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!

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.