I may not agree with the political views of Jonathan Krohn, but I’m certainly impressed by him. The 13-year-old politcal wunderkind is the author of Define Conservatism and recently spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Supporters of Jonathan bill him as the future of the party, while detractors claim he’s simply been brainwashed.
What I see, however, is a kid who’s completely dedicated to a purpose, who feels strongly about a cause. Most 13-year-olds can’t even decide what to wear, much less decide on a political viewpoint. Is he simply parroting the views of his idol, the conservative radio host Bill Bennet, who Jonathan cites as a major influence? Does it matter?
As Jonathan gets older and more mature, I’m sure his viewpoints will change. But whether they will get more liberal or even more conservative remains to be seen.
Until then, I’ll just hope that my kids have half the purpose and drive as Jonathon Kohn… though perhaps on the soccer field or in an art class.
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