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[[File:Conservative words.jpg|thumb|300px|The growth in conservative words on an annual basis (red), compared with a geometric growth rate (Courtesy [[User:Jcw]])]][[Conservative]] terms, expressing [[conservative insights]], originate at a faster rate and with higher quality than [[liberal]] terms do.  Conservative triumph over liberalism is thus inevitable.
 
  
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;<ref>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8013859.stm</ref> many good words have developed since.
 
 
Powerful new conservative terms have grown at a [[geometric progression|geometric rate]], roughly doubling every century.  For each new conservative term originating in the 1600s,<ref>The King James Version of the Bible was published in 1611, by then [[William Shakespeare]] had written nearly all his plays.</ref> 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 suggests that the future will be increasingly conservative. 
 
 
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!# New Conservative Terms
 
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|1600s
 
|38
 
|-
 
|1700s
 
|77
 
|-
 
|1800s
 
|156
 
|-
 
|1900s
 
|319
 
|-
 
|2000s
 
|41 (preliminary)
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
==Conservative words and terms==
 
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!New Term
 
!Origin date
 
!Comments
 
|-
 
|a.m.
 
|1762
 
|"a.m." means "before noon" in [[Latin]] (ante meridiem); it became popular much as "[[A.D.]]" did.  Also, a morning [[work ethic]] is a conservative concept.
 
|-
 
|abortuary
 
|1983
 
|an abortion clinic, which in reality is a mortuary for unborn children
 
|-
 
|[[abstract nonsense]]
 
|1940s
 
|a pejorative term for unnecessarily abstract mathematics of doubtful rigor; [[liberal denial]] insists that this term, which describes something as "nonsense", is somehow not negative!
 
|-
 
|[[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, is responsible for their wrongdoing.
 
|-
 
|[[accuracy]]
 
|1660
 
|conservatives strive for accuracy, while many liberals are masters of [[deceit]]
 
|-
 
|Achilles' heel
 
|1864
 
|an inevitable weak point of vulnerability amid overall strength, highlighting the need for [[God]] even by the strongest
 
|-
 
|act of [[God]]
 
|1787<ref>From ''Pollard v. Shaaffer'', 1 U.S. 210, 213 (1 Dall. 210) (Pa. S.Ct. 1787): "In the case before the court, if the lessee had covenanted for himself and his assigns, to deliver up the tenements in good order and repair, notwithstanding they should be destroyed by act of God or of an Enemy, then this action would certainly lie, because of the special express words; but when there are no such words, but only generally to repair &c. would it be reasonable to construe these words so as to extend to the cases put?"</ref><ref>Merriam-Webster asserts a date of origin of 1635 in its online version [http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/act%20of%20god], but 1859 in its 10th edition print version.</ref>
 
|an extraordinary, unforeseeable event, such as a massive flood or earthquake; term was probably inspired as a reference to the [[Great Flood]]
 
|-
 
|[[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<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> [[Materialists]] censor this concept, while Einstein criticized it  as "spooky".
 
|-
 
|[[activism]]
 
|1915
 
|this differentiates conservatives from inactive people; this term might have originated in connection with [[Prohibition]] and efforts to pass the [[Eighteenth Amendment]]
 
|-
 
|[[addictive]]
 
|1939
 
|the intrinsic characteristic of certain things or activities to induce repetitious involvement, usually with a harmful effect on the participant, as in [[gambling]], or [[video games]].
 
|-
 
|administrative state
 
|1948<ref>The title of a book: "The Administrative State" by Dwight Waldo (1948).</ref> 
 
|originally used in a descriptive manner by admirers of it, the term is frequently used in a pejorative manner by conservatives due to the lack of accountability of an overbearing bureaucracy.
 
|-
 
|aerobics
 
|1967
 
|invented by the [[Christian]] Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper<ref>http://www.christianadvice.net/famous_christians.htm</ref> to describe his self-help program to improve health; he gave the title "Aerobics" to his ground-breaking book in 1968, and eventually it revolutionized attitudes toward exercise.
 
|-
 
|[[agency capture]]
 
|1985<ref>The concept originated a bit earlier, but its first best articulation was when a federal court recognized that "agency capture" is "where the regulated become the regulators."  ''Huron Valley Hospital, Inc. v. Pontiac'', 612 F. Supp. 654, 663 (E.D. Mich. 1985).</ref>
 
|the misuse of Big Government (agencies) by Big Business to choke off free enterprise through regulations that impede competition
 
|-
 
|agitprop
 
|1929
 
|propaganda designed to incite agitation, originally coined to describe communist propaganda
 
|-
 
|[[alarmism]]
 
|1867
 
|needless warnings, as in the politically motivated claims of [[global warming]]
 
|-
 
|{{#ifexist: alcoholism | [[alcoholism]] | alcoholism }}
 
|1860
 
|excessive or addictive drinking of alcohol
 
|-
 
|[[algorithm]]
 
|1849
 
|an efficient and consistent step-by-step methodology for achieving a goal, the opposite of [[liberal style]]
 
|-
 
|altar call
 
|1899
 
|an invitation by a preacher for people to come forward to the altar to signify their personal commitment to [[Christ]], and many do
 
|-
 
|[[altruism]]
 
|1853
 
|selfless assistance of others; this also occurs in the animal kingdom, and is a [[counterexample to evolution]]
 
|-
 
|ambulance chaser
 
|1896
 
|a lawyer who searches for victims to persuade them to sue for his profit
 
|-
 
|[[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>
 
|the vision that, with hard work, anyone in American can attain happiness and prosperity
 
|-
 
|[[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
 
|-
 
|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"
 
|-
 
|[[anti-Christian]]
 
|1900s
 
|opposing Christian ideals and institutions
 
|-
 
|anticompetitive
 
|1854
 
|interfering with open competition and the enormous benefits that flow from it
 
|-
 
|[[antilife]]
 
|1929
 
|term criticizing a tendency to oppose life and lifesaving care
 
|-
 
|[[antitrust]]
 
|1890
 
|the origin is the passage of the [[Republican]]-sponsored [[Sherman Act]] to prohibit restraints of trade, one of the greatest pieces of legislation in all of history
 
|-
 
|apathetic
 
|1744
 
|term critical of the those who are deliberately inactive and disengaged mentally
 
|-
 
|apologetic
 
|1649
 
|offered in support or defense, especially of Christianity (typically used today as the noun "apologetics").
 
|-
 
|[[Apostles' Creed]]
 
|1658
 
|a concise statement of [[Christian]] [[faith]] that began with the original [[Apostles]] and has guided billions since. (The earliest historical evidence of the creed's existence is in a letter written by the Council of Milan in 390 A.D.<ref>[http://www.christianitytoday.com/biblestudies/articles/churchhomeleadership/080730.html Christianity Today]</ref>)
 
|-
 
|apparatchik
 
|1941
 
|an official who blindly does what he thinks his government superiors want, as in [[communism]]
 
|-
 
|[[apple pie]]
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|arm-twisting
 
|1945
 
|behind-the-scenes pressure tactics used in politics, primarily by [[liberals]], in order to compel people to vote and act in ways they would not do otherwise
 
|-
 
|assimilate
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[atheistic]]
 
|1625-35
 
|An adjective pertaining to or characteristic of atheists or atheism; containing, suggesting, or disseminating atheism.
 
|-
 
|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.<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.
 
|-
 
|[[Austrian economics]]
 
|1900s<ref>A more precise date is welcome; "Austrian school" was coined a bit earlier, initially as a derisive term.</ref>
 
|an approach to economics that emphasizes the purposeful decisions of individuals, and which was belatedly recognized by a 1974 [[Nobel Prize]] to [[Friedrich von Hayek]]; these economic ideas influenced [[Ludwig von Mises]], [[Ron Paul]], and 1987 Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan.
 
|-
 
|axiomatic
 
|1797
 
|self-evident (first usage), and later it developed the meaning of being based on a set of axioms
 
|-
 
|[[baby boom]]
 
|1920<ref>[http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/baby-boomer.html Baby boomer] phrases.org.uk, retrieved August 30, 2012</ref>
 
|an increase in birthrate, which is a good thing; note that what is known as post-World War II baby boom actually started before the war, contrary to what textbooks teach. Perpetuating the mistake, the U.S. Census Bureau counts the generation born between 1946 and 1964 as the baby boomers.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb06-ffse01-2.html Newsroom: Facts for Features - Special Edition - The Oldest Baby Boomers Turn 60!]</ref>
 
|-
 
|back burner
 
|1963
 
|inactive status away from attention, as in "RINOs try to put social issues on the back burner"
 
|-
 
|bag lady
 
|1979
 
|a woman, typically unmarried, whose life tragically degenerated into a homeless existence of wandering in a city while carrying bags of worthless possessions
 
|-
 
|[[bailout]]
 
|1951
 
|wasting taxpayer money to rescue, temporarily, a failing company
 
|-
 
|bake sale
 
|1903<ref>[http://www.redstate.com/barrypopik/2011/03/27/origin-of-the-bake-sale-and-maddows-bakesales-for-bombersbakesales-or-billionaires/ Citizen Patriot of Jackson, Michigan, “Albion,” pg. 6, (Nov. 21, 1903)]</ref>
 
|the activity of volunteers, typically women, baking good food and selling it to raise money for a worthy cause
 
|-
 
|balkanize
 
|1919
 
|to break a region or neighborhood into divisive components; the opposite of the American concept of assimilation or "[[E pluribus unum]]"
 
|-
 
|[[baseball]]
 
|1815
 
|an American original that is governed by rules rather than a clock; the stars and fans are overwhelmingly conservative
 
|-
 
|[[bedrock]]
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|benchmark
 
|1842
 
|a quality standard for which people can strive
 
|-
 
|[[Best of the Public]]
 
|2009
 
|A term coined by [[Andy Schlafly]] to express the idea that one does not need [[liberal]] credentials that so-called "experts" have.  Indeed, many great historical figures would have failed the liberal "expert" test.
 
