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!Origin date
 
!Origin date
 
!Comments
 
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!Decade
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[accountability]]
 
|[[accountability]]
 
|1794
 
|1794
|the willingness or obligation to be held responsible for one's actions- a fundamental conservative ideal, unlike liberals who believe that 'society,' and not individuals, are responsible for their wrongdoing.  
+
|the willingness or obligation to be held responsible for one's actions- a fundamental conservative ideal, unlike liberals who believe that 'society,' and not individuals, are responsible for their wrongdoing.
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|accuracy
 
|accuracy
 
|1660
 
|1660
 
|conservatives strive for accuracy, while many liberals are masters of [[deceit]]
 
|conservatives strive for accuracy, while many liberals are masters of [[deceit]]
 +
|1660
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[action-at-a-distance]]
 
|[[action-at-a-distance]]
 
|1693
 
|1693
 
|[[Newton]]'s acceptance of this concept -- which became fundamental to [[electrostatics]] and [[quantum mechanics]] and has a basis in Christianity<ref>''See, e.g.'', [[Jesus]]'s cure of the centurion's slave.</ref> -- was central to the development of his theory of gravity.<ref>http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/newton-philosophy/#ActDis</ref> Einstein criticized this concept as "spooky".
 
|[[Newton]]'s acceptance of this concept -- which became fundamental to [[electrostatics]] and [[quantum mechanics]] and has a basis in Christianity<ref>''See, e.g.'', [[Jesus]]'s cure of the centurion's slave.</ref> -- was central to the development of his theory of gravity.<ref>http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/newton-philosophy/#ActDis</ref> Einstein criticized this concept as "spooky".
 +
|1690
 
|-
 
|-
 
|activism
 
|activism
 
|1915
 
|1915
 
|this differentiates conservatives from inactive people; this term might have originated in connection with [[Prohibition]] and efforts to pass the [[Eighteenth Amendment]]
 
|this differentiates conservatives from inactive people; this term might have originated in connection with [[Prohibition]] and efforts to pass the [[Eighteenth Amendment]]
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|aerobics
 
|aerobics
 
|1967
 
|1967
 
|invented by the [[Christian]] Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper<ref>http://www.christianadvice.net/famous_christians.htm</ref> to describe his self-help, revolutionary program to improve health, he entitled his ground-breaking book in 1968 ''Aerobics''.
 
|invented by the [[Christian]] Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper<ref>http://www.christianadvice.net/famous_christians.htm</ref> to describe his self-help, revolutionary program to improve health, he entitled his ground-breaking book in 1968 ''Aerobics''.
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|agitprop
 
|agitprop
 
|1929
 
|1929
 
|propaganda designed to incite agitation, originally coined to describe communist propaganda
 
|propaganda designed to incite agitation, originally coined to describe communist propaganda
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|alarmism
 
|alarmism
 
|1867
 
|1867
|needless warnings, as in the politically motivated claims of [[global warming]]  
+
|needless warnings, as in the politically motivated claims of [[global warming]]
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{#ifexist: alcoholism | [[alcoholism]] | alcoholism }}
 
|{{#ifexist: alcoholism | [[alcoholism]] | alcoholism }}
 
|1860
 
|1860
 
|excessive or addictive drinking of alcohol
 
|excessive or addictive drinking of alcohol
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|algorithm
 
|algorithm
 
|1894
 
|1894
 
|an efficient and consistent step-by-step methodology for achieving a goal, the opposite of [[liberal style]]
 
|an efficient and consistent step-by-step methodology for achieving a goal, the opposite of [[liberal style]]
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|altruism
 
|altruism
 
|1853
 
|1853
 
|selfless assistance of others; this also occurs in the animal kingdom, and is a [[counterexample to evolution]]
 
|selfless assistance of others; this also occurs in the animal kingdom, and is a [[counterexample to evolution]]
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|ambulance chaser
 
|ambulance chaser
 
|1896
 
|1896
 
|a lawyer who searches for victims to persuade them to sue for his profit
 
|a lawyer who searches for victims to persuade them to sue for his profit
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[American dream]]
 
|[[American dream]]
 
|1911<ref>1911 is the date given by the "OED", which refers to the Oxford English Dictionary. The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives a date of 1931.</ref>
 
|1911<ref>1911 is the date given by the "OED", which refers to the Oxford English Dictionary. The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives a date of 1931.</ref>
 
|the vision that, with hard work, anyone in American can attain happiness and prosperity
 
|the vision that, with hard work, anyone in American can attain happiness and prosperity
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[American exceptionalism]]
 
|[[American exceptionalism]]
 
|1835
 
|1835
 
|the idea that the United States and the American people hold a special place in the world, by offering opportunity and hope for humanity
 
|the idea that the United States and the American people hold a special place in the world, by offering opportunity and hope for humanity
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|American Way
 
|American Way
 
|1930s
 
|1930s
 
|later conservative entrepreneurs used this to coin a new name for what became a highly successful and uniquely American business model: "Amway"
 
|later conservative entrepreneurs used this to coin a new name for what became a highly successful and uniquely American business model: "Amway"
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[anti-Christian]]
 
|[[anti-Christian]]
 
|1900s
 
|1900s
 
|opposing Christian ideals and institutions
 
|opposing Christian ideals and institutions
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|anticompetitive
 
|anticompetitive
 
|1952
 
|1952
 
|interfering with open competition and the enormous benefits that flow from it
 
|interfering with open competition and the enormous benefits that flow from it
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|antilife
 
|antilife
 
|1929
 
|1929
 
|term criticizing a tendency to oppose life and lifesaving care
 
|term criticizing a tendency to oppose life and lifesaving care
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|apathetic
 
|apathetic
 
|1744
 
|1744
 
|term critical of the those who are deliberately inactive and disengaged mentally
 
|term critical of the those who are deliberately inactive and disengaged mentally
 +
|1740
 
|-
 
|-
 
|apple pie
 
|apple pie
 
|1780
 
|1780
 
|honesty, simplicity, wholesomeness. Relating to, or characterized by traditionally American values. <ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apple%20pie Merriam-webster- Apple pie]</ref>
 
|honesty, simplicity, wholesomeness. Relating to, or characterized by traditionally American values. <ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apple%20pie Merriam-webster- Apple pie]</ref>
 +
|1780
 
|-
 
|-
 
|assimilate
 
|assimilate
 
|1880s<ref>estimate only; this originated sometime in the late 1880s.</ref>
 
|1880s<ref>estimate only; this originated sometime in the late 1880s.</ref>
 
|the desired absorption of immigrant groups into the culture and mores of the resident population
 
|the desired absorption of immigrant groups into the culture and mores of the resident population
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|atheistic
 
|atheistic
 
|1625-35
 
|1625-35
 
|An adjective pertaining to or characteristic of atheists or atheism; containing, suggesting, or disseminating atheism.
 
|An adjective pertaining to or characteristic of atheists or atheism; containing, suggesting, or disseminating atheism.
 +
|1620
 
|-
 
|-
 
|attention span
 
|attention span
 
|1934
 
|1934
 
|correlated with intelligence, the attention span is how long someone can concentrate on something.  It is rapidly shortening; the Lincoln-Douglas debates 150 years ago lasted for hours, but none do today.<ref>http://www.help4teachers.com/ras.htm</ref>  The average length of sentences in speech is another indication of attention span, and it has been shortening significantly.
 
|correlated with intelligence, the attention span is how long someone can concentrate on something.  It is rapidly shortening; the Lincoln-Douglas debates 150 years ago lasted for hours, but none do today.<ref>http://www.help4teachers.com/ras.htm</ref>  The average length of sentences in speech is another indication of attention span, and it has been shortening significantly.
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|axiomatic
 
|axiomatic
 
|1797
 
|1797
 
|self-evident (first usage), and later it developed the meaning of being based on a set of axioms
 
|self-evident (first usage), and later it developed the meaning of being based on a set of axioms
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|baby boom
 
|baby boom
 
|1941
 
|1941
|an increase in birthrate, which is a good thing; note that the baby boom actually started before World War II, contrary to what textbooks teach.  
+
|an increase in birthrate, which is a good thing; note that the baby boom actually started before World War II, contrary to what textbooks teach.
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|back burner
 
|back burner
 
|1963
 
|1963
 
|inactive status away from attention, as in "RINOs try to put social issues on the back burner"
 
|inactive status away from attention, as in "RINOs try to put social issues on the back burner"
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[bailout]]
 
|[[bailout]]
 
|1951
 
|1951
 
|wasting taxpayer money to rescue, temporarily, a failing company
 
|wasting taxpayer money to rescue, temporarily, a failing company
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|balkanize
 
|balkanize
 
|1919
 
|1919
 
|to break a region or neighborhood into divisive components; the opposite of the American concept of assimilation or "[[E pluribus unum]]"
 
|to break a region or neighborhood into divisive components; the opposite of the American concept of assimilation or "[[E pluribus unum]]"
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bedrock
 
|bedrock
 
|1840-1850
 
|1840-1850
 
|an American term for unbroken solid rock underneath fragments or soil, which adopted the figurative meaning of strong values:  "bedrock principles"<ref>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bedrock</ref>
 
|an American term for unbroken solid rock underneath fragments or soil, which adopted the figurative meaning of strong values:  "bedrock principles"<ref>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bedrock</ref>
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|beltway mentality
 
|beltway mentality
 
|1986
 
|1986
 
|popularized by [[Paul Weyrich]] though possibly first used by then-Governor [[John Sununu]] ("captives of yourselves"), it refers to a governing style that sees only as far as the highway that surrounds its capital, especially the one around D.C.
 
|popularized by [[Paul Weyrich]] though possibly first used by then-Governor [[John Sununu]] ("captives of yourselves"), it refers to a governing style that sees only as far as the highway that surrounds its capital, especially the one around D.C.
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|biased
 
|biased
 
|1649
 
|1649
 
|to show prejudice for or against something; American society is rapidly becoming ''biased'' against Christian and Conservative beliefs.
 
|to show prejudice for or against something; American society is rapidly becoming ''biased'' against Christian and Conservative beliefs.
 +
|1640
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Big Brother
 
|Big Brother
 
|1949
 
|1949
 
|government constantly watching its citizens; [[George Orwell]] first coined this term in his classic, ''[[1984]]''
 
|government constantly watching its citizens; [[George Orwell]] first coined this term in his classic, ''[[1984]]''
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|biological clock
 
|biological clock
 
|1955
 
|1955
 
|how each woman begins to lose her ability to have children at age 27, no matter how much [[feminists]] try to conceal this scientific fact from women
 
|how each woman begins to lose her ability to have children at age 27, no matter how much [[feminists]] try to conceal this scientific fact from women
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Blame America Crowd<ref>Or "Blame-America-First Crowd"</ref>
 
|Blame America Crowd<ref>Or "Blame-America-First Crowd"</ref>
 
|1984
 
|1984
 
|Michael Barone quoted [[Jeane Kirkpatrick]] as saying that the "San Francisco Democrats" (site of the Democratic National Convention in 1984) "always blame America first."<ref>http://www.creators.com/opinion/michael-barone/the-blame-america-first-crowd.html</ref>
 
|Michael Barone quoted [[Jeane Kirkpatrick]] as saying that the "San Francisco Democrats" (site of the Democratic National Convention in 1984) "always blame America first."<ref>http://www.creators.com/opinion/michael-barone/the-blame-america-first-crowd.html</ref>
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|blank check
 
|blank check
 
|1884
 
|1884
 
|irresponsibly giving someone unlimited spending authority or power, as in "a Con Con would be a blank check to destroy the nation"
 
|irresponsibly giving someone unlimited spending authority or power, as in "a Con Con would be a blank check to destroy the nation"
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|blather
 
|blather
 
|1719
 
|1719
 
|nonsensical or insignificant babble, as in "liberal blather is common on the [[lamestream media]]
 
|nonsensical or insignificant babble, as in "liberal blather is common on the [[lamestream media]]
 +
|1710
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Blue Dog Democrat]]
 
|[[Blue Dog Democrat]]
 
|1995
 
|1995
 
|a person who adheres to conservative principles within the Democratic party, once called a Boll Weevil; as of 2009 there are 45-50 Blue Dog Democrats in the [[House of Representatives]], which is enough to form a majority with [[Republicans]]
 
|a person who adheres to conservative principles within the Democratic party, once called a Boll Weevil; as of 2009 there are 45-50 Blue Dog Democrats in the [[House of Representatives]], which is enough to form a majority with [[Republicans]]
 +
|1990
 
|-
 
|-
 
|boondoggle
 
|boondoggle
 
|1935
 
|1935
 
|"popularized during the [[New Deal]] as a contemptuous word for make-work projects for the unemployed." <ref>http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=boondoggle&searchmode=none</ref> The term gained popularity in [[Canada]] following a corruption scandal tied to the [[Liberal]] government in 2000.
 
|"popularized during the [[New Deal]] as a contemptuous word for make-work projects for the unemployed." <ref>http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=boondoggle&searchmode=none</ref> The term gained popularity in [[Canada]] following a corruption scandal tied to the [[Liberal]] government in 2000.
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|boomerang
 
|boomerang
 
|1825
 
|1825
 
|originally coined to describe a throwing device that returns to the thrower, the term became increasingly useful to describe how wrongful conduct returns to bite the perpetrator
 
|originally coined to describe a throwing device that returns to the thrower, the term became increasingly useful to describe how wrongful conduct returns to bite the perpetrator
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bootstrap
 
|bootstrap
 
|1913
 
|1913
 
|unaided effort, personal merit, hard work
 
|unaided effort, personal merit, hard work
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|bork
 
|bork
 
|1988
 
|1988
 
|coined by William Safire to refer to how Democrats savage a conservative nominee, such as their defeat of Supreme Court nominee [[Robert H. Bork]].
 
|coined by William Safire to refer to how Democrats savage a conservative nominee, such as their defeat of Supreme Court nominee [[Robert H. Bork]].
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|born-again
 
|born-again
 
|1961
 
|1961
 
|it takes an open mind and heart
 
|it takes an open mind and heart
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|brainstorm
 
|brainstorm
 
|1894
 
|1894
 
|a burst of productive thought
 
|a burst of productive thought
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|brainwashing
 
|brainwashing
 
|1950
 
|1950
 
|derived from the Chinese term "xǐnǎo" soon after the [[communist]] takeover of China, "brainwashing" means forced abandonment of [[faith]] in favor of regimented [[atheism]]. In a more general sense, it refers to the manipulation and control of the human mind through torture and propaganda techniques.
 
|derived from the Chinese term "xǐnǎo" soon after the [[communist]] takeover of China, "brainwashing" means forced abandonment of [[faith]] in favor of regimented [[atheism]]. In a more general sense, it refers to the manipulation and control of the human mind through torture and propaganda techniques.
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|brinkmanship
 
|brinkmanship
 
|1956
 
|1956
 
|the art of displaying a willingness to use military force in order to obtain a just resolution to a conflict between nations
 
|the art of displaying a willingness to use military force in order to obtain a just resolution to a conflict between nations
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[bureaucracy]]
 
|[[bureaucracy]]
 
|1818
 
|1818
 
|
 
|
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|busywork
 
|busywork
 
|1910
 
|1910
 
|meaningless activity under the pretense of accomplishing something
 
|meaningless activity under the pretense of accomplishing something
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|can-do
 
|can-do
 
|1903 <ref> according to the Oxford English Dictionary. [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can-do Miram-webster] gives the date of 1945 </ref>
 
|1903 <ref> according to the Oxford English Dictionary. [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can-do Miram-webster] gives the date of 1945 </ref>
 
|Phrase coined in a short story by [[Rudyard Kipling]] that has come to refer to an attitude that espouses individual ability and responsibility and not reliance on [[entitlements]]
 
|Phrase coined in a short story by [[Rudyard Kipling]] that has come to refer to an attitude that espouses individual ability and responsibility and not reliance on [[entitlements]]
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[capitalism]]
 
|[[capitalism]]
 
|1850-1855
 
|1850-1855
 
|creating jobs and wealth based on a private invention, ownership and investments rather than state-controlled resources
 
|creating jobs and wealth based on a private invention, ownership and investments rather than state-controlled resources
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[carpetbagger]]
 
|[[carpetbagger]]
 
|1868
 
|1868
 
|a politician who moves to a new area to be elected to a government position, as in [[Hillary Clinton]] moving to [[New York]] to become a U.S. Senator
 
|a politician who moves to a new area to be elected to a government position, as in [[Hillary Clinton]] moving to [[New York]] to become a U.S. Senator
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|catharsis
 
|catharsis
 
|1775
 
|1775
 
|facilitating forgiveness and spiritual renewal by expression, as in writing or teaching or confession
 
|facilitating forgiveness and spiritual renewal by expression, as in writing or teaching or confession
 +
|1770
 
|-
 
|-
 
|caucus
 
|caucus
 
|1763
 
|1763
 
|citizens or representatives gathering to meet and reach political decisions as a group while harnessing aspects of the [[best of the public]]; first coined by John Adams<ref>The future author of the Massachusetts Constitution who also played a role in developing the [[Declaration of Independence]].</ref> when he described a meeting of political Boston elders as a "caucus club"; the word may be from an Algonquian term for a group of advisers or elders.
 
|citizens or representatives gathering to meet and reach political decisions as a group while harnessing aspects of the [[best of the public]]; first coined by John Adams<ref>The future author of the Massachusetts Constitution who also played a role in developing the [[Declaration of Independence]].</ref> when he described a meeting of political Boston elders as a "caucus club"; the word may be from an Algonquian term for a group of advisers or elders.
 +
|1760
 
|-
 
|-
 
|chaperone
 
|chaperone
 
|1720
 
|1720
 
|care and well-being of youths overseen by adults
 
|care and well-being of youths overseen by adults
 +
|1720
 
|-
 
|-
 
|charisma
 
|charisma
 
|1930
 
|1930
|literally "a gift from God", charisma is a personal magic of leadership found in [[conservative]] public figures (but beware of the liberal tendency to put style before substance!)  
+
|literally "a gift from God", charisma is a personal magic of leadership found in [[conservative]] public figures (but beware of the liberal tendency to put style before substance!)
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Chicken Little
 
|Chicken Little
 
|1895
 
|1895
 
|one who falsely predicts disaster, especially for silly reasons: "global alarmists" are the Chicken Littles of our time<ref>In characteristically [[liberal]] style, the online Merriam-Webster spins the [[global warming]] example usage by saying the data showed he wasn't a Chicken Little.</ref>
 
|one who falsely predicts disaster, especially for silly reasons: "global alarmists" are the Chicken Littles of our time<ref>In characteristically [[liberal]] style, the online Merriam-Webster spins the [[global warming]] example usage by saying the data showed he wasn't a Chicken Little.</ref>
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|circle the wagons
 
|circle the wagons
 
|1800s
 
|1800s
 
|regroup with family and friends, when under attack. usage from settlers in the old US west.
 
|regroup with family and friends, when under attack. usage from settlers in the old US west.
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|citizen's arrest
 
|citizen's arrest
 
|1941
 
|1941
 
|private enforcement of the law without the need of a taxpayer-funded police officer
 
|private enforcement of the law without the need of a taxpayer-funded police officer
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|civil defense
 
|civil defense
 
|1939
 
|1939
 
|civilians protecting themselves and their community against attack or natural disasters
 
|civilians protecting themselves and their community against attack or natural disasters
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|claptrap
 
|claptrap
 
|1799
 
|1799
 
|pretentious, verbose, and often liberal nonsense; example usage: "the professor wasted the rest of the class on his liberal claptrap"
 
|pretentious, verbose, and often liberal nonsense; example usage: "the professor wasted the rest of the class on his liberal claptrap"
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|closed shop
 
|closed shop
 
|1904
 
|1904
 
|a business that requires membership in a union as a condition of working there; 22 conservative states prohibit this
 
|a business that requires membership in a union as a condition of working there; 22 conservative states prohibit this
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Coase theorem|Coasean]]
 
|[[Coase theorem|Coasean]]
 
|1980s
 
|1980s
 
|an efficient result or bargain based on market forces without the distortions caused by [[transaction costs]]
 
|an efficient result or bargain based on market forces without the distortions caused by [[transaction costs]]
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|cogent
 
|cogent
 
|1659
 
|1659
 
|compelling with the powerful force of reason, the opposite of [[liberal]] claptrap
 
|compelling with the powerful force of reason, the opposite of [[liberal]] claptrap
 +
|1650
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Columbian
 
|Columbian
 
|1757
 
|1757
|relating to Christopher Columbus ''or the United States''
+
|relating to Christopher Columbus ''or the United States''  
|-
+
|1750
 +
|-  
 
|Cold War
 
|Cold War
 
|1945
 
|1945
 
|coined by [[George Orwell]] shortly after he wrote ''Animal Farm'',<ref>http://www.worldwar2history.info/war/causes/Cold-War.html</ref> as recognition that communist nations were at war with American freedom even in the absence of actual military conflict
 
|coined by [[George Orwell]] shortly after he wrote ''Animal Farm'',<ref>http://www.worldwar2history.info/war/causes/Cold-War.html</ref> as recognition that communist nations were at war with American freedom even in the absence of actual military conflict
|-
+
|1940
 +
|-  
 
|collectivism
 
|collectivism
 
|1880
 
|1880
 
|when decision-making by a group takes priority over the good ideas of an individual, often preventing progress
 
|when decision-making by a group takes priority over the good ideas of an individual, often preventing progress
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|common sense
 
|common sense
 
|1726
 
|1726
 
|sound judgment based on facts
 
|sound judgment based on facts
 +
|1720
 
|-
 
|-
 
|competitive
 
|competitive
 
|1829
 
|1829
 
|
 
|
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Con Con
 
|Con Con
 
|1980s
 
|1980s
 
|popularized by [[Phyllis Schlafly]] to highlight the deception and risks inherent in proposed national constitutional conventions
 
|popularized by [[Phyllis Schlafly]] to highlight the deception and risks inherent in proposed national constitutional conventions
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|conniption
 
|conniption
 
|1833
 
|1833
 
|hysteria or alarm, as in "having a conniption fit"; a typical response by [[liberals]] when confronted with their [[double standards]] and illogical positions
 
|hysteria or alarm, as in "having a conniption fit"; a typical response by [[liberals]] when confronted with their [[double standards]] and illogical positions
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|conservation of charge
 
|conservation of charge
 
|1949
 
|1949
 
|overall charge does not change in an isolated system; it is neither created nor destroyed; the concept was first suggested by [[Benjamin Franklin]] but the date of origin for this term is surprisingly recent
 
|overall charge does not change in an isolated system; it is neither created nor destroyed; the concept was first suggested by [[Benjamin Franklin]] but the date of origin for this term is surprisingly recent
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[conservative]]
 
|[[conservative]]
 
|1831
 
|1831
 
|someone who adheres to principles of limited government, personal responsibility and moral values<ref>http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=conservative</ref>
 
|someone who adheres to principles of limited government, personal responsibility and moral values<ref>http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=conservative</ref>
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[conservative field]]
 
|[[conservative field]]
 
|1870s?
 
|1870s?
 
