Letter from the Chairman
welcome to the website of the Texas Aggie Conservatives!
We were just re-recognized this past spring of 2008 and plan to be very
active this year promoting conservatism and opposing liberalism on
campus. If you are interested in joining our cause, visit the
Join TAC Page.
The conventional wisdom is that A&M is already a conservative campus.
People say that all the time. But the fact of the matter is that many
people say it derisively or with disdain, as if conservatism was
something negative, something to be overcome. There is more liberalism
within A&M's administrators, staff, faculty, and even students than most
people know or are willing to acknowledge. They see the conservative
label as a welcome challenge, eager to "educate" and "enlighten" Aggies
away from that label.
Sure, the student body may be more conservative than the teasips down
the road, but I wonder: if the student body is supposedly so
conservative, why is Rep. Chet Edwards representing A&M in the US
Congress? Why was the campus chalked up with Obama and Hillary messages
leading up to the primaries? Why does A&M host and why do students
attend the Vagina Monologues on campus? Why are there student chapters
of Amnesty International, NOW, Planned Parenthood (in the works), and
Brazos Valley Coalition Against War? Something is wrong with this
The campus is overwhelmingly Christian, and yet many of these Christians
apparently mistake Marxism for the tenets of their own faith. I must
have missed the chapter where Jesus commands his disciples to care for
the poor by coercing the rich. And yet somehow many of these same people
oppose the necessary force required to defend America from Islamo-fascists.
It is time to turn a passive, silent, oblivious majority of
conservatives into an active, vocal, aware majority.
The reconstitution of TAC on the A&M campus is long overdue. I don't
think students really understand what conservatism is anymore or why it
matters. Part of the problem has been that conservatism has always been
a diverse coalition and now the divisions within the conservative
coalition have been highlighted and deepened by recent events and
issues, especially the Iraq War and social issues.
Sadly, the Republican Party has been the other part of the problem. It
has only made things worse. Since Ronald Reagan, the party has been
steadily drifting away from its conservative principles. Compared with
liberal Democrats, George W. Bush and John McCain may be the best that
conservatives have had to choose from, but by no means do they fully
embody what it means to be conservative. Increased government spending
across the board, a new Medicare entitlement, amnesty for illegal
immigrants, No Child Left Behind, campaign finance "reform," etc. This
is not conservatism; it's liberalism. Now more than ever, it is time to
defend and revive conservatism among the American people, especially
among our generation, before we lose what has made Texas and this
country great and blessed.
I have many friends among the College Republicans, but their hands are
tied to party loyalty, whoever the candidate is. They are stuck
supporting whatever moderate comes down the pipeline (or doing nothing
when disappointed). But what sets TAC apart from them is our ability and
willingness to put principle before any party or person. The Republican
Party needs to regain its soul, the soul of conservatism. To those
Aggies who feel the same way, who are tired of the status quo, join us
in TAC! Help us fight liberalism wherever it may be!
Over the coming years, TAC is going to use whatever tools at its
disposal to articulate and advance conservatism on campus and
beyond, whether through flyers, publications, posters, events,
videos, music, the internet, etc. We are going to fight for our
principles, be creative, and have a lot of fun along the way.
Ronald Reagan said it best::
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We
didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought
for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we
will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's
children what it was once like in the United States where men were
Thanks and Gig'em,
TAC Chairman 08-09