Monthly Archives: September 2011

Towers’ fall reminds us to keep our gifts unstained

(CCU Student) On September 11th, 2001, I remember standing in front of the television watching as the first, and then the second tower was hit. I was especially horrified because I had just returned home from New York with my twin sister Aubrey. It was our first time there and we were so excited to tell our friends about the trip and show them pictures from the Empire State building, most of which the Twin Towers were in. Continue reading

9/11 to today: Half my generation’s lifetime

In 2001, I was just 10 years old. 9, 1, and 1 were the numbers I was to dial if there was ever an emergency. News channels were something my parents watched when they wanted to bore my sister and me into playing outside. The World Trade Center consisted of a couple really tall buildings in New York City, and Islamic terror was nowhere on my radar. I had never even flown in a plane at that point. But as I watched the towers fall on September 11, the entire world was changing. Continue reading

My week at the National Conservative Student Conference

During the first week in August, I had the privilege to attend the Young America’s Foundation 33rd Annual National Conservative Student Conference at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. The conference had nearly 200 college students attend from across the nation and “the pond”. Students were represented from some of the most respected Ivy League and liberal arts universities in America including Hillsdale, Yale, Purdue, and UC Berkley, as well as students from Czechoslovakia, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Poland, and substantial amount of members from the Young Britons Foundation representing such institutions as Cambridge and Oxford. Continue reading

Memo to Steyn: America is Not the Titanic

(Foxnews.com, Sept. 1) Memo to Mark Steyn: America is not the Titanic. Our decline is not a done deal. This country can sail through the present storm and into favorable seas again, if enough of us will just man the pumps and not the lifeboats.

In his latest book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, the brilliant and prolific Steyn, a Canadian now living here, warns that the USA is headed for the graveyard of nations unless big changes occur soon. Can it be so? Continue reading

Romney is right, corporations are people

(Centennial Fellow) Here’s what I want readers to do. Put your hands together with fingers interlaced and pointing downwards next to your palms and bring the heels of the palms together. Then stick your two index fingers and thumbs up until the next to last paragraph while I talk to you about corporations, Republican Mitt Romney and a widespread misconception.

It’s that corporations are reptiles. Recently, when presidential candidate Romney was confronted by Democratic demonstrators, he said taxing corporations is taxing people, that corporations are people. Continue reading

Ten years after 9/11, is America still a family?

(CCU Student) There is something quite profound I have come to recognize within my family dynamics as I enter adulthood and start investigating the truths of our nature, politic, and universe myself. I have hit a lot of opposition between members to the point of near to complete estrangement. Disagreements over public policy, political philosophy, morality, religion, creation … etc, have crept their way into our lives creating relational barriers between ones I have known all my life and will always love. Continue reading

Five ways to talk to a leftist & enjoy it

As conservatives, we feel that we are right. We feel as though the leftist agendas have been practiced to failure, exhaustion, and are not even viable solutions. However, many conservatives lack the ability to communicate with those of opposing viewpoints. I have been to countless conservative speaking–engagements, summits, think tanks, classes, et cetera, but these venues shed a “preach to the choir” ambience. What about those who are different, who vehemently disagree with conservative policies, and/or who label us evil, bigots, fear–mongers, callous, immoral, and barrages of other words? Continue reading