|a type of physical force over a region such that items moving throughout the region can store energy ''without loss'', as in the planetary system and electrical products<ref>The mathematical definition of a conservative field -- which arises in [[multivariable calculus]] -- is that a scalar potential exists for the function and, alternatively, it is [[irrotational]].</ref>
 
|a type of physical force over a region such that items moving throughout the region can store energy ''without loss'', as in the planetary system and electrical products<ref>The mathematical definition of a conservative field -- which arises in [[multivariable calculus]] -- is that a scalar potential exists for the function and, alternatively, it is [[irrotational]].</ref>
 +
|1870
 
|-
 
|-
 
|constant
 
|constant
 
|1832
 
|1832
 
|(noun) something unchanging in value
 
|(noun) something unchanging in value
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|constitutionality
 
|constitutionality
 
|1787
 
|1787
 
|its date of origin is the year of the [[Constitutional Convention]] that proposed the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 
|its date of origin is the year of the [[Constitutional Convention]] that proposed the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 +
|1780
 
|-
 
|-
 
|cooking the data
 
|cooking the data
 
|1830
 
|1830
 
|[[Charles Babbage]] used it in his book, "Reflections on the Decline of Science in England".<ref>http://www.scientus.org/Church-Science-History.html</ref>
 
|[[Charles Babbage]] used it in his book, "Reflections on the Decline of Science in England".<ref>http://www.scientus.org/Church-Science-History.html</ref>
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|coolant
 
|coolant
 
|1926
 
|1926
 
|a fluid, typically water, that facilitates efficient energy production, especially nuclear energy to cool a reactor and slow down the fission of neutrons
 
|a fluid, typically water, that facilitates efficient energy production, especially nuclear energy to cool a reactor and slow down the fission of neutrons
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|copacetic
 
|copacetic
 
|1890s<ref>Merriam-Webster officially lists its date of origin as 1919 and its source as unknown, but that is well after when Robinson says he developed it.</ref>
 
|1890s<ref>Merriam-Webster officially lists its date of origin as 1919 and its source as unknown, but that is well after when Robinson says he developed it.</ref>
 
|Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancer extraordinaire, claimed the invention of this word; it was first popularized by African Americans
 
|Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancer extraordinaire, claimed the invention of this word; it was first popularized by African Americans
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|copyright
 
|copyright
 
|1735
 
|1735
 
|extending private property to protect expressive works
 
|extending private property to protect expressive works
 +
|1730
 
|-
 
|-
 
|corporate socialism
 
|corporate socialism
 
|1970s
 
|1970s
 
|the tendency of large corporations to act in a socialistic manner, at the expense of meritocracy and productivity
 
|the tendency of large corporations to act in a socialistic manner, at the expense of meritocracy and productivity
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|correlate
 
|correlate
 
|1742
 
|1742
 
|(verb) to show that one thing relates to another, such as [[atheism]] or [[homosexuality]] and selfishness or lack of charity; [[liberal]]s falsely rely on anecdotes to deny the general relationship
 
|(verb) to show that one thing relates to another, such as [[atheism]] or [[homosexuality]] and selfishness or lack of charity; [[liberal]]s falsely rely on anecdotes to deny the general relationship
 +
|1740
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[countability (Mathematics)|countability]]
 
|[[countability (Mathematics)|countability]]
 
|1874
 
|1874
 
|[[Georg Cantor]], loathed by the leading contemporary [[mathematicians]], developed this in proving that the real numbers are ''uncountable''
 
|[[Georg Cantor]], loathed by the leading contemporary [[mathematicians]], developed this in proving that the real numbers are ''uncountable''
 +
|1870
 
|-
 
|-
 
|counterexample
 
|counterexample
 
|1957
 
|1957
 
|an example that is contrary to the proposition. A common point in logical, reasoned debate.
 
|an example that is contrary to the proposition. A common point in logical, reasoned debate.
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|counterfactual
 
|counterfactual
 
|1946
 
|1946
 
|especially assumptions that are contrary to fact; Chief Justice [[John Roberts]] wrote for the [[U.S. Supreme Court]], "petitioners' standing does not require precise proof of what the Board's policies might have been in that counterfactual world."<ref>''Free Enter. Fund v. Pub. Co. Accounting Oversight Bd.'', 130 S. Ct. 3138, 3163 (2010) (5-4 decision).</ref>
 
|especially assumptions that are contrary to fact; Chief Justice [[John Roberts]] wrote for the [[U.S. Supreme Court]], "petitioners' standing does not require precise proof of what the Board's policies might have been in that counterfactual world."<ref>''Free Enter. Fund v. Pub. Co. Accounting Oversight Bd.'', 130 S. Ct. 3138, 3163 (2010) (5-4 decision).</ref>
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|counterproductive
 
|counterproductive
 
|1959
 
|1959
 
|interfering with a worthy goal.  Example usage: "nearly everything a liberal supports is counterproductive."
 
|interfering with a worthy goal.  Example usage: "nearly everything a liberal supports is counterproductive."
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|crackpot
 
|crackpot
 
|1884
 
|1884
 
|crazy talk, lunacy, a person on the fringe of reality
 
|crazy talk, lunacy, a person on the fringe of reality
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[creation science]]
 
|[[creation science]]
 
|1970s
 
|1970s
 
|a term coined by the anti-[[evolution|evolutionist]] [[Henry Morris]].<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801716.html</ref>
 
|a term coined by the anti-[[evolution|evolutionist]] [[Henry Morris]].<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801716.html</ref>
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|cross-examination
 
|cross-examination
 
|1824
 
|1824
 
|the most effective tool against [[liberal]] [[deceit]], better than even the requirement of an oath
 
|the most effective tool against [[liberal]] [[deceit]], better than even the requirement of an oath
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|crystal clear
 
|crystal clear
 
|1815
 
|1815
 
|liberals are the opposite
 
|liberals are the opposite
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[culture war]]
 
|[[culture war]]
 
|1991
 
|1991
 
|widespread use after the book ''Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America'' by James Davison Hunter
 
|widespread use after the book ''Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America'' by James Davison Hunter
 +
|1990
 
|-
 
|-
 
|cyberbullying
 
|cyberbullying
 
|2000s
 
|2000s
 
|a type of obnoxious and hurtful liberal behavior on the internet
 
|a type of obnoxious and hurtful liberal behavior on the internet
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[deadweight loss]]
 
|[[deadweight loss]]
 
|1930s<ref>Confirmation of the first use is desired.</ref>
 
|1930s<ref>Confirmation of the first use is desired.</ref>
 
|the loss in overall wealth and efficiency imposed by monopolies and taxation, due to the loss in extra value that someone would have received beyond what he would have paid for a good at a free market price
 
|the loss in overall wealth and efficiency imposed by monopolies and taxation, due to the loss in extra value that someone would have received beyond what he would have paid for a good at a free market price
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|death tax
 
|death tax
 
|1989
 
|1989
 
|interestingly, the term was coined by Canadians opposed to the high estate tax on their assets held in the United States; Frank Luntz is credited with later popularizing this term in the United States.<ref>''See'' Dr. Frank Luntz, ''Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear''</ref>
 
|interestingly, the term was coined by Canadians opposed to the high estate tax on their assets held in the United States; Frank Luntz is credited with later popularizing this term in the United States.<ref>''See'' Dr. Frank Luntz, ''Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear''</ref>
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|decentralization
 
|decentralization
 
|1846
 
|1846
 
|the dispersion of power, as in a shift from national to local control
 
|the dispersion of power, as in a shift from national to local control
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|decrypt
 
|decrypt
 
|1935
 
|1935
 
|military code-breaking, which played an instrumental role in World War II in deciphering enemy codes that many felt were unbreakable; illustrates the "can do" approach of conservatism in a patriotic way
 
|military code-breaking, which played an instrumental role in World War II in deciphering enemy codes that many felt were unbreakable; illustrates the "can do" approach of conservatism in a patriotic way
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[defeatism]]
 
|[[defeatism]]
 
|1918
 
|1918
 
|a negative attitude that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy
 
|a negative attitude that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|defensive driving
 
|defensive driving
 
|1964
 
|1964
 
|a style of driving a car that always focuses on avoiding accidents, even those potentially caused by others; nearly a half-century later, dictionaries still do not recognize this term
 
|a style of driving a car that always focuses on avoiding accidents, even those potentially caused by others; nearly a half-century later, dictionaries still do not recognize this term
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|deflation
 
|deflation
 
|1891
 
|1891
 
|an increase in the value of savings
 
|an increase in the value of savings
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|defund
 
|defund
 
|1948
 
|1948
 
|refers especially to termination of government funding of a wasteful or hurtful program
 
|refers especially to termination of government funding of a wasteful or hurtful program
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|deliberative assembly
 
|deliberative assembly
 
|1774<ref>''Introduction to Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised'' (19th Ed. 2000), xxv.</ref>
 
|1774<ref>''Introduction to Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised'' (19th Ed. 2000), xxv.</ref>
 
|used by Edmund Burke in describing the British parliament during a speech to voters in Bristol; he meant a body of persons meeting to discuss and decide common action under parliamentary law
 
|used by Edmund Burke in describing the British parliament during a speech to voters in Bristol; he meant a body of persons meeting to discuss and decide common action under parliamentary law
 +
|1770
 
|-
 
|-
 
|demagogue
 
|demagogue
 
|1648
 
|1648
 
|
 
|
 +
|1640
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Den mother
 
|Den mother
 
|1936
 
|1936
 
|leader of children's group
 
|leader of children's group
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[deregulation]]
 
|[[deregulation]]
 
|1963
 
|1963
 
|Reagan won in 1980 by campaigning on this.
 
|Reagan won in 1980 by campaigning on this.
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|design by committee
 
|design by committee
 
|before 1958
 
|before 1958
|pejorative term directed against collective production by a group  
+
|pejorative term directed against collective production by a group
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|despotism
 
|despotism
 
|1727
 
|1727
 
|a ruler with unlimited powers
 
|a ruler with unlimited powers
 +
|1720
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[deterrence]]
 
|[[deterrence]]
 
|1861
 
|1861
 
|
 
|
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|devalue
 
|devalue
 
|1918
 
|1918
 
|describing an unwelcome attitude or act, as in "devaluing human life"
 
|describing an unwelcome attitude or act, as in "devaluing human life"
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|devotee
 
|devotee
 
|1645
 
|1645
 
|ardent follower, supporter, or loyalty to. 56 years separates devotee and devoted
 
|ardent follower, supporter, or loyalty to. 56 years separates devotee and devoted
 +
|1640
 
|-
 
|-
 
|disinformation
 
|disinformation
 
|1950s
 
|1950s
 
|false information spread (and sometimes manufactured) by groups with a strong political agenda
 
|false information spread (and sometimes manufactured) by groups with a strong political agenda
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|division of labor
 
|division of labor
 
|1776
 
|1776
 
|increasing productivity through specialization of labor, as in a husband working in manufacturing while his wife cares for children
 
|increasing productivity through specialization of labor, as in a husband working in manufacturing while his wife cares for children
 +
|1770
 
|-
 
|-
 
|dog and pony show
 
|dog and pony show
 
|1970
 
|1970
 
|an overblown event, typically having more fanfare than substance; liberals like to run a "dog and pony show" in towns having a large public university, where students brainwashed by liberal professors are led like cattle to the events
 
|an overblown event, typically having more fanfare than substance; liberals like to run a "dog and pony show" in towns having a large public university, where students brainwashed by liberal professors are led like cattle to the events
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|domino effect
 
|domino effect
 
|1966
 
|1966
 
|how the fall of one nation to communism can result in its harmful spread to neighboring nations
 
|how the fall of one nation to communism can result in its harmful spread to neighboring nations
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|double standard
 
|double standard
 
|1894
 
|1894
 
|applying harsher criticism against one group, such as churchgoers or conservatives, than against another group, such as atheists or liberals; recognition of a double standard by the [[Prodigal Son]] led him to repent and convert
 
|applying harsher criticism against one group, such as churchgoers or conservatives, than against another group, such as atheists or liberals; recognition of a double standard by the [[Prodigal Son]] led him to repent and convert
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|doublethink
 
|doublethink
 
|1949
 
|1949
 
|a term first coined by [[George Orwell]] in his dystopian novel ''[[1984]]''; it means simultaneously holding contradictory beliefs, which is a characteristic of [[status worship]]
 
|a term first coined by [[George Orwell]] in his dystopian novel ''[[1984]]''; it means simultaneously holding contradictory beliefs, which is a characteristic of [[status worship]]
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|doubting Thomas
 
|doubting Thomas
 
|1883
 
|1883
 
|someone who believes only what he can see and touch, and doubts all else
 
|someone who believes only what he can see and touch, and doubts all else
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|duh science
 
|duh science
 
|2000
 
|2000
 
|First coined by the ''LA Weekly'' to criticize the ''[[LA Times]]'' for failing to criticize a publicly funded study that concluded that pessimistic people are often in bad moods.<ref>Originally "duh!" science: "But couldn't we have been treated to just a soupcon of critical thinking, some irony even -- perhaps a glancing reference to the wisdom of public funding for 'duh!' science?"
 
|First coined by the ''LA Weekly'' to criticize the ''[[LA Times]]'' for failing to criticize a publicly funded study that concluded that pessimistic people are often in bad moods.<ref>Originally "duh!" science: "But couldn't we have been treated to just a soupcon of critical thinking, some irony even -- perhaps a glancing reference to the wisdom of public funding for 'duh!' science?"
 +
|2000
 
"L.A. TIMES WHO KNEW? DEPARTMENT", ''LA Weekly'' p. 12 (Jan. 14, 2000).</ref>
 
"L.A. TIMES WHO KNEW? DEPARTMENT", ''LA Weekly'' p. 12 (Jan. 14, 2000).</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
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|1933
 
|1933
 
|
 
|
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Eagle Scout
 
|Eagle Scout
 
|1913
 
|1913
 
|the highest rank in the [[Boy Scouts]], the term also means "a straight-arrow and self-reliant man."<ref>Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (1994).</ref>
 
|the highest rank in the [[Boy Scouts]], the term also means "a straight-arrow and self-reliant man."<ref>Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (1994).</ref>
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|editorialize
 
|editorialize
 
|1856
 
|1856
 
|"to introduce opinion into the reporting of facts"<ref>Merriam-Webster (1994).</ref>
 
|"to introduce opinion into the reporting of facts"<ref>Merriam-Webster (1994).</ref>
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[efficiency]]
 
|[[efficiency]]
 
|1633
 
|1633
 
|ultimately from the Latin ''efficientem'', meaning ''"working out, or accomplishing"''<ref>[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=efficient Online Etymological Dictionary]</ref>
 
|ultimately from the Latin ''efficientem'', meaning ''"working out, or accomplishing"''<ref>[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=efficient Online Etymological Dictionary]</ref>
 +
|1630
 
|-
 
|-
 
|egotism
 
|egotism
 
|1714
 
|1714
 
|the root of atheism, as explained by Paul in Romans 1:21-22; the root of depression and anxiety also
 
|the root of atheism, as explained by Paul in Romans 1:21-22; the root of depression and anxiety also
 +
|1710
 
|-
 
|-
 
|electioneering
 
|electioneering
 
|1780s
 
|1780s
|to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election.  
+
|to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election.
 +
|1780
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[elementary proof]]
 
|[[elementary proof]]
 
|1865
 
|1865
 
|a mathematical proof based on the minimum assumptions associated with real analysis; term probably does not predate [[complex analysis]] and its first use may have been the English mathematician James Joseph Sylvester's paper, "On an elementary proof and generalisation of Sir Isaac Newton's hitherto undenionstrated rule for the discovery of imaginary roots."<ref>http://www.archive.org/stream/circular129johnuoft/circular129johnuoft_djvu.txt</ref>
 
|a mathematical proof based on the minimum assumptions associated with real analysis; term probably does not predate [[complex analysis]] and its first use may have been the English mathematician James Joseph Sylvester's paper, "On an elementary proof and generalisation of Sir Isaac Newton's hitherto undenionstrated rule for the discovery of imaginary roots."<ref>http://www.archive.org/stream/circular129johnuoft/circular129johnuoft_djvu.txt</ref>
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[elitism]]
 
|[[elitism]]
 
|1950
 
|1950
 
|
 
|
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[embryoscopy]]
 
|[[embryoscopy]]
 
|1967<ref>The first endoscopic image of the unborn child was in 1967, by Mandelbaum.  The date of origin of the term "embryoscopy" may have been later, but likely before the 1990s.</ref>
 
|1967<ref>The first endoscopic image of the unborn child was in 1967, by Mandelbaum.  The date of origin of the term "embryoscopy" may have been later, but likely before the 1990s.</ref>
 
|Search this term on the internet and see the spectacular photos of the unborn child ("embryo") that were "scoped" by tiny cameras.
 
|Search this term on the internet and see the spectacular photos of the unborn child ("embryo") that were "scoped" by tiny cameras.
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[entitlement]]
 
|[[entitlement]]
 
|1944
 
|1944
 
|
 
|
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|entrepreneur
 
|entrepreneur
 
|1852
 
|1852
 
|
 
|
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[ethnic voting]]
 
|[[ethnic voting]]
 
|1900s
 
|1900s
 
|widely recognized and even advocated by some,<ref>http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/5/2/3/4/p152345_index.html</ref> yet the dictionary doesn't yet recognize it
 
|widely recognized and even advocated by some,<ref>http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/5/2/3/4/p152345_index.html</ref> yet the dictionary doesn't yet recognize it
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Eurosceptic
 
|Eurosceptic
 
|1970s
 
|1970s
 
|someone who opposes joining the super-socialist [[European Union]]; some prefer the term "Eurorealist" to express this opposition, and sometimes "Eurosceptic" is used to criticize opponents of the EU
 
|someone who opposes joining the super-socialist [[European Union]]; some prefer the term "Eurorealist" to express this opposition, and sometimes "Eurosceptic" is used to criticize opponents of the EU
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|everyman
 
|everyman
 
|1906
 
|1906
 
|the typical person
 
|the typical person
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|exceptional
 
|exceptional
 
|1787
 
|1787
 
|same year of origin as the [[U.S. Constitution]]!
 
|same year of origin as the [[U.S. Constitution]]!
 +
|1780
 
|-
 
|-
 
|exculpatory
 
|exculpatory
 
|1781
 
|1781
 
|often used in the phrase "exculpatory evidence," it took nearly 50 years to develop this term after origination of the legal term suggesting guilt: "incriminate"
 
|often used in the phrase "exculpatory evidence," it took nearly 50 years to develop this term after origination of the legal term suggesting guilt: "incriminate"
|-
+
|1780
|expatriate
+
|1768
+
|to give up one's own citizenship, or be banished by one's own nation
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
|expose
 
|expose
 
|1803
 
|1803
 
|(noun) a statement of the facts, typically to discredit wrongdoing by government
 
|(noun) a statement of the facts, typically to discredit wrongdoing by government
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|fair shake
 
|fair shake
 
|1830
 
|1830
 
|approaching an idea or concept with an open mind
 
|approaching an idea or concept with an open mind
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|faith healing
 
|faith healing
 
|1885
 
|1885
 
|
 
|
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[falsifiability]]
 
|[[falsifiability]]
 
|1934
 
|1934
 
|first emphasized by Karl Popper in 1934, this helps define science:  if a proposition is false, then it can be shown to be false.  If not, then the proposition is not scientific.
 
|first emphasized by Karl Popper in 1934, this helps define science:  if a proposition is false, then it can be shown to be false.  If not, then the proposition is not scientific.
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[family values]]
 
|[[family values]]
 
|1916
 
|1916
|widespread use after a speech by Vice President [[Dan Quayle]], 1992  
+
|widespread use after a speech by Vice President [[Dan Quayle]], 1992
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|fat farm
 
|fat farm
 
|1969
 
|1969
 
|a place where obese people -- such as self-centered [[atheists]] -- might go to try to lose weight
 
|a place where obese people -- such as self-centered [[atheists]] -- might go to try to lose weight
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|father figure
 
|father figure
 
|1934
 
|1934
 
|someone who fulfills the essential role of a father
 
|someone who fulfills the essential role of a father
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[federalism]]
 
|[[federalism]]
 
|1789
 
|1789
 
|the unique system of dual sovereigns, state and federal (national), established by the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 
|the unique system of dual sovereigns, state and federal (national), established by the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 +
|1780
 
|-
 
|-
 
|feedback
 
|feedback
 
|1920
 
|1920
 
|an all-important element of accountability and improvement, and a key consideration in good engineering design
 
|an all-important element of accountability and improvement, and a key consideration in good engineering design
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[fellow traveller]]
 
|[[fellow traveller]]
 
|1925
 
|1925
|may have existed earlier, but popularized in 1924 by Leon Trotsky. Describes a sympathizer of a cause but who does not formally belong to the cause, such as a [[communist]] sympathizer who is not part of the communist party. The term was invented by the communists in its original, non-negative sense, but the conservatives were the first to use it as a pejorative term.  
+
|may have existed earlier, but popularized in 1924 by Leon Trotsky. Describes a sympathizer of a cause but who does not formally belong to the cause, such as a [[communist]] sympathizer who is not part of the communist party. The term was invented by the communists in its original, non-negative sense, but the conservatives were the first to use it as a pejorative term.
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Flip flop (politics)|flip-flop]]
 
|[[Flip flop (politics)|flip-flop]]
 
|1976
 
|1976
 
|''verb'', meaning to change political position, typically due to [[liberal]] pressure.  First used by the Republican S.I. Hayakawa campaign to describe California Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator John Tunney, whom Hayakawa defeated in an upset.
 
|''verb'', meaning to change political position, typically due to [[liberal]] pressure.  First used by the Republican S.I. Hayakawa campaign to describe California Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator John Tunney, whom Hayakawa defeated in an upset.
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|force-feed
 
|force-feed
 
|1901
 
|1901
 
|what liberals do to students in [[public schools]] today in training them to be [[atheist]]ic socialists
 
|what liberals do to students in [[public schools]] today in training them to be [[atheist]]ic socialists
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|forward-looking
 
|forward-looking
 
|1800
 
|1800
 
|planning for the future rather than dwelling on the past
 
|planning for the future rather than dwelling on the past
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Founding Fathers
 
|Founding Fathers
 
|1914
 
|1914
 
|the several dozen [[Christian]] men <ref>[http://www.adherents.com/gov/Founding_Fathers_Religion.html Religious Affiliation of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Adherents.com]</ref> who helped draft the formative documents of the United States
 
|the several dozen [[Christian]] men <ref>[http://www.adherents.com/gov/Founding_Fathers_Religion.html Religious Affiliation of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Adherents.com]</ref> who helped draft the formative documents of the United States
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[free enterprise]]
 
|[[free enterprise]]
 
|1820
 
|1820
 
|
 
|
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|free lunch
 
|free lunch
 
|1949
 
|1949
 
|something acquired ostensibly without paying for it, as in welfare; often used to remind people that "there's no such thing as a free lunch" in order to point out that it must cost someone something, now or later.
 
|something acquired ostensibly without paying for it, as in welfare; often used to remind people that "there's no such thing as a free lunch" in order to point out that it must cost someone something, now or later.
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|free market
 
|free market
 
|1907
 
|1907
 
|
 
|
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|free speech
 
|free speech
 
|1873
 
|1873
 
|shorthand for "freedom of speech," but with a connotation that extends to non-citizens and listeners; first used in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion in dissent in the [[Slaughter-House Cases]] by Justice Bradley
 
|shorthand for "freedom of speech," but with a connotation that extends to non-citizens and listeners; first used in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion in dissent in the [[Slaughter-House Cases]] by Justice Bradley
 +
|1870
 
|-
 
|-
 
|free world
 
|free world
 
|1949
 
|1949
 
|areas of the world free of communism
 
|areas of the world free of communism
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|frontiersmen
 
|frontiersmen
 
|1814
 
|1814
 
|living and working in a self-sufficient manner and with courage in a new land.
 
|living and working in a self-sufficient manner and with courage in a new land.
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|fuzzy math
 
|fuzzy math
 
|1937
 
|1937
 
|non-computational math designed to obscure the differences between the correct answers and the incorrect -- but perhaps politically motivated -- answers
 
|non-computational math designed to obscure the differences between the correct answers and the incorrect -- but perhaps politically motivated -- answers
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|galvanize
 
|galvanize
 
|1802
 
|1802
 
|as in, "the liberal proposals ''galvanized'' the grassroots in opposition"
 
|as in, "the liberal proposals ''galvanized'' the grassroots in opposition"
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[gambit]]
 
|[[gambit]]
 
|1656
 
|1656
 
|a sacrifice that obtains an advantageous position, as in the game of [[chess]] ([[Bobby Fischer]]'s queen's gambit was a masterpiece) or in real life (the [[Passion of Christ]])
 
|a sacrifice that obtains an advantageous position, as in the game of [[chess]] ([[Bobby Fischer]]'s queen's gambit was a masterpiece) or in real life (the [[Passion of Christ]])
 +
|1650
 
|-
 
|-
 
|gang up
 
|gang up
 
|1925
 
|1925
 
|group pressure
 
|group pressure
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|gateway drug
 
|gateway drug
 
|1982
 
|1982
 
|abuse of alcohol/marijuana eventually leads to harder drugs cocaine/heroin
 
|abuse of alcohol/marijuana eventually leads to harder drugs cocaine/heroin
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|gerrymandering
 
|gerrymandering
 
|1812
 
|1812
 
|coined by a newspaper editor to criticize the manipulation of the lines of a new district into a salamander shape<ref>http://www.allbusiness.com/information/publishing-industries/251259-1.html</ref> that favored election of a liberal politician
 
|coined by a newspaper editor to criticize the manipulation of the lines of a new district into a salamander shape<ref>http://www.allbusiness.com/information/publishing-industries/251259-1.html</ref> that favored election of a liberal politician
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|gimmick
 
|gimmick
 
|1922
 
|1922
 
|originally meant a deceptive mechanical device for controlling a [[gambling]] machine, and then its meaning expanded to include all trickery to attract attention
 
|originally meant a deceptive mechanical device for controlling a [[gambling]] machine, and then its meaning expanded to include all trickery to attract attention
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|globalism
 
|globalism
 
|1997
 
|1997
 
|Merriam-Webster states it was first used in 1943<ref>http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globalism</ref> and the OED gives a date of 1965 for the exact term "globalism";<ref>http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50095613/50095613se2?single=1&query_type=word&queryword=globalism&first=1&max_to_show=10&hilite=50095613se2</ref> the term "globalization" was first used in the mid-1980s in a different, complimentary sense.
 
