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The Republican Party Needs Millennials to Survive

Conservatives can win over young Americans to our principles, but first we have to live by those principles.
Source: Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Some conservative national-security practitioners gathered recently to find common ground on the future. The meeting wasn’t, as described in The Washington Post, flooded with regretful signatories of various anti-Trump letters, recanting in the hopes of career advancement. In attendance were people who had served in the Trump administration and people who’d refused to serve, united by a desire to restore principled national-security policies. What follows is an abbreviated version of my paper for the gathering, which was on how to engage young Americans with conservative principles.

In my experience, conservative foundational beliefs appeal to our successors. We can win for Democrats by a 35-point margin in 2018 in large part because we don’t.

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