I’ve always been civic minded, I was raised that way. My Dad was a news junkie (kind of like I am now) and I always knew he followed politics but what I loved the most was that he never told me what party to belong to or who to vote for, but he strongly encouraged me to be informed. I could follow whatever I chose to follow, but be prepared to back it up and tell people why. My parents instilled in us a powerful work ethic, an acceptance of all people no matter who they were or how ‘different’ they might be from me, and a desire to be the best at whatever we did. My family is also incredibly patriotic, we have several veterans in our family, so I was also raised with a strong reverence for this great country we are privileged to live in and the military that protect us each and every day.
With all that said, I was excited to vote for the first time, and researched Presidential candidates, but never looked closely at the state and local level. In 2008, I started following politics more closely. My sweetheart turned me on to Glenn Beck (I know–mixed reviews on him, but keep reading). We went to Restoring Honor in 2010 and that was a real pivotal moment for me. Being surrounded by so many like minded people who were genuinely good people, with good hearts, was simply amazing. It was then that I truly became a news junkie and started delving into local politics as well. Now, here I am!
I contemplated starting a blog for a while, but that desire grew exponentially after March 1, 2012. Breitbart was a true conservative hero and his words inspired me to use my voice. I have the utmost respect for the conservative ‘blogosphere’, and to think that I might be able to offer something to it is humbling yet quite desirable. I received immediate support from my good friend Michael Swartz of Monoblogue, and reached out to other bloggers I admired like Prof. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection and Stacy McCain of The Other McCain. Stacy’s article on ‘how to get a million hits…’ was awesome and huge help, as well as these two articles. In 2012, I registered my domain name and am looking forward to seeing growth both personally and professionally.
I currently wear a few hats, I’m employed at my local alma mater, in the Communication Arts department. I received my undergrad degree in Social Work, pursued my masters degree, but got quite disillusioned with that field for obvious reasons (attitude of entitlement run rampant). Alas, working administratively for now, hoping to pursue my masters in Communications and Political Science. My Mom calls me her lifetime student, what can I say, I thirst for knowledge. Although the world of academia is indeed dominantly liberal, I love it. I’ve made many great friends and have had really interesting dialogue with many close colleagues.
As for my political activism, which has become my primary passion in life, my most recent involvement was as the Region 6 Co-Coordinator for the Dan Bongino for U.S. Senate campaign. I’m also involved with the Maryland Society of Patriots, Republican Women of Wicomico, a member of the Wicomico County Republican Club, and Treasurer and Board Member for the Constitutional Conservatives for Maryland PAC. I recently became a contributor to The Brenner Brief and the Watchdog Wire.
A few of my favorite things: Chocolate, politics, good food, wine, news, history, researching, reading, books, wine, chocolate, coffee, and more books…and then more coffee and wine You get the picture.
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