We’re so far behind, not only do France and New Zealand have Conservative governments…

National Post – Tim Mak: Goldwater, Reagan and …Ludacris?

This weekend, hip-hop artist Christopher Bridges came to Washington, D.C. to fundraise and lift awareness for his charitable organization. I’ve searched high and low, and after seeing him speak, I’m ecstatic to say that I’ve finally found a popular conservative rapper. Coincidentally, his stage name fits the reaction that most people have to this proposition – it’s Ludacris.

Popular rappers tend to rap about liberal issues. …This is why it’s so refreshing to finally find a rapper who, while not identifying as a conservative, is acting and talking like one.

At a televised luncheon at the National Press Club on Friday, Ludacris started his speech by calling for a “paradigm shift” towards leadership “that is very basic and that starts with self.” Self-ownership and personal responsibility being conservative principles, this piqued my interest.

But wait, there’s more! In words that might well have come from the mouth of Newt Gingrich, Ludacris spoke about the inadequacies of the welfare state:

Our communities need fixing; our systems are badly broken. We can’t wait on the government, their institutions, social programming and policies alone to fix our communities. We have to look at other sources… people are looking in a different direction for philanthropic leadership.

But even the rappers are getting ahead of us.