|-
 
|[[Bias|biased]]
 
|1649
 
|to show prejudice for or against something; American society is rapidly becoming ''biased'' against Christian and Conservative beliefs
 
|-
 
|[[Bible Belt]]
 
|1925
 
|southern regions of the [[United States]] where people read the [[Bible]] and attend church, rather than try to avoid both as in the [[liberal]] Northeast and West Coast
 
|-
 
|Biblophobic
 
|2012<ref>http://www.christianpost.com/news/pastor-greg-laurie-i-hate-the-word-homophobic-83209/</ref>
 
|hatred or fear of the [[Bible]]
 
|-
 
|Bidenism
 
|1992
 
|an idiotic remark that would subject the politician to enormous ridicule if he were a [[conservative]], but when spoken by [[liberal]] [[Joe Biden]] the media are just fine with it
 
|-
 
|[[Big Brother]]
 
|1949
 
|government constantly watching its citizens; [[George Orwell]] first coined this term in his classic, ''[[1984]]''
 
|-
 
|Bilderbergers
 
|1964<ref>First coined by [[Phyllis Schlafly]] in ''A Choice Not an Echo'' (1964) as "DeBilderbergers" based on the Dutch origin of the name.</ref>
 
|a secret political society that was first exposed in ''[[A Choice Not an Echo]]''; the society consists of elite [[globalists]] who have met annually  since 1954 to try to exert influence over the world
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|Blame America Crowd<ref>Or "Blame-America-First Crowd"</ref>
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|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"
 
|-
 
|blather
 
|1719
 
|nonsensical or insignificant babble, as in "liberal blather is common in the [[lamestream media]]"
 
|-
 
|blue curtain
 
|2016
 
|Michigan and Pennsylvania, which for nearly 30 years were "safe" Democratic states in presidential elections totaling a whopping 36 electoral college votes in 2016, but won by [[Donald Trump]] in a massive upset aided by their lack of [[early voting]] that is manipulated by [[Democrats]] in other states.
 
|-
 
|[[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]]
 
|-
 
|bona fides
 
|1910<ref>Estimate for the emergence in popularity of this meaning of the term.</ref>
 
|evidence or confirmation of someone's good faith or authenticity
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|boondoggle
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|bootstrap
 
|1913
 
|unaided effort, personal merit, hard work
 
|-
 
|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]].
 
|-
 
|born-again
 
|1961
 
|it takes an open mind and heart
 
|-
 
|borrowed time
 
|1898
 
|a bit more time in life than one has earned, which is best spent by accepting the truth of the [[Bible]]
 
|-
 
|bottom line
 
|1967
 
|the essential point, without the [[liberal claptrap]]<ref>The original usage of the term the "bottom line" had nothing to do with money.</ref>
 
|-
 
|brainstorm
 
|1894
 
|a burst of productive thought
 
|-
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|[[Brexit]]
 
|2016
 
|the slogan for the successful campaign in the [[United Kingdom]] to leave the [[EU]], it has since been copied to describe movements in additional countries to reject [[globalism]], such as "[[Frexit]]."
 
|-
 
|bright-line rule
 
|1971<ref>First used by [[U.S. Supreme Court]] Justice [[John Harlan II]] in ''United States v. Jorn'', 400 U.S. 470, 486 (1971), where he rejected adopting a bright-line rule for that case.</ref>
 
|a clear, unwavering line dividing what is allowed from what is prohibited; increasingly favored to avoid confusion and requirements that arbitrarily change.  Championed by [[Supreme Court]] Justice [[Antonin Scalia]].
 
|-
 
|bromide
 
|1836<ref>Its figurative meaning probably dates from the late 1800s.</ref>
 
|hackneyed, unoriginal statement lacking in substance, similar to [[liberal claptrap]]
 
|-
 
|brinkmanship
 
|1956
 
|the art of displaying a willingness to use military force in order to obtain a just resolution to a conflict between nations
 
|-
 
|[[bureaucracy]]
 
|1818
 
|
 
|-
 
|busywork
 
|1910
 
|meaningless activity under the pretense of accomplishing something
 
|-
 
|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>
 
|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]]
 
|-
 
|[[Cantorize]]
 
|2014<ref>named after the upset landslide defeat of the [[House]] [[Majority Leader]] [[Eric Cantor]] in his own primary.  Made popular by [[Sarah Palin]] on national television in 2016 by declaring that she will campaign against [[Speaker of the House]] [[Paul Ryan]] in his primary.</ref>
 
|to be removed from a high political position by a vote in one's own primary
 
|-
 
|[[capitalism]]
 
|1850-1855
 
|creating jobs and wealth based on a private invention, ownership and investments rather than state-controlled resources
 
|-
 
|career politician
 
|1974<ref>First use found by ''Conservapedia'' was in an article describing a controversy in communist [[Yugoslavia]] over their "career politicians," published in the ''New York Times'' and authored by Malcolm W. Browne, sect. 4, p. 3, col. 1.</ref>
 
|a term originally used for the entrenched communist government officials in Yugoslavia, with whom even President Tito was fed up; today it applies to the thousands of self-serving politicians who avoid productive jobs
 
|-
 
|[[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
 
|-
 
|carte blanche
 
|1645-1655
 
|unconditional authority or power, without any limits on misuse of that power
 
|-
 
|cash discount
 
|1917
 
|a reduction in price for payment by cash, in recognition of how cash is more efficient
 
|-
 
|catharsis
 
|1775
 
|facilitating forgiveness and spiritual renewal by expression, as in writing or teaching or confession
 
|-
 
|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]]<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.
 
|-
 
|cesspool
 
|1782
 
|an evil or corrupt place or state.
 
|-
 
|chaperone
 
|1720
 
|care and well-being of youths overseen by adults
 
|-
 
|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!)
 
|-
 
|Chicken Little
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|Chinese wall
 
|1900
 
|a beneficial, impregnable wall that safeguards against wrongdoing
 
|-
 
|choice, not an echo
 
|1964<ref>Popularized by the bestselling book entitled "[[A Choice Not An Echo]]" by [[Phyllis Schlafly]] in 1964.</ref>
 
|a pithy slogan that objects to politics-as-usual as controlled by insiders regardless of which political party wins
 
|-
 
|Christmas card
 
|1883
 
|another conservative innovation that apparently did not exist earlier, even though mail did; cards that say "Seasons Greetings" are a cheap imitation now.
 
|-
 
|Christmas tree
 
|1835
 
|the immensely popular custom of using an evergreen tree to support ornaments, cards and gifts, and symbolize life impervious to the darkness and cold of winter
 
|-
 
|chump change
 
|1968
 
|a term that highlights the insignificance of an amount of money; used especially against a miser or someone who makes the mistake of thinking money is more important than [[Christ]]
 
|-
 
|churchgoer
 
|1687
 
|a person who makes an effort, during the 168 hours in a week, to attend a church service
 
|-
 
|circle the wagons
 
|1800s
 
|regroup with family and friends, when under attack. usage from settlers in the old US west.
 
|-
 
|citizen's arrest
 
|1941
 
|private enforcement of the law without the need of a taxpayer-funded police officer
 
|-
 
|civil defense
 
|1939
 
|civilians protecting themselves and their community against attack or natural disasters
 
|-
 
|claptrap
 
|1799
 
|pretentious, verbose, and often liberal nonsense; example usage: "the professor wasted the rest of the class on his [[liberal claptrap]]"
 
|-
 
|class act
 
|1976
 
|exemplify conservative principles with values, integrity and a work ethic
 
|-
 
|class warfare
 
|1848
 
|this concept was initially coined by [[Karl Marx]] in ''[[The Communist Manifesto]]'', but it has become so discredited that it is now used mostly by conservatives to point out liberal demagoguery
 
|-
 
|closed shop
 
|1904
 
|a business that requires membership in a union as a condition of working there; 22 conservative states prohibit this
 
|-
 
|clueless
 
|1943
 
|hopelessly ignorant about something important, as liberals often are
 
|-
 
|[[Coase theorem|Coasean]]
 
|1980s
 
|an efficient result or bargain based on market forces without the distortions caused by [[transaction costs]]
 
|-
 
|cogent
 
|1659
 
|compelling with the powerful force of reason, the opposite of [[liberal]] claptrap
 
|-
 
|cold turkey
 
|1921
 
|defeating an addiction by completely turning away from it, often by using power of the [[Bible]] and [[Christ]]
 
|-
 
|[[Cold War]]
 
|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
 
|-
 
|collectivism
 
|1857
 
|when decision-making by a group takes priority over the good ideas of an individual, often preventing progress
 
|-
 
|Columbian
 
|1757
 
|relating to Christopher Columbus ''or the United States''
 
|-
 
|commie
 
|1940
 
|abbreviation for "communist" that captures their simple-minded totalitarianism
 
|-
 
|common sense
 
|1726
 
|sound judgment based on facts
 
|-
 
|competitive
 
|1829
 
|
 
|-
 
|[[Con Con]]
 
|1980s
 
|popularized by [[Phyllis Schlafly]] to highlight the deception and risks inherent in proposed national constitutional conventions
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[conservative]]
 
|1808<ref>"[T]his is one of those rare cases when the [Oxford English Dictionary] gets something wrong.  America, not Britain, deserves credit for inventing the word.  Jacob Wagner, a Massachusetts federalist, first used ''conservative'' in its modern political sense in a letter dated May 13, 1808."  David Lefer, ''The Founding Conservatives'', page 5 (2013).</ref>
 
|principles of limited government, personal responsibility, moral values, and productivity
 
|-
 
|[[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<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>
 
|-ly
 
|[[consumer surplus]]
 
|1890<ref>First coined by Cambridge University Professor Alfred Marshall in his acclaimed text, ''Principles of Economics'' (1890).</ref>
 
|the extra benefit received by consumers above the price they paid for a good or service, illustrating the value of the [[free market]]; specifically, consumer surplus is the difference between what consumers would have paid for something, and the lower price they did pay.
 
|-
 
|constant
 
|1832
 
|(noun) something unchanging in value
 
|-
 
|constitutionality
 
|1787
 
|its date of origin is the year of the [[Constitutional Convention]] that proposed the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 
|-
 
|contrarian
 
|1657
 
|someone who advocates views contrary to that of others; this type of person frustrates [[liberal]] attempts to gain control
 
|-
 
|cooking the data
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|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>
 
|Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, tap dancer extraordinaire, claimed the invention of this word; it was first popularized by African Americans
 
|-
 
|cop-out
 
|1942
 
|taking the easy way out, usually by shirking one's responsibilities
 
|-
 
|copyright
 
|1735
 
|extending private property to protect expressive works
 
|-
 
|corporate socialism
 
|1970s
 
|the tendency of large corporations to act in a socialistic manner, at the expense of meritocracy and productivity
 
|-
 
|correlate
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[countability (Mathematics)|countability]]
 
|1874
 
|[[Georg Cantor]], loathed by the leading contemporary [[mathematicians]], developed this in proving that the real numbers are ''uncountable''
 
|-
 
|counterexample
 
|1957
 
|an example that is contrary to the proposition. A common point in logical, reasoned debate.
 
