Framing the Dialogue

Jon Galt, Jr.??

Ayn Rand’s famous character from Atlas Shrugged railed against big government and a nanny state.  Many of us find inspiration in his words and actions to bolster capitalism;

“I ask for nothing more or nothing less than what I earn. That is justice. I don’t force anyone to trade with me; I only trade for mutual benefit. Force is the great evil that has no place in a rational world. One may never force another human to act against his/her judgment. If you deny a man’s right to Reason, you must also deny your right to your own judgment. Yet you have allowed your world to be run by means of force, by men who claim that fear and joy are equal incentives, but that fear and force are more practical.”

I recently heard about a new upstart conservative that has made quite a splash on the scene.  You probably don’t know him by name, but Jonathan Krohn has a pretty good message and has just released a book, Defining Conservatism: The Principles That Will Bring Our Country Back.  I am just a simple blogger and have not had the chance to read Krohn’s book, but he has some pretty impressive fans…

“Jonathan Krohn is a force of nature. Defining Conservatism is a real accomplishment, and it will raise many serious questions, the kind any country that takes politics seriously should raise.”

William Bennet

“Limited government and natural rights, not government expansionism, are the surest way to freedom and prosperity. Krohn reminds Americans young and old of these core principles of conservative philosophy.”

Newt Gingrich

“I am asked all the time about rising young conservatives. Well, here’s one! Jonathan Krohn makes a vigorous defense of our conservative principles.”

Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review

Jonathan Krohn’s message is not new.  He does, however, present it in a clear and concise manner as many others have done yet his message is being heard;

“Lower taxes, lower spending.  If that can be our basic platform as a conservative movement … we’ll have an easier way of solving this economic crisis.”

“Politics has become my life and that’s what I want.  My main goal is to provide basic conservative principles.”

 “know what I’m doing. I hate to sound like some dream crusher, like some angry old conservative, but some people simply do not know what they are doing, and that is the worst thing.”

“I will rebel against conservatism the day Michael Moore makes a good movie.”

As his jab at Michael Moore, a stupid white man, attests Krohn also knows who is on the other side of conservatism and how to give them the respect they deserve.  I also give Krohn credit as he declined to appear on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart where conservatives often go to get skewered.  I am frankly tired of establishment conservatives trying to fawn to the left and appear hip and cool and boost the ratings of these guys while they make fun of capitalism.

It is too early to tell if Krohn is a new John Galt figure or whether he’ll run for office.  Jonathan Krohn is not even eligible to vote for another four years.  Visit Jonathan’s website through this link.

“I swear by my Life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for the sake of mine.”

John Galt [Ayn Rand}

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