View Poll Results: Which thinker/Pundit has influenced you most?

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  • Edmund Burke

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  • Rush Limbaugh

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  • Sean Hannity

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  • Bill O'Reilly

    2 10.00%
  • Pat Buchanan

    0 0%
  • Russell Kirk

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  • John Adams

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Thread: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post

    After that it was Ron Paul and the Austrian Economists (Mises, Rothbard).
    I like Mises and Rothbard myself although I do sometimes find them a little too individualist if you know what I mean.
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Interesting choice. I like Paine myself too even though he isn't generally considered a "Conservative" thinker and I didn't think he answered Burke too well.
    well I have thought otherwise he is pretty weak actually, but I found that part of it compelling, because it was a new idea to me at the time.

    and I guess you're right, he's not a conservative thinker but he had a lot to do with me being a conservative. I kind of forgot the question as I was thinking about it.
    Last edited by emdash; 02-03-09 at 01:45 AM.

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    No. I am fond that if someone over the internet could change your political swagger like that then he must be a good addition to any political forum.

    That's all. I get refuted enough as it is
    Indeed he would be (liberals would rue the day he showed up here), but he's very unlikely to share time between this forum and the other. He's been a member of that one since 2000.

    BTW, you're a good sport. That's always a good thing...

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Indeed he would be (liberals would rue the day he showed up here), but he's very unlikely to share time between this forum and the other. He's been a member of that one since 2000.

    BTW, you're a good sport. That's always a good thing...
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    PM me the name of the forum if you would. I am intrigued.

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    well I have thought otherwise he is pretty weak actually, but I found that part of it compelling, because it was a new idea to me at the time.

    and I guess you're right, he's not a conservative thinker but he had a lot to do with me being a conservative. I kind of forgot the question as I was thinking about it.
    Paine could certainly be cited by Conservatives today. He is not strictly Conservative and he would perhaps have little to offer arch-traditionalists of the Continental European, "Throne and Altar" kind but he is certainly has something to offer for the Anglo-American whose Conservatism is smattered with healthy helpings of Classical liberalism. Thomas Jefferson is similar although perhaps has even more to offer.
    Last edited by Wessexman; 02-03-09 at 01:55 AM.
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    I can't think of any actual thinkers who helped shape my beliefs as they developed, but in terms of people who have helped reaffirm my positions over time, I guess I'd say Glenn Reynolds.
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Paine could certainly be cited by Conservatives today. He is not strictly Conservative and he would perhaps have little to offer arch-traditionalists of the Continental European, "Throne and Altar" kind but he is certainly has something to offer for the Anglo-American whose Conservatism is smattered with healthy helpings of Classical liberalism. Thomas Jefferson is similar although perhaps even more so.
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    I would have to say a combination of Glenn Beck and Michael Savage have got me out of the whole "Republicans good, democrats bad" mentality. Stereotypically republicans are generally conservative and patriotic, but that is not always true. Just look at the ones who claim to support the troops and salute the flag when they turn around and toss the salad of multinational corporations by allowing jobs to outsource,allow 12-20 million plus of people from other countries to invade our country with out even the use of a weapon, allow foreign countries and companies to run our ports and many other unpatriotic/anti-American things.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Since conservatism is common sense. None of the above. Its just well, common sense


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