|-
 
|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."<ref>''Free Enter. Fund v. Pub. Co. Accounting Oversight Bd.'', 130 S. Ct. 3138, 3163 (2010) (5-4 decision).</ref>
 
|-
 
|counterproductive
 
|1959
 
|interfering with a worthy goal.  Example usage: "nearly everything a liberal supports is counterproductive."
 
|-
 
|counter-reformation
 
|1840
 
|a movement in response to another movement, as in a counter-reformation to the [[homosexual agenda]]
 
|-
 
|cover-up
 
|1927
 
|concealment by government officials of the truth about a matter of public concern
 
|-
 
|crackpot
 
|1884
 
|crazy talk, lunacy, a person on the fringe of reality
 
|-
 
|[[creation science]]
 
|1970s
 
|a term coined by the [[Young-Earth creationism|young-Earth creationist]] [[Henry Morris]].<ref>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801716.html</ref>
 
|-
 
|credentialism
 
|1967
 
|the often-false belief that credentials make someone a better or more competent person
 
|-
 
|creativity
 
|1875
 
|an ability, unique to God and his likeness, to make something from nothing
 
|-
 
|cross-examination
 
|1824
 
|the most effective tool against [[liberal]] [[deceit]], better than even the requirement of an oath
 
|-
 
|crystal clear
 
|1815
 
|liberals are the opposite
 
|-
 
|[[culture war]]
 
|1991
 
|widespread use after the book ''Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America'' by James Davison Hunter
 
|-
 
|cyberbullying
 
|2000s
 
|a type of obnoxious and hurtful liberal behavior on the internet
 
|-
 
|de minimis
 
|1948
 
|an inconsequential amount.  Sample usage: "Liberals typically spend at most de minimis time reading the Bible."
 
|-
 
|[[deadweight loss]]
 
|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
 
|-
 
|death panel
 
|2009
 
|a provision of [[Obamacare]] that will enable a panel of government bureaucrats to decide who receives medical treatment
 
|-
 
|[[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.<ref>''See'' Dr. Frank Luntz, ''Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear''</ref>
 
|-
 
|debunk
 
|1923
 
|derived from "bunkum" (nonsense), a term that originated in 1845 based on a silly, tiresome speech made by Congressman Felix Walker on the floor of Congress in 1820 in which he said his real audience was his constituents in Buncombe County, NC
 
|-
 
|decentralization
 
|1846
 
|the dispersion of power, as in a shift from national to local control
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[deep state]]
 
|2017
 
|the entrenched bureaucracy in [[Washington, D.C.|D.C.]] that opposes and undermines attempts by a [[conservative]] president to scale back government
 
|-
 
|[[defeatism]]
 
|1918
 
|a negative attitude that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|deflation
 
|1891
 
|an increase in the value of savings
 
|-
 
|defund
 
|1948
 
|refers especially to termination of government funding of a wasteful or hurtful program
 
|-
 
|deliberative assembly
 
|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
 
|-
 
|demagogue
 
|1648
 
|the initial meaning of "demagogue" was positive, but preacher Robert South gave it a negative connotation in 1716 by observing that a "plausible, insignificant word, in the mouth of an expert demagogue, is a dangerous and a dreadful weapon."
 
|-
 
|demonic
 
|1662
 
|in its serious usage, "demonic" refers to actions that seem to be influenced by [[evil]] or by [[Satan]] himself, such as when someone acts out of character in a wrongful way, or when a group goes in a bad direction, or when random chance takes an unlikely bizarre turn; demonic also explains why some events or activities become more overbearing than they should
 
|-
 
|denaturalization
 
|1858<ref>Jones v. McMasters, 61 U.S. (20 How.) 8 (1858).  An earlier use of 1800 is cited by Merriam-Webster but for a different, non-legal meaning.</ref>
 
|taking away the citizenship of a naturalized citizen (a "[[natural born citizen]]" cannot be denaturalized).
 
|-
 
|[[deregulation]]
 
|1963
 
|Reagan won in 1980 by campaigning on this.
 
|-
 
|design by committee
 
|before 1958
 
|pejorative term directed against collective production by a group
 
|-
 
|despotism
 
|1727
 
|a ruler with unlimited powers
 
|-
 
|[[deterrence]]
 
|1861
 
|Disincentive of committing a crime based on the amount of punishment
 
|-
 
|devalue
 
|1918
 
|describing an unwelcome attitude or act, as in "devaluing human life"
 
|-
 
|devil's advocate
 
|1760
 
|someone who espouses the position of the wrong side, in order to test, sharpen and strengthen the right side
 
|-
 
|devotee
 
|1645
 
|ardent follower, supporter, or loyalty to. 56 years separates devotee and devoted
 
|-
 
|disinformation
 
|1950s
 
|false information spread (and sometimes manufactured) by groups with a strong political agenda
 
|-
 
|division of labor
 
|1776
 
|increasing productivity through specialization of labor, as in a husband working in manufacturing while his wife cares for children
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[domino effect]]
 
|1966
 
|how the fall of one nation to communism can result in its harmful spread to neighboring nations
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|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]]
 
|-
 
|doubting Thomas
 
|1848
 
|someone who believes only what he can see and touch, and doubts all else
 
|-
 
|[[drain the swamp]]
 
|2016
 
|popularized by [[Donald Trump]], it is an expression that President [[Ronald Reagan]] once used in 1983 to “drain the swamp” in reference to big government in D.C.
 
|-
 
|drifter
 
|1897
 
|someone whose residency wanders about aimlessly, failing to become a permanent, productive member of any community
 
|-
 
|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.<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?"
 
"L.A. TIMES WHO KNEW? DEPARTMENT", ''LA Weekly'' p. 12 (Jan. 14, 2000).</ref>
 
|-
 
|dumb down
 
|1933
 
|
 
|-
 
|dumpster diving
 
|1982
 
|Searching through dumpsters for food or other material that can used rather than discarded; first known use: "Restaurant and store owners have complained about drunks panhandling during the day and 'dumpster diving' through trash at night."<ref>Phil Long, "Special Wing for Drunks Suggested at Future Jail," Miami Herald D1 (Nov. 24, 1982).</ref>
 
|-
 
|duplicitous
 
|1928
 
|someone—particularly a liberal politician—who deceptively says one thing when he really intends to do something else
 
|-
 
|Eagle Scout
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|earmark
 
|2009
 
|"A provision in congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program or organization."<ref>Merriam-Webster's Dictionary (2009).</ref>
 
|-
 
|economic rent
 
|1889
 
|revenue above the minimum amount to keep a good or service on the market, typically due to monopoly power; notice the date of origin was only one year prior to passage of the conservative [[Sherman Act]] in 1990
 
|-
 
|editorialize
 
|1856
 
|"to introduce opinion into the reporting of facts"<ref>Merriam-Webster (1994).</ref>
 
|-
 
|educrat
 
|1968
 
|a liberal education bureaucrat
 
|-
 
|[[efficiency]]
 
|1633
 
|ultimately from the Latin ''efficientem'', meaning ''"working out, or accomplishing"''<ref>[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=efficient Online Etymological Dictionary]</ref>
 
|-
 
|egotism
 
|1714
 
|the root of atheism, as explained by Paul in Romans 1:21-22; the root of depression and anxiety also
 
|-
 
|electioneering
 
|1780s
 
|to work for the success of a particular candidate, party, ticket, etc., in an election.
 
|-
 
|[[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."<ref>http://www.archive.org/stream/circular129johnuoft/circular129johnuoft_djvu.txt</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[elitism]]
 
|1950
 
|
 
|-
 
|[[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>
 
|Search this term on the internet and see the spectacular photos of the unborn child ("embryo") that were "scoped" by tiny cameras.
 
|-
 
|empowerment
 
|1986
 
|facilitating power for the ordinary; see also [[best of the public]]
 
|-
 
|empty nest
 
|1962
 
|a home after the children have grown and left
 
|-
 
|[[entitlement]]
 
|1944
 
|
 
|-
 
|entrepreneur
 
|1852
 
|
 
|-
 
|[[ethnic voting]]
 
|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
 
|-
 
|etiquette
 
|1740
 
|social standards of behavior that promote dignity and discourage inept communications (or lack thereof)
 
|-
 
|[[Eurabia]]
 
|1970s
 
|A satirical word based on the idea that Europe is rapidly becoming Islamized.
 
|-
 
|[[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
 
|-
 
|everyman
 
|1906
 
|the typical person
 
|-
 
|exceptional
 
|1787
 
|same year of origin as the [[U.S. Constitution]]!
 
|-
 
|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"
 
|-
 
|existence proof
 
|1950
 
|overcoming denial that something is possible by referencing its existence
 
|-
 
|expatriate
 
|1768
 
|to give up one's own citizenship, or be banished by one's own nation
 
|-
 
|explain away
 
|1704
 
|a weaker form of [[liberal denial]], "explain away" the truth is the only way that some remain liberal as they grow older
 
|-
 
|expose
 
|1803
 
|(noun) a statement of the facts, typically to discredit wrongdoing by government
 
|-
 
|eyeball-to-eyeball
 
|1962
 
|"We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked" was a conservative statement by Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the [[Cuban Missile Crisis]].<ref>http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/annals.htm</ref>
 
|-
 
|facade
 
|1845<ref>1845 is the date of origin for the figurative use.  The literal use dates back to 1650s, meaning the front of a building.</ref>
 
|Example usage: "The facade of a liberal politician is often conservative."
 
|-
 
|fair shake
 
|1830
 
|approaching an idea or concept with an open mind
 
|-
 
|fairy tale
 
|1749
 
|a fanciful fictional story - sample usage: "[[Evolution]] is a fairy tale for adults who don't want to read and accept the logic of the [[Bible]]."
 
|-
 
|faith healing
 
|1885
 
|
 
|-
 
|faithless elector
 
|2016
 
|an elector in the [[Electoral College]] who violates his pledge to support the candidate chosen by the voters in his state, and instead votes for someone else or abstains; the [[liberal media]] thereby referred to electors who might betray Trump
 
|-
 
|false flag
 
|2015
 
|deceptive tactic by [[ISIS]] and other insurgents to commit heinous acts but falsely make it look like the governing regime did it.  The origin of the name comes from a ship sailing under the false flag of its adversary until it got close enough to fire upon them.
 
