Here’s a must-read article – unlike many of the topics I cover, it’s not dependent on the ebb and flow of current events. Still, I encourage you to read it sooner rather than later, as I believe you will find hope and encouragement therein: Dr. Terence Moore of Fort Collins’ Ridgeview Classical Academy writes in Touchstone Magazine about America’s “Red-State Students” who are seeking a higher education than the Ivy League.
For those of us engaged in the current “battles” of politics and public policy, whose passions tend to rise and fall with day-to-day advances and setbacks, it is most encouraging to see a generation of young men and women (like “Promise”) emerging with a solid classical foundation and a moral compass. I know young people like this exist because I have seen and interacted with some of them. And I thank God for His grace.
People of the Left, I encourage you to read the article, too. Face your worst fears, as a generation of well-grounded, truth-loving, hard-working conservative kids rise to take the helms of leadership in their families, churches, and communities throughout America. I’m sure many of you will snicker and sneer to avoid the confrontation. Contrary to the hyperbolic rantings of some on the Leftward fringes, you do not have to fear the loss of your freedoms … just the loss of relevance in the public debate. In order to better understand the future, you would be wise to meet one of these young people on their own terms – even if only through reading the article.
The “Red-State Students” do not belong to the webs of desperate nihilism or chestless postmodernism but to the enduring traits of faith, honor, prudence, and purity. And they merit our prayers.
It is because of leaders like Dr. Moore and of loving, conscientious families like the one “Promise” comes from that long-term victory awaits us, even if we are left to endure some short-term setbacks along the way.