A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 06, 2018
“Communism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory”

“Authoritarianism/ Communism/ Government/ Liberalism/ Marxism/ Progressivism/ Socialism/ Statism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory” is a political saying that has been printed on many images.
 
“Liberalism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory” has been credited to conservative political talk radio host Andrew Wilkow. “‘Liberalism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory…’ - Andrew Wilkow #tcot #tlot #txcot #teaparty #tyranny” was posted on Twitter several times on July 21, 2010. “If liberal ideas are so good, why do they have to be mandatory?” was asked on Yahoo! Answers on August 18, 2010. “Liberalism means ideas so good, they have to be mandatory” was published on a blog on January 4, 2011. “Liberalism = ‘Ideas so good, they have to be made mandatory’” was posted on the newsgroup alt.politics.democrats on July 14, 2011.
   
”@TJ_Hancock socialism: ideas so good they have to be mandatory” was posted on Twitter on October 17, 2011. “Communism/socialism…Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.  (Wilkow)  #letfreedomring” was posted on Twitter on February 20, 2012. “Communism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory. #LiberalUtopia” was posted on Twitter on March 19, 2015.
   
“‘Progressivism-ideas so good they have to be mandatory’-Andrew Wilkow” was posted on Twitter on February 3, 2012.
 
“Statism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.—adapted from Andrew Wilkow” was posted on Facebook by the Bastiat Institute on July 13, 2012.
 
“Authoritarianism. Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory” was posted on Twitter on August 2, 2012.
 
“Marxism, ideas so good they have to be made mandatory. Enjoy the tyranny” was posted on Twitter on August 25, 2012.
 
“Photo: http://tmblr.co/ZSqJtwSNHMPc  #Government - #Ideas so good they have to be #mandatory. [Backed by #FORCE]” was posted on Twitter on August 29, 2012. “Government - Ideas So Good, They Have To Be Mandatory!™ (credit: @iowahawkblog)” was posted on Twitter on February 7, 2013.
   
“Good ideas don’t require force” is a related saying.
           
     
Wikipedia: Andrew Wilkow
Andrew Steven Wilkow (born August 18, 1972) is a conservative political talk radio host on the Sirius XM Patriot channel on SIRIUS channel 125 and XM channel 125. Until July 2006, Wilkow had been on WGY in Schenectady, New York, (weekday mornings) and WABC in New York City (Sunday mornings). He calls himself the “next generation of great talk radio”, a nickname given to him by Mark Levin. Wilkow is also a contributor to the website Conservative Punk.
         
Yahoo! Answers (August 18, 2010)
If liberal ideas are so good, why do they have to be mandatory?
Best Answer:  They’re communists deep down in their heart.
Gynter Kotrtri
   
Twitter
Greg Irwin
@lionitr
“Liberalism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory…” - Andrew Wilkow #tcot #tlot #txcot #teaparty #tyranny
11:55 AM - 21 Jul 2010
 
Twitter
J. Drew H.
@txpatriot83
“Liberalism - Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.” - Andrew Wilkow
1:14 PM - 21 Jul 2010
 
The Hook
Security theater: C’ville native nets airport disorderly charge
By Lisa Provence | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Published online 2:11pm Friday Dec 31st, 2010
and in print issue #1001 dated Thursday Jan 6th, 2011
(...)
COMMENTS
realist January 4th, 2011 | 9:59pm
@CTO:
TSA groin massages, child gropings and porno pics were NEVER done at any time during Bush’s presidency. Not that I’m Bush’s #1 fan, but he’s a superstar compared to Dear Leader. The bailouts of the auto industry were handled by Obama as payback to the UAW. Normal bankruptcy procedures were NOT followed. Instead, union members moved to the head of the line, bondholders be damned. Maybe along with being forced to buy into ObamaCare, they’ll require us all to buy Chevy Volts. Liberalism means ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.
 
Google Groups: alt.politics.democrats
Liberalism = “Ideas so good, they have to be made mandatory”
klattu
7/14/11
A “liberal” totally screws up the works, then goes on to do another good deed.
 
