CPAC 2013

I am so excited to be going to CPAC 2013 next week! It was a last minute decision but I’m glad I made it!

I’m a bit OCD, so I’ve been pouring over the agenda trying to determine what I want to go see, hear, and do the most- and all of it looks amazing! A few things that I’m really looking forward to are:

Palin, Gingrich, Perry, Jindal & Ryan’s speeches. Even if you aren’t a fan of them, you have to admit they know how to get people excited! As a former speech major, I love watching them perform- because that is what they do!!

The Faith and Family Coalition Prayer Breakfast.

AUL’s screening of “3801 Lancaster” which is a documentary about the horrific discoveries the FBI made in their 2012 raid of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic. I’m sure this movie is going to be hard to watch, but I know it’s important that it gets seen!

Mike Huckabee’s pro-life movie “The Gift of Life.”

“The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution” lecture

The Honorable Mike Lee, “The Relevance of the US Constitution Today” lecture

A panel on the Benghazi cover-up.

Fight Club 2013, which is with Paul Belaga and Tucker Carlson

A panel on engaging youth in the conservative movement, obviously something near and dear to my heart!

Occupy Unmasked- the late Andrew Brietbart’s documentary on Occupy Wall Street

Meet and Greet with Paul Ryan!!!!!!!

“Hillary: The Movie” is the movie behind the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case! As a law student, I must go!

Gingrich’s documentary about my favorite president, Ronald Reagan.

A luncheon with Santorum

A panel on Abortion and Religious Liberty led by Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the SBA List.

And there’s so much more!

I’ll do my best to keep ya’ll updated next week!

Advertisements

My Bucket List From High School

I found this today while looking through some old files on my computer, and thought it was interesting. Some are serious and some are goofy, but it is neat to look back at my goals from high school and see how many of them I have actually accomplished. I had to update some of the ones I have done, still a lot to go though! The *stars* are ones I have done!

  1. Swim with sharks
  2. Swim with dolphins
  3. Compete in a pageant*
  4. Sky dive
  5. Bungee jump
  6. Write a book
  7. Publish a book
  8. Have a baby
  9. Be in a history book
  10. Win an election*
  11. Go to law school
  12. Lead some one to Christ
  13. Visit the White House
  14. Go to the Tower of London
  15. Visit Versailles
  16. Fly in a helicopter
  17. Adopt a child
  18. Give a speech that moves people
  19. Go to the Super Bowl
  20. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  21. Save a life
  22. Speak on the Floor of the House or Senate
  23. Climb a mountain
  24. Go sailing
  25. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  26. Visit the Australia Zoo
  27. Hold a crocodile*
  28. Hold a snake*
  29. Kiss a stingray*
  30. Pet a lion*
  31. Pet a tiger*
  32. Meet the President
  33. Go to a Presidential  Inauguration
  34. Go to DC for the 4th of July
  35. See the Declaration of Independence*
  36. See the Constitution*
  37. Touch a piece of the Berlin wall*
  38. Touch a piece of the Twin Towers*
  39. Visit the US Capitol*
  40. Work for a Senator or Congressman (double-check!)*
  41. See Times Square
  42. Travel to a different country*
  43. Go to a Broadway Musical
  44. See the Statue of Liberty
  45. See the Hollywood sign
  46. Meet a celebrity *
  47. Be in a movie*
  48. Be on the news*
  49. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
  50. Get married to the love of my life*
  51. Graduate college
  52. Go on a mission trip to another country
  53. Try escargot*
  54. Eat an oyster*
  55. Try squid*
  56. Try sushi*

Here’s to getting them ALL!

Celebrating Black History Month

Imagine you are on your way home from work after a long day, and suddenly you are told you must give up your seat because someone hates you due to the color of your skin. This is exactly what happened to Rosa Parks on Dec. 1, 1955.

While Parks knew she was required by law to obey the bus driver, she was tired. She was not only physically tired from her day of work as a seamstress, but she was also tired of the fear she had known her whole life and of being subject to mistreatment due to her race. She refused to move from her seat, and in doing so, she stood up for the rights of all African-Americans; past, present and future.

