YoungCons.com was created by David Rufful and Josh Riddle in their freshmen dorm room at Dartmouth College in May 2009.

With the release of the website, Josh and David created and released a conservative music video titled “Young Con Anthem,” which went viral on YouTube and landed the two Ivy Leaguers on The O’Reilly Factor, Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox & Friends, Huckabee, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The Huffington Post, Playboy Magazine, Daily Kos, Power Line Blog, MTV and many other nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs.

David, who is a Rhode Island native, and Josh, who is from Colorado, were both recruited to play division one college basketball at Dartmouth. They committed to Dartmouth in October 2007.

Without any outside funding or support, David and Josh have built one of the largest websites in the world, in terms of unique visitors and page views, through their hard work and determination. They have received the recognition and praise or people like Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Greg Gutfeld, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, Frank Pastore and many others.

In April 2014, Josh and David partnered with Aaron Windeknecht, the “Comical Conservative” and Founder of Konnect LLC. YoungCons.com has been profitable throughout its entire history. Josh and David maintain ownership control of the website.


As defenders of freedom in our constitutional republic, it is our mission and duty to steer the country away from the false promises of progressivism and advocate a smaller government of moral absolutes and individual responsibility.

In a technological era driven fiercely by the mainstream media, we believe that those who vocalize a true conservative message are slanted as intolerant, racist, bible and gun clinging, corporate fat cats who could not care less about the environment nor the well being of their fellow man. Young Conservatives offers articles and videos that prove otherwise. We have a mission to spread the love and logic surrounding true conservatism.

In a day where conservatives are seen as close-minded and archaic, Young Conservatives bring a new perspective to a long-standing philosophy. Our generation will — one way or another — make decisions that will directly affect a rapidly aging and needy population and an exploding, unsustainable national debt.

We feel the moral obligation to intervene against those who abandon our founding principles and embrace the comfortable, but deceptive ideals of moral relativism, victim identification and outcome equivalence. Instead of sinking into the assemblage of the self-satisfied, Young Conservatives challenges the hearts and minds of Americans with content that exposes the false promises of progressivism and the utopian state. This problem is real, and the fight for freedom has begun. What are you doing about it?