Essay:Conservatives of the Decade

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Conservapedia has selected the Conservatives of the Decade, 2009‎. We welcomed the best of the public in determining the final list:

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Nominations

Top Ten Candidates

Top Five Contenders

  • Antonin Scalia (for his opinions supporting Rule of Law, the Second Amendment, and textualism)
  • Clarence Thomas (for his opinions limiting the Establishment Cause and defending the death penalty)
  • Proposition 8 supporters (for halting the deceptive homosexual agenda)
  • Ron Paul (for advancing the vision of Barry Goldwater, mobilizing activism, and scrutinizing the Federal Reserve)
  • Sarah Palin (for advocating less government, standing up to inhuman liberal abuse, and opposing "death panels", er, "end of life counseling")

Second Five Contenders

  • Ann Coulter (taking it right to the liberals with courage and wit)
  • Dick Cheney (protecting America in a dangerous world, and standing up for others who do likewise)
  • Michele Bachmann (taking on liberals in the House, exposing the global currency, and winning in Al Franken's State)
  • Michelle Malkin (blogging across-the-board conservatism and speaking on college campuses)
  • Rush Limbaugh (getting the message out on talk radio)
  • Samuel Alito (standing up to liberals during the confirmation hearings, and writing superb opinions soon afterward)
  • Tea Party Movement (leading the protests with the spirit of the Founding Fathers)

Other Leading Contenders

Honorable Mention Candidates

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Conservative Quotes of the Decade

  • "You lie!" (Joe Wilson about Barack Obama)
  • "You know babies have finger nails!" (reference to an unborn child in the movie Juno)
  • "from my cold, dead hands" (Charlton Heston in 2000 dramatically referring to the only way liberals could take his rifle from him)
  • "The best of the public is better than a group of experts." -Conservapedia
  • "I can hear you! I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!" - President Bush to the rescue/recovery workers at Ground Zero
  • "Justice will be served / And the battle will rage / This big dog will fight / When you rattle his cage / And you'll be sorry that you messed with / The U.S. of A. / 'Cause we'll put a boot in your a** / It's the American way" -Toby Keith singing "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)" (edited for Conservapedia)
  • "I'm just a singer of simple songs / I'm not a real political man / I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you / The difference in Iraq and Iran / But I know Jesus and I talk to God / And I remember this from when I was young / Faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us / And the greatest is love" - Alan Jackson singing "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"
  • "Winter getting colder / Summer getting warmer / Tidal wave come across the Mexican boarder / Why buy a gallon when it's cheaper by the barrel / Just don't get busted singing Christmas caroles" -Toby Keith singing "American Ride"
  • "We will never forget" -George W. Bush after the 9/11 terrorist attacks
  • If we have another 2,000 people killed, I want Nancy Pelosi and George Soros, John Conyers and Patrick Leahy to go to the funeral and say, 'Your son was vaporized because we didn't want to dump some guy's head under water for 30 seconds.'" - Rep. Peter King (R-New York)

Stories of the Decade

  • September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
  • The "Surge" was a huge victory that secured Iraq's immediate future
  • The taking, for the benefit of a corporation and higher tax revenue, of the long-held homes of Susanne Kelo and others in New London, Connecticut, decided against the homeowners by a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court. Forcibly ousted and their homes destroyed, the residents moved elsewhere at great disruption to their lives. Then, four years later, Pfizer abandoned the project for its own reasons, leaving a useless eyesore in the wreckage.
  • The Ramos-Compean incident that began in February 2006 with actions by agents Ignacios Ramos and Jose Compean and did not end until their sentences were commuted by President George W. Bush in January 2009.
  • The unsuccessful attempt by liberals to change the outcome of the 2000 presidential election by reinterpreting ballots and examining "chads".
  • 9/12 March on Washington
  • Climategate
  • The War on Terror
  • The Tea Party Movement

Looking forward

What will be the most influential trends for the next decade? Here are some possibilities:

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Liberals who aren't Annoying

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