|-
 
|[[family values]]
 
|1916
 
|widespread use after a speech by Vice President [[Dan Quayle]], 1992
 
|-
 
|fat farm
 
|1969
 
|a place where obese people—such as self-centered [[atheists]]—might go to try to lose weight
 
|-
 
|father figure
 
|1934
 
|someone who fulfills the essential role of a father
 
|-
 
|faux conservative
 
|1990<ref>First coined by ''The Economist'', in "[[New England]]'s governors; All change" (September 22, 1990), in reference to Lowell Weicker's "loss in 1988 to a Faux-conservative Democrat, Mr [[Joseph Lieberman]]."</ref>
 
|
 
|-
 
|federal government
 
|1787
 
|used by [[Alexander Hamilton]] in the first phrase of the ''[[Federalist Papers]]'' to signify a government that is not fully sovereign, as the States are
 
|-
 
|[[federalism]]
 
|1789
 
|the unique system of dual sovereigns, state and federal (national), established by the [[U.S. Constitution]]
 
|-
 
|fear-mongering
 
|1938<ref>The ''[[New York Times]]'' attributed the first use -- ironically -- to President [[Franklin Delano Roosevelt]].</ref>
 
|stir up exaggerated fear by the public, typically to expand government
 
|-
 
|feedback
 
|1920
 
|an all-important element of accountability and improvement, and a key consideration in good engineering design
 
|-
 
|[[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.
 
|-
 
|[[fiscal cliff]]
 
|2012
 
|first coined by Federal Reserve Chairman [[Ben Bernanke]], it refers to the effect on the economy of a sharp drop in spending and perhaps an increase in taxes scheduled to take effect at approximately the same time.<ref>http://www.benjaminfedwards.com/blog/?p=197</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[Flip flop (politics)|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.
 
|-
 
|force-feed
 
|1901
 
|what liberals do to students in [[public schools]] today in training them to be [[atheist]]ic socialists
 
|-
 
|[[Essay: Fornonormativity|fornonormativity]]
 
|2016
 
|A state of a society, organization, or group in which fornication and related behaviors are presupposed to be normal, morally good, and expected. In a fornonormative social milieu, people who abstain from or oppose certain behaviors are considered deviant or worse.
 
|-
 
|forward-looking
 
|1800
 
|planning for the future rather than dwelling on the past
 
|-
 
|Founding Fathers
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[free enterprise]]
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|[[free market]]
 
|1907
 
|
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|free world
 
|1949
 
|areas of the world free of communism
 
|-
 
|freeloader
 
|1934
 
|someone who avoids paying or working for his share of a benefit
 
|-
 
|frontiersmen
 
|1814
 
|living and working in a self-sufficient manner and with courage in a new land.
 
|-
 
|fuzzy math
 
|1937
 
|non-computational math designed to obscure the differences between the correct answers and the incorrect—but perhaps politically motivated—answers
 
|-
 
|galvanize
 
|1802
 
|as in, "the liberal proposals ''galvanized'' the grassroots in opposition"
 
|-
 
|[[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]])
 
|-
 
|gamble
 
|1726
 
|to intentionally take a risk for the sake of the risk itself, often addictive and even [[demonic]] as in [[gambling]]
 
|-
 
|gang up
 
|1925
 
|group pressure
 
|-
 
|gateway drug
 
|1982
 
|abuse of alcohol/marijuana eventually leads to harder drugs cocaine/heroin
 
|-
 
|[[gerrymandering]]
 
|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
 
|-
 
|Giving Tuesday
 
|2012
 
|a day of charity during the [[Christmas]] season, in response to "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday"
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[globalism]]
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|God-fearing
 
|1835
 
|Living by the rules of God; living in a way that is considered morally right.
 
|-
 
|godsend
 
|1820
 
|
 
|-
 
|go-getter
 
|1921
 
|
 
|-
 
|[[gold standard]]
 
|1831
 
|the highest standard.  With respect to currency, when money could be exchanged for a fixed amount of gold.
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|good book
 
|1860
 
|the [[Bible]]
 
|-
 
|[[Good Samaritan]]
 
|1640
 
|how genuine charity is the best approach
 
|-
 
|goon
 
|1926
 
|a dim-witted thug, espec. one who intimidates on behalf of a union
 
|-
 
|government school
 
|1955
 
|coined by [[economist]] [[Milton Friedman]] as a more accurate name for [[public schools]]
 
|-
 
|[[grade inflation]]
 
|1975
 
|the tendency by Liberal educationalists and public schools to increase marks, irrespective of merit or actual achievement.
 
|-
 
|[[gradualism]]
 
|1835
 
|a form of [[liberal creep]]
 
|-
 
|grandstand
 
|1917
 
|to act in an insincere or exaggerated manner in order to try to impress onlookers
 
|-
 
|[[grassroots]]
 
|1901
 
|
 
|-
 
|gravy train
 
|1927
 
|easy money for little or no work, in contrast with the work ethic; notice how the [[Great Depression]] hit two years later
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[Great Awakening]]
 
|1730-1740
 
|Christian spiritualism recurs periodically.  See [[Essay:The Coming Fifth Great Awakening in America]].
 
|-
 
|[[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
 
|-
 
|[[groupthink]]
 
|1952
 
|a style of thought consisting of conformity to a manufactured consensus and self-deception; coined by William H. Whyte in 1952.
 
|-
 
|half-baked
 
|1855
 
|an idea that can appear reasonable at first, but with just a little thought it is recognized to be absurd
 
|-
 
|hallmark
 
|1721
 
|purity, authentic, official seal, distinguishing feature
 
|-
 
|handout
 
|1882
 
|describes charity and government giveaways
 
|-
 
|happy talk
 
|1973
 
|senseless banter among broadcasters in the [[lamestream media]], as a substitute for real news; more generally, happy talk is unjustifiably feel-good rhetoric that implicitly denies the real existence of [[Hell]].
 
|-
 
|hardworking
 
|1774
 
|
 
|-
 
|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)
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|heartland
 
|1904
 
|the central portion of the United States known for its [[conservative]] values and lack of control by the [[liberal media]] and [[Hollywood]]
 
|-
 
|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]],<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>
 
|-
 
|high maintenance
 
|1980s<ref>The use of the term was picked up and repeated in a movie released in 1989, ''When Harry Met Sally'' (1989).</ref> 
 
|someone, often liberal, who repeatedly demands attention and unproductive help from others
 
|-
 
|hindsight
 
|1866
 
|understanding of an event or decision with the benefit of wisdom gained afterward
 
|-
 
|[[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
 
|-
 
|hissy fit
 
|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."
 
|-
 
|hoax
 
|1796
 
|to deceive the public into believing something that is false, often to pull people away from the [[Bible]].
 
|-
 
|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>
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|hokey
 
|1927
 
|phony, in an obvious or corny way (in 1908, "hokum" originated, which means pretentious nonsense<ref>https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hokum</ref>)
 
|-
 
|Holy Week
 
|1710
 
|the week leading up to [[Easter]], including the [[Passion]], [[Crucifixion]] and [[Resurrection]]
 
|-
 
|[[home rule]]
 
|1855<ref>[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/home-rule Dictionary.com estimates the first use as being at 1855-60]</ref>
 
|self-government on an issue at a local level, as in curriculum in education being established by a school district rather than the state or federal government
 
|-
 
|[[homemaker]]
 
|1876
 
|a wife and mother whose efforts are wisely spent running the household for the family
 
|-
 
|[[homeschool]]
 
|1980<ref>the OED assigns a date of origin of 1850 to "homeschool".</ref>
 
|
 
|-
 
|hometown
 
|1912
 
|the place where someone grew up and typically obtained some benefit
 
|-
 
|[[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 in''Lawrence v. Texas'' (2003)''
 
|-
 
|honor system
 
|1903
 
|an approach to discipline that emphasizes and encourages trust, honesty and personal responsibility rather than constant supervision
 
|-
 
|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]]
 
|-
 
|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
 
set forth in the [[Declaration of Independence]]
 
|-
 
|hypergamy
 
|1883
 
|the preference of many women to "marry up," which requires a society where men tend to make more than women do
 
|-
 
|hyphenated American
 
|1889
 
|President Theodore Roosevelt said in 1915, "There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American."
 
|-
 
|hypothesis
 
|1656
 
|a suggestion, typically scientific in nature, which must be tested and proven before asserted as truth
 
|-
 
|hysteria
 
|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]]).
 
|-
 
|idealist
 
|1829
 
|a person guided by ideals
 
|-
 
|illiteracy
 
|1660
 
|liberals seek to produce illiterate voters who lack independence, and many graduates of the [[public schools]] are illiterate today
 
|-
 
|inalienable
 
|1640s
 
|cannot be taken away, especially by government, as in "unalienable rights" in the [[Declaration of Independence]]
 
|-
 
|inattentive
 
|1741<ref>Date of origin given by the Online Etymology Dictionary; Merriam-Webster cites an earlier date of origin, perhaps with a narrower meaning.</ref>
 
|more than 150 years before the discovery in physics of the connection between attentiveness/observation and uncertainty/chaos, this conservative word cautioned against inattentiveness
 
|-
 
|incentivize
 
|1970
 
|create a reward to encourage good work
 
|-
 
|incidental inequality
 
|2009
 
|inequalities that result as side effects of an objectively just system
 
|-
 
|incoherent
 
|1626
 
|the term often applies to liberal [[double standard]]s
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|incrementalism
 
|1966
 
|imposing bad political or social change slowly
 
|-
 
|indecisive
 
|1726
 
|can result from a lack of [[faith]] and determination
 
|-
 
|[[independence]]
 
|1640
 
|free will
 
|-
 
|[[individualism]]
 
|1827
 
|values, rights and duties arise from the individual
 
|-
 
|[[inerrancy]]
 
|1834
 
|free from error, as in "biblical inerrancy"
 
|-
 
|inflationary
 
|1920
 
|policies causing inflation of the monetary supply
 
|-
 
|informed consent
 
|1967
 
|consent to surgery is meaningful only if informed, a requirement that should apply to abortion
 
|-
 
|initiative
 
|1793
 
|self-starting first step toward improvement, overcoming a tendency of complacent underachievement
 
|-
 
|inoculate
 
|1721
 
|to safeguard against future harm by developing immunity against it.  Sample usage: "Conservapedia inoculates against [[liberal claptrap]]."
 
