An Open Letter To Millennials

In 2016, Millennials will have their moment,

If you are between the ages of 18 and 34, November 8, 2016 could be the defining moment of your generation.  This country has endured nearly 40 years of growing political dissonance.  The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Watergate scandal and the omnipotent political discord surrounding the Vietnam War, propelled our country into an increasing level of patriotic unrest that has culminated in the cultural debauchery that is, the 2016 Presidential election.  Generation X, the first to inherit a world worse off than our parents, with its paltry impact against that of the massive, baby boomer electorate, was futile in any efforts we might have undertaken to change the political tide of a nation plagued by increasing legislative futility and tug-of-war governance.  We were too small to matter, and the name Generation X became a self-fulfilling prophecy.  But as our numbers were our problem, yours are our solution.

Today, millennials officially outnumber boomers by approximately 500,000 people.  It is your libertarian, fiscally conservative majority, boosted by the boomer-light, more pragmatic, data-driven minority of the X generation, that can save this country from self-serving fiscal eccentricity and hyperbolic, ideologically driven culture wars, toward a path of reasonable, effective governance.

At the precipice of this nation’s journey toward our current, hate-plagued, blame-ridden, utter unaccountability, John F Kennedy bestowed on us the wisdom to ask “not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”  At perhaps no time since those words were first spoken, have they resonated more, than in this election.  What the Millennial generation can do for their country, is save it from itself.  To all of them, this is your moment and your country to bend to your will. 

I ask of all of you, seize your moment, announce your majority with the resounding hymn of your vote and take by force the nation that is and for many decades will be, YOURS.