Courtney (mushfromnewsies) wrote in nro_corner,

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Youth politics?

Someone on conservatism posted about youth politics and conservatism, linking to Jonah Goldberg's new article (uu, are they G-Files yet?). Jonah also posted, on The Corner, an email from a reader, who says:
On my campus, which I think is typical of many midwest campuses, the majority of the student population is conservative. The problem is that so many students fear joining the Republican party because of the negative media portrayal. In the words of Peter Griffin (Family Guy) "Hey look Lois, it's the two symbols of the Republican Party: An elephant and a fat white guy afraid of change!"
Now, I dunno. I think that if the students haven't noticed the several prominent, young conservatives in the media already, whether they're from FOX News or National Review or popular blogs on the internet, they're not really looking. And besides, I think one of the largest appeals of conservatism is that, as G.K. Chesterton said, "The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice." College students and young people should be able to tell what conservatives stand for: it's not that hard. If they're just looking for a way to be hip, that's their problem, not ours.

I think we're mostly young people on here...what do you think? :) What do you think would bring your friends in, besides sound reason and coffee cups with a dog-mascot printed on the side? ;)
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