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The young turks series took a lot out of me:  Now that I am over the midlife crisis from these articles (!), I wondered what we can draw from them?  I will add the series was well-received although I am not scheduled for lunch with Rory Stewart yet!  So what can conservatives and libertarians learn from this?  Let me offer a few items:

Diversity is out there – there are great conservatives who are from every background of life.  Find them.  If the Tories can find the son of Ghanaian immigrants, the son of a truck driver who is Muslim, a young mother who is a novelist in the UK, they are here in Virginia and the USA.  Find ’em.

Young people can achieve their dreams through hard work and opportunity.  The US is much more free to move up the social ladder than the UK.  But these men and women did it.  They did go to the best schools; if they arises, go for it!  I observe that the entire Supreme Court are Ivy League grads if Elena Kagan makes it.  While I believe there are many non-Ivy grads who are better, there is nothing wrong with seeking the best and going for it.

Role models were important to the young turks.  Louise Bagshawe admired Margaret Thatcher and so did Savid Javid.  Churchill came up as well.  Let’s place before youth role models and tell ’em!  Ronald Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, Lech Walesa, Vaclav Havel and there are others.  Men and women need to be inspired.  Even Jesus asked his disciples to follow Him.  (He should be the ultimate role model!)

All these men and women had been successful in another field (sometimes more than one) so if you are say in real estate, be a leader in the field.  Be successful.  Have integrity.  Win the respect of  your peers.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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