Tuesday night on The Glenn Beck Program, guest host Dana Loesch opened the show with this:
"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again."
A quote from Ronald Reagan's first inaugural address as governor that serves as an important reminder that freedom, liberty, and the understanding of tyranny is not genetic. Freedom and liberty have been taken for granted for a long time in this country, and the result has been a generation of apathetic 20-somethings that don't know what tyranny looks like.
Or so media would have you believe.
Dana was joined by a studio audience of people that the media would have you believe don't exist, young conservative activists, "the future of the conservative movement."
America is at a crossroads and young conservatives know what's at stake for them - the choice is clear. America as the founders envisioned it, with a small, limited government, or what you see at Occupy. A group of young Americans revolting because Uncle Sam didn't give them enough. A new class of citizens who don't understand that if you rob from the rich to give to the poor, no one is better off for it.
"One choices gives your freedom of government intervention in your speech, your religion, your assembly, your press. One grants you due process and doesn't impede petition for redress of your grievances," Dana said.
The other choice, she continued, looks more like Rahm Emanuel and other authority figures in our country who use intimidation to shutter businesses and shut down the freedom of thought and speech of anyone with an opposing viewpoint.
"A choice that removes your 4th Amendment right upon travel. A choice that demolishes the 10th Amendment's soft sovereignty of individual states. A choice that makes you financial responsible for your neighbor while denying you the decisions that effect your cost."
For years we've been told that the Democrat Party is the "party of the youth," and lately they've been trying to keep their boot on the neck of the youth by offering them cradle to grave care - "the ultimate nanny experience."
It has become socially acceptable for a 26-years-old to be on their parent's health insurance and still living at home with mom and dad - a description that used to be the description of a loser. Because of the growing nanny state, the nation's debt is growing out of control.
"Every child born is now born into servitude with a personal share of around $50,000 worth of national debt."
Despite this, every child in America is being told that they have to go to college to be successful. But not just any college, society is teaching young Americans that trade and tech schools just aren't good enough.
"So we go into debt to pay for an education that can't be used after graduation because no one is hiring. Why is no one hiring? Business can't plan ahead because Congress fights over whether or not they're going to increase taxes on job creators."
Dana went on to explain that the youth-loving Democrats pushed to artificially lower the interest rates of student loans for 1 year, something that would have to be subsidized by a decade of higher taxes on businesses that file as S-Corps. Sounds great, right? Except, when these students graduate they can't find jobs. Why? Businesses lack the capital to hire them - like the majority of businesses that file as S-Corps.
The Democrats have a different motive than the average young adult who is going to college, looking five years into the future at what they hope do with their education. No, the Democrats aren't worried about the future of these students looking at six-figures of debt. They're worried about how to hold onto their power and win the next election, so they're using the concept of "free education" as a sales campaign for the youth vote.
"This was the lens the Democrats attempted to reach the youth, with their faceless, composite freak, Julia," Dana said. "Julia is the Democrats dream woman - faceless creation with no mouth and no voice...Her entire existence was provided for by the government," Dana explained. "There is no freedom in that."
"Our generation, we crave freedom," she continued. "I've said it before, we are the true counter-culture. We are like salmon swimming upstream. We recognize the danger in seeding liberty for convenience. The hand that feeds you is the hand that holds you down. And instead of dedicating on cop cars in the street, we're taking the fight right to congresses doorstep. This is one of the reasons the media has tried so hard to pain the Tea Party and grass roots as old and out-of-touch. Their entire narrative is destroyed the moment the recognize how youth lead it truly is. We are living proof that liberty sells."
"We don't want to be the generation that loses that freedom, so we're giving it all we've got."