Dear Dave: How Do We Convince Millennials To Stop Trusting Big Government?

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Posted: Apr 02, 2018 10:49 AM
Dear Dave: How Do We Convince Millennials To Stop Trusting Big Government?

Dear Dave,

How can I convince my fellow millennials that government isn’t the solution to their problems?

Josh

Dear Josh,

I think you’re proceeding from a false assumption. Many millennials already understand it’s not the government’s job to take care of everyone and provide everything. The problem, I think, is there’s a group of people in every generation that wants someone else to take care of them. 

The only thing I can suggest is that you try to be kind to everyone. It does no good to have a political discussion with a political neophyte. If you have friends like this, perhaps you could suggest they work to control and improve the variables in their lives they can actually control and make better — namely themselves. 

You can’t control the variable of government, Josh. It’s not going to come to your rescue. It never has.

—Dave