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message 1: by Carlene (new)

Carlene Byron Conservative is not the same as Christian.


message 2: by Wes (new)

Wes I am a big fan and advocate of the constitution, but it seems to be a touch cliche that it is at the top of this list.

Right Impulse - Reaching the future today


message 3: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Or books I'll never read.


message 4: by Zulfiya (new)

Zulfiya Critically low on fiction because fiction helps to develop empathy, kindness, love, understanding, and these are NOT conservative values.


message 5: by Jay (new)

Jay Zulfiya wrote: "Critically low on fiction because fiction helps to develop empathy, kindness, love, understanding, and these are NOT conservative values."

SHOTS FIRED!


message 6: by Jim (last edited Jun 20, 2016 02:17PM) (new)

Jim Matthew wrote: "Or books I'll never read."

Hardly surprising when a closed minded leftist is closed minded. More surprising when they just come right out and brag about it.


message 7: by Jena (new)

Jena Good list, but LOL at 150. Twilight? Was Edward a conservative? Heheheheh.


message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Perez Jim wrote: "Matthew wrote: "Or books I'll never read."

Hardly surprising when a closed minded leftist is closed minded. More surprising when they just come right out and brag about it."


Agreed!


message 11: by sologdin (new)

sologdin curious. the US constitution and the declaration of independence can hardly be considered 'conservative' as of the respective times of their composition. they were by contrast incendiary, radical documents that shook european monarchism at its foundation. they were the world's leftwing at that time, and continue to be leftwing instruments when the world remains awash in monarchism, theocracy, military dictatorship, right populist illiberalism, and so on.


message 12: by Rosa (last edited Nov 06, 2016 03:59PM) (new)

Rosa sologdin wrote: "curious. the US constitution and the declaration of independence can hardly be considered 'conservative' as of the respective times of their composition. they were by contrast incendiary, radical d..."
I'll say! They were the complete opposite of conservative. The American Revolution ain't the DAR!


message 13: by Rosa (new)

Rosa Matthew wrote: "Or books I'll never read."

I hope you get around to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bible, anyway, although the first two are the opposite of conservative, and it's wrong to place the Bible on one side of the political spectrum.


message 14: by Caleb.Lives (new)

Caleb.Lives Matthew wrote: "Or books I'll never read."

You'll learn to appreciate reading as you grow up. And who knows, you might mature in some other areas too...


message 15: by C (new)

C "Or books I'll never read"

Sent from: Bubble-world


message 16: by Steve (new)

Steve Dzielak Jim wrote: "Matthew wrote: "Or books I'll never read."

Hardly surprising when a closed minded leftist is closed minded. More surprising when they just come right out and brag about it."
Do you have an original/intelligent/adult thought to share, or do such things die of loneliness in your brain?


message 17: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Why is Twilight in this list?


message 18: by Hoa (new)

Hoa sologdin wrote: "curious. the US constitution and the declaration of independence can hardly be considered 'conservative' as of the respective times of their composition. they were by contrast incendiary, radical d..."

They can be considered “classical liberal” (i.e completely different meaning with the term “liberal” now), or “conservative” nowadays.


message 19: by Jaron (new)

Jaron Fralick sologdin wrote: "curious. the US constitution and the declaration of independence can hardly be considered 'conservative' as of the respective times of their composition. they were by contrast incendiary, radical d..."

Conservatism is the idea of "conserving" the traditional values set forth in the Constitution. Incendiary and radical views are not synonymous with leftist ideologies, nor can they be pinned to any one political standpoint. In fact, one can even say the Left and Right wings have become polar opposites of each other in the modern era. Leftism spouts identity politics and victimhood competitions as open mindedness and inclusive, when it is actually the very antithesis of that.


message 20: by Aiden (new)

Aiden Heavilin Zulfiya wrote: "Critically low on fiction because fiction helps to develop empathy, kindness, love, understanding, and these are NOT conservative values."

