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

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  • Edmund Burke

    1 5.00%
  • Rush Limbaugh

    1 5.00%
  • Sean Hannity

    1 5.00%
  • Bill O'Reilly

    2 10.00%
  • Pat Buchanan

    0 0%
  • Russell Kirk

    0 0%
  • John Adams

    2 10.00%
  • F.A Hayek

    1 5.00%
  • Michael Oakeshott

    0 0%
  • Other(Please specifiy).

    12 60.00%
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Thread: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

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    Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Okay with all the talk of Rush Limbaugh and such I have an interesting question(or at least I think it is interesting) for Conservatives and rightwingers on this site.

    Which thinkers/pundits have influenced you most in your thinking?
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Personally I'm split between Burke and Robert Nisbet but I have to go with Burke.
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    I can't believe Hannity, O'Reily, Limbaugh, Buchanan are on a list with Burke and Adams
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Some guy named "Tarkan" who frequented my past forum. He changed me from a rabid Bush-hating liberal into a sensible conservative over the course of a couple of years. I would make some standard lefty comment and he would annihilate me.

    After that it was Ron Paul and the Austrian Economists (Mises, Rothbard).

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Some guy named "Tarkan" who frequented my past forum. He changed me from a rabid Bush-hating liberal into a sensible conservative over the course of a couple of years. I would make some standard lefty comment and he would annihilate me.

    After that it was Ron Paul and the Austrian Economists (Mises, Rothbard).
    Find him and bring him here.
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I can't believe Hannity, O'Reily, Limbaugh, Buchanan are on a list with Burke and Adams
    Well that is rather the point. I do get the unfortunate impression that too many Conservatives get a lot more exposure to the former than the latter. I wanted to see if I was correct.
    Last edited by Wessexman; 02-03-09 at 01:34 AM.
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Find him and bring him here.
    Why? Are you fond of being perpetually refuted? Don't worry, I'll accommodate you.

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Why? Are you fond of being perpetually refuted? Don't worry, I'll accommodate you.
    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
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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    I guess it would be paine on the origin and design of government that originally got me interested in political science. prior to reading that I had not really stopped to think about the theoretical aspect of it if you know what I mean.

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    Re: Interesting question for Conservatives/rightwingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    I guess it would be paine on the origin and design of government that originally got me interested in political science. prior to reading that I had not really stopped to think about the theoretical aspect of it if you know what I mean.
    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.
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

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