Culture, culture, culture, culture, culture. You want to know how to reach out to the average apathetic or misguided American? Culture. Conservatives and libertarians perpetually feel as if we are on the outside of the cultural battle; assuming that actors, musicians, athletes, and every active member of the visible pop culture realm is a card carrying Democrat (or worse). While it's true that a large portion of Hollywood is staunchly liberal, conservative artists are not as few as many of us assume.
This is why it's SO important for us to seek out and support small government celebrities. Hopefully, with support, more will be willing to "come out." Seriously, it's harder to "come out" conservative in Hollywood than it is to "come out" as gay. Much harder.
Listed below are celebrities who have taken small government stances in the past. Keep in mind that you might not agree with each one on every issue, but it's important to support anyone in Hollywood who has the guts to speak out against the liberal culture they are immersed in on a daily basis.
Some conservatives/libertarians on twitter (Trust me, there are more):
- Melissa Joan Hart: @MelissaJoanHart
- Stacey Dash: @REALStaceyDash
- Craig T. Nelson @_CraigTNelson
- Adam Baldwin @adamsbaldwin
- Nick Searcy @yesnicksearcy
- Rob Lowe (An independent, but not afraid to toe the conservative line) @Rob Lowe
Conservative/Republican Celebrities (A Sampling):
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Trust me, there are MANY more, but part of the fun is locating the conservative celebrities yourself. It's kinda like a glorified scavenger hunt.
And now...for my favorite part...
“I absolutely don’t believe you can put sanctions or shackles on what is made. Nor do I want to pretend the world is different than what we witnessed that night… America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”
"If you take guns away from legal gun owners then the only people who would have guns would be the bad guys."
“The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
-NRA MEMBER James Earl Jones
Note: He's a lefty, but at least he's right on guns.
So I'll leave it at that, but I want to issue a challenge to all of my fellow conservatives looking to break the liberal death grip on Hollywood. Do your own research. What I've compiled here doesn't even scratch the surface. Support conservative/libertarian celebrities, and even those who lean left, provided they have the guts to take a conservative position once in a while.
Taking back the country starts with taking back the culture. Now excuse me, Person of Interest is on tonight (which of course stars another outspoken conservative celebrity, Jim Caviezel)