Conservative change is needed in America

Stephen Quist and Jacob Thomas

Recently there was an article written in the Daily entitled “[Republican ‘change’ merely a partisan ploy].” The article truly brings to light the complete ignorance the author, and the left wing as a whole, has of the traditional conservative movement that is enveloping our country. The conservatives pushing for “change” are not looking for revolutionary new ideas; they are looking for a return to traditional conservative ideals. These people are true Ronald Reagan Republicans, looking to move our country away from the progressive agenda of the left and toe a true conservative line.

Yes, recent rhetoric from the GOP has been similar to 1994, and I say great. This is the exact change our country needs. We do not need to change into something new, but restore conservative politics that predate the current progressive movement and the two that came before it in the New Deal and the Great Society. This is the change people have cried for during town hall meetings and what the liberals have ignored.

A complete disregard of constituents has forced the people of this great nation to rise up and take matters into their own hands, and thus the Tea Party has flourished. To look at the Tea Party as a bunch of right-winged radicals is a slanted and narrow point of view. The Tea Party is a group of ardent conservatives who want to see the GOP move in a more traditional conservative direction. I hope this time around the Grand Old Party delivers on their promises to America, so it can prevent another set of decades like the 1990s and 2000s. We do not need any more wish-washy, big government Republicans like George W. Bush, who before Barrack Obama, increased the size of government more than any president before him.

With a bit of luck and a lot of hard work I believe that this generation of conservative leaders, people like Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Chris Chritstie and John Thune, can lead this country back down the path of conservative values, idealism and politics. This is what real change should look like come November.