|-
 
|insightful
 
|1907
 
|what conservatism is about: gaining insights into the truth, and bettering individuals and society with them
 
|-
 
|inside baseball
 
|1978<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/19/magazine/on-language-inside-baseball.html (popularized in the 1970s, but a date of origin earlier in the 1900s is likely)</ref>
 
|strategy and tactics known to the well-informed participants, but mysterious to most observers
 
|-
 
|intangible
 
|1914
 
|something valuable that cannot be seen or touched, such as goodwill
 
|-
 
|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).
 
|-
 
|[[intelligent design]]
 
|1991<ref>A few isolated references to this phrase, without its full current significance, can be found dating back to the mid-1800s</ref>
 
|coined in ''Darwin on Trial'', a book by Philip Johnson, who is considered the father of the intelligent design movement and who co-founded the [[Discovery Institute]]'s Center for Science and Culture in 1996<ref>http://biologos.org/resources/johnson-phillip-e</ref>
 
|-
 
|interventionism
 
|1923
 
|"governmental interference in economic affairs at home or in political affairs of another country"<ref>Merriam-Webster (1994).</ref>
 
|-
 
|invisible hand
 
|1776
 
|coined by Adam Smith in the ''Wealth of Nations'' and widely used today.
 
|-
 
|[[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).
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[irreducible complexity]]
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|[[Islamofascism]]
 
|1990?
 
|A form of totalitarian Muslim fundamentalist rule, or extreme Islamism.
 
|-
 
|ivory tower
 
|1910
 
|a description of the pampered culture of liberal [[professor values|professors]], and how far out of touch with the truth it is
 
|-
 
|[[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
 
|-
 
|[[judicial activism]]
 
|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'',
 
388 U.S. 218 (1967).</ref> 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.
 
|-
 
|[[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."<ref>Osage Tribe of Indians v. Ickes, 45 F. Supp. 179, 184-85 (D.D.C. 1942) (emphasis added).</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[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).<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>
 
|-
 
|[[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.
 
|-
 
|[[junk science]]
 
|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]])
 
|-
 
|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)
 
|-
 
|Kafkaesque
 
|1946
 
|illogical, nightmare-like situations, which typically arise from [[Leftist]] control of a bureaucracy
 
|-
 
|killjoy
 
|1776
 
|one who spoils the pleasure of others.<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/killjoy Killjoy 1776 Mer-Web]</ref> ''Example''-Vandals seek to disrupt conservative wikis, an education project. They are a killjoy to the learning process.
 
|-
 
|kiss of death
 
|1943
 
|from Judas's betrayal of Jesus with a kiss, Mark 14:44-4
 
|-
 
|kleptocrat
 
|1819
 
|A politician who seeks status and personal gain at the expense of the governed
 
|-
 
|kowtow
 
|1826
 
|obsequious, unthinking obedience to someone or something, used especially in the context of dictatorships and liberal belief systems
 
|-
 
|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).
 
|-
 
|kudos
 
|1831
 
|praise for real achievement
 
|-
 
|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>
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|[[labor camp]]
 
|1900
 
|forced work prison
 
|-
 
|[[laissez-faire]]
 
|1825
 
|opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond what is minimally necessary
 
|-
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|[[lamestream media]]
 
|2009
 
|coined by Bernie Goldberg to describe the clueless [[Mainstream media]] that repeat superficial, discredited liberal claptrap
 
|-
 
|landslide
 
|1838
 
|In the political sense, an overwhelming election victory. A clear, democratic expression of popular will.
 
|-
 
|leadership
 
|1821
 
|an ability and willingness to lead, often by example
 
|-
 
|learning curve
 
|1922
 
|initial, extra time and effort that is typically necessary before someone becomes productive
 
|-
 
|[[Left Coast]]
 
|1990s
 
|a more descriptive term for the West Coast of the United States
 
|-
 
|leftism
 
|1920
 
|principles and doctrine of leftists
 
|-
 
|level-headed
 
|1876
 
|"balanced", "having common sense and sound judgment"
 
|-
 
|[[liberal creep]]
 
|2008
 
|liberal bias that gradually creeps or distorts an entry, definition, explanation, description, or historical account.
 
|-
 
|life vest
 
|1939
 
|a pro-life invention
 
|-
 
|lifelong
 
|1855
 
|something, usually a commitment, that lasts a lifetime, as in "a lifelong commitment to [[Christ]]"
 
|-
 
|[[limousine liberal]]
 
|1969
 
|a multi-millionaire who pretends to be compassionate about the poor, but supports liberal policies that increase burdens on working Americans
 
|-
 
|litmus test
 
|1952
 
|use of a single political issue to determine if a candidate or nominee is acceptable
 
|-
 
|local
 
|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"
 
|-
 
|lockstep
 
|1802
 
|mindless conformity, often to liberal values
 
|-
 
|locomotive
 
|1829
 
|a great engine of economic growth during the [[Industrial Revolution]]
 
|-
 
|lone wolf
 
|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
 
|-
 
|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'')
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|low-information voter
 
|2007
 
|a term that explains why people vote for Democrats
 
|-
 
|lunatic fringe
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|machismo
 
|1948
 
|a word never used favorably by feminists!
 
|-
 
|Main Street
 
|1743
 
|the many small towns in America, and their conservative values
 
|-
 
|mainstay
 
|1787
 
|the primary support, typically for something good
 
|-
 
|man of [[God]]
 
|1748
 
|a clergyman
 
|-
 
|manhunt
 
|1846
 
|notice how sexist the term is, and yet [[liberals]] have not been able to convert it to "personhunt"
 
|-
 
|man-hater
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|make-work
 
|1923
 
|inefficient or useless activity that has the false appearance of being productive; a favorite endeavor of liberals
 
|-
 
|[[market failure]]
 
|1958<ref>Coined as the title of a scholarly article by Francis M. Bator, "The Anatomy of Market Failure," ''The Quarterly Journal of Economics'' (1958) [http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/Courses/econ335/out/bator_qje.pdf]</ref>
 
|instances where the free market does not provide a desirable result, as when information is withheld from an unsuspecting consumer
 
|-
 
|manifest destiny
 
|1845
 
|Providential design over future events, which originated in the context of expanding the United States to the Pacific Ocean
 
|-
 
|[[Mardi Gras]]
 
|1699
 
|The annual celebration on the eve of [[Ash Wednesday]] and [[Lent]], particularly in the historically [[Catholic]] city of [[New Orleans]].
 
|-
 
|marriage redefinition
 
|2003
 
|descriptive term used to criticize the legalizing of same-sex marriage in [[Canada]].
 
|-
 
|materialism
 
|1748
 
|the view of life that physical matter is all that exists; as an "ism", the term criticizes such view
 
|-
 
|meat and potatoes
 
|1951
 
|the most interesting or fundamental part
 
|-
 
|[[Medal of Honor]]
 
|1898
 
|a special American honor for bravery on the battlefield
 
|-
 
|[[media bullying]]
 
|2008<ref>http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Media_bullying&oldid=430831 (Apr. 14, 2008)</ref>
 
|first coined by ''Conservapedia'', media bullying is aggressive bias by the media in the attempt to influence a politician or others, typically toward a [[liberal]] goal
 
|-
 
|melting pot
 
|1912
 
|requires "social and cultural assimilation" for successful immigration<ref>Merriam-Webster dictionary (1994)</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[meritocracy]]
 
|1958
 
|a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement
 
|-
 
|[[microeconomics]]
 
|1947
 
|the study of the economics of the individual person or business
 
|-
 
|micromanage
 
|1985
 
|insistence on controlling details, typically by liberals to [[censorship|censor]] progress; [[Ronald Reagan]] was critical of this style by [[Democrat]] Presidents
 
|-
 
|Midwest conservative
 
|2006
 
|used initially to describe  right-leaning politicians from the Midwest including [[Gerald Ford]] when he passed away, the term captures the mixture of common sense, intellectualism, and [[faith]] that leads the conservative movement from the heartland.
 
|-
 
|mind control
 
|1944
 
|a pejorative term for how an atheistic government influences what people believe, especially through public education
 
|-
 
|mindset
 
|1909
 
|close-minded point-of-view, typically in adherence to a liberal falsehood and often to the exclusion of Christ
 
|-
 
|missile defense
 
|1980s
 
|popularized by President Ronald Reagan as part of [[SDI]]
 
|-
 
|mission creep
 
|1991
 
|the liberal tendency to incrementally broaden the original goals of an organization or mission; used by Tucker Carlson to describe the defect in the investigation by Robert Mueller of the Trump Administration in 2017
 
|-
 
|missionary
 
|1625
 
|someone sent on a mission, typically a religious mission
 
|-
 
|mobocracy
 
|1754
 
|rule by a mob, as at Wikipedia
 
|-
 
|monogamy
 
|1612
 
|this has the same date of origin as "productive", and that may not be a coincidence!
 
|-
 
|moonlighting
 
|1957
 
|working more than a full-time job in order to be as productive as possible; the [[work ethic]] at its best
 
|-
 
|moral majority
 
|1979
 
|coined by [[Jerry Falwell]] to describe the movement of growing moral, Christian conservatives.
 
|-
 
|motivation
 
|1873
 
|can you believe the word did not exist before 1873?!
 
|-
 
|moxie
 
|1930
 
|determined enthusiasm, initially coined as a trademark for a popular soft drink sold at baseball games and elsewhere
 
|-
 
|muckety–muck
 
|1912
 
|a pejorative term for an arrogant person who holds a title or position considered to be important by others
 
|-
 
|muckraker
 
|1910
 
|a person who searches out and publicly exposes [[deceit]]<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muckraker Merriam-Webster - Muckraker]</ref>
 
|-
 
|Murphy's Law
 
|1958
 
|if something can go wrong, then it will go wrong: this was a conservative insight by an engineer Edward Murphy
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|myopic
 
|1990s
 
|originally a term in optometry (1752), 1990's used to describe liberals' lack of foresight
 
|-
 
|namby-pamby
 
|1745<ref>In 1726, poet Henry Carey first coined this term to ridicule rival poet Ambrose Philips, whose verses were unsophisticated.  The modern meaning of the term developed a bit later.</ref>
 
|weak, indecisive, and, when describing a male group, also effeminate
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|nanny state
 
|1978
 
|<span id="nanny state"></span id>"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!
 
