The Obama administration hasn’t been kind to young people.
Despite grand promises, young people have only faced increased
hardships. The infamous stimulus, which was meant to improve job
wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on grants asking
students to keep track of their consumption of alcohol and
marijuana, among other bizarre projects.
Sadly, students looking to enter today’s work force are facing
record-high youth unemployment. The
Youth Misery Index has also risen 50% while Obama has been
in office. In addition, young people are inundated daily with
politically-correct messages from their professors, administrators,
and other liberal groups. Our so-called institutions of higher
learning are always eager to work with the Obama administration to
allow him to visit campus. Since taking office, Obama has appeared
on a college or high school campus one out of every 9 days.
Given these facts and others, its not surprising that today’s
students are turning away from the ideals that made America Great.
In an op-ed by Charles M. Blow writing on
Who Loves America in the New York Times, only 15%
of those between the ages of 18 and 29 believe the United States
stands above all other countries.
However, while leftist professors and liberal or apathetic
students seem to dominate your school there are steps you can and
should take to stand strong for your values and beliefs.
1. Strengthen Your Faith – Obama attacked the Christian
faith by equating the evils of radical Islam with the Christian
Crusades. Yet, the Crusades were a reaction to protect innocent
Christians from being slaughtered by Jihad. You must learn how to
be adequately defend your faith. Increasing your knowledge of
the history of Christianity as a peaceful religion that protects
the innocent decreases the effectiveness of the ignorant Left’s
2. Read the Constitution – Obama and the Left would love for
you to remain ignorant about your God-given rights under the United
States Constitution, including your right to bare arms, right to
free speech in your classroom and on your campus, right to express
your faith in the public square, and many more. The Obama
administration has already been caught spying on Americans,
something you and your peers will not tolerate. By reading
and knowing your rights backwards and forwards, you’ll know when
those rights are violated.
3. Get Involved – Ronald Reagan once said to a group of Young
Americans for Freedom activists: “You are most important in this
particular moment of history because so many of your peers have
listened to false prophets and demagogues. “If you want to change your campus, now is the time to get
involved and Young America’s Foundation will provide you with the
guidance, resources, and strategies to change the atmosphere on
even the most liberal college campus.
You can begin by attending an upcoming YAF Freedom Conference in
either Nashua, New
Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 or in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
on April 10 and 11. At these program you will come face-to-face
with the Conservative Movement’s best tacticians and activists as
well as other young conservatives from across the country who will
Don’t wait. If you don’t take action, your peers will become
liberal by osmosis.