It is easy for me, now 25, to imagine what a twenty-something forty years ago must have been feeling. Concern over a war raging abroad, dire economic conditions at home, and the role of government in a young person’s life always lingering.From his bio at the Patrick Henry Institute:
The U.S. was undergoing a societal, political, and cultural transformation during which the baby boomers, the young generation of the day, were at ground zero. Unhappy with the "establishment" and "the man" to whom they held responsible for their woes, they started a movement.
With so many parallels to choose from in the problems facing our generation, we too should hold to account the powers that be. The disaffected youth of today need to open their eyes to see the "establishment" and "the man" that looms over them.
An immense government and vast bureaucracy with unprecedented power, the likes of which this country has never seen. A powerful elite in a distant capital making decisions that infringe on our liberties and freedoms with a "we know best" attitude.
Gabriel “Scooter” Schaefer is the most recent addition to the staff at the Patrick Henry Center. As a recent graduate of George Mason University, Scooter was an outspoken advocate of conservative principles and issues affecting his campus. After a post-graduate back-packing trip around Europe, Scooter returned to the United States with a profound respect and admiration for his country, coupled with a determination to pursue conservative advocacy and liberty. Shortly thereafter Scooter found an internship position with an outspoken conservative member of Congress, Representative Tom McClintock of California. (CA-O4) With Capitol Hill experience under his belt Scooter returned to his passion of campus outreach and advocacy as the Assistant Director of the Caucus for Campus Freedom at the Patrick Henry Center.Bless you, TownHall, for your mad web skillz: