Seventeen-year-old Jared will not be staying under the authoritarian thumb of California Gov. Gavin Newsom much longer. The high school senior was just accepted into the University of Miami and will escape Newsom for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
That is a win.
Jared is finding comfort and motivation at America Fest.
“It’s a shame that more people can’t hear the message and that schools and the government are pushing the complete opposite message,” he said. “To see so many students like me, I came from California, it makes you think like, ‘wow, I’m not alone.’ There are other people here who think the same as me. It’s comforting and it’s motivating.”
After hearing from Charlie Kirk and Tucker Carlson, Jared walked out with a firm understanding of the importance of family.
“That’s the main message – to keep the people that you care about close and you have your obligations to them,” he said. “I think COVID helped us all realize that people we didn’t need in our lives and the people who were kind of auxiliary and the people that were more helping us every day and that we need to help every day. The message of family is super important. It’s by design they’re trying to break that up.”
He is politically involved because he sees the ramification of what he called “horrible policies” – especially on family members.
“I see how it can lead you down a road of being miserable and unhappy and ungrateful and leading a life without a purpose,” he said. “I think attending a conference like this, interacting with people who realize the importance of family, gratitude, God and freedom is a great place to start.”
In a couple of years, Jared will vote in his first presidential election. We asked if he thought President Donald J. Trump should make another run at the White House.
“I am a huge Trump supporter,” he said. “And I would love to see him back in office. I think he should run with DeSantis even though – no, I kind of want DeSantis to stay in the state of Florida since I’m going to be in Florida – but I think that Trump is doing a lot of good right now out of office. And I think he may have known that a little because he’s able to put pieces and people into place regarding 2020 and his new Trump Media and Technology Group. But I think by (2024) he will have arranged everything so that he can step back in as President.”