|-
 
|negativism
 
|1824
 
|mental attitude that tends that is skeptical about almost everything, except one's own views
 
|-
 
|newspeak
 
|1949
 
|political or media expressions using circumlocution and euphemisms to disguise or distract from the truth; first coined by [[George Orwell]] in ''[[1984]]''
 
|-
 
|neopopulism
 
|2012
 
|a form of populism that is [[conservative]], as articulated by the book ''Neopopulism as Counterculture''.<ref>By Thomas Dahlberg and Erick Kaardal (Vision Series: 2012).</ref>  In a somewhat different way, the populism-based election of [[Donald Trump]] was also a conservative neopopulism.
 
|-
 
|noel
 
|1811
 
|a Christmas carol or, when capitalized, Christmas itself
 
|-
 
|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>
 
|a difficult issue that the courts should not attempt to resolve, often because it is too political in nature
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|nonstarter
 
|1902
 
|an idea—typically a [[liberal]] one—that has no possibility of being productive
 
|-
 
|null set
 
|1906<ref>http://www.leidenuniv.nl/fsw/verduin/stathist/1stword.htm</ref>
 
|Example usage: "the contribution of [[Leftism]] to progress is the null set."
 
|-
 
|nullification
 
|1798
 
|assertion of authority by a State against encroachment by the federal government, in defense of liberty
 
|-
 
|obstructionism
 
|1879
 
|deliberate interference with free speech or legislative progress, as when liberal legislators (the "fleebaggers") fled Wisconsin to try to block a reform
 
|-
 
|Old Glory
 
|1862
 
|the ''United States of America'' flag, Stars & Stripes
 
|-
 
|one-size-fits-all
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|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]]"
 
|-
 
|open-minded
 
|1828
 
|see [[Essay:Quantifying Openmindedness]]
 
|-
 
|[[opportunity cost]]
 
|1911
 
|
 
|-
 
|optimism
 
|1759
 
|
 
|-
 
|ordered pair
 
|1870s
 
|developed by the [[Christian]] [[Georg Cantor]], this [[conservative]] concept was part of the [[set theory]] that he invented and revolutionized mathematics with, despite opposition by the establishment
 
|-
 
|organic food
 
|1950s
 
|a grassroots conservative response, led by mom-and-pop consumers and pharmacies, against government-approved pesticides and mandatory fluoridation
 
|-
 
|originalism
 
|1985
 
|taken from original intent, The belief that the United States Constitution should be interpreted in the way the authors originally intended it
 
|-
 
|originality
 
|1742
 
|[[Liberals]] not only lack originality, but (like Justice [[Hugo Black]]) are often hostile to its possibility.
 
|-
 
|Orwellian
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|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]]
 
|-
 
|overthink
 
|1987<ref>started its sharp increase in usage in this year</ref>
 
|to think so much about a problem or issue as to miss more advantageous, simpler approaches.  Sample usage: [[Donald Trump]]'s successful style illustrated that his rivals were overthinking politics.
 
|-
 
|pack heat
 
|1940s
 
|carry a concealed firearm, allowed by permit in nearly every state, yet liberal bias has made dictionaries slow to recognize this term
 
|-
 
|parenting
 
|1958
 
|children raising
 
|-
 
|Parkinson's Law
 
|1955
 
|how bureaucracies expand regardless of the productivity, and how inefficient work expands to fill the time available for its completion
 
|-
 
|parochial school
 
|1755
 
|a donation-supported, religious alternative to the mistake of [[public schools]]
 
|-
 
|[[Parthian shot]]
 
|1832
 
|a negative term for the tactic of expressing a criticism while one exits, just as the ancient Parthians would shoot arrows while retreating in battle.  This tactic is common among those who reject [[conservative]] truths, as seen when left-leaning editors leave ''Conservapedia''.
 
|-
 
|[[partial-birth abortion]]
 
|1995<ref>Used by congressman Charles Canady to name the "Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act" to prohibit the horrific procedure.</ref>
 
|a hideous "dilation and extraction" [[abortion]] late in pregnancy that dismembers the child and punctures his head
 
|-
 
|passive-aggressive
 
|1946
 
|aggressively obstinate by failing to act, as [[liberals]] are in refusing to read the [[Bible]] with an open mind
 
|-
 
|[[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
 
|-
 
|patriotism
 
|1726
 
|
 
|-
 
|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 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).
 
|-
 
|pejorative
 
|1882
 
|a word that has negative connotations in describing something, which the [[liberal media]] use while pretending that the term is neutral, such as "nativism" or "isolationism"
 
|-
 
|perestroika
 
|1986
 
|increasing economic freedom and free speech under [[communism]], which led to the unraveling of the [[communist]] [[Soviet Union]]
 
|-
 
|perpetual war
 
|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]]
 
|-
 
|[[personhood]] <ref>[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/personhood Personhood] Dictionary.com</ref>
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|Philadelphia
 
|1682
 
|coined by [[William Penn]] and meaning "city of brotherly love," the concept captures the "[[best of the public]]" approach
 
|-
 
|[[phonics]]
 
|1684
 
|conservatives have long championed phonics to promote literacy, Bible-reading, and informed voters; liberals take the opposite position
 
|-
 
|phony
 
|1900<ref>This surprisingly recent origin appears to be derived from a British confidence game.</ref>
 
|needed to address [[liberal deceit]]
 
|-
 
|[[photo bias]]
 
|1992<ref>A letter to the editor by a reader of the [[liberal]] ''[[Chicago Tribune]]'' observed, "This is the third time in recent weeks that a weird or disfigured picture of Mr. Quayle has appeared in your Sunday paper."</ref>
 
|a common trick of the [[liberal media]] to push the reader to the political left on an issue, as in displaying a man without teeth as an opponent of a liberal bill or candidate.
 
|-
 
|[[pie in the sky]]
 
|1911
 
|an unrealistic claim of value about a future [[materialism|materialistic]] benefit
 
|-
 
|piece of cake
 
|1936
 
|Sample usage: with church and the [[Bible]], life can be a piece of cake, but without [[Christ]] it can be very difficult
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|poetic justice
 
|1890
 
|when virtue is rewarded and/or wrongdoing is punished in an indirect or unexpected way
 
|-
 
|point of order
 
|1745<ref>[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/point+of+order Free dictionary gives a range of 1745-1755 for first usage]</ref>
 
|an objection to how a proceeding or discussion is being conducted, typically in opposition to [[liberal style]] and bias
 
|-
 
|[[political capital]]
 
|2004
 
|popularized by President [[George W. Bush]] after he won reelection and declared that he would "spend" the political capital by implementing his agenda
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|[[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.<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.
 
|-
 
|politicize
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|portability
 
|1965
 
|the degree to which something—particularly software—may be easily moved with minimal expense from one technology platform to another; parables are effective because of their portability among languages
 
|-
 
|pork barrel
 
|1909
 
|government as a source of handouts that redistribute money from hard-working people to those who avoid work
 
|-
 
|[[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<ref>Editorial by Kaye Cash, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR), October 23, 1986.</ref>
 
|-
 
|Potemkin village
 
|1935
 
|a phony facade designed to distract the public from a disgraceful condition, typically used to describe deception by government against the people
 
|-
 
|potential
 
|1817<ref>Usage here refers to "promise", not "possibility".</ref>
 
|
 
|-
 
|pothead
 
|1959
 
|someone who smokes marijuana and doesn't realize how it destroys people
 
|-
 
|powerhouse
 
|1881
 
|source of energy and strength - which is what the conservative movement is
 
|-
 
|[[price discrimination]]
 
|1920
 
|charging different prices for exactly the same service or good; first coined by the British economist (and critic of [[John Maynard Keynes]]) Arthur Cecil Pigou in ''The Economics of Welfare''.
 
|-
 
|[[price fixing]]
 
|1920
 
|the setting of prices in interference of the [[free market]]; it is illegal for private companies to do this, but government itself sometimes does it
 
|-
 
|prioritize
 
|1961
 
|to recognize that some goals and activities are more important than others, and then focus accordingly
 
|-
 
|private sector
 
|1952
 
|non-governmental businesses and jobs functioning in free enterprise
 
|-
 
|privatize
 
|1940
 
|to return a business or enterprise from state to private control; to de-nationalize.
 
|-
 
|proactive
 
|1933
 
|
 
|-
 
|Procrustean
 
|1832
 
|a pejorative description of the one-size-fits-all mentality, which disregards individual differences
 
|-
 
|productive
 
|1612
 
|
 
|-
 
|productivity
 
|1810
 
|the gap of about 200 years between the creation of "productive" and "productivity" is astounding
 
|-
 
|[[pro-life]]
 
|1960
 
|
 
|-
 
|property right
 
|1853
 
|
 
|-
 
|provocateur
 
|1919
 
|someone who spends more time causing unproductive conflicts rather than advancing knowledge, accomplishing legitimate goals, or helping anyone
 
|-
 
|pseudoscience
 
|1844
 
|worthless claims written with the appearance of scientific rigor to gain an aura of credibility
 
|-
 
|public charge
 
|1880
 
|an official term used by the government to describe someone who depends on payments from government
 
|-
 
|publicity stunt
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|puff piece
 
|1980s
 
|a biased story by the [[lamestream media]] to promote someone who shares their [[Leftist]] views
 
|-
 
|punctual
 
|1675
 
|consistently showing up on time, rather than a disrespectful tardiness
 
|-
 
|quantify
 
|1840
 
|
 
|-
 
|race card
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|reasonable doubt
 
|1770
 
|a Christian concept for the benefit of the souls of jurors, not the accused; first used in English by [[John Adams]] (before that, in [[canon law]]) in addressing the jury during his defense of the Boston Massacre perpetrators:  "Where you are doubtful never act: that is, if you doubt of the  prisoner's guilt, never declare him guilty; that is always the rule, especially in cases of life."<ref>http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=fss_papers</ref>
 
|-
 
|rapture
 
|1629
 
|spiritual ecstasy [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=rapture]
 
|-
 
|[[recidivism]]
 
|1886
 
|the tendency for people lacking in [[faith]] and determination to revert to prior patterns of harmful behavior, such as repeat criminal offenders
 
|-
 
|recuse
 
|1949
 
|self-removal by a decision-maker (especially a judge) because of possible bias with respect to the pending issue
 
|-
 
|red tape
 
|1736
 
|excessive bureaucracy and procedural complexity which frustrate meaningful activity and progress
 
|-
 
|refudiate
 
|2010
 
|combination of ''refute'' and ''repudiate'', as coined by [[Sarah Palin]]
 
|-
 
|[[relativism]]
 
|1865
 
|the view that ethical truths are not absolute, but depend on the person or group that holds them
 
|-
 
|[[responsibility]]
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|rethink
 
|1700<ref>Date of origin given by the 10th Edition of the ''Merriam-Webster'' dictionary; its online dictionary has an earlier date.</ref>
 
|to reconsider, a sign of [[Essay:Quantifying Openmindedness|openmindedness]]
 
|-
 
|reverse discrimination
 
|1969
 
|the use of quotas or affirmative action to use race or gender to discriminate against a better qualified person
 
|-
 
|revisionism
 
|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
 
|-
 
|revolving-door
 
|1973
 
|the liberal practice of repeatedly transferring into and out of government in a way that impedes progress and access by others, like the same people going round-and-round in a real revolving door
 
|-
 
|right-of-way
 
|1768
 
|a right to pass through, other rights notwithstanding
 
|-
 
|[[RINO Backer]]
 
|2012
 
|a more important term than "RINO", because what matters most is whether someone will stand up for a [[conservative]] position and candidate when the [[liberal media]] demand that everyone flock to the liberal side.
 