Twitter
David Webb
@davidwebbshow
Credit to @WilkowMajority - Liberalism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory #teaparty @TeaParty365 @teapartytrucker
2:00 PM - 12 Aug 2011
   
Twitter
Larry Tarlton
@taxrevolt1776
Liberalism ideas so good they have to be made mandatory
12:15 PM - 17 Aug 2011
 
Twitter
Michelle DePinto
@Vrasile2
Liberalism; ideas so good they have to be mandatory
-Andrew Wilkow
Hahahaha awesome !!
2:46 PM - 6 Sep 2011
   
Twitter
Silence Dogood
@TJ_Hancock
@MikeKost1 Ha! For the good of the Party, comrade / @TJ_Hancock socialism: ideas so good they have to be mandatory.
3:12 PM - 17 Oct 2011
   
Twitter
Robert Paine
@superwrench4
Replying to @Paulsy01
@Paulsy01 Would You publish “Socialism, Ideas so good they have to be mandatory”? as Your motto? They won’t either.
9:45 PM - 20 Oct 2011
     
Twitter
Jaxdad
@Jaxdad05
“Progressivism-ideas so good they have to be mandatory”-Andrew Wilkow
7:07 AM - 3 Feb 2012
   
Twitter
Heath Kelly
@Heathalot
communism/socialism…Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.  (Wilkow)  #letfreedomring
9:18 PM - 20 Feb 2012 from Bossier City, LA
     
Facebook
Bastiat Institute
July 13, 2012 · 
Statism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.
—adapted from Andrew Wilkow
Andrew Wilkow/The Wilkow Majority
 
Twitter
Casey Kelley
@caseymkelley
Statism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.
12:36 PM - 13 Jul 2012
   
Twitter
Sissy Willis
@SissyWillis
LOVE IT! RT @policygal: Statism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.
1:06 PM - 13 Jul 2012
   
Twitter
Patrick Miller
@plmiller
“Statism - ideas so good they have to be mandatory.” @BastiatInst
9:59 PM - 16 Jul 2012
   
Twitter
John Creighton
@JohnCrouton
Authoritarianism. Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.
4:54 PM - 2 Aug 2012
   
Twitter
Mike Kralis
@MikeKralis
Replying to @smithjsmith800
@smithjsmith800 Marxism, ideas so good they have to be made mandatory. Enjoy the tyranny.
5:03 PM - 25 Aug 2012
   
Twitter
iambinarymind
@iambinarymind
Photo: http://tmblr.co/ZSqJtwSNHMPc  #Government - #Ideas so good they have to be #mandatory. [Backed by #FORCE]
11:03 AM - 29 Aug 2012
   
Twitter
(((Ori)))
@MrXphilly
Government - Ideas So Good, They Have To Be Mandatory!™ (credit: @iowahawkblog)
12:24 PM - 7 Feb 2013
   
Twitter
dirtydog1776
@dirtydog1776
Seen on bumper sticker:  Socialism…..ideas so good they have to be mandatory.
11:27 PM - 13 Feb 2013
   
Twitter
Suburban Warrior
@Not_A_Sheep71
Replying to @bennyr82
@BRios82 Communism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory. #LiberalUtopia
9:34 AM - 19 Mar 2015
 
20 December 2017, The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, FL), “Young activists applaud Trump Jr. in West Palm” by Charles Elmore, pg. A14, col. 1:
Examples of such messaging on the website: “Commies Aren’t Cool,” “Socialism: Ideas So Good They Have To Be Mandatory” and “Fossil Fuels Save Lives.”
 
Twitter
AG
@ag_texas
“Progressivism: ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.”
-Andrew Wilkow
12:54 PM - 23 May 2018
 
Twitter
Dino
@dinomolonlabe
Liberalism: ideas so good they have to be mandatory. @WilkowMajority. #TuesdayThoughts
6:35 PM - 5 Jun 2018

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