Young conservatives at CPAC 2014 - Image Gage Skidmore for Flickr Creative Commons -

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Several themes emerged at the CPAC 2014 conference this week. Speakers seemed to hit many of the same themes—and they resonated with the audience. Rebellion was in the air.

Rep. Michele Bachman Image Gage Skidmore / Flickr CC

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"We want a country where personal freedom is cherished," said Martin. "We will win! Our values, personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt free future will win."

Rand Paul at CPAC 2014 - Image Gage Skidmore / Flickr CC

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What makes CPAC a success is that common ideas could be discussed in a civilized manner of people of all stripes.

Ted Cruz / Photo by Gage Skidmore, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

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Thursday morning CPAC speeches by Ted Cruz, Pat Toomey and Paul Ryan set the tone for the three day conference.

John Bolton / Gage Skidmore, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2014 — John Bolton dodged a common failure of motivational speakers: The satisfaction people get from motivational speeches is usually temporary....

Rick Santorum - Image by Jacquie Kubin

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"I'm here to see America win...We are the party who has the polices that will work best. We are the party that will create growth and opportunity.

The GOP - Getting Younger!

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The American Conservative Union (ACU) announced their "Top 10 Conservatives Under 40".

Rick Perry speaks at CPAC - CNN Video Screen Shot

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Rick Perry brought the audience to their feet with a rousing speech first thing on the second day of CPAC.

Gov. Rick Perry / Image Wikipedia Commons

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Governor Rick Perry, who ran for president in the 2012 election, has been a defender of conservative values calling for ‘principled solutions to tough challenges”.

CPAC 2014

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CPAC is seen as just a gathering of conservatives to hear speeches by politicians seeking the presidency. CPAC is so much more and most of the action happens far away from the main stage.

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