By Margaret Hoover
Margaret Hoover has been a lifelong member of the Republican occasion. She grew up a self-described "ditto head." She labored within the White condominium for President George W. Bush. this day she is a political commentator for Fox information, the place, as one in every of invoice O'Reilly's tradition Warriors, she frequently champions the conservative reason. She additionally occurs to be the great-granddaughter of the thirty-first president of the U.S., Herbert Hoover. those impeccable conservative credentials underscore the gravity of her deep-seated issues concerning the way forward for the Republican social gathering. Her get together, she believes, has fallen dangerously out of step with the emerging iteration of younger Americans.
In American Individualism, Margaret Hoover demanding situations the up-and-coming millennial iteration to take one other examine the Republican get together. even supposing millennials hardly establish themselves as Republicans, Hoover contends that those younger women and men who helped select President Barack Obama are sympathetic to the basic ideas of conservatism. She makes a compelling case for the way the GOP can correct itself and seize the allegiance of this team. She believes that her occasion is uniquely located to supply ideas for the main urgent difficulties dealing with America--skyrocketing debt and deficits, crises in schooling and immigration, a warfare opposed to Islamist supremacy--but that it really is held again by means of the outsize impression in the occasion of social and spiritual conservatives.
American Individualism is Hoover's name to motion for Republicans to embody a conservatism that emphasizes person freedom either in fiscal coverage and within the realm of social matters with a view to entice the recent new release of electorate. The Republican occasion, Hoover asserts, can win the help of the millennials whereas while final trustworthy to conservative ideas. In a trip that's either political and private, Hoover rediscovers those bedrock conservative values within the writings of her great-grandfather, President Herbert Hoover, who emphasised the important significance of person freedom to the yank lifestyle and who sought to strike a fragile stability in making a choice on the restricted but crucial function the government may still play within the lives of Americans.
Margaret Hoover advocates a conservatism that's absolutely in step with the unique impulses of the yankee conservative move. It inspires her great-grandfather's emphasis at the values of civic accountability and repair to others--instincts instilled within the millennial iteration. She argues that the Republican celebration this day needs to evolve so one can in achieving greatness, and that it may accomplish that with out compromising its tried-and-true basic ideas. to the contrary, these enduring ideas, if always utilized, will permit the occasion to draw a more youthful following.
An impassioned and persuasive political manifesto grounded in twentieth-century background and specific on the so much difficult difficulties of the twenty-first century, Margaret Hoover's American Individualism bargains provocative principles not only for reinvigorating the Republican occasion but additionally for strengthening the United States within the a long time forward.
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American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party by Margaret Hoover