Conservative Bets for AmericaOctober 20th, 2011 by Penny Nance
Across the street from the Concerned Women for America (CWA) office is a park that recently underwent an expensive government-funded bailout makeover. “Your tax dollars at work,” but at least it was pretty. Now, unfortunately, the space has become a tent city for the “Occupy Washington” crowd. Every morning, as CWA employees come to work way before the sun comes up, we pass the park. They are all still sleeping until they wake up to panhandle. It occurs to me that perhaps they would have a better grasp on the American dream if they simply got out of bed. But we know this isn’t really about them being cheated in some way. No, this is about them not getting what they feel they’re owed — namely, more government handouts.
Juxtapose this image of the unwashed Rasta boy across the street with the young people I met this weekend while attending Homecoming for my alma mater, Liberty University. While there, I spent time with CWA’s Young Women for America Chapter. Prior to the football game, I was honored to ride in the parade with our Young Women for America/Liberty Chapter members and some young men in uniform who came out in support of their upcoming military banquet. Wow, what amazing kids. From the young man (Kyle) who drove me in his jeep, wearing his ROTC uniform and dreaming about his goal to reform America’s broken foster care system, to the beautiful young woman (Caroline), aspiring to work in foreign policy, they all were inspiring Patriots!
The group of about 30 kids finished up their Saturday parade and tailgate just in time for many of them to rush off to the weekend jobs that they work to pay for their educations. No one whined about corporations having “too much money.” Instead, they were working hard to be a part of a system that truly has raised the standard of living for people around the world. No one thought that “rich people” were evil. Instead they aspired to join their ranks or at least have them support their charity work and Christian ministries. None of these kids were lazy or spoiled. They were God-honoring, country-loving conservatives who were not running their mouths. They were just living their lives.
Thank God for our young conservatives. They aren’t getting on the news, but they are the real voice and spirit of this nation! They give me hope for America’s future, and my money’s on them.
God Bless America!