I just did a little research on the member age groups on this site and found a glaring issue that should be addressed. We have 48000 members on this site. Of that number only 308 members are of the 35 and younger category, and shockingly 22 members of that group don't even list themselves as Americans. Half of the U.S. population is 35.3 and younger.
I understand that with age comes experience and hopefully wisdom. However, if our demographics are no including this sizable chunk of the U.S. population, then we are not reaching the people that need to reached, the younger generation. This also means that whatever we do here and now will have little to no effect in about 15 years because, majority of Americans at that time will be Generation Y or younger and will not have chosen to believe in the America that we are trying to see rebuilt. We need to market the idea of the America of our fore-fathers to Generation Y, or we might as well fold our tents. The image of the Tea Party must be a lasting image that hits all the age demographics, today, tomorrow, and in the future as well as the older generations.
I think the challenge is in finding creative ways to communicate with them. Taking an interest in who they are and what they think, etc.
Currently, I'm using fictional stories to reach into the world and reeducate them on the values that made this country great. Don't really know how effective it will be, but I'm hoping to at least spark some conversations.
Kids today don't realize how useless the government is in your later years. They go to public schools that preach how much the government assists them, but as you get older, you realize you don't need public schools, and you stop going. Nothing bad happens, but that money gets wasted.