Founding

 

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

Without any funding or support, Josh and David have built one of the largest websites in the world through their hard work and determination. The site receives 75 million page views per month and 25 million unique visitors per month. The site is consistently ranked among the Top 100 Desktop Sites and Top 25 Mobile Sites, according to Quantcast rankings.

With the release of the website, Josh and David also released the conservative music video titled “Young Con Anthem.” This video 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. They have received the recognition and praise or people like Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Greg Gutfeld, Dinesh D’Souza, Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, Mark Steyn, Frank Pastore and many others.

David and Josh played division one college basketball at Dartmouth and edited for the preeminent conservative college newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. They both committed to Dartmouth in October 2007 while studying at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts.

Josh and David maintain exclusive ownership and control of the website as well as their company, Young Conservatives LLC. YoungCons.com has been profitable throughout its entire history.

Mission

 

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?


THE TEAM

 

josh
 

Josh Riddle

 

Joshua Riddle is the Co-Founder and CEO of YoungCons.com, which reaches over 75 million page views each month and 25 million unique visitors each month. YoungCons.com is regularly ranked among the Top 100 U.S. Desktop Websites and among the Top 25 U.S. Mobile Websites, according to Quantcast.com.

Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he studied American politics. Josh is a former editor of the preeminent conservative college newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. Josh is a former division one college athlete for the Dartmouth men’s basketball team. Josh was named a Rockefeller Center Leadership Fellow and has served as producer to The Laura Ingraham Show. He has written on a number of policy issues as a contributor at Ricochet.com as well as a new media associate for Acculturated.com and PowerLineBlog.com.

Josh has appeared on several nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs, including Huckabee, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, The Strategy Room, The Big Picture, TheBlaze TV and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

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David Rufful

David Rufful is the Co-Founder and President of YoungCons.com, which reaches over 75 million page views each month and 25 million unique visitors each month. YoungCons.com is regularly ranked among the Top 100 U.S. Desktop Websites and among the Top 25 U.S. Mobile Websites, according to Quantcast.com.

David is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he studied American politics and Arabic. During his sophomore summer, David served as Editor-in-Chief of The Dartmouth Review. As a senior, David was elected Captain of the Dartmouth men’s basketball team by his coaches and teammates. David played in the most games in Dartmouth history (114). He was selected to the Ivy League All-Academic 1st Team in 2012 and twice named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Beyond basketball, David finished 2nd place among thousands of entries in TheBlaze’s documentary film contest, The Pursuit of Truth.

David has appeared on several nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets and national television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, TheBlaze TV, Huckabee, Fox & Friends, The Strategy Room, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.