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An Overdue Book

trailbee Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 7:26 PM
Do you think the people who were bused to their polling stations would have read this book? How about those informed SEIU employees who rigged the voting machines? I'm trying to find something interesting to do for the next four years, and rest my brain - except for those great op-eds on Townhall . :)
Jim3013 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:44 AM
Unfortunately, most Dem voters won't be swayed by logic if they even have enough intelligence to read at a high enough level to get the logic. Most would stop reading after a few paragraphs as soon as they see it doesn't read like an expose about Jennifer Aniston's sex life or some such. We must find a way to get our message out in story like fashion that can be told in short bursts, kind of like throwing Grand-ma off the cliff but in reverse. I don't know if that's even possible, but I'm afraid it's the only way.
Jim3013 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:49 AM
Pro-lifers are making huge strides among the youth because of one thing: the use of ultra-sound images to show what the unborn really look like. We need something similar to demonstrate conservative/libertarian arguments. Wish I knew what it was.
inkling_revival Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:10 PM
Listen to what you're saying, Jim:

"We could convince them if they could look at a picture and have it move their emotions."

See anything there that illuminates the problem?

How likely is it that an emotion-driven electorate that can't read is going to select sound leaders?

The republic has failed, because education has failed. Progressives took over education, and they did what they do to everything they take over.

Our next try at a republic will have to do a better job of protecting the education system, keeping it far out of the hands of progressives.
aowyns Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:45 PM
No, inkling...

...showing them the pictures REINFORCES the arguments that the unborn are in fact people. You can philosophize all you like to a 'pro-choicers.' Most of them are convinced that the unborn are single celled organisms until the third trimester, but if you show them that the fetus has every organ at 10 weeks, then they are more willing to listen to the reasons against abortion.

And so what? Do you condemn people who can't exactly articulate why it is they wouldn't harm another person other than that they would feel horrible if they did?
aowyns Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:46 PM
Jim. It's literature.

That's what early poets thought literature/poetry was for ... to illustrate philosophy for the masses who think philosophy is too dull.

More people need to begin making movies and writing books illustrating conservative values and principles (especially in contrast with liberal ones).
If everyone in America had read Stephen Moore's new book, "Who's The Fairest of Them All?", Barack Obama would have lost the election in a landslide.

The point here is not to say, "Where was Stephen Moore when we needed him?" A more apt question might be, "Where was the whole economics profession when we needed them?" Where were the media? For that matter, where were the Republicans?

Since "Who's The Fairest of Them All?" was published in October, there was little chance that it would affect this year's election. But this little gem of a book exposes,...