|-
 
|riot act
 
|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
 
|-
 
|risk averse
 
|1970s<ref>Its first use in a published law review article or court decision was in ''Joint Committees as an Alternative Form of Arbitration Under the NLRA'', 47 Tul. L. Rev. 325 (Feb. 1973).</ref>
 
|the antidote to [[gambling]], being risk averse attains the immense benefits that result from minimizing [[uncertainty]]
 
|-
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|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."
 
|-
 
|rugged
 
|1897<ref>http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=rugged</ref>
 
|sample usage: "rugged individualism," which describes the American character
 
|-
 
|running start
 
|1926
 
|taking initiative earlier than required, in order to achieve more
 
|-
 
|run of the mill
 
|1930
 
|meaning "merely average, commonplace," the term is critical of a failure to strive for excellence
 
|-
 
|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]]
 
|-
 
|scam
 
|1963
 
|a deceptive scheme, which is what most liberal theories are.  Interestingly, the origin of the term "scam" is unknown, but its timing near the beginning of the 1960s is telling.
 
|-
 
|scapegoating
 
|1943
 
|a term criticizing how people, particularly liberals, deflect accountability and blame from themselves to others; inspired by Leviticus 16:8.
 
|-
 
|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"<ref>http://www.archive.org/stream/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft/burkesspeechonco00burkuoft_djvu.txt</ref>
 
|-
 
|school choice
 
|1980
 
|popularized by [[Milton Friedman]] in his book, ''Free to Choose''
 
|-
 
|school of hard knocks
 
|1912<ref>coined by George Ade, a popular Midwestern columnist and author, in his book "Knocking the Neighbors": [https://archive.org/stream/knockingofneigh00abegrich/knockingofneigh00abegrich_djvu.txt]</ref>
 
|education by difficult, painful experiences
 
|-
 
|[[scientific fascism]]
 
|2009
 
|a coordinated effort by a group of scientists to enforce a certain point of view upon others.
 
|-
 
|scofflaw
 
|1924
 
|a word invented by the [[best of the public]] as part of contest to describe people who are contemptuous of laws and repeatedly violate them
 
|-
 
|scrutinize
 
|1671
 
|its original meaning was to examine votes, and thus prevent [[liberal]] attempts at voter fraud
 
|-
 
|[[secularism]]
 
|1850-55
 
|attempts to educate, particularly through [[public school]], without including [[faith]] or even acknowledgment of [[God]]
 
|-
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|[[self-defense]]
 
|1651
 
|
 
|-
 
|self-destruct
 
|1968
 
|often the tragic result of liberal falsehoods
 
|-
 
|[[Discipline|self-discipline]]
 
|1838
 
|
 
|-
 
|self-preservation
 
|1614
 
|preservation of oneself from destruction or harm
 
|-
 
|self-reliant
 
|1848
 
|
 
|-
 
|separation of powers
 
|1748
 
|the fundamental principle of the [[U.S. Constitution]], separation of powers originated from "The Spirit of the Laws" by the French political philosopher [[Montesquieu]].<ref>http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/separation-of-powers.aspx</ref>  Separation of powers establishes checks and balances as a safeguard against the concentration of power.
 
|-
 
|shotgun marriage
 
|1929
 
|pregnancy => get married.  Think of someone besides yourself for a change.
 
|-
 
|show trial
 
|1937
 
|trials, especially in communist countries, which have preordained outcomes but are used for propaganda purposes
 
|-
 
|sidewalk counseling
 
|1975
 
|the practice of volunteers exercising their right of [[free speech]] to advise women against [[abortion]] as they walk on sidewalks toward abortion clinics; liberals have passed laws to restrict and [[censorship|censor]] this
 
|-
 
|[[silent majority]]
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|silver lining
 
|1871
 
|a benefit that is not obvious to see, particularly amid a disappointment
 
|-
 
|skullduggery
 
|1867
 
|underhanded or unscrupulous behavior
 
|-
 
|silent majority
 
|1955<ref>first use was [[British]] but the term was popularized by the Nixon Administration in response to protests against the [[Vietnam War]]</ref>
 
|the term is reminder not to give a heckler, a protester, or a vocal minority more deference than they deserve when the silent majority properly opposes their views
 
|-
 
|[[slippery slope]]
 
|1900s
 
|term has been widely used for decades to expose the fallacy of "it doesn't hurt to try"
 
|-
 
|small talk
 
|1745
 
|inconsequential, shallow conversation that is usually a waste of time
 
|-
 
|[[small town values]]
 
|1984
 
|term was first used by [[Democrat]] [[John Glenn]] in his failed presidential run in 1984, in a futile effort to appear more conservative than [[Ronald Reagan]]
 
|-
 
|smoke and mirrors
 
|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.
 
|-
 
|smoke-filled room
 
|1920
 
|a pejorative term describing how a few political insiders sometimes pick a candidate or make a decision in a secret room (in the old days, filled with cigar smoke)
 
|-
 
|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!
 
|-
 
|soapbox
 
|1907
 
|staging for a typically liberal, unproductive rant having little substance
 
|-
 
|soccer mom
 
|1987
 
|a mother who devotes herself to her children's activities; this is a significant voting bloc or demographic group
 
|-
 
|social engineering
 
|1925
 
|an increasingly pejorative term for liberal attempts to create a "nanny state"
 
|-
 
|[[socialist]]
 
|1827
 
|someone who advocates government control over the economy, and particularly state control of the means of production
 
|-
 
|social justice rhetoric
 
|2009
 
|language and rhetorical ploys equating equality of outcome with justice
 
|-
 
|sophomoric
 
|1813
 
|pretending to know much, when in fact the person knows little and is even immature
 
|-
 
|soul-searching
 
|1924
 
|personal reflection about one's own values and morality
 
|-
 
|sour grapes
 
|1760
 
|disparagement of something by someone who failed to attain it, rather than admitting his own faults
 
|-
 
|[[Tax-and-spend|spend-and-tax]]
 
|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
 
|-
 
|spin doctor
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|spot-on
 
|1949
 
|precisely correct, as in a prediction or in overcoming imprecision in a challenging task; its origin is from the military
 
|-
 
|squirrelly
 
|1928
 
|like a squirrel; jumpy and unpredictable; as in liberals get squirrelly when confronted with facts.
 
|-
 
|squish
 
|1981
 
|someone who pretends to be conservative when it is popular, but then caves into [[liberals]] as soon as they start to criticize him
 
|-
 
|[[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]]
 
|-
 
|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.'"<ref>''Centinel'', 1788 (quoted in ''The Federalist party in Massachusetts to the year 1800'', By Anson Ely Morse).</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[statism]]
 
|1919
 
|advocates for centralized government and government ownership
 
|-
 
|[[Statue of Liberty]]
 
|1900
 
|a phrase used to describe it more than a decade after its completion
 
|-
 
|status quo
 
|1833
 
|a useful baseline for assessing and promoting conservative growth
 
|-
 
|stay-at-home
 
|1806
 
|typically usage is "stay-at-home mom," the mainstay of successful, productive family life
 
|-
 
|stem-winder
 
|1875
 
|first-rate of its kind, especially a political speech; term inspired by the innovation for the watch to be wound by stem rather than by a key
 
|-
 
|straightforward
 
|1806
 
|something liberals are not
 
|-
 
|straw man
 
|1896
 
|an imaginary argument or example set up for the purpose of easily knocking down, while distracting from valid arguments
 
|-
 
|strategy
 
|1810
 
|a careful plan or method, the opposite of liberal style
 
|-
 
|street-smart
 
|1974
 
|the non-bookish intelligence necessary to survive and thrive in an unstructured, rough-and-tumble environment analogous to a tough neighborhood in a big city
 
|-
 
|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 betrayal]]s)<ref>Columnist Kathleen Parker is credited with first coining this term.</ref>
 
|-
 
|[[subsidiarity]]
 
|1936
 
|the concept (opposed by liberals) that responsibilities performed by local or subordinate organizations should not be usurped by centralized government
 
|-
 
|sugarcoat
 
|1865
 
|popularized by [[Abraham Lincoln]] to say that secession is a sugarcoated word for rebellion
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|survivalist
 
|1970
 
|one who is determined and prepared to stay alive, and even thrive, if liberals cause a breakdown of society
 
|-
 
|take-charge
 
|1954
 
|proactive leadership for the greater good
 
|-
 
|takeover
 
|1917
 
|as in the takeover of government by the communist revolution in that year
 
|-
 
|takings
 
|1926<ref>''Marion & R. V. R. Co. v. United States'', 270 U.S. 280, 285 (1926) (the Supreme Court referring for the first time to "takings by eminent domain")</ref>
 
|use of the power of [[eminent domain]] by government to convert private property to a public use, typically disfavored by the property owner
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|taxpayer
 
|1816
 
|the word highlights who is really paying for things
 
|-
 
|tea party
 
|2007
 
|an amorphous group of ordinary citizens unified against a more expensive government
 
|-
 
|[[Tebowing]]
 
|2011
 
|bending on one knee in public to give glory to God (named after [[pro-life]] [[NFL]] [[QB]] [[Tim Tebow]])
 
|-
 
|teetotaler
 
|1834
 
|someone who does not drink any alcohol, and thereby avoids supporting the alcoholic industry
 
|-
 
|[[term limits]]
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|terrorism
 
|1795
 
|this was during the French Revolution
 
|-
 
|[[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]]
 
|-
 
|[[Thanksgiving Day]]
 
|1674
 
|a tradition older than the [[United States]]
 
|-
 
|[[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?
 
