a deep dive into the efficacy of a program for students so as to inform college policy and budget.
I live in the middle of the busiest part of a big city, but I grew up in farm country. I have lived overseas as an exchange student, and traveled to other countries for business. I am a life-long learner which flows naturally from my earlier career as an educator.
I have volunteered in my city and my community in many different ways, and I am always helping somewhere. For me, giving back, adding my expertise where I can, is very fulfilling and part of what drives my work in politics.
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I am a political strategist from Toronto, Canada. I studied philosophy and history, and wrote my MA thesis on the topic of freedom as opportunity sets. My areas of interest include political philosophy of classical liberalism and utilitarianism, development of liberal political systems around the world, and international relations.
I worked on numerous political campaigns on all levels of government, specializing on strategy, data analysis and communications. I have also been actively involved in non-profit organizations focused on human rights and democracy in Russia and former Soviet republics. The question of how to make liberal, democratic and free market systems function well in states that were subjected to decades of authoritarianism and planned economy was always of big interest to me.
For me, some of the most important and influential aspects of our daily life include government transparency and accountability, economic freedom, rule of law, freedom of speech, critical thought and education.
With these videos and essays, I work with Sabrina to encourage our readers to form independent and critical positions on a range of issues, whether they decide to agree with our points of view or want to dispute them with good arguments.
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