Parks was subsequently arrested and charged with violating Montgomery’s segregation laws. Later that night after posting bail, Rosa consulted with family and friends and decided to challenge the segregation laws in court.

This sparked the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr., who had recently arrived in Montgomery. The boycott lasted over a year, ending only when a Supreme Court decision in Parks’ favor ended segregation on public transportation.

Today Rosa Parks is known as the “mother of the civil rights movement.” However, on that day in December she was simply a person who was tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.

Rosa Park’s decision to stay seated has affected American history for the better. No longer do we have separate but equal, and no longer are African-Americans treated like they are three-fifths of a person.

Today America has a black president. Today America has black congress persons, black businessmen and women, millionaires and doctors. Today we are much closer to true equality because one woman refused to get up from her seat and become another silent victim to an antiquated system of hatred and humiliation.

http://media.www.thealmagest.com/media/storage/paper1361/news/2009/02/19/Oped/Black.History.The.History.Of.America-3635874.shtml

Tired of the “Race Card”

I am so sick of being called a racist because I’m not blithely following the Hollywood parade to elect Barrack Obama. Just because I’m white means the only possible reason I can have for not voting Obama is because he is black? What about the fact that is is Pro- Abortion, or wants to universalize health care? Am I supposed to ignore the fact that he wants to “spread the wealth around”, and raise taxes while our economy is so troubled, because he is black? Am I supposed to forget that he wants to weaken our military during dangerous times for our country, and instead of defending us, go to the very leaders that hate us soo much, and have a chat? Is being a black person a free ticket to the Oval Office, or am I supposed to vote for someone based on how well they represent me and my personal and political beliefs?

Because Obama is black he has gotten handled with kid gloves (the only time Ican remember agreeing with Hillary Clinton), his past associations with people like Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, and others of the corrupt Chicago political scene, have been ignored by the media in an effort to promote a man with no qualifications for the office of President other than the color of his skin.

People, especially those who are a minority, forget that racism goes both ways. If I am a racist for not voting for Obama because he is black, they they are racists for voting Obama because he is black too! Isn’t that the whole message of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech? That one day men would be judged solely on the content of their character, with complete disregard to the color of their skin.

I have a theory, that racism and sexism are basically the same things- both of them hinge on judgements based on physical attributes that a person is born with, and ascribe certain stereotypes to those who have those attributes. For blacks, it is common to have them depicted as ignorant, thuggish, and violent. For women, it is normally that we are stupid, only here for the pleasure of men, and incapable of doing anything on our own. History has shown the similarities of the Civil Rights Movement and Women’s Suffrage- in fact, most people do not realize that black men got the right to vote and own land before white women did. Women in that age and time were just as much property of their husbands as slaves were.

So expounding on this theory, that racism and sexism are one in the same, and that if the only reason to not vote Obama is his race, then it must follow that the only reason for not voting for Hillary Clinton must be the fact that she is a woman. Obviously, given the fact that I am a woman and consider myself a feminist- I am not sexist in my decision not to vote for Hillary. On the same note though, I am not voting for the McCain/ Palin ticket because Palin is a woman either. It is great that she is a woman to be sure, but its not for that reason that I plan on voting for her and John McCain- its because she (they) stand for everything I believe in. They are Pro-Life, Pro-Family, they are fiscal conservatives, devoted to reforming both parties, and more concerned with what is beast for the people of this great nation, than popularity and praise.

It is preposterous for anyone to claim that everyone should vote for Obama because he is black, and even more preposterous to assume that if he was white with the same positions and beliefs he would have overwhelming support. Who are these accusers to tell me that race is more important when voting than the issues? Why should I be called a racist for not agreeing with Obama on ANY issue? I believe that it is just as racist to vote for someone because of their color, as it is not NOT vote for someone because of their color. If my only reason to not vote for Obama is his race, then theirs is his race as well- therefore, if you call me a racist… you are calling yourself a racist as well my friend.

 

Is this what not being a racist means?

