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Heard the “Young Conservative Anthem” yet?

by @ 22:34 on June 1, 2009. Filed under Conservatism.

Via Uwire:

A conservative rap video which claims to reflect true conservative values is quickly becoming a cult success and going viral.

“The Young Con Anthem,” created by two Dartmouth students, has received more than 90,000 views and has made it to The Huffington Post, USA Today and a variety of blogs across the political spectrum.

Students David Rufful and Josh Riddle made a rap video which they say was intended to spread the views of the Young Conservatives, a group started by Rufful and Riddle with “a devout mission to spread the love and logic surrounding true conservatism,” according the organization’s Web site.

Rufful and Riddle, both due to graduate in 2012, came to Dartmouth from the Northfield Mount Hermon School, a private school in Massachusetts.

“We didn’t think it would blow up to be this big, but it was kind of a way for us to express a pretty unique view,” Riddle said in an interview with The Dartmouth. “We kind of wanted to spread the love that’s behind the conservative movement.”

In the rap, Rufful and Riddle, who perform under the names Serious C and Stiltz, respectively, discuss the origins of their conservative values, saying: “Three things taught me conservative love / Jesus, Ronald Reagan plus Atlas Shrugged.”

“I take the way I want to have relationships and my morals from the Bible and Jesus, the idea of supply side economics from Ronald Reagan and from Atlas Shrugged, “Riddle said in an interview, “obviously, I don’t agree with all of [Ayn Rand’s] religious philosophies, but it’s all about the power of the individual.”

Riddle said his views are “more valid” because of the diverse influences that contribute to his conservatism.

Here’s the vid:

I found it hard to understand them at times, but the concept was neat – and it’s always good to see young conservatives out there trying to spread the the conservative message.

What did you think of the song/vid?

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.

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