It is quite rare these days for a prominent person to admit they were wrong, but that is exactly what 17-year-old Cameron Kasky, the co-founder of March For Our Lives, did just recently. He revealed to Fox News Radio some shocking news: He said he left the anti-gun violence group. Even more stunning, he said he wishes he hadn’t said certain things since he started the group.
“I’m very regretful of a lot of the mistakes that I’ve made along the way,” he said. “One of the things I never really did was watch myself. If I was on a screen I kind of tried to run away from it. I’m not entirely sure why. But, looking back on that it’s like you said, you touched off on this very well in the intro, I’m not going to kick myself for it because I’m 17. Despite the fact that I thought I did at the time, I don’t know everything.”
Kasky acknowledged that when he went on the offense toward Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio during a town hall event that was televised on CNN, his plan was to “embarrass Rubio and that was my biggest flaw.”
But hindsight is so often 20/20, and Kasky says that if he had it to do all over again, he would not have treated the Florida senator the way he did. He even says he is planning to meet with Sen. Rubio soon, and at that time he plans to talk with Rubio about how he spoke to him.
Kasky also made some eye-opening comments about what he learned over the summer.
“This summer when March For Our Lives went on the summer tour that we embarked on, I met that person in Texas who’s got that semi-automatic weapon because that’s how they like to protect their family,” Kasky added. “I met the 50-some-odd-percent of woman who are pro-life, even though I thought it was preposterous that a woman could be pro-life and not pro-choice at the time. I learned that a lot of our issues politically come from a lack of understanding of other perspectives, and also the fact that so often young conservatives and young liberals will go into debate, like I said earlier, trying to beat the other one as opposed to come to an agreement.”
And why did Kasky decide to make his exit from the group he helped to start? He said “they didn’t really need my involvement and while I could have helped, it wasn’t crucial.”
Kasky doesn’t plan to fade out of the spotlight though. He said his new venture will be a podcast, “Cameron Knows Nothing,” and he plans to stay political with his content by having conversations with those on both the right and the left politically.
It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how Kasky’s meeting with Rubio goes and what comes of Kasky’s podcast.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter