A couple of days ago, I posed a question that, in part, observed that the POTUS leads in the exact opposite direction that he proposes to go. In this piece from biggovernment.com, the author asks, “Is it opposite day?”
Nowadays, my strategy when listening to anything coming from the Left is to remember the famous words of Willie Wonka, “Strike that. Reverse it.” Then, surprisingly enough, they actually make sense.
Turning to the continuing fallout from “Climategate”, Icecap has reported that Russian climate data on temperatures was manipulated by the Hadley Climate Center. A good, but fairly distressing, read.
Finally, since “’tis the season” for gift-giving, here is a list of books that make great presents for you, someone else and especially for your “Progressive” friends and family. HO! HO! HO!
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek
The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes
Climate Change and Green Policies
Climate Confusion by Roy Spencer
The Deniers by Lawrence Solomon
The Green Crusade: Rethinking the Roots of Environmentalism by Charles T. Rubin
Red Hot Lies by Christopher Horner
Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death by Paul Driessen
U.S. Constitution and Capitalism and Socialism
Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin
How Capitalism Will Save Us by Steve Forbes
The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen
Witness by Whittaker Chambers
U.S. Supreme Court
Men In Black by Mark Levin
My Grandfather’s Son by Clarence Thomas
Obviously, there are many great books out there. However, these are the ones that I know first-hand from reading them myself. Each has helped to broaden and shape my reasoning, as well as deepen my thinking beyond a “talking-points” mentality. All are an antidote to the constant “Progressive” rhetoric of the current day. It is not enough to be against a position, policy, bill, etc. Not only do we need to know why we are against something, but also why we are for something else instead. I highly recommend that you treat yourself, or someone you love who shares well, to one or two of these this Christmas to make it a merry one. Remember, our New Year, with its promise of the 2010 elections is fast approaching!