Skip to comments.Young Voters Are Abandoning Obama-But Not Running to Romney (Explains empty seats at Ohio State)
Posted on 05/06/2012 10:31:11 AM PDT by kristinn
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That was the 18-29 year olds voting for Nixon and supporting the Vietnam war by a higher percentage than any other age group.
I wasn’t aware that I was bashing your generation. Twenty year olds did used to be more conservative though.
No, the founders were not perfect but I would wager than an honest accounting would reveal a ton of misery caused by NOT following the original constitution (and that includes all amendments after the first ten) for every ounce caused by FOLLOWING the original constitution. At this point the constitution is functionally almost completely moot, in many cases we only pretend to follow it with the original meaning being discarded in favor of some new version created out of whole cloth by liberal judges and in other cases it seems that we don’t even pretend to follow it as with the prohibition against anything other than silver and gold as currency. Does anyone REALLY believe that means that the states cannot do it but the federal government can make dog doo a legal currency?
I like that! Agreed!
My understanding is that Fox is pretty much down the middle, which means that conservative points of view are heard as well, what network was doing that in 1970?
Could be. I really don’t know since I never watch TV. I’m just going on comments by Freepers as how that network is such a disappointment, having flipped from being what it started off as.
I certainly will grant that it HAS to be better than ABCCBSCNNNBC.
I have read those comments also, and I only saw a little Fox back in 2005 and part of 2006 so I’m no expert on it.
I think that it is probably a disappointment as a ‘conservative’ network, but we do know that they will put on pro-lifers and pro-gun, low tax people and so on, in 1970 we didn’t even know that there was another point of view.
So what are we as conservatives doing about this???
This is the CRUCIAL issue of our times!! It doesn't matter what we are able to squeak out politically if we don't turn the tide of indoctrination in the high schools and universities. Every conservative should commit to doing SOMETHING to help educate the next generation in what made our country great.
I'm copying from a post by Road Glide from a couple of days ago:
But our bigger problem, in my mind, is what is going on in the educational system. American Children are being taught a revised, biased, false story about western civilization and America. They are leaving schools with no knowledge of what America is, and how we evolved to become the worlds first and most successful democratic Republic. And so, they become ready tinder for minds like Obamas.
Just a thought....
What is needed is an integrated network of private schools that will again teach from the perspective that Western Civilization was (and is) superior, and teach with a true account of the facts of history (rather than the rewritten history of the post-1960s).
Kind of like I remember receiving in public (yes, public!) schools in the 1950s and early 1960s before the lefties took it over.
Just as there are Christian academies that provide education based on a religious foundation for those parents who choose it for their kids, we need Western Acadamies that teach (for lack of a better phrase) true history from a Western perspective.
It may be impossible to reclaim the public schools from a Gramsican left that has become firmly entrenched. But that may not be necessary. What -is- necessary is to create a large-scale alternative to the public schools. Do the same thing with education that has been done [by conservatives and traditional-minded folks] with the mass-mainstream media that is, ignore it, bypass it, do an end-run around it.
Just as conservatives now obtain their news and information from alternative sources, we must build a system to completely bypass the leftist indoctrination centers that are more commonly known as public schools.
Great ideas. Maybe a new market niche for schools?
I’ve posted on here before also that Republicans might not be doing the BEST job of reaching college students. My daughter went to a pretty conservative white bread type of school, but often said the Republicans just didn’t come to campus and communicate with them like the Dems did.
At that time, she and many other students WERE open to various ideas, and would have liked to have heard from Republicans/conservatives, but the only ones to visit were Dems, Michelle Obama, etc.