• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Prerequisite for Indoctrinate-U

Listening to Glenn Beck on the radio this morning, I learned he will be doing a 2-day television special, starting tomorrow, March 5—his topic: Liberal Indoctrination in our schools. Coincidently timed just a few days before we view and discuss Evan Coyne Moloney’s film, “Indoctrinate U”, I am getting the word out in case anyone is interested in some ‘prerequisite’ work.

Glenn Beck
Indoctrination in Our Schools
2-Day Special
Cable Fox News
4:00pm CT (reruns at 1:00am)
March 5 & 6

Please note, this is a cable channel.

Seven Miracles That Saved America

A book written by co-authors Ted and Chris Stewart, “Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope” sees particular events, not as random whims of fate, but proof of divine providence at work in American history. The authors are not alone in their perceptions—the very people involved acknowledged the hand of God in their outcome.

The seven “Miracles” are familiar to Americans: 

“Christopher Columbus, who “against all odds” discovered the New World — when it could very well have been found by the Chinese.

The survival of Jamestown, despite untold hardship and starvation, ensuring that America would be settled by a religiously oriented and religiously tolerant people.

How an unexplained summer fog shrouded the East River on an August morning, allowing Gen. George Washington and his army to escape annihilation at the hands of the British troops.

The epic events that led to the creation of the United States Constitution, forever establishing this country as “the shining city on the hill.”

How, at a time when it looked like our fledgling democracy was actually going to fail, God answered Abraham Lincoln’s desperate prayer for a victory at Gettysburg, literally changing the future of the world.

The incredibly unlikely scenario that played out during the Battle of Midway during World War II, which in no small part contributed to the Allies’ ability to win the war.

How a would-be assassin’s bullet stopped within an inch of Ronald Reagan’s heart, thus allowing him to live and go on to play a key role in the end of the Cold War.” 

In their book, the author’s carefully examine each event to show how a different outcome for any one of them would have changed the course of American history. A much greater appreciation for many American heros was an ‘unintended consequence’ of writing the book. “We had preconceived notions of the greatness of Washington and Lincoln, but that was validated to a quantum-leap degree. We realized that most of our admiration was superficial. These were great men.” 

The authors show that we still have reasons to be optimistic, even with all the problems in the world today. “Our country is not perfect. But most of us look at the people in our lives, and they are good people. I’ve lived all over the military and met a lot of good people, who try to do right. Sometimes, I think we don’t give enough credit to what is good in this country.” 

Ted and Chris Stewart have impressive credentials. Chris was a record-setting Air Force pilot who holds the record for the fastest nonstop flight around the world (retired) and best-selling author of techno-military thrillers. Ted was appointed a U.S. District judge in 1999 by President Clinton. He taught university courses in law, the Constitution, the Supreme Court and public policy. 

Written using excerpts from an article written by Carma Wadley, Deseret News, February 15, 2010.

The case for Judeo-Christian values: Values vs (Liberal) Feelings

I intended to post this article soon after our December meeting in which we discussed the eroding Judeo-Christian values of western culture. Unfortunately, I found myself almost completely consumed with Christmas and the many self-imposed demands of the season, so this entry constitutes a ‘better late than never’ effort. The attached article by Dennis Prager, originally published February 22, 2005, is well worth reading and the best I found on the topic. By the way, it appears that Dennis has written as much or more than anyone else on this subject…as per the mighty Google search engine.