The Hollywood Effect

As evidenced by the mostly positive reaction from the stars gathered at the VMA’s last week, Barrack Obama has the Hollywood vote. But is this a good thing? On the one hand, it is quite obvious that celebrity endorsements hold a lot of sway with young voters, but on the other, Hollywood is known for cranking out troubled stars at an alarming rate. If a known alcoholic, anorexic, or druggie endorses a politician, should we feel confident in listening to them? After all stars are not famous for their intellect, but rather for their appearance.

On a secondary note, I was rather perplexed by Matt Damon’s attack on Sarah Palin. Not only did he show the Democratic elitism when he called it ridiculous that a simple hockey-mom (and GOVERNOR!!) could possibly have the chance to become President, but he also attacked her religious beliefs.

I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago.
That’s an important — I want to know that, I really do, because she’s going
to
have the nuclear codes. You know, I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs
were
here 4000 years ago… we can’t, we can’t have that.

This confused me greatly, because Obama claims to be Christian, and this is a common Christian belief. Yet I have not heard anyone mocking Obama, or Binden or McCain for that matter, for holding this belief. So why is Matt Damon blasting Palin for this?
My humble opinion is that liberals are so desperate to smear Palin that they are willing to go to any lengths to discredit her. They seem to latch on to, and spin, anything and everything they can.
In this thread, the most recent thing I have come across, is the terrifying assertion that Palin personally made rape victims pay for their own rape kits. This report alarmed me, but with a little research, it is clear that this is yet another attempt by the left to twist facts to their advantage. Upon completing my research on the matter, I had found that, yes the CITY of Wasilla, Alaska did not offer free rape kits. But Sarah Palin did not make a law regarding this, and there was no controversy over it at the time. Apparently it was a practice the city had taken part in for some time, citing a lack of funds necessary to provide this service free of charge.
The assertion that the victims had to pay is especially misleading. The Police Chief, who was directly in charge of this, said that the City charged the insurance companies of the victims, and that they usually tacked this expense onto the restitution phase of sentencing the offender. If the victim could not pay, the hospital wrote the cost off, like it does in soo many instances of other services given that cannot be paid for.
So to conclude, Palin did not charge for this, the Police billed insurance, no victim was required to pay out of pocket.

"Knocked Up" a new fad?

It’s funny to see the liberal media bashing Bristol Palin for having a child out of wedlock, when they are obsessed with teen aged celebrities having kids. Is anyone really surprised that so many teens are getting pregnant? It almost seems like the “cool” thing to do right now. Kind of a “You can be like a Hollywood star! Just get pregnant… there’s no reason to get married too.” I mean just look at the list of stars who have gotten pregnant lately… Halle Berry, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jessica Alba, Ashlee Simpson (although she did marry him afterwards), Nicole Richie (did they get married?), Angelina Jolie has 3 kids without marriage! And the list goes on… Minnie Driver, Matthew McConaughey’s girlfriend, David Spade’s “fling”, Tom Brady’s Ex, Jason Lee (My Name is Earl)’s girlfriend.
Seriously… with people like that to look up to, is it any wonder that we’re hearing about things like pregnancy pacts? I’m not saying the Bristol Palin is not responsible for her mistakes, but the media should not be surprised that teen aged girls are getting pregnant so often, when part of it has to do with them spending so much time giving pregnant celebrities coverage.
Bristol is just like any other teenager, in fact she’s just like me- we all make mistakes, and none of us are perfect 100% of the time. Only unlike me, she is in the spotlight right now because of her mother being a politician. Not every teenager makes the mistake of getting pregnant, some like me make smaller mistakes, like the occasional lie to my mother, or skipping classes, or smoking cigarettes (I don’t smoke this is just an example), but the point is that no body’s perfect.

Let he who is perfect cast the first stone!

What? No stones from the liberal media? Somehow I’m not surprised…

LATER…
It just kinda hit me that two of last year’s biggest movies were about this topic- “Knocked Up” and “Juno”… Hollywood is practically telling kids to get preggers