The modern commonwealth has sought to be relevant by championing democracy.
In spite of his Imperialist views, however, he did much to smooth over the party difficulties, and when the tariff-reform movement began in 1903, he seized the opportunity for rallying the Liberals to the banner of freetrade and championing the "orthodox" English political economy, on which indeed he had been a lecturer in his younger days.
In championing the cause of imperial fiscal union, by means involving the abandonment of a system of taxation which had become part of British orthodoxy, he followed the guidance of a profound conviction that the stability of the empire and the very existence of the hegemony of the United Kingdom depended upon the conversion of public opinion to a revision of the current economic doctrine.
For instance, some gurus are championing the concept of memes: the self-replicating cultural entities which supposedly control our destiny.
Cartman is championing a turd sandwich while Kyle is behind a giant douche bag.