2 ) Katie Kieffer
There is perhaps no more important an audience to reach with the libertarian principles of the Tea Party than students and young adults. Heartening as it may be to see a group of any size attending a rally or other civic engagement, the typical sea of grey and silver hair at Tea Party events bodes poorly for the perpetuation of the movement’s ideas. That’s why young conservative activists who engage their peers are vitally important.
One such voice is Katie Kieffer, an ambitious young woman who has parlayed her enthusiasm, education, and experience into a new media brand. Recently added as a columnist at Townhall, Kieffer is a rising star propelled on her own steam. Kieffer was insightful enough to recognize her passions early in life and sought to develop them in scholastic endeavors which led to leadership opportunities and a varied career in journalism, video production, and public speaking.
Kieffer has a passion for free enterprise which is apparent in everything she does. She distinguishes herself by deviating from boiler plate arguments to highlight the application of free market principles, and their effect on American prosperity.
… Private entrepreneurs will literally fly to the moon to solve the U.S. technology crisis while government initiatives to support green technology fall flat.
The set of 17 rare elements known as “rare-earths” is integral to normal technology like iPads, fiber–optic cables and military equipment as well as “clean” technology like wind turbines, solar panels and electric batteries.
The U.S. used to lead the world in mining rare-earths through a California mine called Molycorp. However, environmental regulations sent this mine into extinction and the U.S. lost her competitive technology advantage. Today, years later, Molycorp is slowly re-building after meeting stricter U.S. environmental standards(…)
As hall of fame quarterback and former Minnesota Viking Fran Tarkenton told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Nov. 24, 2010, “In my life, when I tried to have a quick fix to something, it turned out worse than it was before.” Unfortunately, many U.S. politicians see government intervention in clean tech as the quick fix to energy independence, job creation, and a cleaner environment.
Check out Kieffer’s YouTube channel for interviews, speeches, and commentary.