Sunday, May 06, 2007

Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies

UPDATE: Author Gregg Jackson contacted Saber Point. See his message under Comments below. Gregg has a blog called Pundit Review. Check it out.
I finished "How the Left Was Won" and am now reading "Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies" by Gregg Jackson. This new book covers many (if not most) of the topics that are disputed between liberals and conservatives. It first lists what Democrats/liberals say about, say, Abortion, the Clinton Presidency, the Reagan Presidency, Gun Control, Global Warming and other topics. Then it lists the appropriate conservative response to the Democrat accusations.

Better, it discusses the facts supporting the conservative response, to give insight and understanding into the topic. The truth about abortion, for instance, is that it is almost never needed to save a woman's life; that abortion is brutal and painful to the fetus, and many other facts. I was ambivalent about abortion for years. Though my instinct told me it was morally wrong, I felt the moral and scientific questions regarding it were unclear. Therefore, I felt that abortions should be legal for the first trimester, regardless of how I felt about them personally. I still opposed the legality of partial birth abortion, which is clearly infanticide.

However, the moral and scientific questions are no longer so unclear and I now am unabashedly pro-life. According to the book, I am not the only one who has drifted in the pro-life direction. At least one formerly prominent abortion doctor has also changed his mind, after conducting thousands of abortions. The original plaintiff in Roe v Wade has also changed her mind and wants to see her own case overturned.

Author Gregg Jackson also gives some excellent statistics on the Reagan Presidency; he also cites useful data on gun control and its effects on crime. It is eye-opening, to say the least. This is a very useful book for anyone who wants to understand the conservative or Republican position on a variety of political issues.

It is amazing how many of the Democrat positions and arguments are simply hot air or downright lies. Read the book and decide for yourself.

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