Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a rich elitist, an evangelical, or a redneck to find a place in the modern conservative movement. We are all born and grow up with the same instilled beliefs and dreams of landing on the moon or going from rags to richs. We read history books of great American heroes and feats and watch movies where young men and women’s hard work and dedication lead them to a future of wealth and prosperity. This is an instilled virtue of the American way of life. Liberalism and class warfare ideology strikes at the heart of our very way of life. Since when has our nation and great vision involved castigating success and demonizing privilege? These ideas are the very foundation of our nation and further form the pillars that has continued to guide our nation on a path of success. It is what makes our nation great and is still the reason that people flood into our borders on a daily basis. We are however at the breaking point. Will our society let our deceived hearts take over, killing the American dream that each of us were afforded? Will we be strong enough to take a stand so that we can allow our children and grandchildren to have these same dreams and aspirations? We must take a stand today. We must stand for the principles and bleed for the ideals that make our society great.
I recently moved to New York City from the great state of Georgia, a transplant from a sea of red to just a tiny red dot in a sea of blue. It was this great bombardment and attacks on conservativism that I hear on a daily basis that made me start to ponder the conservative argument and its vast unpopularity with young people, my peers of 18 – 30. To be “hip” is to be liberal. Why is this? It seems contrary to all of the things we learn growing up, all of the dreams that we have as children. There are very few degrees of separation between each of us, but I believe we are all connected as Americans through similar intrinsic core beliefs and, for a lack of better terminology, dreams. It is what creates the “American Experience” we are all so fond of. As I watch our economy shrivel and witness the blatant disregard for our future and a trampling of the core beliefs of prosperity and economic freedom. I cant help but feel that our very way of life is under siege. Today’s youth is blinded by our own privilege, we couldn’t picture a society in which these freedoms were not given. We cannot fathom an America not grounded in those intrinsic beliefs and take for granted the hopes and dreams we were afforded. We must realize, like so many great Americans before us did, that America is under attack from within.
I see so many of my peers and friends fall into the traps of the democratic party. To feel that if we are not liberal while we are young we don’t have a heart. This is absolutely ridiculous. Barack Obama has a great passion and that passion is absolutely infectious. But he is not like us and his beliefs are not in line with the common American dream. We cannot continue to argue within we must pass our message along to the younger generations. Conservatism makes sense. It is grounded in the American experience. It is freedom. I will do whatever it takes to pass along this message and I hope I inspire you to do the same. We cannot continue to argue within we must pass our message along to the younger generations. Conservatism makes sense. It is grounded in the American experience. It is freedom.