|Merriam-Webster states it was first used in 1943<ref>http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globalism</ref> and the OED gives a date of 1965 for the exact term "globalism";<ref>http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50095613/50095613se2?single=1&query_type=word&queryword=globalism&first=1&max_to_show=10&hilite=50095613se2</ref> the term "globalization" was first used in the mid-1980s in a different, complimentary sense.
 +
|1990
 
|-
 
|-
 
|God-fearing
 
|God-fearing
|1835  
+
|1835
 
|Living by the rules of God; living in a way that is considered morally right.
 
|Living by the rules of God; living in a way that is considered morally right.
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|godsend
 
|godsend
 
|1820
 
|1820
 
|
 
|
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|go-getter
 
|go-getter
 
|1921
 
|1921
 
|
 
|
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|gold standard
 
|gold standard
 
|1831
 
|1831
 
|the highest standard; in currency, when money could be exchanged for a fixed amount of gold
 
|the highest standard; in currency, when money could be exchanged for a fixed amount of gold
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|golden parachute
 
|golden parachute
 
|1981
 
|1981
 
|a pejorative term for a pre-arranged handout to a corporate executive when fired, as when the company is taken over by new ownership
 
|a pejorative term for a pre-arranged handout to a corporate executive when fired, as when the company is taken over by new ownership
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Good Samaritan
 
|Good Samaritan
 
|1640
 
|1640
 
|how genuine charity is the best approach
 
|how genuine charity is the best approach
 +
|1640
 
|-
 
|-
 
|goon
 
|goon
 
|1926
 
|1926
 
|a dim-witted thug, espec. one who intimidates on behalf of a union
 
|a dim-witted thug, espec. one who intimidates on behalf of a union
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|government school
 
|government school
 
|1955
 
|1955
 
|coined by [[economist]] [[Milton Friedman]] as a more accurate name for [[public schools]]
 
|coined by [[economist]] [[Milton Friedman]] as a more accurate name for [[public schools]]
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[grade inflation]]
 
|[[grade inflation]]
 
|1975
 
|1975
 
|the tendency by Liberal educationalists and public schools to increase marks, irrespective of merit or actual achievement.
 
|the tendency by Liberal educationalists and public schools to increase marks, irrespective of merit or actual achievement.
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[grassroots]]
 
|[[grassroots]]
 
|1901
 
|1901
 
|
 
|
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|greasy spoon
 
|greasy spoon
 
|1902
 
|1902
 
|a free enterprise term for a small, cheap restaurant - which in many places is just what the public wants; reflects Jesus' [[Biblical scientific foreknowledge]] about the digestive system
 
|a free enterprise term for a small, cheap restaurant - which in many places is just what the public wants; reflects Jesus' [[Biblical scientific foreknowledge]] about the digestive system
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Great Awakening
 
|Great Awakening
 
|1730-1740
 
|1730-1740
 
|Christian spiritualism recurs periodically.  See [[Essay:The Coming Fifth Great Awakening in America]].
 
|Christian spiritualism recurs periodically.  See [[Essay:The Coming Fifth Great Awakening in America]].
 +
|1730
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Gresham's law
 
|Gresham's law
 
|1858
 
|1858
 
|the tendency in a free market for bad money (which loses its value) to drive out (be used more often in transactions) than good money (which retains its value), because people want to horde the good money while getting rid of the bad money; a similar effect can be seen when profanity drives out intelligent discussion
 
|the tendency in a free market for bad money (which loses its value) to drive out (be used more often in transactions) than good money (which retains its value), because people want to horde the good money while getting rid of the bad money; a similar effect can be seen when profanity drives out intelligent discussion
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|groupthink
 
|groupthink
 
|1952
 
|1952
 
|a style of thought consisting of conformity to a manufactured consensus and self-deception; coined by William H. Whyte in 1952.
 
|a style of thought consisting of conformity to a manufactured consensus and self-deception; coined by William H. Whyte in 1952.
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hallmark
 
|hallmark
 
|1721
 
|1721
 
|purity, authentic, official seal, distinguishing feature
 
|purity, authentic, official seal, distinguishing feature
 +
|1720
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hardworking
 
|hardworking
 
|1774
 
|1774
 
|
 
|
 +
|1770
 
|-
 
|-
 
|harmless error
 
|harmless error
 
|1861
 
|1861
 
|an insignificant violation of a duty or procedural rule; first used in ''Western Ins. Co. v. The Goody Friends'', 29 F. Cas. 764 (S.D. Ohio 1861) (referring to a duty)
 
|an insignificant violation of a duty or procedural rule; first used in ''Western Ins. Co. v. The Goody Friends'', 29 F. Cas. 764 (S.D. Ohio 1861) (referring to a duty)
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hatchet job
 
|hatchet job
 
|1944
 
|1944
 
|still looking for the context of its first use; today it means an article, typically by a liberal, that misleadingly smears someone, typically a conservative
 
|still looking for the context of its first use; today it means an article, typically by a liberal, that misleadingly smears someone, typically a conservative
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Hawthorne effect
 
|Hawthorne effect
 
|1962
 
|1962
 
|the increase in achievement resulting merely from being observed; this was demonstrated by experiment at the Hawthorne Works of Western Electric in Cicero, Illinois
 
|the increase in achievement resulting merely from being observed; this was demonstrated by experiment at the Hawthorne Works of Western Electric in Cicero, Illinois
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|heckler's veto
 
|heckler's veto
 
|1965
 
|1965
 
|coined by University of Chicago Law Professor Harvey Kalven, Jr., a strong supporter of free speech in politics, this term has been used in [[Supreme Court]] decisions by Justices [[Sam Alito]],<ref>''See'' ''Pleasant Grove City v. Summum'', 129 S. Ct. 1125 (2009); ''see also'' ''Child Evangelism Fellowship of N.J., Inc. v. Stafford Twp. Sch. Dist.'', 386 F.3d 514 (3rd Cir. 2004).</ref> [[Antonin Scalia]], and [[Clarence Thomas]].<ref>''Good News Club v. Milford Cent. Sch.'', 533 U.S. 98 (2001)</ref>
 
|coined by University of Chicago Law Professor Harvey Kalven, Jr., a strong supporter of free speech in politics, this term has been used in [[Supreme Court]] decisions by Justices [[Sam Alito]],<ref>''See'' ''Pleasant Grove City v. Summum'', 129 S. Ct. 1125 (2009); ''see also'' ''Child Evangelism Fellowship of N.J., Inc. v. Stafford Twp. Sch. Dist.'', 386 F.3d 514 (3rd Cir. 2004).</ref> [[Antonin Scalia]], and [[Clarence Thomas]].<ref>''Good News Club v. Milford Cent. Sch.'', 533 U.S. 98 (2001)</ref>
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hippie
 
|hippie
 
|1965
 
|1965
 
|someone who rejects traditional morality and does what he wants, often growing long hair and smoking [[marijuana]] rather than working hard; this term became increasingly pejorative over time
 
|someone who rejects traditional morality and does what he wants, often growing long hair and smoking [[marijuana]] rather than working hard; this term became increasingly pejorative over time
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hissy fit
 
|hissy fit
 
|1970
 
|1970
 
|an unjustified tantrum, typically female in nature, as in "[[feminist]]s had a hissy fit when [[Lawrence Summers]] suggested (but criticized) the possibility that women have weaker scientific aptitude than men, and Summers ultimately resigned."
 
|an unjustified tantrum, typically female in nature, as in "[[feminist]]s had a hissy fit when [[Lawrence Summers]] suggested (but criticized) the possibility that women have weaker scientific aptitude than men, and Summers ultimately resigned."
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Hobson's choice
 
|Hobson's choice
 
|1649<ref>this term has the entertaining history of originating with an English liveryman who required customers to "choose" the horse closest to the door.</ref>
 
|1649<ref>this term has the entertaining history of originating with an English liveryman who required customers to "choose" the horse closest to the door.</ref>
 
|an ostensible choice that disguises a lack of freedom, because each alternative is completely unacceptable.  This term is invoked to criticize an illusory freedom of choice.  This term has been used in 48 cases by Supreme Court Justices, more often by conservatives than by liberals.
 
|an ostensible choice that disguises a lack of freedom, because each alternative is completely unacceptable.  This term is invoked to criticize an illusory freedom of choice.  This term has been used in 48 cases by Supreme Court Justices, more often by conservatives than by liberals.
 +
|1640
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hokey
 
|hokey
 
|1927
 
|1927
 
|phony, in an obvious or corny way
 
|phony, in an obvious or corny way
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|honor system
 
|honor system
 
|1903
 
|1903
 
|an approach to discipline that emphasizes and encourages trust, honesty and personal responsibility rather than constant supervision
 
|an approach to discipline that emphasizes and encourages trust, honesty and personal responsibility rather than constant supervision
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[homeschool]]
 
|[[homeschool]]
 
|1980<ref>the OED assigns a date of origin of 1850 to "homeschool".</ref>
 
|1980<ref>the OED assigns a date of origin of 1850 to "homeschool".</ref>
 
|
 
|
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[homemaker]]
 
|[[homemaker]]
 
|1876
 
|1876
 
|a wife and mother whose efforts are wisely spent running the household for the family
 
|a wife and mother whose efforts are wisely spent running the household for the family
 +
|1870
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hometown
 
|hometown
 
|1912
 
|1912
 
|the place where someone grew up and typically obtained some benefit
 
|the place where someone grew up and typically obtained some benefit
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[homosexual agenda]]
 
|[[homosexual agenda]]
 
|1989
 
|1989
 
|used to promote the agenda in the book ''After the Ball'', but then used to criticize the movement by Justice [[Antonin Scalia]] in his dissent in''Lawrence v. Texas'' (2003)''
 
|used to promote the agenda in the book ''After the Ball'', but then used to criticize the movement by Justice [[Antonin Scalia]] in his dissent in''Lawrence v. Texas'' (2003)''
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|human rights
 
|human rights
 
|1766
 
|1766
 
|rights of all peoples, such as to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as set forth in the [[Declaration of Independence]]
 
|rights of all peoples, such as to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as set forth in the [[Declaration of Independence]]
 +
|1760
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hype
 
|hype
 
|1931
 
|1931
 
|originally meant to deceive or "put on," and then its meaning shifted slightly to represent extravagant promotion of something as the liberal media often do
 
|originally meant to deceive or "put on," and then its meaning shifted slightly to represent extravagant promotion of something as the liberal media often do
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hyphenated American
 
|hyphenated American
 
|1889
 
|1889
 
|President Theodore Roosevelt said in 1915, "There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American."
 
|President Theodore Roosevelt said in 1915, "There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American."
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hypothesis
 
|hypothesis
 
|1656
 
|1656
 
|a suggestion, typically scientific in nature, which must be tested and proven before asserted as truth
 
|a suggestion, typically scientific in nature, which must be tested and proven before asserted as truth
 +
|1650
 
|-
 
|-
 
|hysteria
 
|hysteria
 
|1801
 
|1801
 
|From the Latin ''hystericus'', from Greek ''hystera '' meaning ''"womb"''<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysteria Meriam Webster Dictionary]</ref> (an old notion that hysteria was caused by the [[womb]]).
 
|From the Latin ''hystericus'', from Greek ''hystera '' meaning ''"womb"''<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysteria Meriam Webster Dictionary]</ref> (an old notion that hysteria was caused by the [[womb]]).
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|idealist
 
|idealist
 
|1701
 
|1701
 
|a person guided by ideals
 
|a person guided by ideals
 +
|1700
 
|-
 
|-
 
|illiteracy
 
|illiteracy
 
|1660
 
|1660
 
|liberals seek to produce illiterate voters who lack independence, and many graduates of the [[public schools]] are illiterate today
 
|liberals seek to produce illiterate voters who lack independence, and many graduates of the [[public schools]] are illiterate today
 +
|1660
 
|-
 
|-
 
|incidental inequality
 
|incidental inequality
 
|2009
 
|2009
|inequalities that result as side effects of an objectively just system  
+
|inequalities that result as side effects of an objectively just system
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|incoherent
 
|incoherent
 
|1626
 
|1626
 
|the term often applies to liberal [[double standard]]s
 
|the term often applies to liberal [[double standard]]s
 +
|1620
 
|-
 
|-
 
|incompleteness
 
|incompleteness
 
|1931
 
|1931
 
|a system of logic or mathematics that includes propositions that are impossible to prove or disprove; term coined as a result of [[Kurt Godel]]'s work in 1931
 
|a system of logic or mathematics that includes propositions that are impossible to prove or disprove; term coined as a result of [[Kurt Godel]]'s work in 1931
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|incrementalism
 
|incrementalism
 
|1966
 
|1966
 
|imposing bad political or social change slowly
 
|imposing bad political or social change slowly
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|independence
 
|independence
 
|1640
 
|1640
 
|free will
 
|free will
 +
|1640
 
|-
 
|-
 
|individualism
 
|individualism
 
|1827
 
|1827
 
|values, rights and duties arise from the individual
 
|values, rights and duties arise from the individual
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|inerrancy
 
|inerrancy
 
|1834
 
|1834
 
|free from error, as in "biblical inerrancy"
 
|free from error, as in "biblical inerrancy"
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|inflationary
 
|inflationary
 
|1920
 
|1920
 
|policies causing inflation of the monetary supply
 
|policies causing inflation of the monetary supply
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|informed consent
 
|informed consent
 
|1967
 
|1967
 
|consent to surgery is meaningful only if informed, a requirement that should apply to abortion
 
|consent to surgery is meaningful only if informed, a requirement that should apply to abortion
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|initiative
 
|initiative
 
|1793
 
|1793
 
|self-starting first step toward improvement
 
|self-starting first step toward improvement
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|insightful
 
|insightful
 
|1907
 
|1907
 
|what conservatism is about: gaining insights into the truth, and bettering individuals and society with them
 
|what conservatism is about: gaining insights into the truth, and bettering individuals and society with them
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|intangible
 
|intangible
 
|1914
 
|1914
 
|something valuable that cannot be seen or touched, such as goodwill
 
|something valuable that cannot be seen or touched, such as goodwill
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|intellectual property
 
|intellectual property
 
|1845
 
|1845
 
|"we [should] protect intellectual property, the labors of the mind, productions and interests as much a man's own, and as much the fruit of his honest industry, as the wheat he cultivates, or the flocks he rears."  ''Davoll v. Brown'', 7 F. Cas. 197 (Cir. Ct. Mass. 1845) (Woodbury, federal judge).
 
|"we [should] protect intellectual property, the labors of the mind, productions and interests as much a man's own, and as much the fruit of his honest industry, as the wheat he cultivates, or the flocks he rears."  ''Davoll v. Brown'', 7 F. Cas. 197 (Cir. Ct. Mass. 1845) (Woodbury, federal judge).
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|interventionism
 
|interventionism
 
|1923
 
|1923
 
|"governmental interference in economic affairs at home or in political affairs of another country"<ref>Merriam-Webster (1994).</ref>
 
|"governmental interference in economic affairs at home or in political affairs of another country"<ref>Merriam-Webster (1994).</ref>
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|invisible hand
 
|invisible hand
 
|1776
 
|1776
 
|coined by Adam Smith in the ''Wealth of Nations'' and widely used today.
 
|coined by Adam Smith in the ''Wealth of Nations'' and widely used today.
 +
|1770
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[invisible hand of marriage]]
 
|[[invisible hand of marriage]]
 
|2008
 
|2008
 
|discovered on Conservapedia, it is the unseen force of productivity that results from marriage (only between a man and woman).
 
|discovered on Conservapedia, it is the unseen force of productivity that results from marriage (only between a man and woman).
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Iron curtain
 
|Iron curtain
 
|1945
 
|1945
 
|coined by Winston Churchill in a speech in Missouri just after World War II, to describe the communist's figurative wall against freedom
 
|coined by Winston Churchill in a speech in Missouri just after World War II, to describe the communist's figurative wall against freedom
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[irreducible complexity]]
 
|[[irreducible complexity]]
 
|1935
 
|1935
 
|coined<ref>[[Alan Turing]] reportedly used the term for a completely different meaning that went nowhere. [http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/nasty-feelings-in-the-ool-community-toward-yockey/]</ref> and later adopted  and developed by [[Michael Behe]] to describe structure or system that could not possibly have evolved, because removing any part makes it nonfunctional, thereby showing that [[God]] must have created it whole into biology; if the [[Nobel Prize]] were not dominated by [[atheism]], Behe could win one for this insight.
 
|coined<ref>[[Alan Turing]] reportedly used the term for a completely different meaning that went nowhere. [http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/nasty-feelings-in-the-ool-community-toward-yockey/]</ref> and later adopted  and developed by [[Michael Behe]] to describe structure or system that could not possibly have evolved, because removing any part makes it nonfunctional, thereby showing that [[God]] must have created it whole into biology; if the [[Nobel Prize]] were not dominated by [[atheism]], Behe could win one for this insight.
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|ivory tower
 
|ivory tower
 
|1910
 
|1910
 
|a description of the pampered culture of liberal [[professor values|professors]], and how far out of touch with the truth it is
 
|a description of the pampered culture of liberal [[professor values|professors]], and how far out of touch with the truth it is
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|John Hancock
 
|John Hancock
 
|1903
 
|1903
 
|a personal signature, especially in a bold style that stands up for principles as John Hancock did with his signing the Declaration of Independence
 
|a personal signature, especially in a bold style that stands up for principles as John Hancock did with his signing the Declaration of Independence
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[judicial activism]]
 
|[[judicial activism]]
 
|1947
 
|1947
|first coined in an article in ''Fortune'' magazine by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.,<ref>http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/278089</ref> and repeatedly used in U.S. Supreme Court opinions since 1967,<ref>''United States v. Wade'',  
+
|first coined in an article in ''Fortune'' magazine by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.,<ref>http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/278089</ref> and repeatedly used in U.S. Supreme Court opinions since 1967,<ref>''United States v. Wade'',
 +
|1940
 
388 U.S. 218 (1967).</ref> yet as of 2009 [[Merriam-Webster]] dictionary still fails to recognize this widely used term.
 
388 U.S. 218 (1967).</ref> yet as of 2009 [[Merriam-Webster]] dictionary still fails to recognize this widely used term.
 
|-
 
|-
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|2009
 
|2009
 
|the bias of a judge in favor of a political correct identity group intended to rig outcome equality in favor of that group based on subjective bias rather than objective justice.
 
|the bias of a judge in favor of a political correct identity group intended to rig outcome equality in favor of that group based on subjective bias rather than objective justice.
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|judicial restraint
 
|judicial restraint
 
|1942
 
|1942
 
|"Assuming that this court has power to act, it does not necessarily follow that it should act. ... In a number of situations, and in a number of cases, it has been held that courts should voluntarily refrain from using or asserting power. Where the use or assertion of power might be destructive of a well defined purpose of law or of a declared public policy such voluntarily imposed '''judicial restraint''' may be commendable."<ref>Osage Tribe of Indians v. Ickes, 45 F. Supp. 179, 184-85 (D.D.C. 1942) (emphasis added).</ref>
 
|"Assuming that this court has power to act, it does not necessarily follow that it should act. ... In a number of situations, and in a number of cases, it has been held that courts should voluntarily refrain from using or asserting power. Where the use or assertion of power might be destructive of a well defined purpose of law or of a declared public policy such voluntarily imposed '''judicial restraint''' may be commendable."<ref>Osage Tribe of Indians v. Ickes, 45 F. Supp. 179, 184-85 (D.D.C. 1942) (emphasis added).</ref>
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|judicial supremacist
 
|judicial supremacist
 
|2004
 
|2004
 
|one who advocates that the courts should be supreme over the other branches of government for certain legal issues; first coined in a book by [[Phyllis Schlafly]]; first used by the judiciary by the Michigan Supreme Court in ''Paige v. City of Sterling Heights'', 476 Mich. 495 (2006).<ref>A similar yet different concept, "judicial supremacy," was coined by [[conservative]] Supreme Court Justice [[Robert H. Jackson]] as the title of his book,'' The Struggle for Judicial Supremacy: A Study of a Crisis in American Political Power'' (New York: Knopf, 1941).</ref>
 
|one who advocates that the courts should be supreme over the other branches of government for certain legal issues; first coined in a book by [[Phyllis Schlafly]]; first used by the judiciary by the Michigan Supreme Court in ''Paige v. City of Sterling Heights'', 476 Mich. 495 (2006).<ref>A similar yet different concept, "judicial supremacy," was coined by [[conservative]] Supreme Court Justice [[Robert H. Jackson]] as the title of his book,'' The Struggle for Judicial Supremacy: A Study of a Crisis in American Political Power'' (New York: Knopf, 1941).</ref>
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[judicial taking]]
 
|[[judicial taking]]
 
|1982
 
|1982
 
|the deprivation of private property due to a court decision; this concept was introduced by conservative Justice [[Potter Stewart]] in 1967, and the term was used for the first time independently by the Michigan and Hawaii Supreme Courts in the same month (!) in December 1982, and then used often in law review articles and Circuit Court decisions in the 2000s, and then four Justices of the [[U.S. Supreme Court]] endorsed the principle in a decision in 2010, with two others accepting the possibility.
 
|the deprivation of private property due to a court decision; this concept was introduced by conservative Justice [[Potter Stewart]] in 1967, and the term was used for the first time independently by the Michigan and Hawaii Supreme Courts in the same month (!) in December 1982, and then used often in law review articles and Circuit Court decisions in the 2000s, and then four Justices of the [[U.S. Supreme Court]] endorsed the principle in a decision in 2010, with two others accepting the possibility.
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[junk science]]
 
|[[junk science]]
 
|1962<ref>http://rated.com/dir/Society/Issues/Environment/Opposing_Views/Junk_Science</ref>
 
|1962<ref>http://rated.com/dir/Society/Issues/Environment/Opposing_Views/Junk_Science</ref>
 
|the corruption of the scientific method to advance other, often political, goals (such as [[Global Warming]])
 
|the corruption of the scientific method to advance other, often political, goals (such as [[Global Warming]])
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|jury nullification
 
|jury nullification
 
|1948
 
|1948
 
|the power of a jury to overrule the law and acquit an ostensibly guilty defendant; the power was established in the colonies in 1735 in the trial of [[John Peter Zenger]], but this term was first used in state court by Pfeuffer v. Haas, 55 S.W.2d 111 (Tex. Civ. App. 1932) and in federal court by ''Skidmore v. Baltimore & O. R. Co.'', 167 F.2d 54 (2nd Cir. 1948)
 
|the power of a jury to overrule the law and acquit an ostensibly guilty defendant; the power was established in the colonies in 1735 in the trial of [[John Peter Zenger]], but this term was first used in state court by Pfeuffer v. Haas, 55 S.W.2d 111 (Tex. Civ. App. 1932) and in federal court by ''Skidmore v. Baltimore & O. R. Co.'', 167 F.2d 54 (2nd Cir. 1948)
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|kiss of death
 
|kiss of death
 
|1943
 
|1943
 
|from Judas's betrayal of Jesus with a kiss, Mark 14:44-4
 
|from Judas's betrayal of Jesus with a kiss, Mark 14:44-4
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|kleptocrat
 
|kleptocrat
 
|1819
 
|1819
 
|A politician who seeks status and personal gain at the expense of the governed
 
|A politician who seeks status and personal gain at the expense of the governed
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|kowtow
 
|kowtow
 
|1826
 
|1826
 
|obsequious, unthinking obedience to someone or something, used especially in the context of dictatorships and liberal belief systems
 
|obsequious, unthinking obedience to someone or something, used especially in the context of dictatorships and liberal belief systems
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Kremlinology
 
|Kremlinology
 
|1958
 
|1958
|the study of the otherwise indecipherable behavior of the government of the [[communist]] [[Soviet Union]]. Refers to the Kremlin, the traditional seat of Russian government (Soviet or not).  
+
|the study of the otherwise indecipherable behavior of the government of the [[communist]] [[Soviet Union]]. Refers to the Kremlin, the traditional seat of Russian government (Soviet or not).
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|la-la land
 
|la-la land
 
|1979<ref>First known use was in an article by Tom Zito, "Mr. Mike's Mania; Sick Humor, Very Well Indulged," [[Washington Post]] F1 (Nov. 8, 1979): "But now, it's off to La-La land, and his movie deal. 'The thing about Southern Californians,' he says, 'is this: They wake up and say, 'Gee, what a wonderful morning. I think I'll make a salad.' And that takes them the whole day. ..."</ref>
 
|1979<ref>First known use was in an article by Tom Zito, "Mr. Mike's Mania; Sick Humor, Very Well Indulged," [[Washington Post]] F1 (Nov. 8, 1979): "But now, it's off to La-La land, and his movie deal. 'The thing about Southern Californians,' he says, 'is this: They wake up and say, 'Gee, what a wonderful morning. I think I'll make a salad.' And that takes them the whole day. ..."</ref>
 
|a term for the decadent, liberal culture of [[Hollywood]]-driven [[Los Angeles]], originally capitalized as "La-La land."; Merriam-Webster is in denial about this etymology and claims a later origin of 1983.
 
