A strong movement has to be willing to not only discuss the issues where everyone agrees, but also to debate important issues where opinion isn’t settled. The goal isn’t to get acclimation on every issue, but to understand the views of allies with differing opinions. By dampening distrust, it allows more robust cooperation on issues where there is agreement.
The conservative movement, in particular, has to be willing to confront important issues, even if causes some members discomfort. The left comes from a singular philosophy; increase centralized control over citizens. Conservatism is built on the sanctity of the individual, but its members are animated by different issues. Conservatives must address all issues where individual liberty is threatened, and it must allow all voices to be heard. That is the spirit underlying Breitbart News’ “Uninvited” session at CPAC on Saturday.
Andrew Breitbart’s animating vision was that all conservative voices deserve to be heard. Moreover, that all issues vital to our national interest deserve a hearing. If the conservative movement bows to the media or a political establishment and censors its discussions, it is cheapened and made weaker.
In that spirit, Breitbart News has organized an impressive panel of experts to address issues which are all to often swept under the rug.
The “Uninvited” panel will take place on Saturday, March 16th from 1-3pm. The event is being held at the Gaylord Convention Center at National Harbor, host hotel for CPAC. The wide-ranging discussion will address the threat of radical islam, the rampant rise of crony capitalism and the undermining of our nation’s military, among other issues. Through active engagement between policy experts and CPAC attendees, “Uninvited” will provide conservatives a robust forum on issues that pose an existential threat to our nation.
Stephen K. Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, said, “This session is not simply about speakers and panelists, but about direct engagement and participation by the CPAC audience. Andrew Breitbart believed in more voices, not less, and that is what this session will be about. We will get as many people as possible to the microphone to ask their questions and engage our speakers.”
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