O’Sullivan’s First Law
O'Sullivan’s First Law describes the drift of many politicians, leaders, and organizations. It was first coined by John O'Sullivan in 1989.
- The Drudge Report's leftward shift. To some extent, also to that of Fox News
- Compromising Christian colleges, including Wheaton College, that first compromised on Biblical inerrancy and evolution, then increasingly on other issues (such as homosexuality, feminism, and Islam)
- The many token conservatives who originally held conservative positions but shifted sharply to the Left
- European establishment conservatives, who eventually shifted sharply to the Left, supporting Europhile, pro-mass migration, and anti-Christian policies
- The Conservative Political Action Conference's leftward drift, marginalizing social conservatives and pro-gun activists, among other conservatives, while caving to the homosexual agenda
- Pat Robertson's shift to the Left on certain issues, such as gun control, climate change, and his support for liberal Republican Rudy Giuliani in 2008
- The Boy Scouts of America's shift to the left on social issues such as homosexuality and gender
- The media, big business, and the military establishment once were generally conservative though liberal thinking now predominates them
- Positions that once lay in the mainstream of society only a few years previously are being increasingly labeled as "far-right" or "ultra-right."
- O’Sullivan’s First Law, National Review
- Duke, Selwyn (January 17, 2018). “Whatfinger News”: What the Drudge Report Was Meant to Be. The New American. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
- Williams, Thomas D. (June 24, 2018). Williams: For the Establishment, Anything Not Them Is ‘Far Right’. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 24, 2018.