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CPAC 2013: Failing the Next Generation

JustMC Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:09 AM
Lepanto, I think you and Ms. McAulay have both made the same mistake in different ways. While I completely agree that her piece above falsely implies that there is inherently something right about youth, you falsely imply there is something inherently incorrect about it. What is correct is not what comes from the old or the young, it is WHAT IS CORRECT. Small government, free markets, Constitutional liberty, balanced budgets, sound currency, peaceful interaction with the world as championed by the Founders: THESE are the ideas that make sense, whether they come from the mouths of babes or the aged. Having said that, Ms. McAulay makes her case poorly, but her point is nonetheless valid. Trotting out the aging builders of today's..
JustMC Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:15 AM
It is no surprise that the establishment GOP will take a stab at lipservice to the youth of today, just as it has to the Tea Party voter of the last 5 years. The establishment has no interest in delivering what these people want, it simply wants to con them into voting blindly for folks with an 'R' next to their names, regardless of whether their behavior in office is to push for more government spending, less liberty, etc.
JustMC Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:12 AM
big-government GOP establishment is mistake. Doing so while spewing a bunch of lipservice to the youth of the party adds intellectual insult to the injury. So while I would encourage her to make her point more precisely and effectively, the greater crime is the perpetuation of the big-government GOP establishment, which at best, your comment does nothing to stop.

2013’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) claimed to be focused on the next generation, but the speaker lineup said otherwise.

I had an absolute blast networking at CPAC 2013. I met awesome young conservatives who were fired up and ready to fight in the name of freedom. We talked, exchanged information, shared new ideas, and debated the differences of opinion within the tent of conservatism. It was constructive, productive, and exactly what needed to be said after November’s big loss. Unfortunately though, barely anyone heard these new ideas, because young conservatives were not given the podium to let their voices be...