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Can Millennials Become Conservatives?

In an interview with Nick Gillespie of ReasonTV, Kristin Tate, who bills herself as “The Libertarian Chick,” offers seem reason for hope that young voters can be steered rightward, however unlikely that seems.

Tate notes that most of her generation has swung Left, supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders because of his message of compassion. So millennials have to be convinced of a different message – actually the one all liberals need to understand.

She says:

Getting people hooked on the government and not go sing them pathways to become self-sufficient obviously is not compassionate.

And there’s something baked into the way America’s youth think that might abet the process.

We like freedom. I mean, that kind of comes with the whole internet age. We like having a lot of control over our lives. So this Big Brother idea of government always watching us, trying to control every aspect of our lives, is a big turnoff.

Yeah, well, if you’ve ever tried to get a millennial to do something, then you know quite well they love their liberty.

Unfortunately, the game is rigged at the university level where the Left has done a great job over the last 50 years ensconcing itself.

You have all these professors who are in my classes, they were kind of brainwashing the kids.

Truly, conservatives need a project, a vast, right-wing conspiracy, to counter what the Left has been able to achieve in terms of taking over academia, so the next generation gets to hear a range of opinions in mainstream universities and colleges.

Anyway, I thought you might enjoy some insight from a conservative who seems pretty thoughtful and wise for her age. Her website is thelibertarianchick.com and her book is Government Gone Wild.

Conservatives Eye the Speakership

Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s shocking decision Thursday to drop out of the race for speaker presents conservatives with a perhaps once-in-a-generation chance to truly seize power in the House. Having taken Speaker John Boehner’s scalp and now McCarthy’s, too, conservatives are in the driver’s seat, and everybody knows it. From many accounts, McCarthy, of California, was… Continue Reading

Obama’s Liberal Certitudes

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough Thursday morning put his finger squarely on the most astonishing and dismaying thing about this president, which is that he is fully vested in the prosaic, anti-intellectual liberal trope that conservative thinking isn’t actually thinking at all. It’s what every conservative has experienced at one time or another with your random liberal:… Continue Reading

A Cry for Help From Baltimore

President Obama’s principal solution to the problems of the inner city is to slather on more money and government. Because these are the things he believes will abet change, even though minority communities have been banging their heads against the wall of government solutions for 50 years and come away dizzy with impoverishment every time.… Continue Reading

Bob Dylan, Conservative?

Leftie, folkie icon Bob Dylan was singing from the supply side playbook the other day during an interview with AARP magazine, touting a little trickle down economics for his fellow seniors. As noted in the Wall Street Journal: DYLAN: As long as there’s suffering, you can only be so happy. How can a person be… Continue Reading

The Tyranny of the Experts

Liberals aren’t extremists. They are sensible people. Unlike the extremists, who are on the right, they know what they’re talking about. President Obama is not just a liberal. He’s a Leftist. So that would make Obama very sensible. And liberals – I’m sorry, sensible people – obey the experts. Speaking at a White House press conference a week ago with… Continue Reading

Thatcher’s Hopeful Lesson

Conservatives in America are searching, and even despairing. They see a nation in decline and a Republican Party that lacks serious leadership and fortitude. But Margaret Thatcher, who died today, reminds conservatives that there is always hope, and that a single individual can achieve the impossible. Thatcher, it must be said, did something her ally… Continue Reading

Bill Whittle: Be a Conservative and Like It

As Republicans and even some “conservative” leaders around the nation melt into a slurry of mushy moderatism and propose jettisoning the philosophy that twice elected Ronald Reagan – by landslides – along comes Bill Whittle of PJTV to remind them and everyone else the power of unflinching conservative ideology. It’s a theme I’ve been striking around here,… Continue Reading