Right for a Reason: Life, Liberty, and a Crapload of Common Sense
Miriam Weaver, Amy Jo Clark
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“It’s time for a real, snarktastic, humor-filled look at what makes conservatism right. We conservatives have truth and rationality and logic on our side. We just need to remind ourselves why we are right, and we need that reminder delivered in a way that’s not a lecture, not a history lesson, and not a complicated political diatribe.”
If you think all conservatives are old white dudes, think again.
Meet the Chicks on the Right (if you haven’t already).
Everyone loves to tell them they’re wrong. Everyone. Liberals say they’re wrong because, well, they’re conservative. Conservatives tell them they’re wrong because they are not conservative enough. Or because they’re too conservative. Or because they’re the wrong kind of conservative. With all the blame flying around, it’s easy to lose sight of one important thing:
They think like you. And they are right.
It’s right to revere the Constitution. It’s right to value personal responsibility, economic liberty, and free enterprise. It’s right to think that political correctness is crap, and it’s right to call out the mainstream media for bias. And it’s right to laugh at the so-called War on Women and to stand up for the unborn.
As they do every day on their blog and radio show, Miriam Weaver and Amy Jo Clark offer a definitive response to critics on the right and the left, and a cheerfully snarky pep talk for likeminded conservatives. On the one hand, they are tired of the media’s portrayal of conservatives as repressed sticks-in-the-mud; on the other hand, they are sick of GOP leaders who play right into that stereotype.
With humor and insight, Mock and Daisy, as the Chicks are known on their blog, explain why:
- Capitalism is a good thing—success and the money that comes with it are nothing to be ashamed of!
- First Amendment protections extend to all Americans, not just those with whom we agree.
- Americans have a constitutional right to things that go pew-pew-pew.
- Skin color is irrelevant.
- It makes sense to be pro-life and pro-Plan B.
The Chicks offer suggestions for a conservative makeover that will realign the GOP with the regular folks who are frustrated with uptight and clueless politicians. But they also show why conservatism makes sense for everyone, especially those who love their country, their families, God, rock and roll, and a well-made cocktail (not necessarily in that order).
the week. THE WORD “RETARDED,” MIRIAM’S SON, AND HER UNCONVENTIONAL ATTITUDE Miriam here. Conservatives are not exempt from falling prey to political correctness. For example, let’s look at the word “retarded.” The word “retarded” has become a really big deal over the past decade or two. Over the last several years, entire movements have been created, dedicated to bringing an end to the casual use of this term, because, as the R-word organization states: The R-word hurts because it is
unrecognized and unchecked. In his rush to show us what guns can do to little children’s bodies, Michael Moore missed the root of the problem—the evil that destroys not just bodies but also souls. Evil, after all, is what lurked in Adam Lanza’s soul and made him pull the trigger that fateful day. Evil was the catalyst for his actions, which resulted in the loss of twenty-seven innocent lives and his own suicide. While conservatives focus on trying to understand what causes the kind of evil
at yet another school. As we watched the coverage on the news, we initially feared the worst. A lone gunman, prepared much like Adam Lanza was and making no effort to conceal the fact that he was about to go on a rampage, walked into Arapahoe High School in Colorado ready to kill people. He was decked out with a bandolier containing shotgun shells, and he carried a pump-action shotgun, a machete, and a backpack that contained three Molotov cocktails. He was also in full-on tactical gear.7 As
race card as a nearly involuntary response to every argument. Case in point. In 2013, we posted a joke on our Facebook page that read, “Please don’t say ‘firecracker.’ We find this highly offensive. Please say ‘fire white-American.’ Thank you.” In response to that joke, one of our followers commented, “I prefer ‘person of pallor,’” which we loved so much that we posted it as a separate status update. And then, along came Susi. She wrote the following on our wall: “This site just made me puke.
history, and the media was a willing accomplice during his trial, as evidenced by too many people in this country being sorely uninformed about who he was and the barbaric things he did. But hey—thanks in part to our liberal American media—we can at least all rest easy with the crucial knowledge that Wendy McAbortionBarbie loves red wine and Lululemon yoga pants. WHY YES, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF As if ignoring something like the Gosnell case wasn’t bad enough, liberals seem to have