Conservatism does seem to be based more in non-fiction, doesn't it?


message 21: by Guy (new)

Guy H Its a little disingenuous to include books written before the 20th century on a list of conservative books. Conservatism is a political philosophy responding to the Cold War, the New Deal/Great Society programs, the civil rights movement, Islamic terrorism, and other 20th-21st century phenomena. To call the Constitution and Declaration of Independence conservative documents is folly.


message 22: by Mark (new)

Mark Guy wrote: "Its a little disingenuous to include books written before the 20th century on a list of conservative books. Conservatism is a political philosophy responding to the Cold War, the New Deal/Great Soc..."

These books (and documents) form the basis for the contemporary political philosophy we call conservatism. Though this movement began sometime after WWII and became a national movement with the ascendancy of Ronald Reagan, conservatism is continuation of what was once referred to as classical liberalism.


message 23: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Seems to me that political(not classic) conservatives are usually the book banners.


message 24: by C (new)

C ^ no that would be leninists, trotskyists, maoists, followers of che and castro, followers of Marcuse, SJWs, radical feminists, radical environmentalists, left-leaning student unions, progressives etc


message 25: by Rosa (new)

Rosa No. Just no.


message 26: by C (new)

C And how could I forget, national socialists too of course. It's a socialist thing.


message 27: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Not in this country!


Dang Ole' Dan Can Dangle Zulfiya wrote: "Critically low on fiction because fiction helps to develop empathy, kindness, love, understanding, and these are NOT conservative values."

Just like a leftist list would be critically low on non-fiction because non-fiction require facts, which is NOT a leftist value.


message 29: by Kendall (new)

Kendall Moore A good to great selection of genuine conservative titles that's also unfortunately undermined by reactionary garbage.


message 30: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Sad to see the lack of historical understanding among SOME of the fire-breathing posters here. In this country the forces of book-banning have come from the right, not the left. As Al Gore might put it ... an inconvenient truth.


message 31: by Mark (new)

Mark It's hard to take these book-banning charges seriously. When one surveys today's political landscape, it is the left where the suppression of opposing ideas occurs. Do liberal speakers get shouted down as do conservative speakers? Or are they accosted as in the case of Charles Murray? And who is actually banning books? California Assembly Bill 2943 does just that, and that assembly ain't exactly run by conservatives.


message 32: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager I thought we were talking about the history of book-banning in this country. Contemporary youthful lefty intolerance is another topic isn't it? It's a good one, but ...


message 33: by Jim (last edited Jun 04, 2018 04:17AM) (new)

Jim Steve wrote: "Jim wrote: "Matthew wrote: "Or books I'll never read."
Do you have an original/intelligent/adult thought to share, or do such things die of loneliness in your brain?


This is not an argument. What is it about reading these works that scares you so much? Might find out you were wrong all along?

As for my thoughts, I'm a widely and well published author. As I'm sure you are...


message 34: by Jim (new)

Jim "Sad to see the lack of historical understanding among SOME of the fire-breathing posters here. In this country the forces of book-banning have come from the right, not the left. As Al Gore might put it ... an inconvenient truth"

Utterly untrue. They have come from both sides, but in the last 50 years almost exclusively from the left. Which is why there are so many attempts to ban Huck Finn for using the n-word. You don't suppose it's right-wingers doing that, do you?

Meanwhile there are all these SJWs swearing off "old dead white men" because somehow reading Moby Dick is to capitulate to the patriarchy. Or something.

There isn't a single honest ounce of self-reflection remaining on the entire progressive side.


message 35: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Steve wrote: "Jim wrote: "Matthew wrote: "Or books I'll never read."

Hardly surprising when a closed minded leftist is closed minded. More surprising when they just come right out and brag about it." Do you hav..."


Do ad hominem attacks constitute a rational argument? BTW, are you a Trump supporter?


message 36: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Jim wrote: ""Sad to see the lack of historical understanding among SOME of the fire-breathing posters here. In this country the forces of book-banning have come from the right, not the left. As Al Gore might p..."

Boasting and exaggeration do not constitute a rational argument. Take a chill pill. BTW, are you a Trump supporter?


message 37: by Jim (new)

Jim What the hell does it matter if I am a Trump supporter or not?

