Ralph Benko

Politics is no country for old men.

The left likes to lampoon the GOP as a party of grumpy old men. Wrong.

A new generation is rising. The most striking display at the recent CPAC was a barrage balloon emblazoned with the words War On Youth. It was lofted over one of the most popular booths there, Young Americans for Liberty.

A new generation is rising fast. It is not grumpy. It is, however, militant for liberty and justice for all.

The left is caught unawares. As usual the left … mesmerized by MSNBC (by far the smallest cable “news” network) … follows only its own propaganda. It is caught in its own house of mirrors. The world is better off letting the left reside in its solipsistic Selfieland. Annoying as they can be, leaving them marooned there we better can contain the damage they would visit upon the naïve and the innocent.

Back here in America the kids are fast rising on the right. High time. One of the best of theenfantes terribleis rising multimedia star Steve Deace. Deace now has set forth a new dispensation to guide the new generation: Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.

Therein Deace recurrently presents the theme of “Never Trust Republicrats.” HelloUrban Dictionary? Deace defines Republicrat, a word he may have coined, as that…

segment of the American ruling class pretending to be conservatives by paying lip service to conservative principles, and camouflaging themselves in patriotic imagery. Often confused with RINOs (Republicans in Name Only), but Republicrats are far more dangerous because they’ve learned to campaign on conservative talking points. … Once in office the record of the Republicrat is virtually indistinguishable from the Democrats, regardless of the rhetoric, either because of cowardice, deception, or a combination of both.

Deace’s young militant spunk exemplifies the new generation of conservative (and Republican) leaders. That spunk is revitalizing both the conservative movement and the GOP.

The Constitution declares one of its leading purposes to be to “secure the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity.” Finally, after extracting themselves fromCall of DutyandGrand Theft Auto, our Posterity is showing up. High time, kids. Glad to have you responding to a real call of duty. You’ll find ample Bouncing Betties in politics. Trust me.


Ralph Benko

Ralph Benko, author of The Websters’ Dictionary: How to use the Web to transform the world. He serves as an advisor to and editor of the Lehrman Institute's thegoldstandardnow.org and senior advisor to the American Principles Project.