Clocks were not the only thing springing ahead this weekend, young conservatives showed their eagerness to restore conservatism and the ideals of limited government and fiscal responsibility. This past weekend thousands of young conservatives descended upon the Washington, DC area for CPAC. Enthusiasm and energy ran high among the crowd throughout the conference showing Millennials' desperation for real hope and change-longing for Obama's last day in office.
As youth unemployment, student loan debt, and the national debt soar, the real economic impact is felt by our nation's youth. The Obama administration's economic policies are hurting an already downtrodden millennial generation. Many young people see the American Dream slipping from their grasp as their financial burden grows and no hope of employment exists.
Many of the wide-eyed, twenty-something's who attended the conference clutched posters of their coveted conservative champion-Ronald Reagan. Reagan's legacy is far from dead among this generation of young people if anything it is experiencing a revival. Young conservatives view Ronald Reagan as their hero, a man who truly lived out his values. more >>
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Christian leaders at The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) urged their fellow believers not to insist on supporting politicians who are strong on principle but less likely to get elected.
"Put up with presidential candidates who may not be as pure as you are in your moral principles," Tom Minnery, President and CEO of Focus on the Family's political arm CitizenLink, told The Christian Post in an interview at CPAC. Minnery called on Christians to support candidates who can get elected, even if they are not perfect for the Christian community.
John Andrews, former president of the Colorado Senate and Director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, also called for unity behind electable candidates. "I think it would be tragic for libertarians and conservatives to get into a family feud as the 2014 opportunity approaches to take back the senate," Andrews told CP in an interview at CPAC. more >>
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said over the weekend that conservatives have won the "culture war" controversy over comments made by Phil Robertson, star of the hit A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty."
While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in the Washington, D.C., area on Saturday, Palin riffed on the December 2013 incident involving Robertson, who at the time told GQ Magazine that as an evangelical Christian, he believes homosexuality is a sin. Robertson was suspended by the A&E network from appearing on his reality show, only to be reinstated nine days later following massive public backlash from those who argued the Christian businessman was well within his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Palin told the CPAC crowd that conservatives should feel good about their future because they are "pushing back" against the "perpetual panties-in-a-wad people" whose job is to be "professionals about taking offense" regarding political incorrectness. more >>
President Barack Obama touted the Affordable Care Act to young Americans in a recent interview with Zach Galifiankis on his show "Between Two Ferns," and some conservatives said that, if nothing else, it is "pretty funny."
"First of all let me just say, I wouldn't be here today if I didn't have something to plug. Have you ever heard of the Affordable Care Act?" asked Obama.
"Oh yeah, I've heard about that, that's the thing that doesn't work," replied Galifianakis. more >>
Even though the majority of our nation and our generation is pro-life, many high school and college administrations still treat those with pro-life views as second class citizens, acting as if we should just be grateful when they let us host a speaker or put up a flyer they have tried to censor.
Their excuse is always the same: "Your display/flyer/speaker is too offensive to others and too disruptive to our learning environment."
And I have to agree with them one point, abortion is offensive. Deceiving women and killing babies is offensive. It offends me, which is why I seek to abolish abortion. But how have we become a society that shields young people, those most targeted by the abortion industry, from discussing topics that might be uncomfortable or offend their sensibilities? more >>
At the end of the classic film, "The Bridge Over the River Kwai," the prison camp's doctor surveys the scenes of death and destruction surrounding him. He sums up the imponderable moral irony of the British helping the Japanese build a bridge only to blow it up as a military necessity, and exclaims, "Madness! Madness!"
Reading Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman's piece in yesterday's New York Times on the benefits of coercive charity and legalized theft, AKA income redistribution, I think I now know about how "Kwai's" doctor felt.
The very notion of redistribution implies stasis: That the economic pie is only so large and thus must be re-divided, comprehensively and repetitively, and that the central planners and revenue collectors of the central government are the wisest among us to do so. more >>