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Executive Director Casey Given Quoted in Vice on the Alt-right

Young Voices Executive Director Casey Given was quoted in Vice at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) about the relationship between conservatives and the alt-right:

“This is really kind of a battle that’s tearing apart the heart and soul of the conservative movement right now, especially in the age of President Trump,” said Casey Given, executive director of Young Voices, a group of millennial libertarians, who was at CPAC.

The article is available online here.

Where Have All The CPAC Libertarians Gone?

The halls of the Conservative Political Action Conference were not humming with the excitement of liberty as it has been in years past.

The Conservative Political Action Conference in 2015 was as close to a libertarian dream as the conference has ever come.

Enthusiastic young libertarians, optimistic that liberty would prevail in the 2016 election, proudly sported their Stand With Rand shirts draped in pro-liberty stickers and pins.

Panels were presented incorporating libertarian ideas, such as the Privacy versus Security debate with Judge Andrew Napolitano and The Red Pill or The Blue Pill? A Debate on Marijuana Legalization with Governor Gary Johnson.

Read the rest on Liberty Conservatives Magazine, here.

The Divide of CPAC 2016

A unified conservative front was nowhere to be found at the Conservative Political Action Conference this year.

While standing in the two-hour line to get into the ballroom on Friday, I watched as a young woman was introducing herself to a group of students. The students wore “Dump Trump” pins on their CPAC lanyards and were vocal about their dislike of the candidate.

Hesitantly, the young woman wove into the conversation a question that seemed to be lingering on her mind for a while: “Would you guys consider being friends with someone who supports Donald Trump?” She was a Trump supporter, and it was obvious she had been receiving the cold shoulder for it all day.

The environment at CPAC this year was hostile.

Watching the GOP debate with hundreds of other conservatives exemplified the divide felt at this year’s conference. While your expected cheers and applause were heard after most candidates spoke, there were notable exceptions.

Read the rest on Liberty Conservatives Magazine, here.