Meet the 15-year-old working hard to make an impact in elections across the country

Voters in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania head to the polls today, and Glenn is particularly interested in the Kentucky Republican primary Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Matt Bevin. On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to a remarkable 15-year-old Rhode Island student, Holly Fraser, who has been working tirelessly through her organization, Youth for Bevin, to raise awareness for Bevin’s campaign.

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To begin, Glenn asked Holly the obvious question: What brought her from her home in Rhode Island to Kentucky?

Holly explained that she is a homeschool student has been involved in various political groups including Generation Joshua, which seeks to “raise up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens, equipped to positively influence the political processes of today and tomorrow.” During her time with the organization, Holly campaigned for Ken Cuccinelli’s 2013 gubernatorial run in Virginia, and she was “so disappointed” when he lost.

Following Cuccinelli’s defeat, Holly began looking at other conservative candidates she could support.

“So after that was over, I was looking up other candidates that were going to be running this year because… I don’t want this to happen to any other conservative candidates. I had to do something,” Holly said. “So I found Matt Bevin, and he just stood out to me. So the more I learned about him, the more I liked him. Once I began to listen to him, I knew he’s one-of-a-kind candidate, and I wanted to do everything I could to help him win.”

That led Holly to found Youth for Bevin, “a national conservative student led grassroots movement for young Americans who stand with Matt Bevin.” According to the group’s website, they “believe young people have a duty to take action and shape the political culture of our nation.”

Holly has mobilized several dozen students from all over the country to make calls and spread the word about Bevin’s campaign. Holly and her mother, Elizabeth, have spent several weeks in Kentucky, and Glenn asked Elizabeth what she believes her daughter is gaining from her experiences on the campaign trail in several races.

“As a mom, what do you think you’re teaching Holly by having her do this? Basically we’ll back it up. She started this youth for Bevin in November 2013… As a mom, a home schooling mom, that’s a wonderful thing to hear. I encouraged her. I said, ‘Go right ahead. We’ll incorporate this into your home schooling,’” Elizabeth explained. “This is real life experience. This is changing not just Holly, but all of the students that have come. It’s opening their eyes to what it’s like to be actively involved, and I don’t think a single one of these volunteers would ever become complacent when it comes to what’s taking place in our country.”

When you consider everything that is happening with the American education system today, Glenn believes Holly’s story demonstrates the incredible opportunities that can come from homeschooling.

“Look, you may not want your kids going out and campaigning for somebody. You might want your kids to go out campaigning for Barack Obama. Homeschooling allows your kids to find their passion and follow it,” Glenn said. “You know your kids… Washington doesn’t know that. Bill Gates doesn’t know that… Everything that is being preached to us now as the way we have to do it is enslaving people, is dumbing people down, is putting them in a box, is medically unhealthy for them, spiritually detrimental. You use any label you want. None of it is good.”

“Teach your kids about freedom. Teach your kids to walk with the spirit, to listen to that inner voice, and pursue the things – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he concluded. “Pursuit of happiness kind of makes you think you’re never really going to find it. You’re never going to arrive there. It is all about the chase and the pursuit. That’s what makes us great.”

  • landofaahs

    I think the youth will start getting the picture on how government has made their future very bleak. Anytime the youth want spending on something like forgiving their college debt, they must remember that they are borrowing the money from their future. They pay the bill one way or another. What is sad though is the ones that struggled and paid their loans off and now are being told they must pay for those who did not. Socialism sucks and there is no way around that truth.

    • Derek Anderson

      I teach government and I see the distrust of our leaders. Most of my students don’t care whether a person is a democrat or republican. They care that lies have continued over the generations and they will be forced to pay. Beware of the youth who are awake!

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    • FRAN MacDougal

      You company must be hookers on the move

    • landofaahs

      My neighbor 10 miles down the road makes $100 an hour and she don’t even have to get out of bed to go to work.

  • Connor Kenway

    Watch out the IRS will be knocking on your door.

    • landofaahs

      They tend to avoid people who have a megaphone on radio or TV. I pay my taxes and even leave out valid deductions to avoid the hassles. I have enough and I want to enjoy it knowing they can’t touch me because I know in an audit, those bastards will probably end up writing me a check. There is a thing called the cost of doing business as a write off.

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  • Dec La’Ration

    I’ve found this to be a useful lamp of liberty holding timeless truths for today’s course of human events:

  • Jeff-in-Exile

    Please remind Holly & other young people who helped @MattBevin how dark it was for those after campaigning for Reagan in ’76 and how it turned around shortly after that.

  • Humorless

    Apparently young people….didn’t listen to Holly.

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