(post title taken from the song by The Right Brothers)
I finished reading Ann Coulter’s latest book the other day…needless to say, it was excellent. Not her best work, to be sure (that would be Godless), but still well worth the money.
Coulter is constantly under attack by the left. Nearly every time Coulter’s name is mentioned, it’s followed by phrases such as “gone too far” or “beyond the pale.” She is commonly called a fascist, racist, anti-semite, and any other of various names that leftists can come up with.
The thing that I love about Ann Coulter is that she gets under liberals’ skin. She combines facts with conservative ideology and a healthy dose of humor to produce some of the best material the Right has ever seen.
This is something many liberals have lost: it’s possible to promote your ideology without taking yourself too seriously.
It’s possible to engage in political debate and have fun doing it.
The one thing that draws me to conservatism is that it makes sense. Conservative positions require logical reasoning, where liberalism is ruled by emotion.
Just to show that she’s not affected by liberal lies, smears, and name calling, her latest book (If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans) is a collection of the quotes that earned her the most ridicule from the Left.
The sad thing is, political correctness has so inundated our society that Coulter draws a lot of criticism from people on the Right, as well. These people need to stop listening to liberal lies about what is and isn’t appropriate. They need to grow up and get a sense of humor. They need to turn their backs on the liberal doctrine of wussification and understand that if we listen to the liberal lies every time they say “gone too far” or “beyond the pale,” liberalism will win. We cannot let the other side dictate just what is and is not appropriate. Conservatives need to stand up for conservatism, if for no other reason than that it is worth defending.
When it comes to conservative icons, Ronald Reagan is king. He was the President for two terms, and he showed the world just what it means to stand for freedom and true conservative values. The world may never see such a high quality of man come out of Hollywood ever again.
The thing that draws people to Ann Coulter is that she is truly Reaganesque. Many Republicans try to sell themselves as Reaganesque on issues, but issues didn’t make Reagan great. The thing that made Ronald Reagan the great man that he was was the fact that he was conservative through and through, and he wasn’t afraid to stand up for his beliefs. He had deep faith, and he wasn’t ashamed of it. He didn’t buy into the liberal lies about “separation of church and state” meaning that religious people somehow shouldn’t let their faith values effect how they vote. He wasn’t willing to give evil a pass just because America doesn’t have a spotless record.
Ann Coulter, like Ronald Reagan, is a not ashamed to be a conservative. She isn’t afraid to call evil out for what it is. And she’s not afraid to address liberal emotionalism bluntly and with wit.
The liberal doctrine of political correctness makes people tremble when they hear someone like Ann Coulter speak plainly about liberal hypocracy. And liberals truly are hypocrites: we only have one Ann Coulter, whose doses of truth spun with biting wit send liberals into temper tantrums, but liberals have dozens of people who are unafraid to spread hateful lies, smearing conservatives and trying to ruin their lives just because of political disagreements.
Any conservative who denounces Ann Coulter as being too harsh should be ashamed. The conservative movement needs more people like Ann Coulter, unafraid to speak their minds, unashamed of their beliefs, willing to stand up before an onslaught of liberal hate speech and tell it like it is. If we allow liberals, in the guise of political correctness, to dictate what we can and cannot say, we may as well kiss the United States of America, the freest nation on the planet, goodbye. America needs Ann Coulter to remind conservatives that liberal speech isn’t the only form of speech protected under the First Amendment.
And any liberal that says that this comment has “gone too far,” or that comment was “beyond the pale” should look at their own side of the aisle and see the hate speech emanating from their own party.