My name is Christian Carvajal. I hold a B.S. from St. John’s University and am currently a graduate student at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-- my hometown. Graduating from St. John’s University debt-free, and hearing Bernie Sanders and AOC who are primarily supported by a growing number of democratic socialist students, helped inspire my passion for fighting socialism and advocating for freedom, liberty, and capitalism.
It became abundantly clear that socialists are ignorant of its deadly history and contributing to the insurmountable student debt crisis that exists. In middle school, my first encounter with socialist ideas came when I was assigned a research report on the Cambodian leader Pol Pot. This influenced my world- view and strengthened my appreciation for American history. Today, that lesson has enlightened and informed my concerns about socialism and reaffirmed that indoctrinating the minds of young, college-aged students and adults has real-world economic and cultural consequences.
The allure to socialism is convenient and made possible with promises like free healthcare, free education, and free pudding, without any consideration to the fatal repercussions. So, naturally, I decided to pursue two additional hobbies: fighting socialism and studying American political philosophy. The burden is on us to reject socialism whenever possible while echoing the principles of capitalism that have made America the freest and most prosperous country on Earth.
My favorite TV shows include Billions, Ray Donovan, and Breaking Bad.
My favorite Supreme Court Justice is Clarence Thomas, and my favorite president is Abraham Lincoln.