CJ Pearson: Reagan was wrong about Conservatism.

UPDATE: CJ Pearson Partners with Convicted Con Artist; SCAMS $2.7k From Conservative Donors


After the Supreme Court decision to impose same-sex marriage on the United States, we released an articlediscussing President Reagan’s belief that conservatism is like a three-legged stool.

In our article, we stated:

When you identify as a conservative, that means that you are both fiscally and socially conservative. It also means that you favor the peace through strength philosophy, regarding national defense. This was also the description of conservatism as defined by President Ronald Reagan.

On Facebook, Mr. Pearson decided to attack The High School Conservative, claiming that not only did our article make him “laugh out loud,” but that “one issue doesn’t make you any less of a conservative.”

So, to clarify, CJ believes that if you hold predominantly conservative beliefs, but support Obamacare, same-sex marriage, abortion, or amnesty, etc… that does not mean that you are not a conservative.

“Reagan thought so,” said Caiden Cowger. “To be a conservative, you have to be conservative.”

“Reagan isn’t the God of conservatism,” Pearson exclaimed. “There is no conservative checklist.”

“He is one of the most respected conservative icons,” Cowger stated. “What makes your opinion on conservatism greater than Reagan’s?”

“Mine isn’t greater but his isn’t greater than mine,” Pearson claimed.

So, CJ Pearson believes that his definition of conservatism is not just his personal opinion, but that his definition is equal to and is just a “great” as Reagan’s.

“It makes you not a conservative at all,” said Dirk Yarborough. “‘There is no conservative checklist.’ — Yes, there is.”CJ Pearson

  • Pearson supports same-sex marriage.
  • Pearson supports the legalization of recreational marijuana.
  • He disapproves of abstinence only sex education, and believes that it is “ineffective and blatantly stupid.”
  • He disapproves of droning terrorists if they have American citizenship.
  • He also believes that there is no such thing as a RINO (Republican In Name Only) Republican, and that the GOP should no longer use the term.

He also claims to be a “proud conservative,” but describes his views as being a “bit more untraditional.”

The definition of liberalism: open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

This is not the first time that CJ has went after young conservatives. It appears that anytime a right-of-center millennial defends social conservatism, CJ is right there to take them down.

Miss. Bowra hit the nail on the head. The belief that “morality should be individually defined” has always been a liberal philosophy. If “one individual’s morals shouldn’t dictate the flow of our government,” then that means that there is no standard of morality. If that would become the case, it would be possible for there to be no wrong, normalizing reprobates. A little after his twitter discussion with Miss. Bowra, CJ decided to go after Caiden Cowger on twitter. Cowger did a segment on March 7, 2015, talking about how republicans need to raise up actual young conservatives, not young RINOs. For some odd reason, CJ took it that Cowger was referring to him. He did not mention his name, and it was not insinuated. Cowger was referring to a CPAC article about how many young conservatives that attended the conference, expressed moderate views and had the attitude that they will “do anything to win, even if it means abandoning their values.”

Pearson later deleted many of the tweets, because he was afraid that he would look bad. He has not only done this with Cowger but with multiple young conservatives who have challenged his opposition to social conservatism.

(We retrieved as many tweets as we could.)

If any “conservative” adult would hold such beliefs as Pearson, they would be held accountable and called a “RINO.” Why should someone be given special privileges because of their age?

Nevertheless, while his views resemble those of a moderate, he still considers himself a conservative, along with many others in the mainstream, however his opinions reveal that he sees conservatism as being more of a title than a philosophy.

On July 3, CJ Pearson stated on his facebook account that he will be leaving politics because someone threatened to sue him on twitter.

“After much thought and consideration, I’ve decided to take a break from politics and political commentary. I had a horribly rough night on Twitter after a woman not only threatened to sue me for expressing my opinions but threatened my family. At this point, I’ve decided that it’s best for me to take a step back and evaluate all of my options before continuing down this path. In the meantime, I do have a team that will be monitoring my social networks while I take some time to spend with my family. Please keep me in your prayers.”

First of all, you cannot be sued for expressing your opinions. The first amendment guarantees that.

For the record: In 2012, at the age of 13, Caiden Cowger was under attack for defending traditional marriage; he received thousands of death threats/death wishes, yet he is still here. Considering as much support as Mr. Pearson has, I find it quite suspicious as to why he is leaving politics.

Both of CJ Pearson’s parents are democrats; CJ claims to be a republican. He has been on Fox News, Newsmax TV, and praised by several conservative politicians including Rand Paul and Lt. Col. Allen West.

Then we get to the probable reason for his announcement: he is accepting donations of up to $1,000 on the Black Conservatives Fund website, and has raised over $2,240 on Rally.org.

Pearson is creating publicity stunts to get people to donate to him, and it’s working. Dozens of people have given their money for Pearson to use to promote conservatism, when he is actually providing a mixture of moderate rhetoric and openly attacking young conservative commentators.