Book Giveaway – Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America

NOTE: The winner of this book giveaway is David Dempsey from Mississippi!  Congratulations and I hope you enjoy the book!

Mom gave me a shout out in yesterday’s Facebook entry about a great new book.

Ben Shapiro has a great new book out called “Bullies: How The Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America.” Ben’s premise about the left’s silencing tactics is absolutely correct. Obviously I’ve witnessed the left’s bullying behavior up close and personal when it’s been directed at those so close to me. And, of course, I’ve seen how nasty it can be for other conservatives as well. You know, there’s something especially ugly about the way the left goes after children of conservatives. I still find it highly ironic that the supposedly “tolerant” left has done nothing but bully, demonize, and judge my daughter Bristol for making the right decision to keep her baby and work so very hard as a single mom to care and provide for him. I don’t know of any conservative “war on women,” but I sure have seen the left’s war on conservative women!

Please read Ben’s book and consider his advice about how we must stand up and push back twice as hard against this bullying. We must not allow ourselves to be frightened into silence. Yes, it’s hard to “keep on keeping on” when being pushed around – but like Ronald Reagan said: when we stiffen our spines, those around us can stiffen theirs, too! Press in, press on. Don’t retreat, friends!

Of course, I’ve written about bullies before on this blog, so I’m excited to hear that Ben Shapiro is tackling the subject in a book. In fact, let’s do a book giveaway!

Tweet @BristolsBlog and @BenShapiro with the hashtag #BulliesGiveaway to enter to win a copy of his new book! (I’ll pick a winner randomly next Friday at noon eastern, so stay tuned!)  If you aren’t on Twitter, please leave a comment below for your chance to win!

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  • melory

    Speaking of infiltrating pop culture and changing it for the best (what the Palins are all about), hope this politically incorrect kid in the clip below will inspire you to keep keeping on. Sarah is a class act, btw.

    • MiddleRoader

      That boy has an incredible voice! Thanks for sharing. I think he was 12 when it was recorded (13 now).
      There’s also a youtube clip of him singing “Amazing Grace” that is awesome as well. I don’t think it’s politically incorrect at all.

      • melory

        You are welcome. I hope he has all the young ones praising the Lord – how is that for changing the culture!

    • melory

      meant to say “for the better”

  • Victoria

    I’m not on twitter, but I would LOVE to read this book! I’ve become WAY more interested in the conservative cause since our recent election.

  • MiddleRoader

    I also watched the Shapiro-Piers Morgan debate that others mentioned and recommend it (You can find it on YouTube) . I thought both sides made valid points, and it did not become a screaming match. Shapiro went too far when he accused Morgan of standing on the graves of the Sandy Hook children (to push his anti-gun agenda.) By the same measure, when he talked about his grandparents and great-grandparents in Europe who are “ashes” because they did not arm themselves against tyrannical government, he could be accused of standing on their ashes to push his agenda. But the truth is that all of us, in our search for answers to the Newport tragedy, view it through the prism of our own views and experiences. However, Shapiro had an excellent point that most murders are committed by handguns, and, by not addressing that, Morgan is not being philosophically consistent. However, Shapiro too is not being philosophically consistent when he says that the main intent of the 2nd Amendment is resistance to eventual government tyranny, yet he supports the ban of fully automatic weapons and criminal background checks for everyone. Although he did not so state, I assume he would not want civilians to have access to tanks, drones, bombs, chemical weapons, etc. Yet a government gone “usurpacious” would have access to these weapons, and I don’t think even a large amount of people with assault weapons of any kind would have a fair fight. Shapiro also supports non-public registration of gun owners (which I support as well), but one of the first things a tyrannical government would do is use that registration list to try and confiscate the guns. Shapiro doesn’t mention that you have to weigh the consequences of a government gone tyrannical with a segment of the population trying to overthrow the government. Both are possible, but improbable. When the 2nd Amemendment was adopted, the U.S. government was still very fragile– no one really knew if Democracy would work. If, God forbid, the U.S. government becomes tyrannical, there are so many options – impeachment, riots, appeals to other countries, the Internet and social media. Look at the Arab Spring. Yes, weapons could be used, probably in targeted assassinations, but other than that, they’d be no match for whatever the federal government would have by then. My personal prism through which I view gun violence, is that we need to target ALL violence- murders, rapes, child abuse, domestic violence. We need to identify at-risk individuals and try to treat them. We need to do more brain-based research. We need to assess children’s empathy levels (which seems to be a common thread among all violent criminals), work on ways to teach and nurture empathy, and conduct follow-ups. We need to expand mental health services and treatment options. We need to tackle the drugs and alcohol connection to violence. Yes, maybe assault weapons and high-capacity magazines should be banned, but that’s only one tiny part of the problem. It will take decades or more to solve this problem, and that’s only if we stay focused on it.

  • Jeremiah

    Agreed Middleroader that we need more science based decision making. That’s one of the reasons the Obama government was elected and re-elected. And I think they do that here with gun violence…. As other countries have.

    • Scott Cameron

      Jeremiah, Obama was the 1st president in history to win a second term with a smaller percentage of the vote than 4 years before and he only won by 4+ million votes, which is the same number of conservatives who refused to vote for Romney because he was too moderate. Considering the changes in population as well as the 2012 ballots that remain uncounted and the 90 million eligible voters who stayed home, I wouldn’t jump to conclusions about why he was re-elected. Also, consider this, “Something’s amiss at the Department of Interior. Eight government scientists were recently fired or reassigned after voicing concerns to their superiors about faulty environmental science used for policy decisions. Which begs the question, ‘Are some government agencies manipulating science to advance political agendas?’ ”

  • Carl

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this new Ben Shapiro book. I hope my comment here will suffice as an entry into the draw. Hope everyone is having a great 2013 so far.

  • Summer Ball

    Aloha Bristol,
    I would love to read Ben’s new book, especially since I need something new to read. I literally just finished reading your book, “Not Afraid of Life”. Literally, like 15 minutes ago. I’m not kidding!
    Mahalo (Thank you),

  • Susan Smith

    Last week Governor Palin posted a recommendation for Ben Shapiro’s book and now it’s listed on the NYTimes bestsellers list, as well as being the top-selling political book on Amazon. Palin Power!
    Congratulations David Dempsey!
    BTW, great video tonight of your Mom and Dad at the Russo Steele charity event

  • Sue

    I’d love to read this book. It’s so important to expose the Left’s harmful effects on our country.

  • Gretchen

    Thanks for posting this Bristol. I’m not much of a politics girl but I do find books like this an interesting read.

  • David Dempsey

    Bristol, thanks for selecting me as the winner of Ben Shapiro’s book “Bullies”.
    I’m sure I will enjoy reading the Book – I follow Ben on Twitter.
    I will let you know what I think after I’ve read “Bullies”.
    Thanks again.