|a term for the decadent, liberal culture of [[Hollywood]]-driven [[Los Angeles]], originally capitalized as "La-La land."; Merriam-Webster is in denial about this etymology and claims a later origin of 1983.
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|labor camp
 
|labor camp
 
|1900
 
|1900
 
|forced work prison
 
|forced work prison
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|laissez-faire
 
|laissez-faire
 
|1825
 
|1825
 
|opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond what is minimally necessary
 
|opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond what is minimally necessary
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|lame duck
 
|lame duck
 
|1761
 
|1761
 
|one falling being in achievement, especially a public official whose power is limited because his term in office is set to expire without possibility of reelection.
 
|one falling being in achievement, especially a public official whose power is limited because his term in office is set to expire without possibility of reelection.
 +
|1760
 
|-
 
|-
 
|lamestream media
 
|lamestream media
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
|coined by Bernie Goldberg to describe the clueless [[Mainstream media]] that repeat superficial, discredited liberal claptrap
 
|coined by Bernie Goldberg to describe the clueless [[Mainstream media]] that repeat superficial, discredited liberal claptrap
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|landslide
 
|landslide
 
|1838
 
|1838
 
|In the political sense, an overwhelming election victory. A clear, democratic expression of popular will.
 
|In the political sense, an overwhelming election victory. A clear, democratic expression of popular will.
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|leadership
 
|leadership
 
|1821
 
|1821
 
|an ability and willingness to lead, often by example
 
|an ability and willingness to lead, often by example
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|leftism
 
|leftism
 
|1920
 
|1920
 
|principles and doctrine of leftists
 
|principles and doctrine of leftists
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|level-headed
 
|level-headed
 
|1876
 
|1876
 
|"balanced", "having common sense and sound judgment"
 
|"balanced", "having common sense and sound judgment"
 +
|1870
 
|-
 
|-
 
|leverage
 
|leverage
 
|1830
 
|1830
 
|
 
|
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|liberal creep
 
|liberal creep
 
|2008
 
|2008
 
|liberal bias that gradually creeps or distorts an entry, definition, explanation, description, or historical account.
 
|liberal bias that gradually creeps or distorts an entry, definition, explanation, description, or historical account.
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|life vest
 
|life vest
 
|1939
 
|1939
 
|a pro-life invention
 
|a pro-life invention
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|limousine liberal
 
|limousine liberal
 
|1969
 
|1969
 
|a multi-millionaire who pretends to be compassionate about the poor, but supports liberal policies that increase burdens on working Americans
 
|a multi-millionaire who pretends to be compassionate about the poor, but supports liberal policies that increase burdens on working Americans
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|local
 
|local
 
|1824<ref>This date refers to its first usage as a ''noun'', which is an estimate of its adoption as a concept.</ref>
 
|1824<ref>This date refers to its first usage as a ''noun'', which is an estimate of its adoption as a concept.</ref>
 
|common usage: "all politics is local"
 
|common usage: "all politics is local"
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|lockstep
 
|lockstep
 
|1802
 
|1802
 
|mindless conformity, often to liberal values
 
|mindless conformity, often to liberal values
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|locomotive
 
|locomotive
 
|1829
 
|1829
 
|a great engine of economic growth during the [[Industrial Revolution]]
 
|a great engine of economic growth during the [[Industrial Revolution]]
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|lone wolf
 
|lone wolf
 
|1909
 
|1909
 
|a person who prefers to work, act, or live alone,<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lone%20wolf Lone wolf, Merriam-Webster]</ref> synonymous with self-sufficiency
 
|a person who prefers to work, act, or live alone,<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lone%20wolf Lone wolf, Merriam-Webster]</ref> synonymous with self-sufficiency
|-  
+
|1900
 +
|-
 
|loose cannon
 
|loose cannon
 
|1973
 
|1973
 
|an undisciplined person or program that dangerously lacks forethought; used in mid-November 1976 to describe $11 billion in unspent appropriations by the Ford Administration:  "'That money,' says Arnold Packer, a senior Senate Budget Committee economist who is helping Carter draw up his shadow budget, 'is like a loose cannon rolling around the deck' because a sudden reappearance of the funds could be inflationary." (''BusinessWeek'')
 
|an undisciplined person or program that dangerously lacks forethought; used in mid-November 1976 to describe $11 billion in unspent appropriations by the Ford Administration:  "'That money,' says Arnold Packer, a senior Senate Budget Committee economist who is helping Carter draw up his shadow budget, 'is like a loose cannon rolling around the deck' because a sudden reappearance of the funds could be inflationary." (''BusinessWeek'')
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|lowest common denominator
 
|lowest common denominator
 
|1854
 
|1854
 
|the lowest in work ethic, morals, or knowledge among a group; typically used to criticize the liberal practice of dumbing down content
 
|the lowest in work ethic, morals, or knowledge among a group; typically used to criticize the liberal practice of dumbing down content
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|lunatic fringe
 
|lunatic fringe
 
|1913
 
|1913
 
|coined by U.S. President [[Theodore Roosevelt]] to describe members of eccentric, radical or extremist groups<ref> http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lunatic</ref>
 
|coined by U.S. President [[Theodore Roosevelt]] to describe members of eccentric, radical or extremist groups<ref> http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lunatic</ref>
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|machismo
 
|machismo
 
|1948
 
|1948
 
|a word never used favorably by feminists!
 
|a word never used favorably by feminists!
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|man-hater
 
|man-hater
 
|1970s<ref>This was during the epic struggle -- and defeat -- of the so-called [[Equal Rights Amendment]].</ref>
 
|1970s<ref>This was during the epic struggle -- and defeat -- of the so-called [[Equal Rights Amendment]].</ref>
 
|William Safire wrote in the ''New York Times'' in 1983, "Misandry, from the Greek misandros for 'hating men,' is in the 1961 Merriam-Webster New International Dictionary, and the Oxford Dictionary Supplement traces it to 1946.  The word is pronounced as 'Ms. Andry,' but I wonder why we need the Greek word for it. What's wrong with good, old-fashioned man-hater?"<ref>Sunday, Oct. 30, 1983, Section 6, Page 12, Column 3.</ref>
 
|William Safire wrote in the ''New York Times'' in 1983, "Misandry, from the Greek misandros for 'hating men,' is in the 1961 Merriam-Webster New International Dictionary, and the Oxford Dictionary Supplement traces it to 1946.  The word is pronounced as 'Ms. Andry,' but I wonder why we need the Greek word for it. What's wrong with good, old-fashioned man-hater?"<ref>Sunday, Oct. 30, 1983, Section 6, Page 12, Column 3.</ref>
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|make-work
 
|make-work
 
|1923
 
|1923
 
|inefficient or useless activity that has the false appearance of being productive; a favorite endeavor of liberals
 
|inefficient or useless activity that has the false appearance of being productive; a favorite endeavor of liberals
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|manifest destiny
 
|manifest destiny
 
|1845
 
|1845
 
|Providential design over future events, which originated in the context of expanding the United States to the Pacific Ocean
 
|Providential design over future events, which originated in the context of expanding the United States to the Pacific Ocean
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|materialism
 
|materialism
 
|1748
 
|1748
 
|the view of life that physical matter is all that exists; as an "ism", the term criticizes such view
 
|the view of life that physical matter is all that exists; as an "ism", the term criticizes such view
 +
|1740
 
|-
 
|-
 
|meat and potatoes
 
|meat and potatoes
 
|1951
 
|1951
 
|the most interesting or fundamental part
 
|the most interesting or fundamental part
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|melting pot
 
|melting pot
 
|1912
 
|1912
 
|requires "social and cultural assimilation" for successful immigration<ref>Merriam-Webster dictionary (1994)</ref>
 
|requires "social and cultural assimilation" for successful immigration<ref>Merriam-Webster dictionary (1994)</ref>
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[meritocracy]]
 
|[[meritocracy]]
 
|1958
 
|1958
|a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement  
+
|a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[microeconomics]]
 
|[[microeconomics]]
 
|1947
 
|1947
 
|the study of the economics of the individual person or business
 
|the study of the economics of the individual person or business
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|mindset
 
|mindset
 
|1909
 
|1909
 
|close-minded point-of-view, typically in adherence to a liberal falsehood and often to the exclusion of Christ
 
|close-minded point-of-view, typically in adherence to a liberal falsehood and often to the exclusion of Christ
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|missile defense
 
|missile defense
 
|1980s
 
|1980s
 
|popularized by President Ronald Reagan as part of [[SDI]]
 
|popularized by President Ronald Reagan as part of [[SDI]]
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|missionary
 
|missionary
 
|1625
 
|1625
 
|someone sent on a mission, typically a religious mission
 
|someone sent on a mission, typically a religious mission
|-  
+
|1620
 +
|-
 
|mobocracy
 
|mobocracy
 
|1754
 
|1754
 
|rule by a mob, as at Wikipedia
 
|rule by a mob, as at Wikipedia
 +
|1750
 
|-
 
|-
 
|monogamy
 
|monogamy
 
|1612
 
|1612
 
|this has the same date of origin as "productive", and that may not be a coincidence!
 
|this has the same date of origin as "productive", and that may not be a coincidence!
 +
|1610
 
|-
 
|-
 
|moonlighting
 
|moonlighting
 
|1957
 
|1957
 
|working more than a full-time job in order to be as productive as possible; the [[work ethic]] at its best
 
|working more than a full-time job in order to be as productive as possible; the [[work ethic]] at its best
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|moral majority
 
|moral majority
 
|1979
 
|1979
 
|coined by Jerry Falwell to describe the movement of growing moral, Christian conservatives.
 
|coined by Jerry Falwell to describe the movement of growing moral, Christian conservatives.
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|motivation
 
|motivation
 
|1873
 
|1873
 
|can you believe the word did not exist before 1873?!
 
|can you believe the word did not exist before 1873?!
 +
|1870
 
|-
 
|-
 
|muckety–muck
 
|muckety–muck
 
|1912
 
|1912
 
|a pejorative term for an arrogant person who holds a title or position considered to be important by others
 
|a pejorative term for an arrogant person who holds a title or position considered to be important by others
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|muckraker
 
|muckraker
 
|1910
 
|1910
 
|a person who searches out and publicly exposes [[deceit]]<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muckraker Merriam-Webster - Muckraker]</ref>
 
|a person who searches out and publicly exposes [[deceit]]<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muckraker Merriam-Webster - Muckraker]</ref>
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Murphy's Law
 
|Murphy's Law
 
|1958
 
|1958
 
|if something can go wrong, then it will go wrong: this was a conservative insight by an engineer Edward Murphy
 
|if something can go wrong, then it will go wrong: this was a conservative insight by an engineer Edward Murphy
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|muscle car
 
|muscle car
 
|1967
 
|1967
 
|placing a powerful engine in a classic two-door car for highly efficient performance; also celebrate masculine style against erosion by feminism
 
|placing a powerful engine in a classic two-door car for highly efficient performance; also celebrate masculine style against erosion by feminism
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|myopic
 
|myopic
 
|1752
 
|1752
 
|originally a term in optometry, 1990's used to describe liberals' lack of foresight
 
|originally a term in optometry, 1990's used to describe liberals' lack of foresight
 +
|1750
 
|-
 
|-
 
|name-dropping
 
|name-dropping
 
|1950
 
|1950
 
|a term critical of the [[liberal]] practice of seeking to impress others by casually mentioning personal association with prominent people, despite its lack of relevance to the conversation
 
|a term critical of the [[liberal]] practice of seeking to impress others by casually mentioning personal association with prominent people, despite its lack of relevance to the conversation
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|nanny state
 
|nanny state
 
|1978
 
|1978
 
|"Under the New Economic Policy, [the new French Prime Minister Raymond] Barre has made it clear that industrial lame ducks can no longer count on the generosity of Nanny i.e. the state - for bailing out."<ref>Leo Ryan, "Economy Shored up: France's new surge of liberalism," The Globe and Mail (Canada) (Aug. 1, 1978)</ref>  Note how two powerful new conservative terms led to a third here!
 
|"Under the New Economic Policy, [the new French Prime Minister Raymond] Barre has made it clear that industrial lame ducks can no longer count on the generosity of Nanny i.e. the state - for bailing out."<ref>Leo Ryan, "Economy Shored up: France's new surge of liberalism," The Globe and Mail (Canada) (Aug. 1, 1978)</ref>  Note how two powerful new conservative terms led to a third here!
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|negativism
 
|negativism
 
|1824
 
|1824
 
|mental attitude that tends that is skeptical about almost everything, except one's own views
 
|mental attitude that tends that is skeptical about almost everything, except one's own views
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|newspeak
 
|newspeak
 
|1949
 
|1949
 
|political or media expressions using circumlocution and euphemisms to disguise or distract from the truth; first coined by [[George Orwell]] in ''[[1984]]''
 
|political or media expressions using circumlocution and euphemisms to disguise or distract from the truth; first coined by [[George Orwell]] in ''[[1984]]''
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|non-justiciable
 
|non-justiciable
 
|1922<ref>Used by the state attorneys for West Virginia (including Philip Steptoe, founder of Steptoe & Johnson) in ''Pennsylvania v. West Virginia'', 262 U.S. 553 (1923):  "It is not the 'subject of judicial cognizance,' Hans v. Louisiana, 134 U.S. 1, 15; Louisiana v. Texas, 176 U.S 1, 15; Missouri v. Illinois, 180 U.S. 208, 233, or 'susceptible of judicial solution.' Louisiana v. Texas, 176 U.S. 1, 18, 22; Missouri v. Illinois, 180 U.S. 208, 233, 234."</ref>
 
|1922<ref>Used by the state attorneys for West Virginia (including Philip Steptoe, founder of Steptoe & Johnson) in ''Pennsylvania v. West Virginia'', 262 U.S. 553 (1923):  "It is not the 'subject of judicial cognizance,' Hans v. Louisiana, 134 U.S. 1, 15; Louisiana v. Texas, 176 U.S 1, 15; Missouri v. Illinois, 180 U.S. 208, 233, or 'susceptible of judicial solution.' Louisiana v. Texas, 176 U.S. 1, 18, 22; Missouri v. Illinois, 180 U.S. 208, 233, 234."</ref>
 
|a difficult issue that the courts should not attempt to resolve, often because it is too political in nature
 
|a difficult issue that the courts should not attempt to resolve, often because it is too political in nature
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|non-locality
 
|non-locality
 
|1920s
 
|1920s
 
|[[action at a distance]] at the atomic level; even though proven, it is still opposed by those who believe in [[relativity]] and still not recognized by Merriam-Webster
 
|[[action at a distance]] at the atomic level; even though proven, it is still opposed by those who believe in [[relativity]] and still not recognized by Merriam-Webster
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|nullification
 
|nullification
 
|1798
 
|1798
 
|assertion of authority by a State against encroachment by the federal government, in defense of liberty
 
|assertion of authority by a State against encroachment by the federal government, in defense of liberty
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|obambulate
 
|obambulate
 
|1600
 
|1600
 
|From Latin ''obambulatus'', to walk to or before, akin to ''wander''.  Word currently claimed to have been invented by Rush Limbaugh in 2011 and used in reference to [[Barack Obama]], yet it is found in Oxford and Webster's dictionaries prior to 1991.
 
|From Latin ''obambulatus'', to walk to or before, akin to ''wander''.  Word currently claimed to have been invented by Rush Limbaugh in 2011 and used in reference to [[Barack Obama]], yet it is found in Oxford and Webster's dictionaries prior to 1991.
 +
|1600
 
|-
 
|-
 
|obstructionism
 
|obstructionism
 
|1879
 
|1879
 
|deliberate interference with free speech or legislative progress, as when liberal legislators (the "fleebaggers") fled Wisconsin to try to block a reform
 
|deliberate interference with free speech or legislative progress, as when liberal legislators (the "fleebaggers") fled Wisconsin to try to block a reform
 +
|1870
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Old Glory
 
|Old Glory
 
|1862
 
|1862
 
|the ''United States of America'' flag, Stars & Stripes
 
|the ''United States of America'' flag, Stars & Stripes
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|one-size-fits-all
 
|one-size-fits-all
 
|1996<ref>Was there an earlier conservative use?  Frank Zappa's album cover in the 1970s does not count!</ref>
 
|1996<ref>Was there an earlier conservative use?  Frank Zappa's album cover in the 1970s does not count!</ref>
 
|Lee Wishing, director of communications for conservative [[Grove City College]], in criticism of how the government administers student loans: "Unfortunately, with government programs, it's one size fits all."<ref>http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/1996/dec96/er-dec96.html</ref>  The 2008 Republican platform states, "We reject a one-size-fits-all approach and support parental options, including home schooling, and local innovations such as schools or classes for boys only or for girls only and alternative and innovative school schedules."<ref>http://platform.gop.com/2008Platform.pdf</ref>
 
|Lee Wishing, director of communications for conservative [[Grove City College]], in criticism of how the government administers student loans: "Unfortunately, with government programs, it's one size fits all."<ref>http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/1996/dec96/er-dec96.html</ref>  The 2008 Republican platform states, "We reject a one-size-fits-all approach and support parental options, including home schooling, and local innovations such as schools or classes for boys only or for girls only and alternative and innovative school schedules."<ref>http://platform.gop.com/2008Platform.pdf</ref>
 +
|1990
 
|-
 
|-
 
|one-trick pony
 
|one-trick pony
 
|1980
 
|1980
 
|a person or group that relies repeatedly on the same gimmick, as in "the media are a one-trick pony in their criticism of [[Rand Paul]]"
 
|a person or group that relies repeatedly on the same gimmick, as in "the media are a one-trick pony in their criticism of [[Rand Paul]]"
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|open-minded
 
|open-minded
 
|1828
 
|1828
 
|see [[Essay:Quantifying Openmindedness]]
 
|see [[Essay:Quantifying Openmindedness]]
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[opportunity cost]]
 
|[[opportunity cost]]
 
|1911
 
|1911
 
|
 
|
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|optimism
 
|optimism
 
|1759
 
|1759
 
|
 
|
 +
|1750
 
|-
 
|-
 
|originalism
 
|originalism
 
|1985
 
|1985
 
|taken from original intent, The belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it
 
|taken from original intent, The belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Orwellian
 
|Orwellian
 
|1960s
 
|1960s
 
|terminology or style that advances the power of big government but is hurtful or nonsensical<ref>http://www.ntu.org/main/press.php?PressID=604</ref>
 
|terminology or style that advances the power of big government but is hurtful or nonsensical<ref>http://www.ntu.org/main/press.php?PressID=604</ref>
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|ostensibly
 
|ostensibly
 
|1765
 
|1765
 
|having an outward appearance that may not reflect the underlying truth; good potential use is Luke 3:23 in describing Jesus as the son of Joseph
 
|having an outward appearance that may not reflect the underlying truth; good potential use is Luke 3:23 in describing Jesus as the son of Joseph
 +
|1760
 
|-
 
|-
 
|outflank
 
|outflank
 
|1765
 
|1765
 
|to move swiftly around an opponent, a military tactic mastered by [[conservative]] [[General]] [[George Patton]] to crush the [[Germans]] in [[World War II]]
 
|to move swiftly around an opponent, a military tactic mastered by [[conservative]] [[General]] [[George Patton]] to crush the [[Germans]] in [[World War II]]
 +
|1760
 
|-
 
|-
 
|parenting
 
|parenting
 
|1958
 
|1958
 
|children raising
 
|children raising
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Parkinson's Law
 
|Parkinson's Law
 
|1955
 
|1955
 
|how bureaucracies expand regardless of the productivity, and how inefficient work expands to fill the time available for its completion
 
|how bureaucracies expand regardless of the productivity, and how inefficient work expands to fill the time available for its completion
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[patent troll]]
 
|[[patent troll]]
 
|2001
 
|2001
 
|a company that obtains or buys up patents for the sole purpose of asserting infringement claims, and without any intention of actually manufacturing the invention; the term was first coined by Peter Detkin, in-house counsel to Intel
 
|a company that obtains or buys up patents for the sole purpose of asserting infringement claims, and without any intention of actually manufacturing the invention; the term was first coined by Peter Detkin, in-house counsel to Intel
|-  
+
|2000
 +
|-
 
|patriotism
 
|patriotism
 
|1726
 
|1726
 
|
 
|
 +
|1720
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Pavlovian
 
|Pavlovian
 
|1926
 
|1926
 
|a conditioned, automatic and unthinking response to a signal; it has been used twice by [[conservative]] Supreme Court Justices. "It is well established that this Court does not, or at least should not, respond in Pavlovian fashion to confessions of error by the [[Solicitor General]]."  ''De Marco v. United States'', 415 U.S. 449, 451 (1974) ([[Rehnquist]], J., dissenting); "'[[Incorporation doctrine|Incorporation]]' has become so Pavlovian that my Brother BLACK barely mentions the [[Fourteenth Amendment]] in the course of an 11-page opinion dealing with the procedural rule the State of [[Florida]] has adopted for cases tried in Florida courts under Florida's criminal laws." '' Williams v. Fla.'', 399 U.S. 78, 144 (1970) ([[Potter Stewart|Stewart]], J., dissenting and concurring).
 
|a conditioned, automatic and unthinking response to a signal; it has been used twice by [[conservative]] Supreme Court Justices. "It is well established that this Court does not, or at least should not, respond in Pavlovian fashion to confessions of error by the [[Solicitor General]]."  ''De Marco v. United States'', 415 U.S. 449, 451 (1974) ([[Rehnquist]], J., dissenting); "'[[Incorporation doctrine|Incorporation]]' has become so Pavlovian that my Brother BLACK barely mentions the [[Fourteenth Amendment]] in the course of an 11-page opinion dealing with the procedural rule the State of [[Florida]] has adopted for cases tried in Florida courts under Florida's criminal laws." '' Williams v. Fla.'', 399 U.S. 78, 144 (1970) ([[Potter Stewart|Stewart]], J., dissenting and concurring).
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|perestroika
 
|perestroika
 
|1986
 
|1986
 
|increasing economic freedom and free speech under [[communism]], which led to the unraveling of the [[communist]] [[Soviet Union]]
 
|increasing economic freedom and free speech under [[communism]], which led to the unraveling of the [[communist]] [[Soviet Union]]
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|perpetual war
 
|perpetual war
 
|1947
 
|1947
 
|Coined by historian Charles A. Beard,<ref>Charles A. Beard is best known for interpreting the Constitution as being primarily motivated by economic interests.</ref> it has been used most recently by [[Ann Coulter]]
 
|Coined by historian Charles A. Beard,<ref>Charles A. Beard is best known for interpreting the Constitution as being primarily motivated by economic interests.</ref> it has been used most recently by [[Ann Coulter]]
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[personhood]] <ref>[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/personhood Personhood] Dictionary.com</ref>
 
|[[personhood]] <ref>[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/personhood Personhood] Dictionary.com</ref>
 
|1955
 
|1955
 
|Inherent rights guaranteed to all human beings from the beginning of their biological development, including the pre-born, partially born. Also, the state or fact of being a person.
 
|Inherent rights guaranteed to all human beings from the beginning of their biological development, including the pre-born, partially born. Also, the state or fact of being a person.
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Philadelphia
 
|Philadelphia
 
|1682
 
|1682
 
|coined by [[William Penn]] and meaning "city of brotherly love," the concept captures the "[[best of the public]]" approach
 
|coined by [[William Penn]] and meaning "city of brotherly love," the concept captures the "[[best of the public]]" approach
 +
|1680
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[phonics]]
 
|[[phonics]]
 
|1684
 
|1684
 
|conservatives have long championed phonics to promote literacy, Bible-reading, and informed voters; liberals take the opposite position
 
|conservatives have long championed phonics to promote literacy, Bible-reading, and informed voters; liberals take the opposite position
 +
|1680
 
|-
 
|-
 
|phony
 
|phony
 
|1900<ref>This surprisingly recent origin appears to be derived from a British confidence game.</ref>
 
|1900<ref>This surprisingly recent origin appears to be derived from a British confidence game.</ref>
|needed to address [[liberal deceit]]  
+
|needed to address [[liberal deceit]]
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|plasticity
 
|plasticity
 
|1783
 
|1783
 
|having a plastic quality that conforms to molding or pressure; in pejorative usage, someone who easily conforms to [[peer pressure]] or [[liberal]] falsehoods
 
|having a plastic quality that conforms to molding or pressure; in pejorative usage, someone who easily conforms to [[peer pressure]] or [[liberal]] falsehoods
 +
|1780
 
|-
 
|-
 
|poetic justice
 
|poetic justice
 
|1890
 
|1890
 
|when virtue is reward and/or wrongdoing is punished in an indirect or unexpected way
 
|when virtue is reward and/or wrongdoing is punished in an indirect or unexpected way
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|political machine
 
|political machine
 
|1905
 
|1905
 
|a pejorative term for local and typically Democratic power structures that prevent outsiders from winning elections; first used by George Washington Plunkitt to criticize the Tammany Hall machine for which he served
 
|a pejorative term for local and typically Democratic power structures that prevent outsiders from winning elections; first used by George Washington Plunkitt to criticize the Tammany Hall machine for which he served
|-  
+
|1900
 +
|-
 
|[[politically correct]]
 
|[[politically correct]]
 
|1983
 
|1983
 
|This term originated among radicals at the [[University of Wisconsin-Madison]] to enforce radical orthodoxy, but immediately flipped in usage to become a term of mockery of radicals.<ref>For an early different usage of the word, see 1793 J. WILSON in U.S. Rep. (U.S. Supreme Court) 2 (1798) 462 Sentiments and expressions of this inaccurate kind prevail in our..language... ‘The United States’, instead of the ‘People of the United States’, is the toast given. This is not politically correct.</ref>  The term may have come from Chairman Mao in 1936.
 