|-
 
|time-tested
 
|1930
 
|an approach that has proven to be beneficial over time, like heterosexual marriage
 
|-
 
|top-notch
 
|1900
 
|the highest quality, which requires respect for merit to recognize
 
|-
 
|tort reform
 
|1970<ref>http://faculty.lls.edu/workshops/documents/nockleby.pdf (citing the late 1960s and 1970s for the beginning of the movement)</ref>
 
|a movement placing sensible limits on runaway liberal lawsuits
 
|-
 
|[[totalitarianism]]
 
|1926
 
|term which identifies the similarities of fascist and communist regimes and ideologies and urges resistance
 
|-
 
|tour de force
 
|1802
 
|a feat of skill
 
|-
 
|trademark
 
|1838
 
|extends the concept of private property to the marks used by business
 
|-
 
|traditionalist
 
|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>
 
|-
 
|[[transaction cost]]
 
|1961
 
|Economist [[Ronald Coase]] won a [[Nobel Prize]] for this.
 
|-
 
|[[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]]
 
|-
 
|transparency
 
|1615
 
|allowing people who are affected by decisions to see how and why those decisions are really being made.
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|trivia
 
|1920
 
|insignificant detail, which can sometimes obscure what is important and distract people from the Bible; liberal [[Wikipedia]] is filled with trivial junk
 
|-
 
|Trojan horse
 
|1837
 
|describes a type of liberal [[deceit]]:  subversion from within
 
|-
 
|[[Trump effect]]
 
|2016
 
|based on the leadership of [[Donald Trump]], voluntary decisions by American companies to keep manufacturing jobs in the [[United States]] rather than move them offshore
 
|-
 
|trust but verify
 
|1980s
 
|popularized by President Ronald Reagan as the approach to use towards communist [[deceit]]
 
|-
 
|two-party system
 
|1925
 
|a system of government and politics in which two political parties of roughly comparable strength dominate, as in the [[United States]]
 
|-
 
|typewriter
 
|1829
 
|invented by a homeschooled American, used to better spread conservative ideas
 
|-
 
|ugly duckling
 
|1883
 
|an unpromising appearance but often with great unseen potential
 
|-
 
|ultra vires
 
|1793
 
|beyond the authority, especially of a government or corporate official
 
|-
 
|un-American
 
|1818
 
|contrary to American values
 
|-
 
|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)
 
|-
 
|uncertainty principle
 
|1929
 
|an underlying chaos (uncertainty) at the atomic level in the physical world after the [[Fall of man]], which renders a [[perpetual motion machine]] and life beyond 120 years impossible
 
|-
 
|underachiever
 
|1952
 
|a typically liberal person who fails to accomplish what he could
 
|-
 
|underdog
 
|1859
 
|[[David]] v. [[Goliath]], [[Cinderella]], [[best of the public]], etc.
 
|-
 
|[[underemployed]]
 
|1908
 
|having less than full-time or suitable employment
 
|-
 
|underwater basket weaving
 
|1950s
 
|A pejorative that describes worthless college courses and a declining educational system; see [[Worst College Majors]].
 
|-
 
|unforced error
 
|1995<ref>Christine Wallace, "Coalition needs a new partner," ''Australian Financial Review'' p. 17 (May 15, 1995) ("John Howard's unforced error in a pre-recorded interview [was] to tell ABC-TV's Paul Lyneham that things would only be 'cooking with gas' if variable mortgage rates began to fall, when precisely that happened in between recording the interview and it going to air, [and this] is a gift to Labor with an election in sight ....")
 
|incorporated into politics from tennis, this term means an unnecessary mistake that was not caused by a difficult question or conduct by the other side.</ref>
 
|-
 
|unscripted
 
|1950
 
|speaking sincerely without parroting a script; "[[Rand Paul]] and [[Chris Christie]] are effective because, unlike [[Obama]], they are unscripted."
 
|-
 
|unsung hero
 
|1860
 
|someone who accomplishes good without receiving recognition for it
 
|-
 
|useful idiot
 
|1920<ref>[http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=135140 Attributed originally to Lenin], but since used by others like [[Nobel Prize]] winner (Literature) Doris Lessing to describe how she was manipulated by the [[communists]]: “I was taken around and shown things as a ‘useful idiot’... that’s what my role was. I can’t understand why I was so gullible.” [http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/07/100624_doc_useful_idiots_lenin.shtml]</ref>
 
|Sample usage:  "There are not as many useful idiots on college campuses for the Obama reelection campaign in 2012 as there were in 2008, and it's doubtful he can fill a stadium rally unless the campaign pays students to attend."
 
|-
 
|vacuous
 
|1850s<ref>This word as a prior date of origin for its physical meaning.</ref>
 
|lacking any insight or depth of thought - common among [[liberal claptrap]]
 
|-
 
|vandalism
 
|1798
 
|malicious destruction of someone else's property
 
|-
 
|vaporware
 
|1984
 
|a new computer program that is not really available as hyped in the media; see also the parable of the two sons at Matthew 21:28-32
 
|-
 
|venture capital
 
|1943
 
|capitalism at its best: funding new and risky enterprises to create wealth for many
 
|-
 
|veracity
 
|1623
 
|devotion to truthfulness
 
|-
 
|vet
 
|1904<ref>http://www.slate.com/id/2199254/?from=rss</ref>
 
|a verb meaning to screen for flaws
 
|-
 
|veto
 
|1629
 
|a power by one branch of government to restrain another branch, and thereby attain less government overall
 
|-
 
|[[victimization]]
 
|1840
 
|
 
|-
 
|volunteer
 
|1618
 
|someone who freely offers to help
 
|-
 
|wannabe
 
|1981
 
|a word that criticizes liberal [[status worship]]
 
|-
 
|War on Terror
 
|2001
 
|no listing at Merriam-Webster; on February 2, 2009 (less than two weeks after inauguration), Obama dropped use of this term.<ref>[http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17455 Obama administration drops 'war on terror' phrase] Pew Forum, February 2, 2009</ref>
 
|-
 
|washed-up
 
|1928
 
|no longer productive, as in "the washed-up liberal professor has not contributed anything to his field in 30 years."
 
|-
 
|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]]
 
|-
 
|weasel word
 
|1900<ref>[http://www.unz.org/Pub/Century-1900jun-00304 The Stained-Glass Political Platform, by Stewart Chaplin (1900)]</ref>
 
|a word that is not conservative and which avoids being direct or substantive; named after the weasel's habits as criticized by [[Shakespeare]] in ''Henry V'' and ''As You Like It''.
 
|-
 
|welfare queen
 
|1976
 
|a disparaging term for someone who collects excessive welfare payments through fraud, manipulation, or laziness. First used by [[Ronald Reagan]] during his 1976 Presidential campaign.
 
|-
 
|welfare state
 
|1941
 
|a government that views its primary responsibility to be to give handouts to individuals to make sure they have what they need
 
|-
 
|wildcatter
 
|1883
 
|a pro-energy term that describes someone who drills for oil in fields not known to have oil
 
|-
 
|wishful thinking
 
|1925
 
|in [[liberal denial]] of [[evil]] and the [[devil]], [[liberals]] engage in unjustified wishful thinking
 
|-
 
|wishy-washy
 
|1873<ref>An archaic meaning of poor quality dates to 1690.</ref>
 
|easily changing in opinion, usually due to peer pressure
 
|-
 
|woman's intuition
 
|1890<ref>Notice how this predates the modern [[feminists]], who would tend to consider this term [[politically incorrect]].</ref>
 
|a perception more common in women that something or someone is to be avoided without yet understanding why.
 
|-
 
|word poverty
 
|2001<ref>http://www.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/summer2001/lang_gap_moats.html</ref>
 
|popularized by President [[George W. Bush]]
 
|-
 
|wordsmith
 
|1873
 
|someone who seeks to use language effectively, as many conservatives strive to do
 
|-
 
|work (physical sense)
 
|1826
 
|a physical measure<ref>Work equals force times distance.</ref> of effort used to increase energy
 
|-
 
|work ethic
 
|1951
 
|a habit of working as a moral good
 
|-
 
|workaholic
 
|1968
 
|coined by a Southern Baptist pastor to describe the work habits of himself and other ministers<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2000/01/02/magazine/the-lives-they-lived-on-language-wordplayers.html</ref>
 
|-
 
|worldview
 
|1858
 
|a comprehensive way of looking at life and the world; sometimes used to criticize a liberal's irrational belief system
 
|-
 
|Yankee
 
|1758 
 
|Inhabitants of New England, United States. Dutch slang in 1698- Americanized 50 years later.
 
|-
 
|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]].
 
|-
 
|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
 
|-
 
|yes-man
 
|1913
 
|someone, often a [[liberal]], who agrees (and votes) as he is told
 
|-
 
|zero-sum
 
|1944
 
|activities or political approaches in which a gain can only be achieved at a corresponding loss to someone else.  For example, Facebook revenue is "zero-sum" because it results from users wasting their time (or ruining their marriages); reading or translating the [[Bible]] is not zero-sum.
 
|-
 
|[[ziggurat]]
 
|1877
 
|predicted by [[Biblical scientific foreknowledge]] in the story of the [[Tower of Babel]], the existence of the ziggurats were unknown to the Western world throughout most of history
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
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== Sources ==
 
 
*[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ Merriam-Webster dictionary]
 
*[http://dictionary.reference.com/ Dictionary.com]
 
 
== See also ==
 
* Essay:Best New Conservative Words
 
* [[Conservative Words Not Yet Recognized by the Dictionary‎]]
 
* [[Downgraded Conservative Terms]]
 
* [[Essay:New Liberal Terms]]
 
* [[Essay:Surprising Dates of Origin for Terms]]
 
* [[Linguistic Analysis of Candidates]]
 
* [[Conservative Bible Project]]
 
* [[Essay:Conservapedia's Law]]
 
* [[Secularized Language‎]]
 
* [[Terms Difficult to Classify]]
 
* [[Language]]: [[Etymology]], [[Vocabulary]], [[Word]]
 
 
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