Fighting in the Heart of Liberal Madison for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This blog will focus on liberal hypocrisy and the small, but significant victories of the right at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

18 October 2005

Feature: Reframing "the young conservative"

(This is part one of a five part series over the next two weeks to reframe some of the pressing issues in conservative circles)

Winston Churchill once said: "Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. Show me a young conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains. "

Frame Shift: Young conservatives have and need far more heart than liberals because conservatives are fighting for their political lives.

Winston Churchill did not live in modern day America. The conservatives of today need far more heart than today's liberals because we have more to fight for...and we have more to lose. The liberals won almost everything in the 60's and 70's and they since then they have had to dig in and protect their gains. Liberals are fighting a defensive war and you don't need heart to fight a defensive war. In other words, liberals are on top of the mountain...they are in the fort. Conservatives, on the other hand, are on the offensive. They are trying to breach the walls, charge the hill, change society. Conservatives have IDEAS and conservatives have a direction.

Since the Reagan Revolution, we have been gaining ground, but that doesn't mean that we cannot lose it all. Conservatives need to understand that it is hard, or downright impossible to turn around some trends. The trend of big government is almost impossible to stop (even when Republicans have power, they seem inept to cut programs). Why? Because the media, the propaganda machine of the liberal status quo, will sway the public against it. If the liberals go on the offensive for a new program like Nationalized healthcare and we don't counter will be here forever and our nation will be lost to socialism.

Finally, as a young conservative, we need heart to survive on these liberal campuses. Conservative have to stick up for themselves in all of our classes. The teachers that teach us, the TAs that grade us, the city that surrounds us are all liberal. Who needs more heart? A liberal just nods his head and joins in the teacher lead Bush bashing.

The truth of the matter is simple: Conservatives are fighting for their political future. As a great general once said: "We have two choices: win or die, they have other options." This is very true. We are fighting for values that, when gone, will be gone forever. We are fighting for an economic system, when gone, will be gone forever. We are fighting for our vision of America, that when gone, will be gone forever.

He have heart...and we are smart. Mr. Churchill would say the same.


Blogger Jeremy said...

well eat it Bob, I've now been featured on AND

Tue Oct 18, 10:19:00 AM CDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares?

Tue Oct 18, 10:38:00 AM CDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The quote is false. It cannot be found among any Churchill speeches or writings and is considered an hoax made popular by the internet.

Fri Oct 28, 03:41:00 AM CDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

he would've said "socialist," as "liberal" meant something quite different in the Brit context. Trouble with y'all is you're not much good at distinctions.

Sun Nov 27, 10:50:00 PM CST


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