Founded in 2018 by Daniel Schmidt, a 14-year-old high school freshman at the time, The Young Pundit is a political commentary outlet that features the voices of young American nationalists critical of both the Left and the Right. Originally, TYP was created to allow Schmidt to express his thoughts on the most pivotal political events through easily understandable opinion pieces, combating what he perceived as neglect toward traditional values and pragmatic thinking in political commentary.
A year after its founding, Schmidt realized a new direction for TYP’s future. Witnessing the alienation of young people from the Neoconservative Right — with its focus not on families and the national interest but on free markets, abstract economic metrics, and perpetual wars — he noticed the imperative for a medium that enables youthful believers in the doctrine of America First to express their unbridled opinions through insightful opinion pieces, conserving what matters most to the American tradition in the process.
Viewing young American nationalists as crucial for the preservation of American exceptionalism, TYP aims to serve as a digital platform for traditionally conservative high school and college students to expose the hypocrisy, apathy, and indifference towards America’s interests within both political parties. We at The Young Pundit favor stability over unbridled freedom; national cohesion over tribalistic diversity; the interests of families over the interests of the free market; a firm commitment to domestic concerns over an unconditional commitment to foreign nations; a protective economic system over an uncontrollable and demoralizing one; and the celebration of social virtue, rooted in Christianity, over public showings of indecency.
While others see the youth as unintelligible, ill-informed, and an easy source to indoctrinate and use for votes, The Young Pundit sees them as much, much more.
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