And my arguments are perfectly valid. You need to read up on ad hominem. You clearly do not understand what it means. In fact, you engaged in it by not addressing my criticism, merely calling them boasting and irrational, telling me to take a chill pill, and then trying to slant the conversation into some kind of political litmus test.

The left has lost any ability to make a valid point that isn't in some way an insult or a dismissal.

By the way, you never answered the question. What do you find so scary about reading a book that challenges your worldview? If not for the fact that deep down you understand how flawed it is...


message 38: by Kendall (new)

Kendall Moore Ask not what a man makes of his opinions but rather what his opinions make of him.


message 39: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Chris wrote: "Jim wrote: ""Sad to see the lack of historical understanding among SOME of the fire-breathing posters here. In this country the forces of book-banning have come from the right, not the left. As Al ..."

If you would answer that simple question it will tell me whether it's worth my time to consider anything else you have to say. Otherwise I'd just be wasting my time. I suspect that I already am anyway. You strike me as someone who likes to argue for the sole purpose of listening to(or reading, in this case) your own words. Nothing you can say will turn me into a right-winger, and nothing I can say(I suspect) will be changing your mind either.


message 40: by Jim (new)

Jim That's probably accurate. But then the whole idea here is that people like you, Chris, are unwilling to even consider ideas contrary to your own. It's off-putting, at best, and it means you are demonstrably ignorant. Because while I know all sides of most arguments very well, you know only what your own narrow-minded worldview can stomach.

In a way, there's nothing less liberal than a progressive.


message 41: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager Jim wrote: "That's probably accurate. But then the whole idea here is that people like you, Chris, are unwilling to even consider ideas contrary to your own. It's off-putting, at best, and it means you are dem..."

Still no word from you on your support of Trump, or lack thereof ...


message 42: by Jim (new)

Jim Because it's irrelevant, kinda like your entire argument. Or lack thereof...


message 43: by Alexandre (new)

Alexandre Tilly Why in the world is hunger games on this list?


message 44: by Roxanna (new)

Roxanna sologdin wrote: "curious. the US constitution and the declaration of independence can hardly be considered 'conservative' as of the respective times of their composition. they were by contrast incendiary, radical d..."

Lol. Conservatives conserve the Constitution and original US values. That's what we are conserving. We are the constitutional originalists that protect the stable consensus system, & "Liberals"/Socialists/Communists/Authoritarians believe this foundational document is subject to changing interpretations to whatever they want based on their emotions etc. all in order undermine our freedoms and impose more government control.

Conservatives believe in individual freedoms, natural rights/ God given freedoms, freedom from as much government control as possible, freedom from tyranny that is high taxes, uniting as states to protect our borders & freedom, Western values etc.


message 45: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager What does "God-given" mean?????


~☆~Autumn♥♥ Zulfiya wrote: "Critically low on fiction because fiction helps to develop empathy, kindness, love, understanding, and these are NOT conservative values."

Conservatives don't abort babies and I hear now the liberals are going to allow abortion at 9 months!


message 47: by Alexandre (new)

Alexandre Tilly ~☆~Autumn♥♥ wrote: "Alexandre wrote: "Why in the world is hunger games on this list?"

Because someone puts it on every list."


Thank you, that is frustrating.


message 48: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Gao ~☆~Autumn♥♥ wrote: "Zulfiya wrote: "Critically low on fiction because fiction helps to develop empathy, kindness, love, understanding, and these are NOT conservative values."

Conservatives don't abort babies and I he..."

Abortion is perfectly fine in certain circumstances. It’s simple logic.
Humans are NOT a critically endangered species.


message 49: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Perez Jeffrey wrote: "~☆~Autumn♥♥ wrote: "Zulfiya wrote: "Critically low on fiction because fiction helps to develop empathy, kindness, love, understanding, and these are NOT conservative values."

Conservatives don't a..."


How do you mention kindness and love and then say it isn't a big deal because we aren't critically endangered? You should reread your comment.


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