Jon and Stephen solve all the woke problems this week, including anti-semitism, reparations, and trans-sports in high school. The intro/outro is “Breathe” by The Prodigy. Jon’s song of the week is “Bruxist Grin” by Pile and Stephen’s song of the week is “Long Way Home” by Durand Jones and the Indications. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our all-new 2019 Spotify playlist!

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  1. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Trump’s an old guy. So what?

    Age is the one thing you can’t do anything about.

    Reagan was the old guy in 1980 when he was elected. Who was the young Republican presidential candidate in 1980?

    It looks like the only young guy in 1980 was Larry Pressler, the Republican who twice endorsed Barack Obama and also endorsed Hillary Clinton. He won just 47,741 statewide votes in 2014.

    Ron Paul was also popular with young votes — which is both a good and bad sign.

    Sam Brownback and Mike Huckabee were the youngest Republican candidates running against John McCain in 2008. Huckabee had more delegates than the bigger name guys like Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, and Ron Paul, but he probably wasn’t viewed by urban America as a young guy.

    If a 38-year-old Donald Trump had run against a 73-year-old Ronald Reagan, am I suppose to support the younger candidate?

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    • March 9, 2019, at 7:58 AM PST
  2. Dr. Strangelove Thatcher
    Dr. Strangelove Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    LOL! Trolling Stone!

    Good one, @ejhill!

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    • March 9, 2019, at 10:50 AM PST
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  3. Podkayne of Israel Member

    It’s hard to believe you’d give reparations the seriousness you do. It’s obviously impossible to calculate who owes how much, and to whom in a country with such a diverse (not to mention racially mixed) population. There’s no evidence that such a necessarily arbitrary move would actually help its intended victims, even if, by some miracle, it could be somewhat fairly distributed. Totally ridiculous and impractical.

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    • March 10, 2019, at 2:28 PM PDT
  4. DJ EJ Member

    Reparations for slavery? You’ve got to be kidding me. Feasibility is the least of this toxic idea’s problems. You should think twice before endorsing collective, multi-generational guilt. One could make the argument that US government policy since the 1960’s has been vastly more destructive and continues to be destructive to African American families living today, but Thomas Sowell makes that exact argument better than I can, so I’ll rely on him:

    And another clip:

    Chapter 3 (“The Real History of Slavery“) of Sowell’s book “Black Rednecks & White Liberals” reviews the worldwide history of slavery.

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    • March 10, 2019, at 2:56 PM PDT
  5. Joe D. Lincoln

    Let me guess, around 75% of Jews in England vote labor and by extension Corbyn.

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    • March 11, 2019, at 6:20 AM PDT
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  6. Joe D. Lincoln

    Why should my soon who is 50% descended from Peruvians (grandparents one side both from Peru) have to suffer financially in the form of me paying reparations. If they really push that through I would be in favor of a wide spread tax revolt among libertarians, conservatives and anyone else who wants to tag along. It would of course be nice if our taxes weren’t automatically withheld.

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    • March 11, 2019, at 6:47 AM PDT
  7. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Stephen asked us to imagine a suburban family who has jobs and high school kids who also reads the New York Times and Washington Post. I’m sorry, I don’t have that good of an imagination. 

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    • March 11, 2019, at 9:27 AM PDT
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  8. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Reparations – screw that. My family has already done their part.

    This is my Great-Grandfather William Becker, 12 Michigan infantry. Captured at the battle of Shiloh, held prisoner for several months before ultimately being repatriated in a prisoner swap and serving the remainder of the war.


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    • March 11, 2019, at 10:00 AM PDT
  9. kylez Member
    kylez Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    After listening to a few songs I just ordered the Durand Jones.

    A taster:

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    • March 19, 2019, at 3:43 PM PDT
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