By Katelynn Richardson
Hi! My name is Katelynn Richardson. I’m an English major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and I’ve lived here in Vegas for most of my life. As you might have guessed from my major, I love books! My favorites are biographies, historical fiction, classics, and anything by C.S. Lewis or Jane Austen. When I’m not hiding away with a book or writing, I like to bake, play board games with my siblings, and do archery, which I’ve enjoyed ever since I first picked up a bow at ten years old.
Growing up in a family of small business owners, I’ve always believed you can accomplish anything with hard work. My parents, neither of whom graduated college, both managed to grow successful businesses despite unfavorable starting circumstances and obstacles that statistically should have kept them down. The value of work was a message I rarely heard taught in school. While reading Marx in a college class last semester, I was astounded by how many students not only applauded his ideas—but also seriously desired to put them into practice. I was even more appalled that we had never been taught the horrors of socialism and instead were led to believe it was the compassionate choice.
For me, that class was one of many wake-up calls to the reality that my generation has been woefully misguided. We’ve turned to atheism in record numbers and have filled the void by making government into God and politics into a pseudo-religion. I believe that offering a combination of facts, solid reasoning, and understanding can help break through the emotional attachment many young people have with socialist ideas. I’m so excited to work with Young Americans Against Socialism to help protect our freedom and equip our generation to fight for the truth!
Katelynn is an English major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a passion for reaching her generation with truth and standing up for biblical values in the culture. She’ll read anything she can get her hands on, but especially enjoys biographies, classics, and historical fiction (along with anything by Jane Austen or C.S. Lewis). You can find her sharing book reviews, original poetry, and other thoughts on her blog.