2,000 reasons to be hopeful about the next generation

2,000 reasons to be hopeful about the next generation

If you listen to or read the mainstream news, you would think there are a lot of reasons to be discouraged about the next generation of Americans.

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reported that belief in patriotism, God and family is in a free fall among Millennials and Gen Zers. And a Gallup poll shows support for socialism on the rise with younger voters.

But this past weekend, I found a reason to be hopeful.

Actually, I found almost 2,000 reasons. Last Sunday, I joined Congressman Dan Crenshaw in participating in the inaugural Youth Summit in Houston, Texas, where almost 2,000 high school and college students joined us to find how they can become more involved in politics, government, and public service.

The response from students was amazing. From The Texan:

Fourteen-year-old Hailey told The Texan that she came to the summit because she is concerned about policies that might infringe on 1st and 2nd Amendment rights.

Hailey already knew a lot about the Bill of Rights, but said, “I learned more about the background of some of the [socialist] policies, and about the Democratic Socialism that they’re trying to force on us.”  

It was truly inspiring.

I have great faith in the next generation of conservatives and all of us have a responsibility to ensure their success. These young people are ready to use the power of their voices. When they are educated with good facts, they will make the right decisions. Unfortunately, many of them face intimidating environments on their campuses. That’s why showing them our support, through events like the Houston Youth Summit, is one of the most important things we can do.

We face big challenges at home and around the world. It is easy to focus on the scandals and the partisan rancor; it is easy to lose sight of the good and the right with the constant barrage of politicians and pundits telling us what is wrong.

That’s why I try to remind myself every single day: Even on our worst day, we are blessed to be Americans. We are blessed to live in a country where close to 2,000 high school and college students drove hours to participate in an event that celebrated freedom, capitalism, and patriotism. We are blessed to live in a country where hope and perseverance prevail.

These young Americans are a large part of the reason why I started Stand For America and why we are getting ready to launch a student program.

The next generation of conservatives is counting on us. I hope you will all join us in empowering them.

9 Replies to “2,000 reasons to be hopeful about the next generation

  • Mike Girka

    By Mike Girka


    Recently attended a Navy Boot Camp graduation ceremony at Great Lakes Il. Afterward I talked to several graduates. Wow. Polite, driven to serve their country and to make themselves better. The future for these kids is looking bright. Making a better future for us all.

  • Alan Goodrich

    By Alan Goodrich


    Encouraging, indeed!

  • Gaetana Migliore

    By Gaetana Migliore


    Thank you! It’s going to take strong men & women like you & Crenshaw to keep this country from the inevitable total destruction it shall face from the Demonrats!
    Thank you for your service, Nikki! Keep up the great work! 👍🏼
    [..and please, please, please consider a run for the office of POTUS in 2024!] 🇺🇸

    • Sandea

      By Sandea


      Nikki & Ivanka as VP 2024…. imagine? Knowledgable, powerful caring woman that can awaken many others to stop believing the lies.
      So happy to see what she and others are doing. We need to keep our next generations informed on history or it will repeat itself. We need to protect our children and keep them informed on the facts! I talk and show mine what socialism has done to other countries. 💔😔 #GodHelpUs #UnitedNotDivided 🇺🇸❤🇺🇸

  • Lex Parker

    By Lex Parker


    I am encouraged about our future generations knowing we have youth in the conservative movement of our country. Right on! And hopefully they will grow the grass roots conservatives of our this nation.

  • Laura Einwechter

    By Laura Einwechter


    Dan Crenshaw for President 2024!

  • Jeannie Thompson

    By Jeannie Thompson


    This is definitely refreshing to know. Thanks for sharing this inspiration of the future of our great country. It is my hope and wish that You, Nikki Haley will be our first female POTUS. Perhaps then, it will shut down the socialist idealism that is brainwashing our youth and young adults driven by the corrupt far left Democratic Party which is mainly funded by George Soros and Warren Buffet. Both who know they are untouchable by the judicial system & law enforcement as they will tie the courts up with appeals and by the time the knots get untied, they will be dead.

    Consider the run for POTUS in 2024. I think & believe you will take it by storm!

  • Kris Wakeford

    By Kris Wakeford


    Thank you for this info. I’ve been really concerned about the future of our country. I’ve got seven grandchildren and wonder what kind of nation they would grow up in. This is wonderful and only pray that it grows.
    I also agree, consider running in 2024.

  • professionally written and FREE

    By professionally written and FREE


    The survey among the young voters is somewhat disappointing. Their positions and principles differ significantly from the interests of the previous generation.

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