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What Does The Future Hold For Young Republicans?

October 3rd 2016

What does the term, “Republican,” mean to you? I ask this question because I’ve recently come to define, “partisanship,” as been nothing but a 12 letter word, often used for not improving our society.

What does, “partisanship,” mean to you? Specifically, what does it mean to belong to, “the GOP,” or, “Grand Ole Party?”

Well… as a card carrying… tax paying… American conservative… I can tell you exactly what it means to me.

So, let’s dig into some opinions;

I feel like there’s a strong base of young conservatives, currently standing apart from the Republican Party. For this reason, I also believe that the Republican base is very divided right now, particularly concerning it’s own future. For this reason, this circumstance is particularly true in the wake of Donald Trump becoming the party’s nominee.

This dilemma has then become increasingly difficult for young Americans to grasp and I believe that’s because of our bi-partisan system which, “means that a torn conservative party,” still represents 50% of the federal government, whether they’re sitting in those seats or not. Which in my opinion, is half of the problem and it’s particularly troubling for Congress, in terms of coming together for common sense, environmental and housing reforms. Nevertheless, this is a situation, which in essence has become less about pointing the finger at government and more about, “in-fighting,” and, “party instability.”

*In my opinion.

The Republican’s are torn.

Nevertheless, I currently see 2 groups of young Republican’s emerging in America, today. However, I also view both of those 2 groups in entirely different lights.

On one hand… you have a group of mostly silver spoon, “tea drinking Republicans,” who hold ultra-conservative beliefs and consistently support centralized biases. I believe that this group is predominately endowed by their ancestry and that they consistently blame America’s problems on other groups of people.

On the other hand… you also have a group of young voters, with Rand Paul Sr. style beliefs, who I view is another group of Republicans. Whereby I also believe that this group views the government as overarching, or standing in the way of their financial freedoms. Nevertheless, on the surface, both groups of Republicans appear equally conservative in nature, yet, in reality 1 group is consistently representing, “the financially crested,” and the other group is consistently representing, “the broader conservative base.”

So… now you have 2 groups of young Republicans… and in my opinion… it’s unclear which side will represent the future of the party.

In conclusion, this juncture in time is very important for the Republican base. Furthermore, this creates a scenario where if a new, young Republican leader is not found in the coming years, then a lack of leadership could also lead to even more gridlocked federal government, down the line. In turn, this dispute within the Republican Party today, could impact ALL Americans, in the near future.

Also, this lack of leadership among Conservative voters… could also eventually change the countries dynamic altogether.

The core issue… (*This is an opinion article.)

So, now you have a Republican Party led by Donald Trump and in my opinion… Trump is doing a fair job in terms of juggling his own party’s instability. Nevertheless, this issue of future leadership really comes down to American leadership today.

Should another Ivy League candidate, divided from the poorer side of the base… take over the party? Or, should the Republican base continue to evolve into the party of the wealthy?

Furthermore, is Paul Ryan fit to lead? Because I believe that Ryan, with his; anti-union and ultra conservative economic policies, might be the future leader. Scary thought.

But which direction will the gridlocked party go?

I WANT to be a Republican. I WANT to believe in a smaller government and more efficient trade. However, I don’t see those conservative values, embodied within, “the sole conservative party, today.

Wouldn’t a TRUE conservative party… believe in “CONSERVATION?” (Read my prior article about conservatives and conservation, here.)

Furthermore, a true conservative party… should believe in limited social services, particularly for retirees, who are treacherously expanding America’s Social Security programs! (Read my article on “Welfare Reform, here).

I’d also like to see the GOP renamed… possibly in the near future. I believe that their name itself, “Grand Ole Party, has failed the test of time. In my opinion, “the GOP’s name,” is outdated, as signified by Congress today. Perhaps something like, The Pioneer Party, would be more fitting, for future leaders. This might propel Republicans as they usher in a new era of conservative voters, while still bringing together the torn conservative party.

This, once in a lifetime name change, could then signify America moving forward. How about, “the Pioneer Party?”

-William Larsen, Civilians News, News For All Views