|This term originated among radicals at the [[University of Wisconsin-Madison]] to enforce radical orthodoxy, but immediately flipped in usage to become a term of mockery of radicals.<ref>For an early different usage of the word, see 1793 J. WILSON in U.S. Rep. (U.S. Supreme Court) 2 (1798) 462 Sentiments and expressions of this inaccurate kind prevail in our..language... ‘The United States’, instead of the ‘People of the United States’, is the toast given. This is not politically correct.</ref>  The term may have come from Chairman Mao in 1936.
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|politicize
 
|politicize
 
|1846
 
|1846
 
|seeking political gain at the expense of truth or quality<ref>The Merriam-Webster definition (1994 ed.) is incomplete and unclear: "to give a political tone or character to"</ref>
 
|seeking political gain at the expense of truth or quality<ref>The Merriam-Webster definition (1994 ed.) is incomplete and unclear: "to give a political tone or character to"</ref>
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|politics of envy
 
|politics of envy
 
|2011
 
|2011
 
|used by Australian [[conservative]] Christopher Pine to describe the philosophy behind taking money from private schools and giving it to public ones.
 
|used by Australian [[conservative]] Christopher Pine to describe the philosophy behind taking money from private schools and giving it to public ones.
 +
|2010
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[post-abortive]]
 
|[[post-abortive]]
 
|1986
 
|1986
 
|the unexpected trauma and physical harm -- which can worsen over time -- that is experienced by a woman after having an [[abortion]]; coined by Dr. Kaye Cash in an editorial describing what she learned during a 365-mile walk in southeast Arkansas to speak with the public about abortion<ref>Editorial by Kaye Cash, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR), October 23, 1986.</ref>
 
|the unexpected trauma and physical harm -- which can worsen over time -- that is experienced by a woman after having an [[abortion]]; coined by Dr. Kaye Cash in an editorial describing what she learned during a 365-mile walk in southeast Arkansas to speak with the public about abortion<ref>Editorial by Kaye Cash, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR), October 23, 1986.</ref>
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|potential
 
|potential
 
|1817<ref>Usage here refers to "promise", not "possibility".</ref>
 
|1817<ref>Usage here refers to "promise", not "possibility".</ref>
 
|
 
|
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|pothead
 
|pothead
 
|1959
 
|1959
 
|someone who smokes marijuana and doesn't realize how it destroys people
 
|someone who smokes marijuana and doesn't realize how it destroys people
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|powerhouse
 
|powerhouse
 
|1881
 
|1881
 
|source of energy and strength - which is what the conservative movement is
 
|source of energy and strength - which is what the conservative movement is
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[price discrimination]]
 
|[[price discrimination]]
 
|1920
 
|1920
 
|charging different prices for the exact same service or good; first coined by the British economist (and critic of [[John Maynard Keynes]]) Arthur Cecil Pigou in ''The Economics of Welfare''.
 
|charging different prices for the exact same service or good; first coined by the British economist (and critic of [[John Maynard Keynes]]) Arthur Cecil Pigou in ''The Economics of Welfare''.
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|prioritize
 
|prioritize
 
|1961
 
|1961
 
|to recognize that some goals and activities are more important than others, and then focus accordingly
 
|to recognize that some goals and activities are more important than others, and then focus accordingly
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|privatize
 
|privatize
 
|1940
 
|1940
 
|to return a business or enterprise from state to private control; to de-nationalize.
 
|to return a business or enterprise from state to private control; to de-nationalize.
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|proactive
 
|proactive
 
|1933
 
|1933
 
|
 
|
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Procrustean
 
|Procrustean
 
|1832
 
|1832
 
|a pejorative description of the one-size-fits-all mentality, which disregards individual differences
 
|a pejorative description of the one-size-fits-all mentality, which disregards individual differences
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|productive
 
|productive
 
|1612
 
|1612
 
|
 
|
 +
|1610
 
|-
 
|-
 
|productivity
 
|productivity
 
|1810
 
|1810
 
|the gap of about 200 years between the creation of "productive" and "productivity" is astounding
 
|the gap of about 200 years between the creation of "productive" and "productivity" is astounding
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[pro-life]]
 
|[[pro-life]]
 
|1960
 
|1960
 
|
 
|
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|property right
 
|property right
 
|1853
 
|1853
 
|
 
|
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|provocateur
 
|provocateur
 
|1919
 
|1919
 
|someone who spends more time causing unproductive conflicts rather than advancing knowledge, accomplishing legitimate goals, or helping anyone
 
|someone who spends more time causing unproductive conflicts rather than advancing knowledge, accomplishing legitimate goals, or helping anyone
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|pseudoscience
 
|pseudoscience
 
|1844
 
|1844
 
|worthless claims written with the appearance of scientific rigor to gain an aura of credibility
 
|worthless claims written with the appearance of scientific rigor to gain an aura of credibility
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|publicity stunt
 
|publicity stunt
 
|1969<ref>Earlier usage in the 1900s may have occurred, but the term "stunt" was not coined until 1878.</ref>
 
|1969<ref>Earlier usage in the 1900s may have occurred, but the term "stunt" was not coined until 1878.</ref>
 
|Used on April 10, 1969 by Republican Senators who withdrew from a tour and probe by Senator [[Ted Kennedy]], criticizing him for his "publicity stunt" in preparation for his expected run for the presidency; the [[Chappaquiddick incident]] sunk his chances three months later.
 
|Used on April 10, 1969 by Republican Senators who withdrew from a tour and probe by Senator [[Ted Kennedy]], criticizing him for his "publicity stunt" in preparation for his expected run for the presidency; the [[Chappaquiddick incident]] sunk his chances three months later.
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|quantify
 
|quantify
 
|1840
 
|1840
 
|
 
|
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|race card
 
|race card
 
|1995<ref>This is the date of its widespread familiarity.</ref>
 
|1995<ref>This is the date of its widespread familiarity.</ref>
 
|"Playing the race card" consists of relying on racial emotions or charges of racism in order to overcome the truth and logic in politics, legal proceedings, or otherwise; this term became familiar in the criticism of the defense and acquittal of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend.
 
|"Playing the race card" consists of relying on racial emotions or charges of racism in order to overcome the truth and logic in politics, legal proceedings, or otherwise; this term became familiar in the criticism of the defense and acquittal of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend.
 +
|1990
 
|-
 
|-
 
|rapture
 
|rapture
 
|1629
 
|1629
 
|spiritual ecstasy[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=rapture]
 
|spiritual ecstasy[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=rapture]
 +
|1620
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[recidivism]]
 
|[[recidivism]]
 
|1886
 
|1886
 
|the tendency for people lacking in [[faith]] and determination to revert to prior patterns of harmful behavior, such as repeat criminal offenders
 
|the tendency for people lacking in [[faith]] and determination to revert to prior patterns of harmful behavior, such as repeat criminal offenders
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|recuse
 
|recuse
 
|1949
 
|1949
 
|self-removal by a decision-maker (especially a judge) because of possible bias with respect to the pending issue
 
|self-removal by a decision-maker (especially a judge) because of possible bias with respect to the pending issue
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|red tape
 
|red tape
 
|1736
 
|1736
 
|excessive bureaucracy and procedural complexity which frustrate meaningful activity and progress
 
|excessive bureaucracy and procedural complexity which frustrate meaningful activity and progress
 +
|1730
 
|-
 
|-
 
|refudiate
 
|refudiate
 
|2010
 
|2010
 
|combination of ''refute'' and ''repudiate'', as coined by [[Sarah Palin]]
 
|combination of ''refute'' and ''repudiate'', as coined by [[Sarah Palin]]
 +
|2010
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[relativism]]
 
|[[relativism]]
 
|1865
 
|1865
 
|the view that ethical truths are not absolute, but depend on the person or group that holds them
 
|the view that ethical truths are not absolute, but depend on the person or group that holds them
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[responsibility]]
 
|[[responsibility]]
 
|1737
 
|1737
|HAMILTON Federalist No. 63 (1988) II. 193 Responsibility in order to be reasonable must be limited to objects within the power of the responsible party.
+
|1787 HAMILTON Federalist No. 63 II. 193 Responsibility in order to be reasonable must be limited to objects within the power of the responsible party.
 +
|1730
 
|-
 
|-
 
|reverse discrimination
 
|reverse discrimination
 
|1969
 
|1969
 
|the use of quotas or affirmative action to use race or gender to discriminate against a better qualified person
 
|the use of quotas or affirmative action to use race or gender to discriminate against a better qualified person
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|revisionism
 
|revisionism
 
|1903<ref>The first use of this term, now obscure, refers to a Marxist movement that preferred evolutionary rather than revolutionary change.</ref>
 
|1903<ref>The first use of this term, now obscure, refers to a Marxist movement that preferred evolutionary rather than revolutionary change.</ref>
 
|distortions of history to promote liberal bias
 
|distortions of history to promote liberal bias
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|riot act
 
|riot act
 
|1715<ref>Its colloquial use, as in "read them the riot act," began in 1819.</ref>
 
|1715<ref>Its colloquial use, as in "read them the riot act," began in 1819.</ref>
 
|the Riot Act was a law passed in England in 1715 to authorize officials to disperse riots
 
|the Riot Act was a law passed in England in 1715 to authorize officials to disperse riots
 +
|1710
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Rogue state
 
|Rogue state
 
|1993
 
|1993
 
|(Originally used in 1993 then reintroduced in 2002.) A 'rogue state' displays no regard for international law. It attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and other military technology with which to threaten neighbouring countries and support terrorism. Rogue states often reject human values and brutalize their own people.
 
|(Originally used in 1993 then reintroduced in 2002.) A 'rogue state' displays no regard for international law. It attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and other military technology with which to threaten neighbouring countries and support terrorism. Rogue states often reject human values and brutalize their own people.
 +
|1990
 
|-
 
|-
 
|rubber-stamp
 
|rubber-stamp
 
|1918
 
|1918
 
|unthinking repetition or endorsement of something, despite having the responsibility to make an independent decision, as in "Democrats rubber-stamp demands by the abortion industry."
 
|unthinking repetition or endorsement of something, despite having the responsibility to make an independent decision, as in "Democrats rubber-stamp demands by the abortion industry."
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|run of the mill
 
|run of the mill
 
|1930
 
|1930
 
|meaning "merely average, commonplace," the term is critical of a failure to strive for excellence
 
|meaning "merely average, commonplace," the term is critical of a failure to strive for excellence
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|sacred cow
 
|sacred cow
 
|1910
 
|1910
 
|a person or idea, typically liberal, that becomes immune from criticism because of its political usefulness rather than its truthfulness, as in the theories of [[evolution]] and [[relativity]]
 
|a person or idea, typically liberal, that becomes immune from criticism because of its political usefulness rather than its truthfulness, as in the theories of [[evolution]] and [[relativity]]
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|scapegoating
 
|scapegoating
 
|1943
 
|1943
 
|a term criticizing how people, particularly liberals, deflect accountability and blame from themselves to others; inspired by Leviticus 16:8.
 
|a term criticizing how people, particularly liberals, deflect accountability and blame from themselves to others; inspired by Leviticus 16:8.
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|salutary neglect
 
|salutary neglect
 
|1775
 
|1775
 
|coined by the [[conservative]] [[Edmund Burke]] in his 1775 speech to the British [[House of Commons]] entitled "On Moving His Resolutions for Conciliation with the Colonies"<ref>http://www.archive.org/stream/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft_djvu.txt</ref>
 
|coined by the [[conservative]] [[Edmund Burke]] in his 1775 speech to the British [[House of Commons]] entitled "On Moving His Resolutions for Conciliation with the Colonies"<ref>http://www.archive.org/stream/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft_djvu.txt</ref>
 +
|1770
 
|-
 
|-
 
|school choice
 
|school choice
 
|1980
 
|1980
|popularized by Milton Friedman in his book, ''Free to Choose''  
+
|popularized by Milton Friedman in his book, ''Free to Choose''
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[scientific fascism]]
 
|[[scientific fascism]]
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
|a coordinated effort by a group of scientists to enforce a certain point of view upon others.
 
|a coordinated effort by a group of scientists to enforce a certain point of view upon others.
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[secularism]]
 
|[[secularism]]
 
|1850-55
 
|1850-55
 
|attempts to educate, particularly through [[public school]], without including [[faith]] or even acknowledgment of [[God]]
 
|attempts to educate, particularly through [[public school]], without including [[faith]] or even acknowledgment of [[God]]
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Segway
 
|Segway
 
|2001
 
|2001
 
|Dean Kamen's trademark spelling of "segue" for use of Yankee Ingenuity to improve efficiency, to refer to a form of battery-powered transportation.
 
|Dean Kamen's trademark spelling of "segue" for use of Yankee Ingenuity to improve efficiency, to refer to a form of battery-powered transportation.
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[self-defense]]
 
|[[self-defense]]
 
|1651
 
|1651
 
|
 
|
 +
|1650
 
|-
 
|-
 
|self-destruct
 
|self-destruct
 
|1968
 
|1968
 
|often the tragic result of liberal falsehoods
 
|often the tragic result of liberal falsehoods
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Discipline|self-discipline]]
 
|[[Discipline|self-discipline]]
 
|1838
 
|1838
 
|
 
|
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|self-preservation
 
|self-preservation
 
|1614
 
|1614
 
|preservation of oneself from destruction or harm
 
|preservation of oneself from destruction or harm
 +
|1610
 
|-
 
|-
 
|self-reliant
 
|self-reliant
 
|1848
 
|1848
 
|
 
|
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|separation of powers
 
|separation of powers
 
|1748
 
|1748
 
|the fundamental insight underlying the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 
|the fundamental insight underlying the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 +
|1740
 
|-
 
|-
 
|shotgun marriage
 
|shotgun marriage
 
|1929
 
|1929
 
|pregnancy => get married.  Think of someone besides yourself for a change.
 
|pregnancy => get married.  Think of someone besides yourself for a change.
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|silent majority
 
|silent majority
 
|1969
 
|1969
 
|coined by President [[Richard Nixon]] in his speech to the nation on Nov. 3, 1969<ref>http://watergate.info/nixon/silent-majority-speech-1969.shtml</ref>
 
|coined by President [[Richard Nixon]] in his speech to the nation on Nov. 3, 1969<ref>http://watergate.info/nixon/silent-majority-speech-1969.shtml</ref>
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|skullduggery
 
|skullduggery
 
|1867
 
|1867
 
|underhanded or unscrupulous behavior
 
|underhanded or unscrupulous behavior
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|slippery slope
 
|slippery slope
 
|1900s
 
|1900s
 
|term has been widely used for decades to expose the fallacy of "it doesn't hurt to try"
 
|term has been widely used for decades to expose the fallacy of "it doesn't hurt to try"
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|smoke and mirrors
 
|smoke and mirrors
 
|1979
 
|1979
 
|something intended to disguise or draw attention away from an often embarrassing or unpleasant issue. <ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict/smoke%20and%20mirrors Smoke and Mirrors, Merriam-Webster]</ref> Widely used during the 1990s to describe [[Bill Clinton]]'s political strategy.
 
|something intended to disguise or draw attention away from an often embarrassing or unpleasant issue. <ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict/smoke%20and%20mirrors Smoke and Mirrors, Merriam-Webster]</ref> Widely used during the 1990s to describe [[Bill Clinton]]'s political strategy.
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|smoking gun
 
|smoking gun
 
|1974
 
|1974
 
|a law-and-order term, "smoking gun" was first used as figurative term in a reported judicial decision in ''Rodgers v. United States Steel Corp.'', 1975 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12775 (W.D. Pa. Apr. 20, 1975), and many literal uses of the term in court decisions before that!
 
|a law-and-order term, "smoking gun" was first used as figurative term in a reported judicial decision in ''Rodgers v. United States Steel Corp.'', 1975 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12775 (W.D. Pa. Apr. 20, 1975), and many literal uses of the term in court decisions before that!
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|soapbox
 
|soapbox
 
|1907
 
|1907
 
|staging for a typically liberal, unproductive rant having little substance
 
|staging for a typically liberal, unproductive rant having little substance
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|soccer mom
 
|soccer mom
 
|1987
 
|1987
 
|a mother who devotes herself to her children's activities and a significant voting bloc or demographic group
 
|a mother who devotes herself to her children's activities and a significant voting bloc or demographic group
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[socialist]]
 
|[[socialist]]
 
|1827
 
|1827
 
|someone who advocates government control over the economy, and particularly state control of the means of production
 
|someone who advocates government control over the economy, and particularly state control of the means of production
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|social justice rhetoric
 
|social justice rhetoric
 
|2009
 
|2009
 
|Language and rhetorical ploys equating equality of outcome with justice.
 
|Language and rhetorical ploys equating equality of outcome with justice.
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|spend-and-tax
 
|spend-and-tax
 
|2009<ref>http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/02/morning-bell-the-obama-tax-and-spend-economy-is-here/</ref>
 
|2009<ref>http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/02/morning-bell-the-obama-tax-and-spend-economy-is-here/</ref>
 
|a variation on "tax-and-spend" (see below), "spend-and-tax" consists of spending the money first and then trying to justify raising taxes based on the deficit created by the spending
 
|a variation on "tax-and-spend" (see below), "spend-and-tax" consists of spending the money first and then trying to justify raising taxes based on the deficit created by the spending
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|spin doctor
 
|spin doctor
 
|1984
 
|1984
 
|someone ensuring that others interpret an event from a particular point of view.  <ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/world/asia/22policy.html?_r=2 General Petraeus describes Axelrod by Bob Woodward]</ref>
 
|someone ensuring that others interpret an event from a particular point of view.  <ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/world/asia/22policy.html?_r=2 General Petraeus describes Axelrod by Bob Woodward]</ref>
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|spot-on
 
|spot-on
 
|1949
 
|1949
|precisely correct, as in a prediction or in overcoming imprecision in a challenging task; its origin is from the military  
+
|precisely correct, as in a prediction or in overcoming imprecision in a challenging task; its origin is from the military
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[stagflation]]
 
|[[stagflation]]
 
|1965
 
|1965
 
|inflation ''and'' high [[unemployment]] ''and'' stagnant demand by consumers, typically due to [[liberal]] policies as in the late 1970s under President [[Jimmy Carter]]
 
|inflation ''and'' high [[unemployment]] ''and'' stagnant demand by consumers, typically due to [[liberal]] policies as in the late 1970s under President [[Jimmy Carter]]
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|stalking horse
 
|stalking horse
 
|1788
 
|1788
 
|a candidate or issue that serves to increase the chances that ''another'' will win, as in "antifederalists attempted to win elections by using 'the stalking horse of amendments.'"<ref>''Centinel'', 1788 (quoted in ''The Federalist party in Massachusetts to the year 1800'', By Anson Ely Morse).</ref>
 
|a candidate or issue that serves to increase the chances that ''another'' will win, as in "antifederalists attempted to win elections by using 'the stalking horse of amendments.'"<ref>''Centinel'', 1788 (quoted in ''The Federalist party in Massachusetts to the year 1800'', By Anson Ely Morse).</ref>
 +
|1780
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[statism]]
 
|[[statism]]
 
|1919
 
|1919
 
|advocates for centralized government and government ownership
 
|advocates for centralized government and government ownership
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|straightforward
 
|straightforward
 
|1806
 
|1806
 
|something liberals are not
 
|something liberals are not
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|straw man
 
|straw man
 
|1896
 
|1896
 
|an imaginary argument or example set up for the purpose of easily knocking down, while distracting from valid arguments
 
|an imaginary argument or example set up for the purpose of easily knocking down, while distracting from valid arguments
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Stupaked
 
|Stupaked
 
|2010
 
|2010
 
|hurt by someone who reassured everyone he would do the right thing, but then switched at the last minute to do the opposite (refers especially to [[abortion betrayal]]s)<ref>Columnist Kathleen Parker is credited with first coining this term.</ref>
 
|hurt by someone who reassured everyone he would do the right thing, but then switched at the last minute to do the opposite (refers especially to [[abortion betrayal]]s)<ref>Columnist Kathleen Parker is credited with first coining this term.</ref>
 +
|2010
 
|-
 
|-
 
|supply-side
 
|supply-side
 
|1976
 
|1976
 
|the economic theory that reducing taxes expands economic activity by encouraging greater earnings and investments; proven successful during the Reagan Administration in the 1980s
 
|the economic theory that reducing taxes expands economic activity by encouraging greater earnings and investments; proven successful during the Reagan Administration in the 1980s
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|takeover
 
|takeover
 
|1917
 
|1917
 
|as in the takeover of government by the communist revolution in that year
 
|as in the takeover of government by the communist revolution in that year
 +
|1910
 
|-
 
|-
 
|tax-and-spend
 
|tax-and-spend
|1937  
+
|1937
 
|not yet recognized by Merriam-Webster, it is included in dictionary.com and it means the liberal policy of raising taxes and increasing government spending
 
|not yet recognized by Merriam-Webster, it is included in dictionary.com and it means the liberal policy of raising taxes and increasing government spending
 +
|1930
 
|-
 
|-
 
|taxpayer
 
|taxpayer
 
|1816
 
|1816
 
|the word highlights who is really paying for things
 
|the word highlights who is really paying for things
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[term limits]]
 
|[[term limits]]
 
|1861
 
|1861
 
|can you believe this is not in the dictionary yet? Merriam-Webster omits it, but dictionary.com has it<ref>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/term+limit</ref>
 
|can you believe this is not in the dictionary yet? Merriam-Webster omits it, but dictionary.com has it<ref>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/term+limit</ref>
 +
|1860
 
|-
 
|-
 
|terrorism
 
|terrorism
 
|1795
 
|1795
 
|this was during the French Revolution
 
|this was during the French Revolution
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[textualism]]
 
|[[textualism]]
 
|1952
 
|1952
 
|first used by Justice [[Robert Jackson]] in his influential concurrence in ''[[Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer]]'', 343 U.S. 579 (1952), it now describes the legal philosophy of Justice [[Antonin Scalia]]
 
|first used by Justice [[Robert Jackson]] in his influential concurrence in ''[[Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer]]'', 343 U.S. 579 (1952), it now describes the legal philosophy of Justice [[Antonin Scalia]]
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[think tank]]
 
|[[think tank]]
 
|1940s
 
|1940s
 
|first coined in [[Britain]] to describe intelligence organizations that helped the military, think tanks became part of the rise of conservatism in the 1970s and 1980s; is ''Conservapedia'' the think tank of the future?
 
|first coined in [[Britain]] to describe intelligence organizations that helped the military, think tanks became part of the rise of conservatism in the 1970s and 1980s; is ''Conservapedia'' the think tank of the future?
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|top-notch
 
|top-notch
 
|1900
 
|1900
 
|the highest quality, which requires respect for merit to recognize
 
|the highest quality, which requires respect for merit to recognize
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[totalitarianism]]
 
|[[totalitarianism]]
 
|1926
 
|1926
 
|term which identifies the similarities of fascist and communist regimes and ideologies and urges resistance
 
|term which identifies the similarities of fascist and communist regimes and ideologies and urges resistance
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|tour de force
 
|tour de force
 
|1802
 
|1802
 
|a feat of skill
 
|a feat of skill
 +
|1800
 
|-
 
|-
 
|trademark
 
|trademark
 
|1838
 
|1838
 
|extends the concept of private property to the marks used by business
 
|extends the concept of private property to the marks used by business
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|traditionalist
 
|traditionalist
 
|1856
 
|1856
 
|"adherence to the doctrines or practices of a tradition...the beliefs of those opposed to modernism, liberalism, or radicalism"<ref>http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traditionalist</ref>
 
|"adherence to the doctrines or practices of a tradition...the beliefs of those opposed to modernism, liberalism, or radicalism"<ref>http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traditionalist</ref>
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[transaction cost]]
 
|[[transaction cost]]
 
|1961
 
|1961
 
|Economist [[Ronald Coase]] won a [[Nobel Prize]] for this.
 
