Right for a Reason

Right for a Reason

Life, Liberty, and a Crapload of Common Sense


Format
Hardcover
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781595231161
  • 224  Pages
  • Sentinel
  • Adult

Overview

“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).

Praise

Praise for Right for a Reason:

Right for a Reason is not only fun to read, but it is correct in advocating that people relax and converse with each other instead of allowing themselves to be manipulated into being enemies. I hope this book will be widely read by conservatives, liberals, and everybody else.”
Ben Carson, MD, author of One Nation and America the Beautiful

“I love this book because there’s a new sound here—smart, kind, irreverent, hilarious! It’s the voice of the new conservatism. Go Chicks!”
Dinesh D’Souza, author of America, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, and What’s So Great About America

“In this smart, irreverent, courageous book, Miriam Weaver and Amy Jo Clark devastate tired liberal arguments, poke fun at Republican clichés, and are unrelenting in their pursuit of the truth. This is a powerful, important—and funny—book that could rebrand conservatism.”
Christina Hoff Sommers, author of Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys

Praise for the Chicks on the Right:

“ I just couldn’t resist coming by tonight to tell them again how much I love them and how much I love what they have been doing. And just to say one serious note, I think this is one of the finest examples of citizenship that our state has produced in the time that I have been involved in all this.”
Governor Mitch Daniels (of Indiana), at a Chicks on the Right event, on September 29, 2012
 
“ If you like your politics saucy and blunt, the Chicks on the Right are for you. They call it the way they see it and don’t care whose toes their high heels step on.”
Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President George W. Bush

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