Resolution 2010 Onward

theCL  2010-01-01  Blogosphere, Lists

Resolution 2010

More or less, we've had the same talking-heads, pundits, policy wonks and politicians yappin' at us for as long as I can remember ... Hey, maybe they'll get it right one of these days ...

The other day we talked about listening to new voices. I also offered a short list of intelligent conservative voices that I recommend you read.

The following is from a review of The Past and Future of American Conservatism by George H. Nash, in The Weekly Standard.

It effectively illustrates that conservatism in America is, and has been since its emergence in the 1950s, "a wide river with many tributaries."

We can always find more to agree on than disagree though, especially when it comes to the task of defeating collectivism and defending liberty. On that we're a united front!

Onward to 2010

Indispensable to all this is a commitment to continuing self-education. Know your own case as thoroughly as possible–to be for freedom is to be a radical ... And remember John Stuart Mill’s line from On Liberty: “He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.” Read the arguments of liberty’s adversaries—strive to know their case better than they do.

Here's a few more people on the right I highly recommend reading. I'll offer some from the left too, in a post near you.

The Camp of the Saints: Bob is a conservative through and through, and his fuse is growing short in regards to government. He may not know it yet, but I think his inner-libertarian is starting to shine through.

Conservative Hideout 2.0: Serious stuff, snark, you name it and you'll find it at the Conservative Hideout 2.0. I stop in every day, don't you? Steve is living proof that conservative politics doesn't have to be boring!

Liberty Works: Boomerjeff puts a lot of work into his posts. When he provides numbers and analysis on health care for example, you know he's right!

Jack Hunter: Old school, no holds barred, hard-core conservatism.

The Tenther Grapevine: The blog of the Tenth Amendment Center.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Don't believe the nonsense spread by the Left about Buchanan. He's definitely a guy worth listening to.

The Holy Cause: "Christian libertarians are of the staunch belief that governments must not be aggressive or “steal” from their citizens in the form of taxation. And this is exactly what Christianity teaches through its gospels."

Robert Higgs: I read his book Crisis and Leviathan for a college economics class. Higgs is brilliant.

The Western Experience: Jason and Mike take their blogging seriously. They skip the soap opera and get right to the meat of the matter.

  • Mike

    Thanks for the mention CL. Jas and I really appreciate it! By the way I just finished Reappraising the Right and I tell you what, Nash hits it out of the park. If you are a history buff or political thought geek you will definitely appreciate his work.

    • theCL

      The book definitely intrigues me, and I'm sure I'll read it soon. As you know on this blog I've covered a lot of the history of the conservative movement, so I'm sure I'd enjoy it (especially if it's a little geeky).

  • steve

    Thanks for the kind words!

    You've been a big help motorcitytimes, and I really appreciate it.

    I've been saying it for a while, 2010 is going to be a defining year for America.

    I love the new WP set up by the way...

    • theCL

      Thanks! I'm still working out a few quirks, like the fact the comment box doesn't show up. I'm glad you guys figured it out! What sucks, is that one of the reasons I decided to build a new theme was to improve the comments section. Go figure.

  • Matt

    Thanks for the plug CL. I've found that I can use Firefox on my USB disk to actually see your site. So, I ought to be over more often. Great work, and good luck in 2010!