|Economist [[Ronald Coase]] won a [[Nobel Prize]] for this.
 +
|1960
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[transistor]]
 
|[[transistor]]
 
|1948
 
|1948
 
|named by John R. Pierce and developed at the [[conservative]] [[Bell Labs]], this invention epitomized Yankee ingenuity; Pierce was a critic of claims of [[artificial intelligence]] and was the future developer of [[Telstar]], a precursor to the [[Strategic Defense Initiative]]
 
|named by John R. Pierce and developed at the [[conservative]] [[Bell Labs]], this invention epitomized Yankee ingenuity; Pierce was a critic of claims of [[artificial intelligence]] and was the future developer of [[Telstar]], a precursor to the [[Strategic Defense Initiative]]
 +
|1940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|tree huggers
 
|tree huggers
 
|1970s
 
|1970s
 
|still not recognized by the dictionary, this term criticizes extreme environmentalists, but they proudly use the term also to describe what they literally do
 
|still not recognized by the dictionary, this term criticizes extreme environmentalists, but they proudly use the term also to describe what they literally do
 +
|1970
 
|-
 
|-
 
|trivia
 
|trivia
 
|1920
 
|1920
 
|insignificant detail, which can sometimes obscure what is important and distract people from the Bible; liberal [[Wikipedia]] is filled with trivial junk
 
|insignificant detail, which can sometimes obscure what is important and distract people from the Bible; liberal [[Wikipedia]] is filled with trivial junk
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Trojan horse
 
|Trojan horse
 
|1837
 
|1837
 
|describes a type of liberal [[deceit]]:  subversion from within
 
|describes a type of liberal [[deceit]]:  subversion from within
 +
|1830
 
|-
 
|-
 
|trust but verify
 
|trust but verify
 
|1980s
 
|1980s
 
|popularized by President Ronald Reagan as the approach to use towards communist [[deceit]]
 
|popularized by President Ronald Reagan as the approach to use towards communist [[deceit]]
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|ugly duckling
 
|ugly duckling
 
|1883
 
|1883
 
|an unpromising appearance but often with great unseen potential
 
|an unpromising appearance but often with great unseen potential
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|ultra vires
 
|ultra vires
 
|1793
 
|1793
 
|beyond the authority, especially of a government or corporate official
 
|beyond the authority, especially of a government or corporate official
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|unborn child
 
|unborn child
 
|1791
 
|1791
 
|the rights of the unborn child have been recognized in English law since the 1600s, but the specific term "unborn child" itself may have been first used by an attorney arguing before the New Jersey Supreme Court in ''Den v. Sparks'', 1 N.J.L. 67 (Sup. Ct. 1791)
 
|the rights of the unborn child have been recognized in English law since the 1600s, but the specific term "unborn child" itself may have been first used by an attorney arguing before the New Jersey Supreme Court in ''Den v. Sparks'', 1 N.J.L. 67 (Sup. Ct. 1791)
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|underachiever
 
|underachiever
 
|1952
 
|1952
 
|a typically liberal person who fails to accomplish what he could
 
|a typically liberal person who fails to accomplish what he could
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|underdog
 
|underdog
 
|1887
 
|1887
 
|[[David]] v. [[Goliath]], [[Cinderella]], [[best of the public]], etc.
 
|[[David]] v. [[Goliath]], [[Cinderella]], [[best of the public]], etc.
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[underemployed]]
 
|[[underemployed]]
 
|1908
 
|1908
 
|having less than full-time or suitable employment
 
|having less than full-time or suitable employment
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|unscripted
 
|unscripted
 
|1950
 
|1950
 
|speaking sincerely without parroting a script; "[[Rand Paul]] and [[Chris Christie]] are effective because, unlike [[Obama]], they are unscripted."
 
|speaking sincerely without parroting a script; "[[Rand Paul]] and [[Chris Christie]] are effective because, unlike [[Obama]], they are unscripted."
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|vandalism
 
|vandalism
 
|1798
 
|1798
 
|malicious destruction of someone else's property
 
|malicious destruction of someone else's property
 +
|1790
 
|-
 
|-
 
|veracity
 
|veracity
 
|1623
 
|1623
 
|devotion to truthfulness
 
|devotion to truthfulness
 +
|1620
 
|-
 
|-
 
|vet
 
|vet
 
|1904<ref>http://www.slate.com/id/2199254/?from=rss</ref>
 
|1904<ref>http://www.slate.com/id/2199254/?from=rss</ref>
 
|a verb meaning to screen for flaws
 
|a verb meaning to screen for flaws
 +
|1900
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[victimization]]
 
|[[victimization]]
 
|1840
 
|1840
 
|
 
|
 +
|1840
 
|-
 
|-
 
|volunteer
 
|volunteer
 
|1618
 
|1618
 
|someone who freely offers to help
 
|someone who freely offers to help
 +
|1610
 
|-
 
|-
 
|wannabe
 
|wannabe
 
|1981
 
|1981
 
|a word that criticizes liberal [[status worship]]
 
|a word that criticizes liberal [[status worship]]
 +
|1980
 
|-
 
|-
 
|War on Terror
 
|War on Terror
 
|2001
 
|2001
 
|no listing at Merriam-Webster February 2, 2009 Obama ends use of the conservative lexicon. <ref>[http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17455 Obama administration drops 'war on terror' phrase] Pew Forum, February 2, 2009</ref>
 
|no listing at Merriam-Webster February 2, 2009 Obama ends use of the conservative lexicon. <ref>[http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17455 Obama administration drops 'war on terror' phrase] Pew Forum, February 2, 2009</ref>
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|washed-up
 
|washed-up
 
|1928
 
|1928
 
|no longer productive, as in "the washed-up liberal professor has not contributed anything to his field in 30 years."
 
|no longer productive, as in "the washed-up liberal professor has not contributed anything to his field in 30 years."
 +
|1920
 
|-
 
|-
 
|waterloo
 
|waterloo
 
|1816
 
|1816
 
|a final defeat or setback, coined merely one year after the [[English]] defeated [[Napoleon]] at the [[Battle of Waterloo]]; there has never been a "waterloo" for [[Christianity]] or [[conservatism]]
 
|a final defeat or setback, coined merely one year after the [[English]] defeated [[Napoleon]] at the [[Battle of Waterloo]]; there has never been a "waterloo" for [[Christianity]] or [[conservatism]]
 +
|1810
 
|-
 
|-
 
|wildcatter
 
|wildcatter
 
|1883
 
|1883
 
|a pro-energy term that describes someone who drills for oil in fields not known to have oil
 
|a pro-energy term that describes someone who drills for oil in fields not known to have oil
 +
|1880
 
|-
 
|-
 
|word poverty
 
|word poverty
 
|2001<ref>http://www.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/summer2001/lang_gap_moats.html</ref>
 
|2001<ref>http://www.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/summer2001/lang_gap_moats.html</ref>
 
|popularized by President [[George W. Bush]]
 
|popularized by President [[George W. Bush]]
 +
|2000
 
|-
 
|-
 
|work (physical sense)
 
|work (physical sense)
 
|1826
 
|1826
 
|a physical measure<ref>force times distance</ref> of effort used to increase energy
 
|a physical measure<ref>force times distance</ref> of effort used to increase energy
 +
|1820
 
|-
 
|-
 
|work ethic
 
|work ethic
 
|1951
 
|1951
 
|a habit of working as a moral good
 
|a habit of working as a moral good
 +
|1950
 
|-
 
|-
 
|worldview
 
|worldview
 
|1858
 
|1858
 
|a comprehensive way of looking at life and the world; sometimes used to criticize a liberal's irrational belief system
 
|a comprehensive way of looking at life and the world; sometimes used to criticize a liberal's irrational belief system
 +
|1850
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Yankee
 
|Yankee
 
|1758   
 
|1758   
 
|Inhabitants of New England, United States. Dutch slang in 1698- Americanized 50 years later.
 
|Inhabitants of New England, United States. Dutch slang in 1698- Americanized 50 years later.
 +
|1750
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Yankee Ingenuity
 
|Yankee Ingenuity
 
|1761
 
|1761
|America's inhabitants had a knack for clever design and capitalist success. The early Americans had applied their exceptional skills prior to the terms existence, see [[Eli Whitney]] and [[Benjamin  Franklin]].  
+
|America's inhabitants had a knack for clever design and capitalist success. The early Americans had applied their exceptional skills prior to the terms existence, see [[Eli Whitney]] and [[Benjamin  Franklin]].
|-  
+
|1760
 +
|-
 
|yellow journalism
 
|yellow journalism
 
|1898
 
|1898
 
|the practice, started by newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and his rival William Randolph Hearst, of sensationalizing and biasing newspaper headlines and articles in order to influence public opinion
 
|the practice, started by newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and his rival William Randolph Hearst, of sensationalizing and biasing newspaper headlines and articles in order to influence public opinion
 +
|1890
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
  
 
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The growth in conservative words on an annual basis (red), compared with a perfect geometric growth rate (Courtesy User:Jcw)
Each year the English language develops about a thousand new words. The King James Version of the Bible contains only about 8,000 different words;[1] many good words have since developed.

Conservative terms, expressing conservative insights, originate at a faster rate, and with much higher quality, than liberal terms. Conservative triumph over liberalism is thus inevitable.

Powerful new conservative terms have grown at a geometric rate, roughly doubling every century. For each new conservative term originating in the 1600s,[2] there are two new terms originating in the 1700s, four new terms in the 1800s, and eight new terms in the 1900s, for a pattern of "1-2-4-8". This implies a conservative future and a correlation between conservatism and truth.

Century # New Conservative Terms
1600s 26
1700s 52
1800s 105
1900s 209
2000s 18 (preliminary)

