To Win Millenials, The GOP Needs To Embrace Its Inner Libertarian

 

 

 

 

” The under-30 crowd doesn’t think much of most Democrats, but it’s got an even lower opinion of Republicans.

Earlier this year, Bobby Jindal, the GOP governor of Louisiana, surveyed the wreckage of Mitt Romney’s sad-sack presidential campaign and told his fellow Republicans that if they ever want to capture the White House again, “We must stop being the stupid party.”

 

   The young of this country have an even greater stake in future government than do we older citizens , after all , they are the ones that are being saddled with a seemingly insurmountable debt . Given the past two presidential disasters brought on by the GOP’s strict adherence to the “Old Boy” network one would think that the establishment would be open to some fresh ideas .

 

 ” … a new report from the College Republican National Committee(CRNC) strongly suggests that another tack would be even more successful: The GOP should embrace its small, youthful, and increasingly influential libertarian caucus that focuses on cutting government spending – even or especially on old-age entitlements — and quit fretting over gay marriage or the need to invade and occupy foreign countries.”

 

    It’s not enough to pretend to represent smaller government in public then behind closed doors vote for ever more spending . It’s time to actually walk the walk .

  

” Despite its endless small-government rhetoric, such a change may be too radical for a Republican Party whose last two candidates were a combined 138 years old when they ran for the Oval Office. But it’s the best way forward for a GOP that’s even less exciting than your father’s Oldsmobile.”

 

   While much is made of the impact of “low information” voters , they are merely a scapegoat and  the failure of the Republican leadership to recognize the fact that the millenial generation holds the key to the future of this country’s governance can do nothing but ensure the GOP’s marginalization .

 

” Millenials, says the report, don’t care much about abstractions such as that favorite Republican bogeyman, “big government.” But they are into cutting government spending and reducing national debt, as they realize both things are strangling their future before it begins. Fully 90 percent agree that Social Security and Medicare need to be reformed now, 82 percent are ready to “make tough choices about cutting government spending, even on some programs some people really like,” and 72 percent want to cut the size of government “because it is simply too big.”

 

 

    The choice is clear , Libertarianism IS the future … at least it is if one wants to win elections and be in a position to bring about the real change that is necessary to restore the principles that our Founders believed in and that made America what it once was . It is not a radical departure … on the contrary , it is a return to our roots . 

While the present GOP pays lip service to the greatness of our forefathers it is the youth and their attitudes , despite generations of public school indoctrination , that would make Thomas Jefferson and James Madison proud .

 

 

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