C.J. Pearson seems to be an avid fan of politics and Ted Cruz but he has recently renounced Conservatism. First of all, it feels a little weird criticizing a kid’s opinion. After all, he’s just a 13 year old viral Youtube star but I guess he’s technically a teen.
So what? I’m a teen as well. Does that give me the freedom to criticise his past beliefs and viewpoints? Sure, but does it make me any better to judge someone I don’t know very well? Probably not but I know that getting students interested in politics is a good thing. Besides, everyone’s political affiliation changes as they mature and grow. I may be a liberal at the moment but I might grow up to become a hardcore conservative.
I think more teens should be like CJ. They should learn more about politics and how different parties tackle different topics. If that’s happening in the states, why not start a thing called “Teens for Trudeau” in Canada? I’m kind of making fun of ‘Teens for Ted’ but if it gets some students interested in politics, why not?