Compelling Sources

The internet is a chaotic place, and it’s hard to know where to turn for reliable information, persuasive ideas, convincing propositions, gripping fundamentals, solid advice, and wisdom and principles that have withstood the test of time and history.

Here are a few of my go-to sources. I encourage you to dive into the words and works of these independent and challenging resources. Like you, it takes discernment to get to “the truth”…these sources are a good place to do your own investigation. I’m checking these out almost every day.

Pat Buchanan

Link: buchanan.org/blog

I’ve known Pat personally for over three decades and would recommend any (and all) of his books. The problem with Pat is that he is about 10 years ahead of himself…so if you read his “old” books you will be amazed how “on target” he is!

Ron Paul

Link: ronpaulinstitute.org

Ron and his son, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, are both reliable sources who I have known personally for many years. They are men of and for the people, and have worked tirelessly for decades for the preservation of Liberty.

Zero Hedge

Link: zerohedge.com

Zero Hedge is an alternative news source. While I don’t agree with all that is said here, this is a different source of news that you won’t typically find.

Mises Institue

Link: mises.org

One of the best, most highly-trusted sources on so many fronts.

The Imaginative Conservative

Link: theimaginativeconservative.org

This is one of the finest resources for the “thinking person” who wants to go into a greater depth of understanding on so many of the fundamental ideas of conservative thought. 
 

Leadership Institute

Link: leadershipinstitute.org

Morton Blackwell and the Leadership Institute has been training conservatives on how to win elections and also equipping them with numerous books and thinkers of that shaped the modern American conservative movement.

The Federalist Society

Link: fedsoc.org

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order.  It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. 
 

Thomas Sowell

Link: leadershipinstitute.org

Thomas Sowell is an American economist and social theorist who is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He writes from a libertarian conservative perspective, advocating supply-side economics. Sowell has written more than thirty books.

Books

The Roots of American Order

Author: Russell Kirk

In this now classic work, Russell Kirk describes the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth of the United States.​

The Law

Author: Frederic Bastiat

The Law was originally published as a pamphlet in 1850 by Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850). Bastiat wrote most of his work in the few years before and after the French Revolution of 1848. The Law is considered a classic and his ideas are still relevant today. The essay was published in French in 1850. This piece was published in English as part of Essays on Political Economy 

Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat

Author: Os Guinness

“Conflicts, hostility, and incivility now threaten to tear the country apart. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction. This is no longer politics as usual, but an era of political warfare where our enemies are not foreign adversaries, but our fellow citizens.”

Captains and the Kings

Author: Taylor Caldwell

One of my favorite books of all time: “Captains and the Kings” by one of my favorite fiction authors of all time, Taylor Caldwell.

An informed electorate, who would elect only just men no matter their financial power or lack of it, was an impossible dream. Mankind adores its betrayers, and murders its saviors.

 

Conscience of a Conservative

Author: Barry Goldwater

The Conscience of a Conservative reignited the American conservative movement and made Barry Goldwater a political star. It influenced countless conservatives in the United States, and helped lay the foundation for the Reagan Revolution in 1980. It covers topics such as education, labor unions and policies, civil rights, agricultural policy and farm subsidies, social welfare programs, and income taxation. This significant book lays out the conservative position both politically and economically that would come to dominate the Conservative Movement in American.

The Conservative Mind

Author: Russell Kirk

“A profound critique of contemporary mass society, and a vivid and poetic image – not a program, an image – of how that society might better itself. [ The Conservative Mind ] is, in important respects, the twentieth century’s own version of the Reflections on the Revolution in France… [Kirk] was an artist, a vsionary, almost a prophet.” – DAVID FRUM, author of Dead Right

The Road to Serfdom

Author: F. A. Hayek

An unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, The Road to Serfdom has inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers for half a century. Originally published in 1944—when Eleanor Roosevelt supported the efforts of Stalin, and Albert Einstein subscribed lock, stock, and barrel to the socialist program—The Road to Serfdom was seen as heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production. For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

I, Pencil – My Family Tree As Told to Leonard E. Read

Author: Leonard E. Read

“I, Pencil” is written in the first person from the point of view of a pencil. The pencil details the complexity of its own creation, listing its components and the numerous people involved, down to the sweeper in the factory and the lighthouse keeper guiding the shipment into port.

Taking A Stand

Losing Battles

By John G. Brunner “The losing battles are the ones you never fight.”  John W. Brunner “DOWN TO 28% APPROVAL”, shouts the mainstream media, “The

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Stand By Our Constitution

An inconvenient distraction—our U.S. Constitution—to be swept away by career politicians on their path to collective power, and the destruction of our Republic for a

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