Conservative words and terms

New Term Origin date Comments Decade
accountability 1794 the willingness or obligation to be held responsible for one's actions- a fundamental conservative ideal, unlike liberals who believe that 'society,' and not individuals, are responsible for their wrongdoing. 1790
accuracy 1660 conservatives strive for accuracy, while many liberals are masters of deceit 1660
action-at-a-distance 1693 Newton's acceptance of this concept -- which became fundamental to electrostatics and quantum mechanics and has a basis in Christianity[3] -- was central to the development of his theory of gravity.[4] Einstein criticized this concept as "spooky". 1690
activism 1915 this differentiates conservatives from inactive people; this term might have originated in connection with Prohibition and efforts to pass the Eighteenth Amendment 1910
aerobics 1967 invented by the Christian Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper[5] to describe his self-help, revolutionary program to improve health, he entitled his ground-breaking book in 1968 Aerobics. 1960
agitprop 1929 propaganda designed to incite agitation, originally coined to describe communist propaganda 1920
alarmism 1867 needless warnings, as in the politically motivated claims of global warming 1860
alcoholism 1860 excessive or addictive drinking of alcohol 1860
algorithm 1894 an efficient and consistent step-by-step methodology for achieving a goal, the opposite of liberal style 1890
altruism 1853 selfless assistance of others; this also occurs in the animal kingdom, and is a counterexample to evolution 1850
ambulance chaser 1896 a lawyer who searches for victims to persuade them to sue for his profit 1890
American dream 1911[6] the vision that, with hard work, anyone in American can attain happiness and prosperity 1910
American exceptionalism 1835 the idea that the United States and the American people hold a special place in the world, by offering opportunity and hope for humanity 1830
American Way 1930s later conservative entrepreneurs used this to coin a new name for what became a highly successful and uniquely American business model: "Amway" 1930
anti-Christian 1900s opposing Christian ideals and institutions 1900
anticompetitive 1952 interfering with open competition and the enormous benefits that flow from it 1950
antilife 1929 term criticizing a tendency to oppose life and lifesaving care 1920
apathetic 1744 term critical of the those who are deliberately inactive and disengaged mentally 1740
apple pie 1780 honesty, simplicity, wholesomeness. Relating to, or characterized by traditionally American values. [7] 1780
assimilate 1880s[8] the desired absorption of immigrant groups into the culture and mores of the resident population 1880
atheistic 1625-35 An adjective pertaining to or characteristic of atheists or atheism; containing, suggesting, or disseminating atheism. 1620
attention span 1934 correlated with intelligence, the attention span is how long someone can concentrate on something. It is rapidly shortening; the Lincoln-Douglas debates 150 years ago lasted for hours, but none do today.[9] The average length of sentences in speech is another indication of attention span, and it has been shortening significantly. 1930
axiomatic 1797 self-evident (first usage), and later it developed the meaning of being based on a set of axioms 1790
baby boom 1941 an increase in birthrate, which is a good thing; note that the baby boom actually started before World War II, contrary to what textbooks teach. 1940
back burner 1963 inactive status away from attention, as in "RINOs try to put social issues on the back burner" 1960
bailout 1951 wasting taxpayer money to rescue, temporarily, a failing company 1950
balkanize 1919 to break a region or neighborhood into divisive components; the opposite of the American concept of assimilation or "E pluribus unum" 1910
bedrock 1840-1850 an American term for unbroken solid rock underneath fragments or soil, which adopted the figurative meaning of strong values: "bedrock principles"[10] 1840
beltway mentality 1986 popularized by Paul Weyrich though possibly first used by then-Governor John Sununu ("captives of yourselves"), it refers to a governing style that sees only as far as the highway that surrounds its capital, especially the one around D.C. 1980
biased 1649 to show prejudice for or against something; American society is rapidly becoming biased against Christian and Conservative beliefs. 1640
Big Brother 1949 government constantly watching its citizens; George Orwell first coined this term in his classic, 1984 1940
biological clock 1955 how each woman begins to lose her ability to have children at age 27, no matter how much feminists try to conceal this scientific fact from women 1950
Blame America Crowd[11] 1984 Michael Barone quoted Jeane Kirkpatrick as saying that the "San Francisco Democrats" (site of the Democratic National Convention in 1984) "always blame America first."[12] 1980
blank check 1884 irresponsibly giving someone unlimited spending authority or power, as in "a Con Con would be a blank check to destroy the nation" 1880
blather 1719 nonsensical or insignificant babble, as in "liberal blather is common on the lamestream media 1710
Blue Dog Democrat 1995 a person who adheres to conservative principles within the Democratic party, once called a Boll Weevil; as of 2009 there are 45-50 Blue Dog Democrats in the House of Representatives, which is enough to form a majority with Republicans 1990
boondoggle 1935 "popularized during the New Deal as a contemptuous word for make-work projects for the unemployed." [13] The term gained popularity in Canada following a corruption scandal tied to the Liberal government in 2000. 1930
boomerang 1825 originally coined to describe a throwing device that returns to the thrower, the term became increasingly useful to describe how wrongful conduct returns to bite the perpetrator 1820
bootstrap 1913 unaided effort, personal merit, hard work 1910
bork 1988 coined by William Safire to refer to how Democrats savage a conservative nominee, such as their defeat of Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork. 1980
born-again 1961 it takes an open mind and heart 1960
brainstorm 1894 a burst of productive thought 1890
brainwashing 1950 derived from the Chinese term "xǐnǎo" soon after the communist takeover of China, "brainwashing" means forced abandonment of faith in favor of regimented atheism. In a more general sense, it refers to the manipulation and control of the human mind through torture and propaganda techniques. 1950
brinkmanship 1956 the art of displaying a willingness to use military force in order to obtain a just resolution to a conflict between nations 1950
bureaucracy 1818 1810
busywork 1910 meaningless activity under the pretense of accomplishing something 1910
can-do 1903 [14] Phrase coined in a short story by Rudyard Kipling that has come to refer to an attitude that espouses individual ability and responsibility and not reliance on entitlements 1900
capitalism 1850-1855 creating jobs and wealth based on a private invention, ownership and investments rather than state-controlled resources 1850
carpetbagger 1868 a politician who moves to a new area to be elected to a government position, as in Hillary Clinton moving to New York to become a U.S. Senator 1860
catharsis 1775 facilitating forgiveness and spiritual renewal by expression, as in writing or teaching or confession 1770
caucus 1763 citizens or representatives gathering to meet and reach political decisions as a group while harnessing aspects of the best of the public; first coined by John Adams[15] when he described a meeting of political Boston elders as a "caucus club"; the word may be from an Algonquian term for a group of advisers or elders. 1760
chaperone 1720 care and well-being of youths overseen by adults 1720
charisma 1930 literally "a gift from God", charisma is a personal magic of leadership found in conservative public figures (but beware of the liberal tendency to put style before substance!) 1930
Chicken Little 1895 one who falsely predicts disaster, especially for silly reasons: "global alarmists" are the Chicken Littles of our time[16] 1890
circle the wagons 1800s regroup with family and friends, when under attack. usage from settlers in the old US west. 1800
citizen's arrest 1941 private enforcement of the law without the need of a taxpayer-funded police officer 1940
civil defense 1939 civilians protecting themselves and their community against attack or natural disasters 1930
claptrap 1799 pretentious, verbose, and often liberal nonsense; example usage: "the professor wasted the rest of the class on his liberal claptrap" 1790
closed shop 1904 a business that requires membership in a union as a condition of working there; 22 conservative states prohibit this 1900
Coasean 1980s an efficient result or bargain based on market forces without the distortions caused by transaction costs 1980
cogent 1659 compelling with the powerful force of reason, the opposite of liberal claptrap 1650
Columbian 1757 relating to Christopher Columbus or the United States 1750
Cold War 1945 coined by George Orwell shortly after he wrote Animal Farm,[17] as recognition that communist nations were at war with American freedom even in the absence of actual military conflict 1940
collectivism 1880 when decision-making by a group takes priority over the good ideas of an individual, often preventing progress 1880
common sense 1726 sound judgment based on facts 1720
competitive 1829 1820
Con Con 1980s popularized by Phyllis Schlafly to highlight the deception and risks inherent in proposed national constitutional conventions 1980
conniption 1833 hysteria or alarm, as in "having a conniption fit"; a typical response by liberals when confronted with their double standards and illogical positions 1830
conservation of charge 1949 overall charge does not change in an isolated system; it is neither created nor destroyed; the concept was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin but the date of origin for this term is surprisingly recent 1940
conservative 1831 someone who adheres to principles of limited government, personal responsibility and moral values[18] 1830
conservative field 1870s? a type of physical force over a region such that items moving throughout the region can store energy without loss, as in the planetary system and electrical products[19] 1870
constant 1832 (noun) something unchanging in value 1830
constitutionality 1787 its date of origin is the year of the Constitutional Convention that proposed the U.S. Constitution 1780
cooking the data 1830 Charles Babbage used it in his book, "Reflections on the Decline of Science in England".[20] 1830
coolant 1926 a fluid, typically water, that facilitates efficient energy production, especially nuclear energy to cool a reactor and slow down the fission of neutrons 1920
copacetic 1890s[21] Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancer extraordinaire, claimed the invention of this word; it was first popularized by African Americans 1890
copyright 1735 extending private property to protect expressive works 1730
corporate socialism 1970s the tendency of large corporations to act in a socialistic manner, at the expense of meritocracy and productivity 1970
correlate 1742 (verb) to show that one thing relates to another, such as atheism or homosexuality and selfishness or lack of charity; liberals falsely rely on anecdotes to deny the general relationship 1740
countability 1874 Georg Cantor, loathed by the leading contemporary mathematicians, developed this in proving that the real numbers are uncountable 1870
counterexample 1957 an example that is contrary to the proposition. A common point in logical, reasoned debate. 1950
counterfactual 1946 especially assumptions that are contrary to fact; Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the U.S. Supreme Court, "petitioners' standing does not require precise proof of what the Board's policies might have been in that counterfactual world."[22] 1940
counterproductive 1959 interfering with a worthy goal. Example usage: "nearly everything a liberal supports is counterproductive." 1950
crackpot 1884 crazy talk, lunacy, a person on the fringe of reality 1880
creation science 1970s a term coined by the anti-evolutionist Henry Morris.[23] 1970
cross-examination 1824 the most effective tool against liberal deceit, better than even the requirement of an oath 1820
crystal clear 1815 liberals are the opposite 1810
culture war 1991 widespread use after the book Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America by James Davison Hunter 1990
cyberbullying 2000s a type of obnoxious and hurtful liberal behavior on the internet 2000
deadweight loss 1930s[24] the loss in overall wealth and efficiency imposed by monopolies and taxation, due to the loss in extra value that someone would have received beyond what he would have paid for a good at a free market price 1930
death tax 1989 interestingly, the term was coined by Canadians opposed to the high estate tax on their assets held in the United States; Frank Luntz is credited with later popularizing this term in the United States.[25] 1980
decentralization 1846 the dispersion of power, as in a shift from national to local control 1840
decrypt 1935 military code-breaking, which played an instrumental role in World War II in deciphering enemy codes that many felt were unbreakable; illustrates the "can do" approach of conservatism in a patriotic way 1930
defeatism 1918 a negative attitude that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy 1910
defensive driving 1964 a style of driving a car that always focuses on avoiding accidents, even those potentially caused by others; nearly a half-century later, dictionaries still do not recognize this term 1960
deflation 1891 an increase in the value of savings 1890
defund 1948 refers especially to termination of government funding of a wasteful or hurtful program 1940
deliberative assembly 1774[26] used by Edmund Burke in describing the British parliament during a speech to voters in Bristol; he meant a body of persons meeting to discuss and decide common action under parliamentary law 1770
demagogue 1648 1640
Den mother 1936 leader of children's group 1930
deregulation 1963 Reagan won in 1980 by campaigning on this. 1960
design by committee before 1958 pejorative term directed against collective production by a group 1950
despotism 1727 a ruler with unlimited powers 1720
deterrence 1861 1860
devalue 1918 describing an unwelcome attitude or act, as in "devaluing human life" 1910
devotee 1645 ardent follower, supporter, or loyalty to. 56 years separates devotee and devoted 1640
disinformation 1950s false information spread (and sometimes manufactured) by groups with a strong political agenda 1950
division of labor 1776 increasing productivity through specialization of labor, as in a husband working in manufacturing while his wife cares for children 1770
dog and pony show 1970 an overblown event, typically having more fanfare than substance; liberals like to run a "dog and pony show" in towns having a large public university, where students brainwashed by liberal professors are led like cattle to the events 1970
domino effect 1966 how the fall of one nation to communism can result in its harmful spread to neighboring nations 1960
double standard 1894 applying harsher criticism against one group, such as churchgoers or conservatives, than against another group, such as atheists or liberals; recognition of a double standard by the Prodigal Son led him to repent and convert 1890
doublethink 1949 a term first coined by George Orwell in his dystopian novel 1984; it means simultaneously holding contradictory beliefs, which is a characteristic of status worship 1940
doubting Thomas 1883 someone who believes only what he can see and touch, and doubts all else 1880
duh science 2000 First coined by the LA Weekly to criticize the LA Times for failing to criticize a publicly funded study that concluded that pessimistic people are often in bad moods.[27]
dumb down 1933 1930
Eagle Scout 1913 the highest rank in the Boy Scouts, the term also means "a straight-arrow and self-reliant man."[28] 1910
editorialize 1856 "to introduce opinion into the reporting of facts"[29] 1850
efficiency 1633 ultimately from the Latin efficientem, meaning "working out, or accomplishing"[30] 1630
egotism 1714 the root of atheism, as explained by Paul in Romans 1:21-22; the root of depression and anxiety also 1710
electioneering 1780s to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election. 1780
elementary proof 1865 a mathematical proof based on the minimum assumptions associated with real analysis; term probably does not predate complex analysis and its first use may have been the English mathematician James Joseph Sylvester's paper, "On an elementary proof and generalisation of Sir Isaac Newton's hitherto undenionstrated rule for the discovery of imaginary roots."[31] 1860
elitism 1950 1950
embryoscopy 1967[32] Search this term on the internet and see the spectacular photos of the unborn child ("embryo") that were "scoped" by tiny cameras. 1960
entitlement 1944 1940
entrepreneur 1852 1850
ethnic voting 1900s widely recognized and even advocated by some,[33] yet the dictionary doesn't yet recognize it 1900
Eurosceptic 1970s someone who opposes joining the super-socialist European Union; some prefer the term "Eurorealist" to express this opposition, and sometimes "Eurosceptic" is used to criticize opponents of the EU 1970
everyman 1906 the typical person 1900
exceptional 1787 same year of origin as the U.S. Constitution! 1780
exculpatory 1781 often used in the phrase "exculpatory evidence," it took nearly 50 years to develop this term after origination of the legal term suggesting guilt: "incriminate" 1780
expose 1803 (noun) a statement of the facts, typically to discredit wrongdoing by government 1800
fair shake 1830 approaching an idea or concept with an open mind 1830
faith healing 1885 1880
falsifiability 1934 first emphasized by Karl Popper in 1934, this helps define science: if a proposition is false, then it can be shown to be false. If not, then the proposition is not scientific. 1930
family values 1916 widespread use after a speech by Vice President Dan Quayle, 1992 1910
fat farm 1969 a place where obese people -- such as self-centered atheists -- might go to try to lose weight 1960
father figure 1934 someone who fulfills the essential role of a father 1930
federalism 1789 the unique system of dual sovereigns, state and federal (national), established by the U.S. Constitution 1780
feedback 1920 an all-important element of accountability and improvement, and a key consideration in good engineering design 1920
fellow traveller 1925 may have existed earlier, but popularized in 1924 by Leon Trotsky. Describes a sympathizer of a cause but who does not formally belong to the cause, such as a communist sympathizer who is not part of the communist party. The term was invented by the communists in its original, non-negative sense, but the conservatives were the first to use it as a pejorative term. 1920
flip-flop 1976 verb, meaning to change political position, typically due to liberal pressure. First used by the Republican S.I. Hayakawa campaign to describe California Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator John Tunney, whom Hayakawa defeated in an upset. 1970
force-feed 1901 what liberals do to students in public schools today in training them to be atheistic socialists 1900
forward-looking 1800 planning for the future rather than dwelling on the past 1800
Founding Fathers 1914 the several dozen Christian men [34] who helped draft the formative documents of the United States 1910
free enterprise 1820 1820
free lunch 1949 something acquired ostensibly without paying for it, as in welfare; often used to remind people that "there's no such thing as a free lunch" in order to point out that it must cost someone something, now or later. 1940
free market 1907 1900
free speech 1873 shorthand for "freedom of speech," but with a connotation that extends to non-citizens and listeners; first used in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion in dissent in the Slaughter-House Cases by Justice Bradley 1870
free world 1949 areas of the world free of communism 1940
frontiersmen 1814 living and working in a self-sufficient manner and with courage in a new land. 1810
fuzzy math 1937 non-computational math designed to obscure the differences between the correct answers and the incorrect -- but perhaps politically motivated -- answers 1930
galvanize 1802 as in, "the liberal proposals galvanized the grassroots in opposition" 1800
gambit 1656 a sacrifice that obtains an advantageous position, as in the game of chess (Bobby Fischer's queen's gambit was a masterpiece) or in real life (the Passion of Christ) 1650
gang up 1925 group pressure 1920
gateway drug 1982 abuse of alcohol/marijuana eventually leads to harder drugs cocaine/heroin 1980
gerrymandering 1812 coined by a newspaper editor to criticize the manipulation of the lines of a new district into a salamander shape[35] that favored election of a liberal politician 1810
gimmick 1922 originally meant a deceptive mechanical device for controlling a gambling machine, and then its meaning expanded to include all trickery to attract attention 1920
globalism 1997 Merriam-Webster states it was first used in 1943[36] and the OED gives a date of 1965 for the exact term "globalism";[37] the term "globalization" was first used in the mid-1980s in a different, complimentary sense. 1990
God-fearing 1835 Living by the rules of God; living in a way that is considered morally right. 1830
godsend 1820 1820
go-getter 1921 1920
gold standard 1831 the highest standard; in currency, when money could be exchanged for a fixed amount of gold 1830
golden parachute 1981 a pejorative term for a pre-arranged handout to a corporate executive when fired, as when the company is taken over by new ownership 1980
Good Samaritan 1640 how genuine charity is the best approach 1640
goon 1926 a dim-witted thug, espec. one who intimidates on behalf of a union 1920
government school 1955 coined by economist Milton Friedman as a more accurate name for public schools 1950
grade inflation 1975 the tendency by Liberal educationalists and public schools to increase marks, irrespective of merit or actual achievement. 1970
grassroots 1901 1900
greasy spoon 1902 a free enterprise term for a small, cheap restaurant - which in many places is just what the public wants; reflects Jesus' Biblical scientific foreknowledge about the digestive system 1900
Great Awakening 1730-1740 Christian spiritualism recurs periodically. See Essay:The Coming Fifth Great Awakening in America. 1730
Gresham's law 1858 the tendency in a free market for bad money (which loses its value) to drive out (be used more often in transactions) than good money (which retains its value), because people want to horde the good money while getting rid of the bad money; a similar effect can be seen when profanity drives out intelligent discussion 1850
groupthink 1952 a style of thought consisting of conformity to a manufactured consensus and self-deception; coined by William H. Whyte in 1952. 1950
hallmark 1721 purity, authentic, official seal, distinguishing feature 1720
hardworking 1774 1770
harmless error 1861 an insignificant violation of a duty or procedural rule; first used in Western Ins. Co. v. The Goody Friends, 29 F. Cas. 764 (S.D. Ohio 1861) (referring to a duty) 1860
hatchet job 1944 still looking for the context of its first use; today it means an article, typically by a liberal, that misleadingly smears someone, typically a conservative 1940
Hawthorne effect 1962 the increase in achievement resulting merely from being observed; this was demonstrated by experiment at the Hawthorne Works of Western Electric in Cicero, Illinois 1960
heckler's veto 1965 coined by University of Chicago Law Professor Harvey Kalven, Jr., a strong supporter of free speech in politics, this term has been used in Supreme Court decisions by Justices Sam Alito,[38] Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas.[39] 1960
hippie 1965 someone who rejects traditional morality and does what he wants, often growing long hair and smoking marijuana rather than working hard; this term became increasingly pejorative over time 1960
hissy fit 1970 an unjustified tantrum, typically female in nature, as in "feminists had a hissy fit when Lawrence Summers suggested (but criticized) the possibility that women have weaker scientific aptitude than men, and Summers ultimately resigned." 1970
Hobson's choice 1649[40] an ostensible choice that disguises a lack of freedom, because each alternative is completely unacceptable. This term is invoked to criticize an illusory freedom of choice. This term has been used in 48 cases by Supreme Court Justices, more often by conservatives than by liberals. 1640
hokey 1927 phony, in an obvious or corny way 1920
honor system 1903 an approach to discipline that emphasizes and encourages trust, honesty and personal responsibility rather than constant supervision 1900
homeschool 1980[41] 1980
homemaker 1876 a wife and mother whose efforts are wisely spent running the household for the family 1870
hometown 1912 the place where someone grew up and typically obtained some benefit 1910
homosexual agenda 1989 used to promote the agenda in the book After the Ball, but then used to criticize the movement by Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent inLawrence v. Texas (2003) 1980
human rights 1766 rights of all peoples, such as to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" as set forth in the Declaration of Independence 1760
hype 1931 originally meant to deceive or "put on," and then its meaning shifted slightly to represent extravagant promotion of something as the liberal media often do 1930
hyphenated American 1889 President Theodore Roosevelt said in 1915, "There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American." 1880
hypothesis 1656 a suggestion, typically scientific in nature, which must be tested and proven before asserted as truth 1650
hysteria 1801 From the Latin hystericus, from Greek hystera meaning "womb"[42] (an old notion that hysteria was caused by the womb). 1800
idealist 1701 a person guided by ideals 1700
illiteracy 1660 liberals seek to produce illiterate voters who lack independence, and many graduates of the public schools are illiterate today 1660
incidental inequality 2009 inequalities that result as side effects of an objectively just system 2000
incoherent 1626 the term often applies to liberal double standards 1620
incompleteness 1931 a system of logic or mathematics that includes propositions that are impossible to prove or disprove; term coined as a result of Kurt Godel's work in 1931 1930
incrementalism 1966 imposing bad political or social change slowly 1960
independence 1640 free will 1640
individualism 1827 values, rights and duties arise from the individual 1820
inerrancy 1834 free from error, as in "biblical inerrancy" 1830
inflationary 1920 policies causing inflation of the monetary supply 1920
informed consent 1967 consent to surgery is meaningful only if informed, a requirement that should apply to abortion 1960
initiative 1793 self-starting first step toward improvement 1790
insightful 1907 what conservatism is about: gaining insights into the truth, and bettering individuals and society with them 1900
intangible 1914 something valuable that cannot be seen or touched, such as goodwill 1910
intellectual property 1845 "we [should] protect intellectual property, the labors of the mind, productions and interests as much a man's own, and as much the fruit of his honest industry, as the wheat he cultivates, or the flocks he rears." Davoll v. Brown, 7 F. Cas. 197 (Cir. Ct. Mass. 1845) (Woodbury, federal judge). 1840
interventionism 1923 "governmental interference in economic affairs at home or in political affairs of another country"[43] 1920
invisible hand 1776 coined by Adam Smith in the Wealth of Nations and widely used today. 1770
invisible hand of marriage 2008 discovered on Conservapedia, it is the unseen force of productivity that results from marriage (only between a man and woman). 2000
Iron curtain 1945 coined by Winston Churchill in a speech in Missouri just after World War II, to describe the communist's figurative wall against freedom 1940
irreducible complexity 1935 coined[44] and later adopted and developed by Michael Behe to describe structure or system that could not possibly have evolved, because removing any part makes it nonfunctional, thereby showing that God must have created it whole into biology; if the Nobel Prize were not dominated by atheism, Behe could win one for this insight. 1930
ivory tower 1910 a description of the pampered culture of liberal professors, and how far out of touch with the truth it is 1910
John Hancock 1903 a personal signature, especially in a bold style that stands up for principles as John Hancock did with his signing the Declaration of Independence 1900
judicial activism 1947 first coined in an article in Fortune magazine by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.,[45] and repeatedly used in U.S. Supreme Court opinions since 1967,[46] yet as of 2009 Merriam-Webster dictionary still fails to recognize this widely used term.
judicial prejudice 2009 the bias of a judge in favor of a political correct identity group intended to rig outcome equality in favor of that group based on subjective bias rather than objective justice. 2000
judicial restraint 1942 "Assuming that this court has power to act, it does not necessarily follow that it should act. ... In a number of situations, and in a number of cases, it has been held that courts should voluntarily refrain from using or asserting power. Where the use or assertion of power might be destructive of a well defined purpose of law or of a declared public policy such voluntarily imposed judicial restraint may be commendable."[47] 1940
judicial supremacist 2004 one who advocates that the courts should be supreme over the other branches of government for certain legal issues; first coined in a book by Phyllis Schlafly; first used by the judiciary by the Michigan Supreme Court in Paige v. City of Sterling Heights, 476 Mich. 495 (2006).[48] 2000
judicial taking 1982 the deprivation of private property due to a court decision; this concept was introduced by conservative Justice Potter Stewart in 1967, and the term was used for the first time independently by the Michigan and Hawaii Supreme Courts in the same month (!) in December 1982, and then used often in law review articles and Circuit Court decisions in the 2000s, and then four Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed the principle in a decision in 2010, with two others accepting the possibility. 1980
junk science 1962[49] the corruption of the scientific method to advance other, often political, goals (such as Global Warming) 1960
jury nullification 1948 the power of a jury to overrule the law and acquit an ostensibly guilty defendant; the power was established in the colonies in 1735 in the trial of John Peter Zenger, but this term was first used in state court by Pfeuffer v. Haas, 55 S.W.2d 111 (Tex. Civ. App. 1932) and in federal court by Skidmore v. Baltimore & O. R. Co., 167 F.2d 54 (2nd Cir. 1948) 1940
kiss of death 1943 from Judas's betrayal of Jesus with a kiss, Mark 14:44-4 1940
kleptocrat 1819 A politician who seeks status and personal gain at the expense of the governed 1810
kowtow 1826 obsequious, unthinking obedience to someone or something, used especially in the context of dictatorships and liberal belief systems 1820
Kremlinology 1958 the study of the otherwise indecipherable behavior of the government of the communist Soviet Union. Refers to the Kremlin, the traditional seat of Russian government (Soviet or not). 1950
la-la land 1979[50] a term for the decadent, liberal culture of Hollywood-driven Los Angeles, originally capitalized as "La-La land."; Merriam-Webster is in denial about this etymology and claims a later origin of 1983. 1970
labor camp 1900 forced work prison 1900
laissez-faire 1825 opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond what is minimally necessary 1820
lame duck 1761 one falling being in achievement, especially a public official whose power is limited because his term in office is set to expire without possibility of reelection. 1760
lamestream media 2009 coined by Bernie Goldberg to describe the clueless Mainstream media that repeat superficial, discredited liberal claptrap 2000
landslide 1838 In the political sense, an overwhelming election victory. A clear, democratic expression of popular will. 1830
leadership 1821 an ability and willingness to lead, often by example 1820
leftism 1920 principles and doctrine of leftists 1920
level-headed 1876 "balanced", "having common sense and sound judgment" 1870
leverage 1830 1830
liberal creep 2008 liberal bias that gradually creeps or distorts an entry, definition, explanation, description, or historical account. 2000
life vest 1939 a pro-life invention 1930
limousine liberal 1969 a multi-millionaire who pretends to be compassionate about the poor, but supports liberal policies that increase burdens on working Americans 1960
local 1824[51] common usage: "all politics is local" 1820
lockstep 1802 mindless conformity, often to liberal values 1800
locomotive 1829 a great engine of economic growth during the Industrial Revolution 1820
lone wolf 1909 a person who prefers to work, act, or live alone,[52] synonymous with self-sufficiency 1900
loose cannon 1973 an undisciplined person or program that dangerously lacks forethought; used in mid-November 1976 to describe $11 billion in unspent appropriations by the Ford Administration: "'That money,' says Arnold Packer, a senior Senate Budget Committee economist who is helping Carter draw up his shadow budget, 'is like a loose cannon rolling around the deck' because a sudden reappearance of the funds could be inflationary." (BusinessWeek) 1970
lowest common denominator 1854 the lowest in work ethic, morals, or knowledge among a group; typically used to criticize the liberal practice of dumbing down content 1850
lunatic fringe 1913 coined by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt to describe members of eccentric, radical or extremist groups[53] 1910
machismo 1948 a word never used favorably by feminists! 1940
man-hater 1970s[54] William Safire wrote in the New York Times in 1983, "Misandry, from the Greek misandros for 'hating men,' is in the 1961 Merriam-Webster New International Dictionary, and the Oxford Dictionary Supplement traces it to 1946. The word is pronounced as 'Ms. Andry,' but I wonder why we need the Greek word for it. What's wrong with good, old-fashioned man-hater?"[55] 1970
make-work 1923 inefficient or useless activity that has the false appearance of being productive; a favorite endeavor of liberals 1920
manifest destiny 1845 Providential design over future events, which originated in the context of expanding the United States to the Pacific Ocean 1840
materialism 1748 the view of life that physical matter is all that exists; as an "ism", the term criticizes such view 1740
meat and potatoes 1951 the most interesting or fundamental part 1950
melting pot 1912 requires "social and cultural assimilation" for successful immigration[56] 1910
meritocracy 1958 a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement 1950
microeconomics 1947 the study of the economics of the individual person or business 1940
mindset 1909 close-minded point-of-view, typically in adherence to a liberal falsehood and often to the exclusion of Christ 1900
missile defense 1980s popularized by President Ronald Reagan as part of SDI 1980
missionary 1625 someone sent on a mission, typically a religious mission 1620
mobocracy 1754 rule by a mob, as at Wikipedia 1750
monogamy 1612 this has the same date of origin as "productive", and that may not be a coincidence! 1610
moonlighting 1957 working more than a full-time job in order to be as productive as possible; the work ethic at its best 1950
moral majority 1979 coined by Jerry Falwell to describe the movement of growing moral, Christian conservatives. 1970
motivation 1873 can you believe the word did not exist before 1873?! 1870
muckety–muck 1912 a pejorative term for an arrogant person who holds a title or position considered to be important by others 1910
muckraker 1910 a person who searches out and publicly exposes deceit[57] 1910
Murphy's Law 1958 if something can go wrong, then it will go wrong: this was a conservative insight by an engineer Edward Murphy 1950
muscle car 1967 placing a powerful engine in a classic two-door car for highly efficient performance; also celebrate masculine style against erosion by feminism 1960
myopic 1752 originally a term in optometry, 1990's used to describe liberals' lack of foresight 1750
name-dropping 1950 a term critical of the liberal practice of seeking to impress others by casually mentioning personal association with prominent people, despite its lack of relevance to the conversation 1950
nanny state 1978 "Under the New Economic Policy, [the new French Prime Minister Raymond] Barre has made it clear that industrial lame ducks can no longer count on the generosity of Nanny i.e. the state - for bailing out."[58] Note how two powerful new conservative terms led to a third here! 1970
negativism 1824 mental attitude that tends that is skeptical about almost everything, except one's own views 1820
newspeak 1949 political or media expressions using circumlocution and euphemisms to disguise or distract from the truth; first coined by George Orwell in 1984 1940
non-justiciable 1922[59] a difficult issue that the courts should not attempt to resolve, often because it is too political in nature 1920
non-locality 1920s action at a distance at the atomic level; even though proven, it is still opposed by those who believe in relativity and still not recognized by Merriam-Webster 1920
nullification 1798 assertion of authority by a State against encroachment by the federal government, in defense of liberty 1790
obambulate 1600 From Latin obambulatus, to walk to or before, akin to wander. Word currently claimed to have been invented by Rush Limbaugh in 2011 and used in reference to Barack Obama, yet it is found in Oxford and Webster's dictionaries prior to 1991. 1600
obstructionism 1879 deliberate interference with free speech or legislative progress, as when liberal legislators (the "fleebaggers") fled Wisconsin to try to block a reform 1870
Old Glory 1862 the United States of America flag, Stars & Stripes 1860
one-size-fits-all 1996[60] Lee Wishing, director of communications for conservative Grove City College, in criticism of how the government administers student loans: "Unfortunately, with government programs, it's one size fits all."[61] The 2008 Republican platform states, "We reject a one-size-fits-all approach and support parental options, including home schooling, and local innovations such as schools or classes for boys only or for girls only and alternative and innovative school schedules."[62] 1990
one-trick pony 1980 a person or group that relies repeatedly on the same gimmick, as in "the media are a one-trick pony in their criticism of Rand Paul" 1980
open-minded 1828 see Essay:Quantifying Openmindedness 1820
opportunity cost 1911 1910
optimism 1759 1750
originalism 1985 taken from original intent, The belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it 1980
Orwellian 1960s terminology or style that advances the power of big government but is hurtful or nonsensical[63] 1960
ostensibly 1765 having an outward appearance that may not reflect the underlying truth; good potential use is Luke 3:23 in describing Jesus as the son of Joseph 1760
outflank 1765 to move swiftly around an opponent, a military tactic mastered by conservative General George Patton to crush the Germans in World War II 1760
parenting 1958 children raising 1950
Parkinson's Law 1955 how bureaucracies expand regardless of the productivity, and how inefficient work expands to fill the time available for its completion 1950
patent troll 2001 a company that obtains or buys up patents for the sole purpose of asserting infringement claims, and without any intention of actually manufacturing the invention; the term was first coined by Peter Detkin, in-house counsel to Intel 2000
patriotism 1726 1720
Pavlovian 1926 a conditioned, automatic and unthinking response to a signal; it has been used twice by conservative Supreme Court Justices. "It is well established that this Court does not, or at least should not, respond in Pavlovian fashion to confessions of error by the Solicitor General." De Marco v. United States, 415 U.S. 449, 451 (1974) (Rehnquist, J., dissenting); "'Incorporation' has become so Pavlovian that my Brother BLACK barely mentions the Fourteenth Amendment in the course of an 11-page opinion dealing with the procedural rule the State of Florida has adopted for cases tried in Florida courts under Florida's criminal laws." Williams v. Fla., 399 U.S. 78, 144 (1970) (Stewart, J., dissenting and concurring). 1920
perestroika 1986 increasing economic freedom and free speech under communism, which led to the unraveling of the communist Soviet Union 1980
perpetual war 1947 Coined by historian Charles A. Beard,[64] it has been used most recently by Ann Coulter 1940
personhood [65] 1955 Inherent rights guaranteed to all human beings from the beginning of their biological development, including the pre-born, partially born. Also, the state or fact of being a person. 1950
Philadelphia 1682 coined by William Penn and meaning "city of brotherly love," the concept captures the "best of the public" approach 1680
phonics 1684 conservatives have long championed phonics to promote literacy, Bible-reading, and informed voters; liberals take the opposite position 1680
phony 1900[66] needed to address liberal deceit 1900
plasticity 1783 having a plastic quality that conforms to molding or pressure; in pejorative usage, someone who easily conforms to peer pressure or liberal falsehoods 1780
poetic justice 1890 when virtue is reward and/or wrongdoing is punished in an indirect or unexpected way 1890
political machine 1905 a pejorative term for local and typically Democratic power structures that prevent outsiders from winning elections; first used by George Washington Plunkitt to criticize the Tammany Hall machine for which he served 1900
politically correct 1983 This term originated among radicals at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to enforce radical orthodoxy, but immediately flipped in usage to become a term of mockery of radicals.[67] The term may have come from Chairman Mao in 1936. 1980
politicize 1846 seeking political gain at the expense of truth or quality[68] 1840
politics of envy 2011 used by Australian conservative Christopher Pine to describe the philosophy behind taking money from private schools and giving it to public ones. 2010
post-abortive 1986 the unexpected trauma and physical harm -- which can worsen over time -- that is experienced by a woman after having an abortion; coined by Dr. Kaye Cash in an editorial describing what she learned during a 365-mile walk in southeast Arkansas to speak with the public about abortion[69] 1980
potential 1817[70] 1810
pothead 1959 someone who smokes marijuana and doesn't realize how it destroys people 1950
powerhouse 1881 source of energy and strength - which is what the conservative movement is 1880
price discrimination 1920 charging different prices for the exact same service or good; first coined by the British economist (and critic of John Maynard Keynes) Arthur Cecil Pigou in The Economics of Welfare. 1920
prioritize 1961 to recognize that some goals and activities are more important than others, and then focus accordingly 1960
privatize 1940 to return a business or enterprise from state to private control; to de-nationalize. 1940
proactive 1933 1930
Procrustean 1832 a pejorative description of the one-size-fits-all mentality, which disregards individual differences 1830
productive 1612 1610
productivity 1810 the gap of about 200 years between the creation of "productive" and "productivity" is astounding 1810
pro-life 1960 1960
property right 1853 1850
provocateur 1919 someone who spends more time causing unproductive conflicts rather than advancing knowledge, accomplishing legitimate goals, or helping anyone 1910
pseudoscience 1844 worthless claims written with the appearance of scientific rigor to gain an aura of credibility 1840
publicity stunt 1969[71] Used on April 10, 1969 by Republican Senators who withdrew from a tour and probe by Senator Ted Kennedy, criticizing him for his "publicity stunt" in preparation for his expected run for the presidency; the Chappaquiddick incident sunk his chances three months later. 1960
quantify 1840 1840
race card 1995[72] "Playing the race card" consists of relying on racial emotions or charges of racism in order to overcome the truth and logic in politics, legal proceedings, or otherwise; this term became familiar in the criticism of the defense and acquittal of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. 1990
rapture 1629 spiritual ecstasy[2] 1620
recidivism 1886 the tendency for people lacking in faith and determination to revert to prior patterns of harmful behavior, such as repeat criminal offenders 1880
recuse 1949 self-removal by a decision-maker (especially a judge) because of possible bias with respect to the pending issue 1940
red tape 1736 excessive bureaucracy and procedural complexity which frustrate meaningful activity and progress 1730
refudiate 2010 combination of refute and repudiate, as coined by Sarah Palin 2010
relativism 1865 the view that ethical truths are not absolute, but depend on the person or group that holds them 1860
responsibility 1737 1787 HAMILTON Federalist No. 63 II. 193 Responsibility in order to be reasonable must be limited to objects within the power of the responsible party. 1730
reverse discrimination 1969 the use of quotas or affirmative action to use race or gender to discriminate against a better qualified person 1960
revisionism 1903[73] distortions of history to promote liberal bias 1900
riot act 1715[74] the Riot Act was a law passed in England in 1715 to authorize officials to disperse riots 1710
Rogue state 1993 (Originally used in 1993 then reintroduced in 2002.) A 'rogue state' displays no regard for international law. It attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and other military technology with which to threaten neighbouring countries and support terrorism. Rogue states often reject human values and brutalize their own people. 1990
rubber-stamp 1918 unthinking repetition or endorsement of something, despite having the responsibility to make an independent decision, as in "Democrats rubber-stamp demands by the abortion industry." 1910
run of the mill 1930 meaning "merely average, commonplace," the term is critical of a failure to strive for excellence 1930
sacred cow 1910 a person or idea, typically liberal, that becomes immune from criticism because of its political usefulness rather than its truthfulness, as in the theories of evolution and relativity 1910
scapegoating 1943 a term criticizing how people, particularly liberals, deflect accountability and blame from themselves to others; inspired by Leviticus 16:8. 1940
salutary neglect 1775 coined by the conservative Edmund Burke in his 1775 speech to the British House of Commons entitled "On Moving His Resolutions for Conciliation with the Colonies"[75] 1770
school choice 1980 popularized by Milton Friedman in his book, Free to Choose 1980
scientific fascism 2009 a coordinated effort by a group of scientists to enforce a certain point of view upon others. 2000
secularism 1850-55 attempts to educate, particularly through public school, without including faith or even acknowledgment of God 1850
Segway 2001 Dean Kamen's trademark spelling of "segue" for use of Yankee Ingenuity to improve efficiency, to refer to a form of battery-powered transportation. 2000
self-defense 1651 1650
self-destruct 1968 often the tragic result of liberal falsehoods 1960
self-discipline 1838 1830
self-preservation 1614 preservation of oneself from destruction or harm 1610
self-reliant 1848 1840
separation of powers 1748 the fundamental insight underlying the U.S. Constitution 1740
shotgun marriage 1929 pregnancy => get married. Think of someone besides yourself for a change. 1920
silent majority 1969 coined by President Richard Nixon in his speech to the nation on Nov. 3, 1969[76] 1960
skullduggery 1867 underhanded or unscrupulous behavior 1860
slippery slope 1900s term has been widely used for decades to expose the fallacy of "it doesn't hurt to try" 1900
smoke and mirrors 1979 something intended to disguise or draw attention away from an often embarrassing or unpleasant issue. [77] Widely used during the 1990s to describe Bill Clinton's political strategy. 1970
smoking gun 1974 a law-and-order term, "smoking gun" was first used as figurative term in a reported judicial decision in Rodgers v. United States Steel Corp., 1975 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12775 (W.D. Pa. Apr. 20, 1975), and many literal uses of the term in court decisions before that! 1970
soapbox 1907 staging for a typically liberal, unproductive rant having little substance 1900
soccer mom 1987 a mother who devotes herself to her children's activities and a significant voting bloc or demographic group 1980
socialist 1827 someone who advocates government control over the economy, and particularly state control of the means of production 1820
social justice rhetoric 2009 Language and rhetorical ploys equating equality of outcome with justice. 2000
spend-and-tax 2009[78] a variation on "tax-and-spend" (see below), "spend-and-tax" consists of spending the money first and then trying to justify raising taxes based on the deficit created by the spending 2000
spin doctor 1984 someone ensuring that others interpret an event from a particular point of view. [79] 1980
spot-on 1949 precisely correct, as in a prediction or in overcoming imprecision in a challenging task; its origin is from the military 1940
stagflation 1965 inflation and high unemployment and stagnant demand by consumers, typically due to liberal policies as in the late 1970s under President Jimmy Carter 1960
stalking horse 1788 a candidate or issue that serves to increase the chances that another will win, as in "antifederalists attempted to win elections by using 'the stalking horse of amendments.'"[80] 1780
statism 1919 advocates for centralized government and government ownership 1910
straightforward 1806 something liberals are not 1800
straw man 1896 an imaginary argument or example set up for the purpose of easily knocking down, while distracting from valid arguments 1890
Stupaked 2010 hurt by someone who reassured everyone he would do the right thing, but then switched at the last minute to do the opposite (refers especially to abortion betrayals)[81] 2010
supply-side 1976 the economic theory that reducing taxes expands economic activity by encouraging greater earnings and investments; proven successful during the Reagan Administration in the 1980s 1970
takeover 1917 as in the takeover of government by the communist revolution in that year 1910
tax-and-spend 1937 not yet recognized by Merriam-Webster, it is included in dictionary.com and it means the liberal policy of raising taxes and increasing government spending 1930
taxpayer 1816 the word highlights who is really paying for things 1810
term limits 1861 can you believe this is not in the dictionary yet? Merriam-Webster omits it, but dictionary.com has it[82] 1860
terrorism 1795 this was during the French Revolution 1790
textualism 1952 first used by Justice Robert Jackson in his influential concurrence in Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952), it now describes the legal philosophy of Justice Antonin Scalia 1950
think tank 1940s first coined in Britain to describe intelligence organizations that helped the military, think tanks became part of the rise of conservatism in the 1970s and 1980s; is Conservapedia the think tank of the future? 1940
top-notch 1900 the highest quality, which requires respect for merit to recognize 1900
totalitarianism 1926 term which identifies the similarities of fascist and communist regimes and ideologies and urges resistance 1920
tour de force 1802 a feat of skill 1800
trademark 1838 extends the concept of private property to the marks used by business 1830
traditionalist 1856 "adherence to the doctrines or practices of a tradition...the beliefs of those opposed to modernism, liberalism, or radicalism"[83] 1850
transaction cost 1961 Economist Ronald Coase won a Nobel Prize for this. 1960
transistor 1948 named by John R. Pierce and developed at the conservative Bell Labs, this invention epitomized Yankee ingenuity; Pierce was a critic of claims of artificial intelligence and was the future developer of Telstar, a precursor to the Strategic Defense Initiative 1940
tree huggers 1970s still not recognized by the dictionary, this term criticizes extreme environmentalists, but they proudly use the term also to describe what they literally do 1970
trivia 1920 insignificant detail, which can sometimes obscure what is important and distract people from the Bible; liberal Wikipedia is filled with trivial junk 1920
Trojan horse 1837 describes a type of liberal deceit: subversion from within 1830
trust but verify 1980s popularized by President Ronald Reagan as the approach to use towards communist deceit 1980
ugly duckling 1883 an unpromising appearance but often with great unseen potential 1880
ultra vires 1793 beyond the authority, especially of a government or corporate official 1790
unborn child 1791 the rights of the unborn child have been recognized in English law since the 1600s, but the specific term "unborn child" itself may have been first used by an attorney arguing before the New Jersey Supreme Court in Den v. Sparks, 1 N.J.L. 67 (Sup. Ct. 1791) 1790
underachiever 1952 a typically liberal person who fails to accomplish what he could 1950
underdog 1887 David v. Goliath, Cinderella, best of the public, etc. 1880
underemployed 1908 having less than full-time or suitable employment 1900
unscripted 1950 speaking sincerely without parroting a script; "Rand Paul and Chris Christie are effective because, unlike Obama, they are unscripted." 1950
vandalism 1798 malicious destruction of someone else's property 1790
veracity 1623 devotion to truthfulness 1620
vet 1904[84] a verb meaning to screen for flaws 1900
victimization 1840 1840
volunteer 1618 someone who freely offers to help 1610
wannabe 1981 a word that criticizes liberal status worship 1980
War on Terror 2001 no listing at Merriam-Webster February 2, 2009 Obama ends use of the conservative lexicon. [85] 2000
washed-up 1928 no longer productive, as in "the washed-up liberal professor has not contributed anything to his field in 30 years." 1920
waterloo 1816 a final defeat or setback, coined merely one year after the English defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo; there has never been a "waterloo" for Christianity or conservatism 1810
wildcatter 1883 a pro-energy term that describes someone who drills for oil in fields not known to have oil 1880
word poverty 2001[86] popularized by President George W. Bush 2000
work (physical sense) 1826 a physical measure[87] of effort used to increase energy 1820
work ethic 1951 a habit of working as a moral good 1950
worldview 1858 a comprehensive way of looking at life and the world; sometimes used to criticize a liberal's irrational belief system 1850
Yankee 1758 Inhabitants of New England, United States. Dutch slang in 1698- Americanized 50 years later. 1750
Yankee Ingenuity 1761 America's inhabitants had a knack for clever design and capitalist success. The early Americans had applied their exceptional skills prior to the terms existence, see Eli Whitney and Benjamin Franklin. 1760
yellow journalism 1898 the practice, started by newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and his rival William Randolph Hearst, of sensationalizing and biasing newspaper headlines and articles in order to influence public opinion 1890


