After Rudy Giuliani spoke out and questioned President Barack Obama's love of America, one young man took the message to heart and posed the same question via a video that has now gone viral.
"If you really did love America, you would call [Islamic State] what it really is: an assault on Christianity, an assault on America and downright hate for the American values that our country holds—freedom of speech, freedom of religion and every single thing that our country stands for," 12-year-old CJ Pearson said in the clip posted to YouTube. "I hope that one day people will get enough guts to speak out against your downright hatred for this nation."
The video quickly went viral and has received over 350,000 views on the site, though it's not his first video. Pearson also works as the Executive Director of Young Georgians in Government and just one month ago posted a video asking other youth to become active in government and activism. He has already begun his own political career, working on a bill that would make it a civil penalty in the state of Georgia for teachers to refuse students permission to use the restroom if it results in an accident.
"This is not the state regulating bathroom breaks," he told The Columbia County News Times. "That is still up to the boards of educations. But it will penalize teachers and the schools to allow a student to be consistently denied the right to go to the restroom and they have an accident on themselves."
He managed to convince lawmakers to propose the bill once it is finished, but even before then, he convinced them to introduce a bill to lower the minimum age for holding state office. Pearson identifies as a Republican "with strong Libertarian views" and wants to work to change things in his state and for other young people in his school.
"You don't get change by sitting on your couch playing 'Call of Duty,' you make change by going out and doing something," Pearson explained.
Now Pearson has taken to calling out Obama, following in the footsteps of former mayor Giuliani, who penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal this weekend seemingly apologizing for questioning the president's heart and intentions.
"I want to applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama," Pearson said in his video. "Here's the truth of the matter: I don't want to be politically correct. I don't care about being politically correct at this point. President Obama, you don't love America."
Watch Pearson's video here: