Does Ashton Kutcher Speech at Teen Choice Awards Give Conservatism a Boost?

One of most impactful conservative speeches of the summer of 2013 may have been given by a Hollywood star who gave money to the Obama presidential and Democrat campaigns in 2012. Ashton Kutcher’s speech last week before an audience of young people at the Teen Choice Awards may have illuminated an age old belief for them, that hard work is not radioactive.

In fact Kutcher, who has been a young acting sensation since he first arrived in Hollywood to star in television hit series like That 70s Show and more recently Two and a Half Men, actually has reawakened a movement which is revolutionary in the Obamanization of America. It is a movement that is based upon the belief that the pursuit of hard work does matter. It is a belief that allows a person to develop a personal integrity system to grow inside with pride and self worth.

Unfortunately, for the duration of the Obama administration, the young of America who were displaced or abandoned by any true economic private sector job recovery have been largely mesmerized by Obama’s welfare and government job creation practices. The president has created a movement in the core of American psychology that the new age of employment is entirely secured to the moorings of government giveaways, federally inspired handouts and socialist-minded set asides that paralyze self-worth and individual drive.

Yet, there on stage was an actor who was really telling it to young people straight from inside his heart, that there is something pure and essential in the need to go after jobs that are not sexy, glamorous or government created. He had a factory job where he once swept cheerios dust from the factory floor and he built upon that job experience, according to the New York Post.

Kutcher, who grew up in rural Iowa, actually worked where he had to wipe his brow from the sweat of jobs like carrying shingles on a roof when was only 13 years old. Nope, nothing sexy or glamorous about it, but it does wonders for building strength of character and inner worth that is priceless.

It is this heart inspiring characterization of the old-new American ethos that was securely intact during the first two hundred plus years in America that Kutcher reached back and wrestled to the stage last week.

About the author: Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.

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