Sixteen-year-old Bethany Bowra epitomizes the future of conservatism. Again and again, she’s demonstrated herself to be intelligent, articulate, and unafraid to back down. The movement has so much to learn from young people like her. And to that end, Cameron Gray of NRA News took the lead in raising money to help send the conservative sensation to March’s Conservative Political Action Conference:

Twitter users immediately pitched in and took her well over her $1,500 goal:

Some idiots carped about the fund-raising efforts and received a well-deserved smack upside the head:

Haters gonna hate. But it’s Bowra who has the last laugh.

Congratulations, Bethany — and knock ’em dead!