The President's Message
As printed in the latest issue of Libertas, the premiere publication of Young America's Foundation
"There is no better way to establish hope for the future than to enlighten young minds." Ronald Reagan proclaimed this sentiment in his famous Brandenburg Gate speech. It wasn't a throwaway line. Millions lived behind the Iron Curtain for a whole generation, and freedom's advocates needed a morale boost and a road map out of tyranny. Reagan urged them to look to their youth. Those young people breached the Berlin Wall two years later!
This is a time when conservatives need new hope. Last year we were stung by a disastrous Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, disappointed in November, and slammed with a New Year's Eve tax increase (in addition to the trillion dollar increase in taxes for Obamacare).
Yet, as this issue of Libertas makes clear, there are emerging, exciting, principled leaders entering the prime of their careers: Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, and Bobby Jindal, to name a few! They represent freedom's principles, and they should give us hope in the years to come.
Furthermore, a Young America's Foundation supporter or activist should never be without hope. From a spiritual stand point, our Lord said he would be with us always, even until the end of time.
However, the Obama machine has made great strides in reaching our young people, and we must redouble our efforts to win the hears and minds of today's youth. There are more than 25 million students in high school and more than 19 million students in college, That is an audience, if we reach it's most promising students, which can transform America and once again put us on the road to freedom.
You have an opportunity to make a difference for the ideas you believe in by partnering with Young America's Foundation. To be successful takes intelligence, hard work, dedication, and a financial commitment. We know a commitment to election results alone is inadequate. We must also present our ideas in classrooms and on campuses throughout our land.
That is Young America's Foundation's specialty; we run programs that present your principles to a new generation. With your help, and God willing, 2013 will be a year when we set America back on the road to freedom and establish a new hope for the future!