Ayn Rand

Creating the Religious Right, and Electing Reagan, Using Alternative Media (22 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives created the Religious Right in the 1970s.  Then in 1980 Ronald Reagan was elected president, thanks in large part to conservative direct mail. America had entered a new era. (Excerpt 22 of 45 from America's Right Turn.)

Conservatives Use Their Secret Weapon to Create a Revolution (16 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When I first went to work for the new conservative movement, it didn’t take me long to discover that I really didn’t like asking people face to face for money.  I found that I had a knack for writing letters, though, so that’s what I began to concentrate on.  (Excerpt 16 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.)

Conservatives Test a New Secret Weapon (15 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The establishment elites who ran the Republican and Democratic parties thought they had killed the conservative beast with Barry Goldwater’s crushing defeat in 1964. They didn’t count on our perseverance and our ingenuity—or our secret weapon.  Excerpt 15 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.

Thanks to Shamelessly Dishonest Liberals, Conservatives Have No Chance in 1964 (13 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The assassination of President Kennedy presented a new and unparalleled opportunity to smear conservatives, and the liberal media and LBJ took full advantage of it.  That worked in 1964, but conservatives would not be defeated that easily, as we see in this excerpt (No. 13 of 45) from America’s Right Turn.

This is What Happens When the Other Side Controls the Mass Media (12 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
By the numbers, 1964 was an unmitigated disaster for conservatives.  But it was worse than it had to be, since the liberals controlled all of the mass media, and used that pulpit to smear all conservatives as fascists and Nazis.  It worked—for the time being, in Excerpt 12 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.

Why There Was No Mass Libertarian Movement—Lessons for Conservatives (11 of 45)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Why did conservatives succeed in creating a mass movement, while the libertarians fell short?  This is not just ancient history—there are critical lessons here for today’s conservatives, in this excerpt (No. 11 of 45) from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

How Barry Goldwater Gave Political Voice to the New Conservative Movement (10 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives needed a political voice if they were to go to combat in the political arena.  They found one in an outspoken U.S. Senator from Arizona, and we look at the successful strategy they chose in excerpt No. 10 of 45 from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power, by Richard A. Viguerie and David Franke.

How William F. Buckley Jr. Gave Birth to the Conservative Movement

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One man—William F. Buckley Jr.—and his new magazine National Review were successful in creating a mass conservative movement in the years after 1955.  We learn the reasons for their success in this excerpt from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

Conservatives in the Wilderness: Restless, but Lacking Leadership

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Conservatives in 1955 were restless, anxious to be heard, and had plenty of motivating issues.  But they lacked political and intellectual leadership.  That would soon come, with an outspoken Senator from Arizona and an articulate young author.  The stage was set in the 1950s for the birth of a new conservative movement, as we see in this excerpt from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.

Lessons From My Book TAKEOVER: Be A Third Force, Not A Third Party

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The policy of acting as a separate force within the Republican Party worked well to nominate Judge Roy Moore – even though it meant defying President Trump’s call to support establishment Senator Strange.

Donald Trump, Ayn Rand & William F. Buckley, Jr.

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

If Donald Trump is an Objectivist that appears to be news to those who share Ayn Rand's philosophy. However, what’s even stranger is that many intellectuals on the Right, especially William F. Buckley Jr.’s establishment conservative inheritors at The National Review, have criticized Trump for not being Objectivist enough. 

The Mental Dismemberment of Children: Part Two

In November, 1992, following the election of Bill Clinton, Marc Tucker, president of the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE) wrote an 18-page letter to Hillary Clinton. He excitedly outlined the opportunity the Clintons now had to “remold the entire American system…” Today, the proposal Tucker made to Hillary Clinton that fateful day is now completely in place.

The Mental Dismemberment of Children: Part One

Tom DeWeese channels Any Rand and Victor Hugo in this searing indictment of how the liberal establishment has created a dictatorial federal education system that has been transformed from teaching basic academics into one that focuses on controlling and remolding children’s minds.

What’s More Depressing: Hillary’s Campaign Or The Thought Of Her As President?

The vision of the future offered by Mrs. Clinton is more like one of the more depressing chapters in Ayn Rand’s classic novel Atlas Shrugged than “Morning in America.” But what's even more depressing is that when Donald Trump and his supporters are correct about the threats facing our country, the establishment media is so obsessed with defeating Trump that they attack him or claim he is jumping to conclusions when he is right.