The case for Judeo-Christian values: Values vs (Liberal) Feelings
By Dennis Prager
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com With the decline of the authority of Judeo-Christian values in the West, many people stopped looking to external sources of moral standards in order to decide what is right and wrong. Instead of being guided by G-d, the Bible and religion, great numbers — in Western Europe, the great majority — have looked elsewhere for moral and social guidelines.
For many millions in the twentieth century, those guidelines were provided by Marxism, Communism, Fascism or Nazism. For many millions today, those guidelines are feelings. With the ascendancy of leftist values that has followed the decline of Judeo-Christian religion, personal feelings have supplanted universal standards. In fact, feelings are the major unifying characteristic among contemporary liberal positions.
Aside from reliance on feelings, how else can one explain a person who believes, let alone proudly announces on a bumper sticker, that “War is not the answer”? I know of no comparable conservative bumper sticker that is so demonstrably false and morally ignorant. Almost every great evil has been solved by war — from slavery in America to the Holocaust in Europe. Auschwitz was liberated by soldiers making war, not by pacifists who would have allowed the Nazis to murder every Jew in Europe.
The entire edifice of moral relativism, a foundation of leftist ideology, is built on the notion of feelings deciding right and wrong. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
The animals-and-humans-are-equivalent movement is based entirely on feelings. People see chickens killed and lobsters boiled, feel for the animals, and shortly thereafter abandon thought completely, and equate chicken and lobster suffering to that of a person under the same circumstances.
The unprecedented support of liberals for radically redefining the basic institution of society, marriage and the family is another product of feelings — sympathy for homosexuals. Thinking through the effects of such a radical redefinition on society and its children is not a liberal concern.
The “self-esteem movement” — now conceded to have been a great producer of mediocrity and narcissism — was entirely a liberal invention based on feelings for kids.
The liberal preoccupation with whether America is loved or hated is also entirely feelings-based. The Left wants to be loved; the conservative wants to do what is right and deems world opinion fickle at best and immoral at worst.
Sexual harassment laws have created a feelings-industrial complex. The entire concept of “hostile work environment” is feelings based. If one woman resents a swimsuit calendar on a co-worker’s desk, laws have now been passed whose sole purpose is to protect her from having uncomfortable feelings.
For liberals, the entire worth of the human fetus is determined by the mother’s feelings. If she feels the nascent human life she is carrying is worth nothing, it is worth nothing. If she feels it is infinitely precious, it is infinitely precious.
Almost everything is affected by liberal feelings. For example, liberal opposition to calling a Christmas party by its rightful name is based on liberals’ concern that non-Christians will feel bad. And for those liberals, nothing else matters — not the legitimate desire of the vast majority of Americans to celebrate their holiday, let alone the narcissism of those non-Christians “offended” by a Christmas party.
And why do liberals continue to endorse race-based affirmative action at universities despite the mounting evidence that it hurts blacks more than it helps? Again, a major reason is feelings — sympathy for blacks and the historic racism African-Americans have endured. Very often, liberals are far more concerned with purity of motive than with moral results. That’s why so many liberals still oppose the liberation of Iraq — so what if Iraqis risk their lives to vote? It’s George W. Bush’s motives that liberals care about, not spreading liberty in the Arab world.
Elevating motives above results is a significant part of liberalism. What matters is believing that one is well intentioned — that one cares for the poor, hates racism, loathes inequality and loves peace. Bi-lingual education hurts Latino children. But as a compassionate person — and “compassionate” is the self-definition of most liberals — that is not the liberal’s real concern. His concern is with an immigrant child’s uncomfortable feelings when first immersed in English.
Reliance on feelings in determining one’s political and social positions is the major reason young people tend to have liberal/left positions — they feel passionately but do not have the maturity to question those passions. It is also one reason women, especially single women, are more liberal than men — it is women’s nature to rely on emotions when making decisions. (For those unused to anything but adulation directed at the female of the human species, let me make it clear that men, too, cannot rely on their nature, which leans toward settling differences through raw physical power. Both sexes have a lot of self-correcting to do.)
To be fair, feelings also play a major role in many conservatives’ beliefs. Patriotism is largely a feeling; religious faith is filled with emotion, and religion has too often been dictated by emotion. But far more conservative positions are based on “What is right?” rather than on “How do I feel?” That is why a religious woman who is pregnant but does not wish to be is far less likely to have an abortion than a secular woman in the same circumstances. Her values are higher than her feelings. And that, in a nutshell, is what our culture war is about — Judeo-Christian values versus liberal/leftist feelings.
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