Pictured above is CJ Pearson, a 12-year-old young conservative who according to TPNN “actually wrote a bill titled ‘HR37’ that will lower the age for Georgia State Legislators”:
The bill has been introduced and was officially filed last week. This legislation, if passed, will lower the minimum age requirement to serve in the Georgia General Assembly for both chambers. If it passes, the age requirements for House candidates will be lowered from 21 to 18 and for Senate hopefuls, from 25 to 21. He has lined up with State Representative Ben Harbin and the bill has seven co-sponsors! Keep in mind that our current President never wrote a bill while he served as a US Senator, nor have many members of Congress.
CJ’s is also a big champion for the idea that “all politics is local,” in that too many of us (myself included) eschew local politics in favor of the more dramatic national stories. This actually makes zero sense, given that local politics usually affects us individually a whole lot more than national politics.
Do you have potholes all over the street you live on? Who do you think you should contact to have them fixed? Some politician almost 3,000 miles away in D.C.? No. Your local City Council would be the first place to start and yet many people think only the Federal Government is the solution.
Furthermore, according to the Columbia County News-Times, his “strongest guiding force is ‘the vision of my founding fathers'”:
Limited government means limited government; there’s no way around it.
What makes CJ even more awesome is the fact that he is not afraid of criticizing conservatives, who he says often “aren’t as critical of their own party” as they should be: “They think that our party is perfect and that’s a downright blatant lie, that’s pure ignorance.”
Indeed it is!
Just so you know, this brilliant young man who celebrates limited government and writes legislative bills also blogs for FreedomWorks. Amazing, right? Now this kid right here, ladies and gentlemen, is one worth paying attention to and also emulating. I for one plan to pay more attention to local politics because of him. And for that, I salute young CJ Pearson!