Young Cons (Power Line remix)

Josh Riddle and David Rufful (Serious C and Stiltz) are Dartmouth freshmen of many talents. They call themselves Young Conservatives. Josh has kindly answered my call for the lyrics of their hip-hop anthem that imparts a conservative message in an unlikely form. I’m almost certain that this is the first time the word “inherently” has made its appearance in hip-hop. We’re not talkin’ ’bout “My Generation.”

Part manifesto, part declaration of purpose, part statement of faith, “Young Cons” displays wit and learning in equal parts, with a dash of the mandatory braggadocio thrown in for good measure. And Dartmouth Hall has never looked so good.

Here are the lyrics:

Serious C:
I rep the northeast, and I’m still a young con
Let your voice release, you don’t have to be Obamatrons
I debate any poser who don’t shoot straight
The government spending needs to deflate
Ya ideas are lightweight,
ya careers in checkmate
I frustrate. I increase the pulse rate
I hate when, government dictatin’, makin’
statements, ’bout how to be a merchant,
How to run a restaurant, how to lay the pavement
Bail out a business, but can’t protect an infant
Deficiencies are blatant, young con treatment

I stand one man,
outnumbered at my college
Thank you Miss Cali for reminding us of marriage
Can’t support abortion, and call yourself a Christian
I support life, you’re a puzzled politician
Terrorists were imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay,
and now they’re in our neighborhoods, planning out doomsday
No such thing as utopia, no government can control ya, baby ya,
Reap the benefits hard work and self reliant
Listen to Stiltz, my dude’s a lyrical giant

Stiltz:
I’m 6’9″ head and shoulder above the rest
Liberals playin’ checkers, I’m playin’ chess
My conservative view is drill baby drill
You can say you hate me but
I’m praying for you still
My dislike for thee mosdef is not hyperbole
Taxes are the subject and I will spit them verbally
I’m just livin’ life a conservative philosophy
Sorry Hilary not a right wing conspiracy
We need more women with intellectual integrity
I’m talkin Megyn Kelly not Nancy Pelosi
My main motto is you best work hard
It’s not the hand you were given,
but how you lay down ur cards
I don’t speak lies but I spit the facts
28% the new capital gains tax
Porkulus bill lacks a few stats
The more money we spend, the more mine is worth Jack
The Bible says we’re a people under God,
Usin’ radar for radical Jihad
AIG was hooked up by Chris Dodd
A classy gift ain’t an Ipod
The standards of my crew ain’t republicans dude
I’m reppin’ Jesus Christ and conservative views
Study history and true conservative moves
Every single time they refuse to lose
I am starting to see a modern day Jimmy Carter
When really nothin’ but a Reagan era starter

Serious C:
Yo, We Americans son
Hit ya with some knowledge
The movement has begun
Everyone can succeed
Because our soldiers bleed for us
I said it in the verse,
now I’ll say it in the chorus

Stiltz:
We young conservatives son
Hard work is our motto
The movement has begun
EVERYONE can succeed cause our soldiers bleed, daily
My views are rock solid, no chance you can break me

Serious C:
Phase me, make me, into something that ain’t me
Serious C can’t nobody shake me
great like the Gatsby, poppin posers like acne
Don’t matter if your gay, straight, Christian, Muslim
There’s one thing we all hate, its called socialism.
It’s loathsome, and America ain’t the outcome,
Raise taxes on the people, ya gonna
feel symptoms, problems
I gotta message for a young con:
superman that socialism and waterboard that terrorism

Stiltz:
I fulfill the role that’s inherently mine
Teaching politics through my rap and my rhyme
I’m signing off this track with a question in mind
How will this country get its precious change in time?
Three things taught me conservative love
Jesus, Ronald Reagan, plus Atlas Shrugged
Savin’ our nation from inflation devastation
On my hands and my knees prayin for salvation

Serious C:
Yo, We Americans son
Hit ya with some knowledge
The movement has begun
Everyone can succeed
Because our soldiers bleed for us
I said it in the verse,
now I’ll say it in the chorus

Stiltz:
We young conservatives son
Hard work is our motto
The movement has begun
EVERYONE can succeed cause our soldiers bleed, daily
My views are rock solid, no chance you can break me.

The conservatism and Christianity of these Young Cons have of course attracted the hatred of the mindless left. That much the Young Cons have in common with MIss California, to whom they themselves pay tribute in the song. Inspirational line: “The government spending needs to deflate/Ya ideas are lightweight.” Readers are invited to submit their own favorite lines in the comments.

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