This past year, Americans have witnessed both growth and regression from those leading the future of our country. On stories ranging from feces flinging protestors to freedom loving pupils, Liberty Nation has provided in-depth analysis of the issues concerning our nation’s youth. This article will discuss the various ways in which millennial life has changed within the past year.
Benefits of Tax Reform
Just last month, the Trump administration passed the controversial tax reform bill that is estimated to save Americans thousands of dollars per year. As a result of the legislation, many corporations have increased salaries and issued bonuses, directly benefitting our young workers who often endure substantial student loans and low wages, as discussed in an article by Liberty Nation’s Tim Donner.
Furthermore, the tax reform bill included the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, which previously required all citizens to enroll in a health care plan or incur a fine. Millennials especially struggled to afford the penalty. The repeal will result in increases in income, as it allows them to save funds and freely make decisions regarding their finances.
What will millennials do with their newfound wealth? As reported by LN’s Andrew Moran, about 40% of them spent more on coffee than investing last year. They have evidenced “avocado toast” and enjoyable experiences as their American dream above financial stability.
Perhaps the most evident changes this past year were the numerous instances of violence that occurred at universities across the U.S. The troubles mainly stemmed from the radical leftist group Antifa protesting the expression of free speech.
The group has aggressively countered conservative speakers. At UC Berkeley, displays against numerous conservative presenters led to car burnings, fist fights, and the hurling of fecal matter at right-leaning colleagues. The immature behaviors from Antifa do not correlate to those of even a five-year-old, but rather a chimp.
The chaos is not only stemming from the “anti-fascist” group, however. At the University of Minnesota, one pupil has received death threats for her display of support for President Trump’s stance on immigration reform. Another faced similar intimidations following an appearance on the television show Fox and Friends. What was her crime? She explained that professors should encourage critical thinking instead of attempting to indoctrinate learners with a far-left mindset.
Culprit of the Issue
Perhaps unsurprisingly, 20% of collegegoers agree that violence is an acceptable means of protest, as found by the Brookings Institute, a century-old nonprofit research organization. In the survey, Democrats were significantly more likely to support such demonstrations.
LN interviewed the refreshing libertarian club Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Central Florida, and the results were nothing less than startling.
The group’s Vice President, Spencer Kovach, informed us that he must conceal his political outlooks in his coursework for fear that doing otherwise would result in receiving poor grades. He confided, “You have to be a good little commie to get those extra points.”
Right-leaning students have not just chosen to stand by and watch, however. Media attention otherwise concealed by liberal organizations has resulted in citizens becoming aware of the current situation and banding together to express resistance. Indeed, our Liberty Nation readers, young and old, have joined in the conversation for the betterment of the country’s future.
Regardless of disagreements, all Americans have the right to freely express their views, which is a concept commonly ignored by the far-left. Millennials have undergone significant changes this past year, but with many holding strong to our country’s values of freedom, we would like to believe the future is in reliable hands.