Conservative Words Not Yet Recognized by the Dictionary

A thousand new words are developed in English each year. Here is a growing list of conservative concepts, each of which is not yet defined by a single word or two.

Not Yet Recognized Terms Suggestions Comments
pre-9/11 thinking 9/10 mindset terror is jurisdiction of the courts
anti-family tradition opposer, familiopathic
blame shift false accusations e.g., guns blamed for an increasing murder rate
buycott counter support An effort to cooperate and promote an organization or a process to nullify campaigns that are targeted by boycott protests.
causing harm by spreading falsehoods deceit e.g., denying or concealing disease and infertility caused by promiscuity
Constitutional values adherence to righteousness as set forth by the Founding Fathers principles set in the Declaration
cradle to grave [88] sanctity of life, conception to natural death pro-life stance, also can mean socialist entitlement programs
cut and run surrender advocates when the going gets tough, run away from the problem
debtucation tuition noose College student debt is now larger than credit card debt in the US
deliberate ignorance mind-locked, self-centered pride obscuring the truth the term exists; the dictionary does not yet include it
denial that Hell exists Hell-denier? Antinfernal? (Should be "antihadessic" so as not to mix Hellenate and Latinate roots)
denier of the effectiveness of abstinence abstinence-denier?
drive-by media partisan slander liberal mainstream media assault on the GOP or conservative principles, deceitful attacks for opposing viewpoints
earmark spending on specific projects at the request of a particular congressman, and without meaningful examination by others voting on it
easily amused by deceit dolophile from Greek/Latin root dolo- meaning guile, deceit, deception [3]
family-friendly wholesome describes TV programming, websites, social events that are not offensive
Fleebagger Oath breakers Describes liberal politicians who avoid their sworn duties as a way to advance their political agenda.
Hatred of one's country, refusal to recognize the good elements of it, or unreasonably critical of it misopatria, misopatrist From Greek misein, to hate, and Latin patria, nation or homeland
heavenly body celestial body natural objects visible in the sky
hellbound recognized by over 1.3 million sites in a Google search and no substitute term is available, yet dictionaries refuse to recognize it
Hoax and Chains Keynesian economics a phonetic play on the rhetoric slogan of Hope and Change. Hope replaced by unemployment and Change represents obsessive tax burdens.
hoax plant fake townhall, kkk teaparty a term to describe a deceitful method of placing an operative that appears to be part of a group in order to push an agenda or to make a competing agenda look ridiculous.
Hollywood values West Coast Hedonism Over 800,000 results on Google, not yet recognized by Merriam-Webster
homo-fascist [89] LGBT Stormtrooper, Gay-vangelist Guardians of gender identity ideology
illegal alien widely used in court decisions and political discourse for years, Merriam-Webster still does not recognize it is as a term.
infotainment tabloid news, dramacast mainstream media presents drama fluff stories as news, e.g. 20/20 - Datelin
limited government we the people democracy first testament to this was the U.S. Constitution, defining Reagans presidency, can't be found in Merriam-Websters. [90]
manufactured outrage fake tears liberal politicians and the liberal media's method of stroking anger to pursue an agenda.
media vigilantism soviet-style censorship media's public campaign to demonize dissent against people or groups, such as Juan Williams.
Mediscare fear card Democrats opposed to entitlement reform use fear to stop changes to Medicare
merit pay performance bonus Doing your job better with perks as a reward. The typical liberal union teacher avoids merit pay at all costs, self before students.
militant gays intimidating homosexual
modern idolatry "media idolatry"; "money idolatry"; "celebrity idolatry" idolatry conjures images of golden calves, and a modern version is needed
moral fabric domestic tranquility ethics and virtues united for the common good of all
morally bankrupt atheism, self-void ethically and spiritually challenged souls
narrative hysteria delusional finger-pointing a frantic attempt to capitalize on calamity by casting their opponents as somehow responsible for an act of madness and evil
opposite of global warming regional warming the North pole shrinks as the South pole increases
opposite of materialism spiritualism and idealism have been its philosophical opposites, historically dualism has been suggested, but it is not the opposite of materialism; "spiritualism" is not a common term and is the "opposite" of materialism
peer pressure used in titles to professional journal articles as early as 1994 can you believe that isn't recognized by Merriam-Webster?
proven wrong, a refusal to admit it mulism; heel-digger? cf. mulish. This refusal is what promoted the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
religious right Christian conservatives religion in America almost exclusively a conservative institution, no religious left term in existence.
reward failure TARP too big to fail, bailout bankrupt, mismanagement subsidized
rewrite history [91] deceit, mislead Commonly used term describing liberal deceit to hide, defraud others about factual history.
rogue states rogue nations nations defying international law, only rogue is listed in Merriman-Websters
runaway jury The term has existed for decades, but Merriam-Webster has not recognized it yet.
Rule of Law
schlockumentary propaganda film documentary films based on falsehoods and half-truths
second-generation atheist cradle atheist
selective outrage partisan hypocrisy, bipolar to be against something to further a cause and reject, stay silent, ignore or discount something similar.
smear merchant serial slander to constantly hurl degrading or false accusations against others
strict constructionism an important term for over 200 years to describe adherence to the text of the Constitution, Merriam-Webster still does not recognize it.
Traditional Values principles of Conservatism much the same as family values but incorporating all aspects society; family, religion, self-sufficiency, the truth, hard work. Only listed in Merriam-Websters to describe what Nilihism is against.
true emergency life support meaning a high probability of serious injury or death to an individual or property. Emergency has been watered down, e.g. to be locked out of one's car.
Unaffected by, or impervious to, the media mediaproof cf. bulletproof. Once John became aware of the extent of liberal deceit, he set about mediaproofing his mind.

Terms Difficult to Classify

These new terms are difficult to classify:

Term Origin date Comments
affirmative action 1961 first used in JFK's Executive Order 10925 in 1961 and subsequently promoted by LBJ.
Americanism 1781 Originally, a phrase unique to American English, later, loyalty to America and its principles
bipartisan 1909 emphasized by liberals when they are in the minority in power, but ignored by liberals when they are the majority in power
colonist 1701 settlers of a new country
compartmentalize 1925 compartmentalizing the Bible away from knowledge and education leads to ignorance and despair
contrarian 1657 someone who delights in taking a position contrary to others
eclectic 1683 taking the best from among different styles or ideas; compare best of the public
evangelism 1620-30 "isms" are usually pejorative, though this acquired a positive meaning over time, and perhaps from the outset
genetics 1905 perhaps this should be on the conservative list?
identity politics 1988 exploiting racial, ethnic, gender alliances for political gain
inane 1662 refers to comments, often made by liberals, that are utterly devoid of substance
junk legislation 1980s used initially by liberals to complain about the lack of meaningful legislation
missionary 1635-1645 conservative?
multitasking 1966 performing multiple tasks all at once
polar coordinates 1694 Newton may have used it earlier
republican 1685
reverse engineer 1973 to deconstruct a product (or software) in order to understand how it works, often with the purpose of copying it
scrooge 1843 the main character in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol; the story is based on materialism and is often used as a substitute for the Biblical account, but charity is a conservative value
smoke and mirrors 1982 describes the use of deceit, particularly in politics; probably a conservative term, but will await more etymology about it
soapbox 1907 now used pejoratively, but probably not initially when it was a way for the public to participate
states' rights 1790 liberals often invoke this too; Democrats were its biggest champions in the 1800s (in connection with slavery), and even today on issues like legalizing drugs and same-sex marriage
technocrat 1932 technical expert
telecommute 1974[92] a combination of a Greek root ("tele", which means "far off") and a Latin root ("commutare", which means "to exchange")
tomfoolery 1812 playful or foolish behavior
traditionalism 1856 "beliefs of those opposed to modernism, liberalism, or radicalism"
twilight zone 1949 the realm of imagination that seems impossible but is difficult to disprove, and which challenges ordinary views of reality; also the terminator between night and day on a planetary body
Whip[93] late 1800s An elected position in each political party for the legislator responsible for gathering and confirming support for the party position on particular bills. This term is derived from "whipper-in," which in fox-hunting refers to the man who prevents hunting dogs from straying amid a chase.[94]
wiki 1995 a website (or website software) that facilitates contributions and corrections by the public
working class 1789 those who work regular, 40-hour weeks in manual labor, such as factory jobs


Downgraded Conservative Terms

These conservative terms are less significant:

Term Origin date Comments
byzantine 1794[95]
connive 1601 to pretend ignorance
eleemosynary 1616 relating to charity
entropy 1868 disorder
filibuster 1851
incandescent 1794 bright and radiant, conquering darkness, precursor to the invention of the incandescent lamp (light bulb)
luddite 1811 one who opposes and even destroys technological advances
media 1923
milquetoast 1933 timid and unassertive; easily persuaded or exploited; inspired by Caspar Milquetoast, the unassertive character in "The Timid Soul" cartoon strip by Harold T. Webster, which ran in the New York Herald Tribune on Sundays beginning in 1924.
normalcy 1920 related to the election of Warren G. Harding by the largest margin yet in history
ne'er-do-well 1736 "an idle worthless person" - Merriam-Webster
reticent 1834 restrained in expression, presentation, or appearance
self-indulgence 1753
smart aleck 1856 an obnoxiously conceited and self-assertive person with pretensions to being superior to others. Etymology: Aleck, nickname for Alexander [96]


Sources

See also

References

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8013859.stm
  2. The King James Version of the Bible was published in 1611, by then William Shakespeare had written nearly all his plays.
  3. See, e.g., Jesus's cure of the centurion's slave.
  4. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/newton-philosophy/#ActDis
  5. http://www.christianadvice.net/famous_christians.htm
  6. 1911 is the date given by the "OED", which refers to the Oxford English Dictionary. The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives a date of 1931.
  7. Merriam-webster- Apple pie
  8. estimate only; this originated sometime in the late 1880s.
  9. http://www.help4teachers.com/ras.htm
  10. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bedrock
  11. Or "Blame-America-First Crowd"
  12. http://www.creators.com/opinion/michael-barone/the-blame-america-first-crowd.html
  13. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=boondoggle&searchmode=none
  14. according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Miram-webster gives the date of 1945
  15. The future author of the Massachusetts Constitution who also played a role in developing the Declaration of Independence.
  16. In characteristically liberal style, the online Merriam-Webster spins the global warming example usage by saying the data showed he wasn't a Chicken Little.
  17. http://www.worldwar2history.info/war/causes/Cold-War.html
  18. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=conservative
  19. The mathematical definition of a conservative field -- which arises in multivariable calculus -- is that a scalar potential exists for the function and, alternatively, it is irrotational.
  20. http://www.scientus.org/Church-Science-History.html
  21. Merriam-Webster officially lists its date of origin as 1919 and its source as unknown, but that is well after when Robinson says he developed it.
  22. Free Enter. Fund v. Pub. Co. Accounting Oversight Bd., 130 S. Ct. 3138, 3163 (2010) (5-4 decision).
  23. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801716.html
  24. Confirmation of the first use is desired.
  25. See Dr. Frank Luntz, Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
  26. Introduction to Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised (19th Ed. 2000), xxv.
  27. Originally "duh!" science: "But couldn't we have been treated to just a soupcon of critical thinking, some irony even -- perhaps a glancing reference to the wisdom of public funding for 'duh!' science?" |2000 "L.A. TIMES WHO KNEW? DEPARTMENT", LA Weekly p. 12 (Jan. 14, 2000).
  28. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (1994).
  29. Merriam-Webster (1994).
  30. Online Etymological Dictionary
  31. http://www.archive.org/stream/circular129johnuoft/circular129johnuoft_djvu.txt
  32. The first endoscopic image of the unborn child was in 1967, by Mandelbaum. The date of origin of the term "embryoscopy" may have been later, but likely before the 1990s.
  33. http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/5/2/3/4/p152345_index.html
  34. Religious Affiliation of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Adherents.com
  35. http://www.allbusiness.com/information/publishing-industries/251259-1.html
  36. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globalism
  37. http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50095613/50095613se2?single=1&query_type=word&queryword=globalism&first=1&max_to_show=10&hilite=50095613se2
  38. See Pleasant Grove City v. Summum, 129 S. Ct. 1125 (2009); see also Child Evangelism Fellowship of N.J., Inc. v. Stafford Twp. Sch. Dist., 386 F.3d 514 (3rd Cir. 2004).
  39. Good News Club v. Milford Cent. Sch., 533 U.S. 98 (2001)
  40. this term has the entertaining history of originating with an English liveryman who required customers to "choose" the horse closest to the door.
  41. the OED assigns a date of origin of 1850 to "homeschool".
  42. Meriam Webster Dictionary
  43. Merriam-Webster (1994).
  44. Alan Turing reportedly used the term for a completely different meaning that went nowhere. [1]
  45. http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/278089
  46. United States v. Wade, |1940 388 U.S. 218 (1967).
  47. Osage Tribe of Indians v. Ickes, 45 F. Supp. 179, 184-85 (D.D.C. 1942) (emphasis added).
  48. A similar yet different concept, "judicial supremacy," was coined by conservative Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson as the title of his book, The Struggle for Judicial Supremacy: A Study of a Crisis in American Political Power (New York: Knopf, 1941).
  49. http://rated.com/dir/Society/Issues/Environment/Opposing_Views/Junk_Science
  50. First known use was in an article by Tom Zito, "Mr. Mike's Mania; Sick Humor, Very Well Indulged," Washington Post F1 (Nov. 8, 1979): "But now, it's off to La-La land, and his movie deal. 'The thing about Southern Californians,' he says, 'is this: They wake up and say, 'Gee, what a wonderful morning. I think I'll make a salad.' And that takes them the whole day. ..."
  51. This date refers to its first usage as a noun, which is an estimate of its adoption as a concept.
  52. Lone wolf, Merriam-Webster
  53. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lunatic
  54. This was during the epic struggle -- and defeat -- of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment.
  55. Sunday, Oct. 30, 1983, Section 6, Page 12, Column 3.
  56. Merriam-Webster dictionary (1994)
  57. Merriam-Webster - Muckraker
  58. Leo Ryan, "Economy Shored up: France's new surge of liberalism," The Globe and Mail (Canada) (Aug. 1, 1978)
  59. Used by the state attorneys for West Virginia (including Philip Steptoe, founder of Steptoe & Johnson) in Pennsylvania v. West Virginia, 262 U.S. 553 (1923): "It is not the 'subject of judicial cognizance,' Hans v. Louisiana, 134 U.S. 1, 15; Louisiana v. Texas, 176 U.S 1, 15; Missouri v. Illinois, 180 U.S. 208, 233, or 'susceptible of judicial solution.' Louisiana v. Texas, 176 U.S. 1, 18, 22; Missouri v. Illinois, 180 U.S. 208, 233, 234."
  60. Was there an earlier conservative use? Frank Zappa's album cover in the 1970s does not count!
  61. http://www.eagleforum.org/educate/1996/dec96/er-dec96.html
  62. http://platform.gop.com/2008Platform.pdf
  63. http://www.ntu.org/main/press.php?PressID=604
  64. Charles A. Beard is best known for interpreting the Constitution as being primarily motivated by economic interests.
  65. Personhood Dictionary.com
  66. This surprisingly recent origin appears to be derived from a British confidence game.
  67. For an early different usage of the word, see 1793 J. WILSON in U.S. Rep. (U.S. Supreme Court) 2 (1798) 462 Sentiments and expressions of this inaccurate kind prevail in our..language... ‘The United States’, instead of the ‘People of the United States’, is the toast given. This is not politically correct.
  68. The Merriam-Webster definition (1994 ed.) is incomplete and unclear: "to give a political tone or character to"
  69. Editorial by Kaye Cash, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR), October 23, 1986.
  70. Usage here refers to "promise", not "possibility".
  71. Earlier usage in the 1900s may have occurred, but the term "stunt" was not coined until 1878.
  72. This is the date of its widespread familiarity.
  73. The first use of this term, now obscure, refers to a Marxist movement that preferred evolutionary rather than revolutionary change.
  74. Its colloquial use, as in "read them the riot act," began in 1819.
  75. http://www.archive.org/stream/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft_djvu.txt
  76. http://watergate.info/nixon/silent-majority-speech-1969.shtml
  77. Smoke and Mirrors, Merriam-Webster
  78. http://blog.heritage.org/2009/03/02/morning-bell-the-obama-tax-and-spend-economy-is-here/
  79. General Petraeus describes Axelrod by Bob Woodward
  80. Centinel, 1788 (quoted in The Federalist party in Massachusetts to the year 1800, By Anson Ely Morse).
  81. Columnist Kathleen Parker is credited with first coining this term.
  82. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/term+limit
  83. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traditionalist
  84. http://www.slate.com/id/2199254/?from=rss
  85. Obama administration drops 'war on terror' phrase Pew Forum, February 2, 2009
  86. http://www.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/summer2001/lang_gap_moats.html
  87. force times distance
  88. cradle to grave- no entry found Merriam-Websters
  89. LaBarbera: Apple's action stems from 'homo-facism', OneNewsNow, March 25, 2011
  90. Limited government - Not found Merriam-Webster's
  91. rewrite history not found, Merriam-Websters
  92. The first use of this term was in the British magazine The Economist.
  93. In its political usage.
  94. http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2010/11/durbin_re-elected_number_two_s.html
  95. The usage here -- in sense of complex governmental rules -- probably developed later.
  96. Smart Aleck Merriam-Websters