Ben Shapiro

2. Social Security. Democrats constantly talk about how Republicans are going to take away everyone's Social Security and leave the elderly on the streets to eat cat food. There's only one problem: Nobody's Social Security actually exists. There is no giant Social Security fund where your parents' taxes went -- that money went to the crappy public school down the block. Your parents' Social Security will be paid for by you. That is, unless you're allowed to keep some of your own money and invest it. While the stock market looks risky and volatile today, over the course of decades it invariably rises. Always. In 1980, the stock market was 891. In 1990, it was 2,678. Today, it's still well above 9,000. It's far smarter to bet on your own stock market picks than on future taxes.

3. Taxes. You're just starting out in life. The last thing you need is the government taking all your hard-earned cash. Plus, you're not going to be able to find a job in a market where small-business owners are getting smoked by Barack Obama's fiscal irresponsibility.

4. The War on Terror. You've heard all of the idiotic rumors about re-institution of a draft. Three words: Ain't. Gonna. Happen. You've heard about how Obama will bring flowers and posies and rainbow ponies to Afghanistan as soon as we pull out of Iraq. Three words: Ain't. Gonna. Happen. You may have thought that the war in Iraq wasn't a good idea, probably because you were 15 and MTV was telling you that war is bad. But whether you disagreed with the origins of the war or not, Islamist terrorists are now in Iraq. And if we don't kill them there, they'll take over that country and turn it into another terrorist state. If we keep surrendering countries to terrorists, then it won't be long before we will have to institute a draft -- because it won't be long before someone hits L.A. with a suitcase nuke.

So try standing up to the campus herd. Try abandoning the Obama headquarters and taking a walk over to the McCain booth on campus -- chances are that the students are better looking there anyway, and have a Texas accent to boot. Try thinking beyond all the slogans and the insults and the elitist vagaries. You'll find that the case for McCain-Palin is far stronger than your professors are telling you.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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