The GOP is seen as the "establishment" or the "law enforcement" or authoritarian party by many young people. Ron Paul has a very anti-authoritarian message and is still pro small government and traditionally republican. Embrace Ron Paul and kick the neo-cons to the out of the party.. they were never real conservatives anyways, just opportunistic war mongers. THINK about it. Did Bush shrink government? NO. The true small government conservatism took a back seat to his big government "nation building" agenda. 2006 & 2008 elections were a public repudiation of the neo-cons and their big government authoritarianism.
This is the best idea there is, possibly with the exception of ending the war on drugs. Why is the GOP unpopular among young people?
1) because they support putting peaceable pot smokers in jail (and LOTS of young people use pot - that fact is inescapable. not all of them are dirty hippie liberals either)
2) Because the GOP turned down the only candidate that was ever really attractive to young people - Ron Paul, in favor of the non-conservative, non-interesting, big government John McCain.
The republican party is supposed to be about SMALL GOVERNMENT, states rights, and individual rights! The Federal government's war on drugs is totally contrary to ALL of these conservative principles, and it alienates young people from the party.
Stay pro-life, go back to small government republicanism, embrace Ron Paul, and DITCH the failure known as the War on Drugs.
The republican party should be more like Ron Paul. They SHOULD NOT become pro-abortion though. Abortion violates individual rights, and republicans are the party of individual rights. The party becoming pro-abortion would also alienate the social conservatives from the GOP - not good.
Abolish the IRS!
Constitutional rights are a must have.
ABSOLUTELY end the war on drugs! The GOP is supposed to be the guardian of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS!