On May 6th, so in 13 days, I turn 21 which qualifies me [currently] as a young person. And I will be honest, I refuse to ever look to any source other than Freedom House, the CATO Institute, or the Libertarian Defense Caucus for news. And I understand that MSNBC and Fox News have respectively a Far-left bias and far-right bias.
However, I found an article on the latter I can mostly agree with. Keep in mind I do not blindly believe everything this article has to say. Article can be found linked here.
Speaking as a Young Person, and for all the young people in America, I will respond to one provision from the article at a time.
Millennials didn’t like what Romney had to say, but a great many were disappointed in Obama, too.
So, basically we are largely politically Independent. No surprise here, for we do not want what either of them have to offer, we want our country done right by its Constitution.
Young People don’t stream out of our schools hoping to be on welfare; they want a shot at the American dream. And this century that dream is to become the next Mark Zuckerberg.
Personally, my “American Dream” is to become a Zoologist as in this century’s version of Rolf Hagen, who founded Pet Supply company Exo-Terra, which is geared entirely for amphibians and reptiles. But for the fellow lads and lasses who want to become 21st-century versions of other idols of any industry, I have this to say to the government on their behalf: stop paying the lazy to be lazy with money earned by proactive people and start making it easier for us millennials to become current-century versions of industry icons!
The GOP needs to focus on unleashing the the energy of our private sector and the competition of our workers. What does that mean? It means pushing for Right To Work laws across the nation, it means tearing apart the spider webs of needless regulation that make it daunting to set up a new business.
Looks like someone on what’s normally a TV station has their head on right! I can fully agree. I can even come up with examples in my own words: Let energy people decide for themselves which sort of alternative energy [of the many there are] best balances economic freedom and environmental security. It means to us letting free range animal owners decide for themselves what purposes they want to breed their animals for, whether meat is one of those purposes or not. Let the Laissez Faire system be the Laissez faire system, therefore letting the proactive enjoy the rewards of being proactive. Us lads and lasses are not alone in celebrating business, nearly all Americans cherish our history of risk taking and making not just economic progress but scientific progress as well. Regarding the latter, out country earned 300+ Nobel Prizes for Speeding Up Scientific Progress, more than any other nation on Earth.
Young people also want American finances put in order
I don’t need to quote the rest of the above part – because I can say it myself, in my own words: The $18,000,000,000,000 debt and the $500,000,000,000 deficit both give us a very pessimistic future. We know based not just on politics but rather almost entirely on basic math that “Raising the Debt Ceiling”, as polling data reveal that 68% of Democrat voters support doing and 96% of Republican voters oppose doing, will only make our potential future worse.
And in general, I think all of us American voters can agree that this country’s top problem is the economy.
Republicans repulse young people on social issues
Well, guess what? A civil policy change to Civil Libertarianism is guaranteed to fix that.
As a libertarian myself, I believe in personal liberty, free markets, civil society, and individual control of one’s own life under a rule by Lawful Good.
To me, the idea that a Federal Marriage Amendment would define legit marriage as anything stricter than “two or more consenting adults” is automatically worse than “pure garbage”.
On abortion, I say the woman has the right to choose whether she gets one or not but does not have the right to pay for the abortion with anyone’s money but her own. Simple as that.
There will be areas of disagreement between Libertarians and the GOP. Nowhere is this more obvious than defense policy
Indeed. For most libertarians, in reality anyway, believe in an approach to the remarkably evil Salafi [Jihadist] empire that does absolutely nothing about it until it grows to powerful for America to muster an effective counterattack against whatever they want to throw at us next. The Mainstream GOP believes, again in reality, that the only way to stop the Salafi empire is to annex the rest of the planet around us and to not care if any civilians are harmed in the process. As for me, I do support respecting other nations’ sovereignties and I also support ending the Nazi Reich reincarnate known as the Salafi Caliphate (or would you rather I called it a Sultanate? I know I’d rather call it a Sultanate myself). Regarding the two extremes I have addressed factually above, I am somewhere in the middle. Refusing to do absolutely nothing about the Salafis but also refusing to take away borders and other sovereignty from other morally legit nations. And believe me, I can name a large handful of morally legit nations.
…more Americans may come around supporting a restrained military
Actually, 61% of Americans oppose a financially restrained military and sizable minorities can get behind such exceptions to geographic restraint as humanitarian intervention or just counterattacks over atrocities like Pearl Harbor or 9/11.
Overall rating of the article I linked in the start of this post, as if I had reviewed the linked article like a game or a food, PR-86. Serviceable article indeed. Thank you all for your time,