A few weeks ago, I discovered I enjoyed interviewing people and posting answers about their lives on my blog. I started with some of the primary actors/actresses from “God’s Not Dead.” Now I hope to share several entries from Conservatives who work diligently to wheel America back to the Right. Please take a moment to become more acquainted with Markeece Young.
Your Twitter Bio reads, “I’m 18, Black Conservative, Future Republican Strategist , Cleveland High School Senior activist, visionary and volunteer. #defeathagan” My readers would enjoy getting to you a little better.
You’re currently a senior in high school. What are your plans after graduation?
I hope to go to college in our capital of Raleigh, my main ambition is to do Minority/Youth outreach I have reached out to the RNC and they have contacted me back and are willing to help, I also will be doing an internship with our general assembly.
As a young African American male, do you experience much grief for your Conservative political ideology?
I do get a lot of grief for being a Black Conservative not only from other Blacks but a lot from White Liberals. I have a lot of support from other Blacks though. There are a lot of Blacks out there who see why I made the change and they support me a lot.
Under the “My Vision” tab on your website, you claim a need for America to become a Conservative nation again. What do you mean by this vision statement?
My vision is to see America go back to a time where you could see right from wrong and wrong from right. Today wrong is being called right, too many people are fine with the status quo. Think back to the economic and spiritual revival of the 80’s, think back to the roaring 20’s with Calvin Coolidge Conservatism has revived this country more than once never has liberalism.
You jumped into the world of politics in 2012. What work did you do for the Romney Campaign?
Though I did not work directly with the Romney campaign, I was a very dedicated volunteer with North Carolina’s grassroots campaign NC Victory, there I made thousands of phone calls and knock on a lot of doors. We lead a charge in North Carolina, a state that went to Obama in 2008 we managed to win North Carolina for Romney the only Battleground state he won.
Do you see signs that there could be a Conservative resurgence in America, and if so, what do you consider to be some of those sign posts?
I see a lot of people waking up. I think people who are starting to see these liberal policies hurt them directly are starting to get it. Young voters have turned on Obama and several polls show that they regret voting for him.
What are your future political aspirations?
I’m not ruling out a run for office in the future, but my main objective is reaching out to Minortiy/Youth voters and broadening the base of our party. I really hope the RNC carries out their promise in helping me with this. I hope to maybe have my own show or Radio Show, but I would mostly want to be a person who can help advertise and make our brand more desirable.
Does Faith play any role in your Conservative values?
Faith definitely plays a role in my Conservative values. I think the reason we are in this mess is our Country is getting farther and farther away from God. Hopefully we can bring our country back to the cross.
I want to offer a special thanks to Markeece Young for allowing us a closer look into his life. Obviously this Country needs more young Conservatives like him. You can follow Markeece on Twitter @YoungBLKRepub and be sure to check out his website theyoungconservativenc.weebly.com.