C.J. Pearson, the popular pint-sized political pundit, recently spoke to Western Journalism on a variety of topics, including an issue that has affected his home state of Georgia. Stone Mountain was the site of a recent Confederate flag rally, sparking renewed debate over the divisive historical symbol.
While Pearson understands the painful past many associate with the Confederate flag, he expresses hope that Americans can move on to have conversations about issues affecting the nation’s future.
“While I do support the removal of the Confederate flag from public grounds,” he explained, “I do believe some activists have taken removal to the extreme.”
He went on to conclude that Americans “have bigger fish to fry.”
Specifically, he noted that the black community should look at the devastating impact of abortion.
“The Confederate flag didn’t kill 90,000 black babies last year,” he noted. “Planned Parenthood did.”
The teen, already expressing congressional ambitions, tackled other weighty topics during the interview – including a Supreme Court many conservatives feel has exceeded its constitutional boundaries.
“The recent ruling by the Supreme Court to not only preserve the Affordable Care Act was despicable and, to be quite frank, disgraceful,” he concluded. “The Supreme Court interprets the law. They don’t make the law. In regards to their ruling on gay marriage, it was clear trespass upon the states’ rights to choose how and to whom they distribute marriage licenses.”
Continuing his thoughts on the gay marriage ruling, Pearson shared his opinion that it was “less about religion and more about the judicial activism that was clearly on display for every American to see.”
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