As conservatives, we have very strong, clearly defined values. Whether taught to you by the church, your parents or discovered from within yourself, you know that all men were created equal. You understand the value of human life, and you hold freedom above all else.
Liberals don’t. Liberals either don’t have the same values that we do, or they are willing to compromise them for what they perceive is the ‘greater good.’ They do not have the same philosophy that we do. Whether they are well-meaning in their intentions or not, we believe that we are right and they are wrong—nothing in between.
Your philosophy defines how you live your life. Our laws and policies are all based on our philosophy. I have heard far too many of my peers—and even more shameful—adults say that they were not interested in politics. Does that mean you are not interested in your values?
If you look around at the country, your freedoms are slowly being taken away. My fear is that when our children are born, they observe the socialist conditions of our country and think that is the way things are supposed to be.
They won’t think there is anything wrong with censorship because it ‘protects people from getting their feelings hurt.’ They won’t think that there is anything wrong with entitlement programs because it’s a ‘generational contract’ that everyone pays into ‘for the good of society.’ They won’t think there is anything abnormal about the government taking more and more control of our lives because ‘that’s just the way it is.’ If you think that this is extreme, then you have not yet opened your eyes to what is happening as I have.
As a journalist, my life is spent exposing liberal corruption and bias around the country. Maybe the situation is more evident to me because I see it every day, but so do you.
There has never been a time in our history when our government has lost power. Since the FDR’s new deal programs were introduced, liberals have continued to increase government overreach.
As you sit there watching the news, you must understand the gravity of the situation. If you do not act, then we will lose. If you truly believe your conservative values, then understand that people are opposing you. This is a battle of good and evil. There is no staying out of it. You must pick a side.
I’m not saying that everyone has to become a journalist, or run for office. If we did that then there would be no one left to grow food or do any of the things we need to live. Everyone must, however, do their part to defend their own self-interests and the best interests of their families.
Everyone can make some time to volunteer on a campaign, or at least make a donation to some political organization. If you’re still in college, join your favorite conservative chapter, and if there isn’t one then start it.
I’ve noticed for a while that we have a growing culture of laziness. We have not only accepted laziness, but we embrace and laugh with those who are. This whole ‘why do today what you can put off until tomorrow,’ mentality plagues us. Whatever happened to the value of hard work?
If you are religious, then you know sloth is one of the seven deadly sins. If you are not, then be as lazy as you want, but don’t dare regret that you didn’t act when you had the chance. There are people like me who have devoted their entire lives to defending freedom, and we still aren’t enough.
Set goals, work like hell to achieve those goals, fight for your freedoms and follow your dreams. That is what life is all about.