College student who enjoys Jesus, politics, and coffee.


    9/11: Sacrifice, Remembrance, & Renewal

    “Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.”  – President George W. Bush. I can clearly remember September 11th, 2001.  It | Read More »

    My Thoughts on the RedState Gathering

    Last weekend I attended the 4th annual RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, Florida, with some of the most prominent conservative leaders in the country.  Most of us are in this fight for the same reason– we love this country and aren’t willing to let her fail because of irresponsible policies instituted by our current government.  Often as I follow the events happening today I am concerned | Read More »

    Two American Patriots

    I had the opportunity to meet one of my heroes in politics while I was in Washington D.C. last week and in the process found another. I’ve admired Congressman Darrell Issa for a long time.  As Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee I watch him weed out unnecessary government programs and seek to abolish them.  I had the privilege of meeting him, and | Read More »

    Not Our War to Fight

    There is a fork in the road coming in regard to the conflict in Syria.  Soon we will be forced to decide whether we will enter the conflict stay out of it and protect our interests here at home.  If we choose the former, we then have another choice:  Do we join the side that has the support of Iran and Russia (neither of whom | Read More »


    Learning the Meaning of “E Pluribus Unum”

    I thought I understood the phrase that was our unofficial national motto for one-hundred-seventy-four years until I actually saw it in action and realized that there was much more I hadn’t yet appreciated.  Rather than thinking of “E pluribus unum” as merely a noun, for the first time I witnessed it as a verb.  Last week, while in our nation’s capitol, I saw the truth that makes | Read More »

    U.S. Attorney Investigating Two Important Cases

    “Remember, it was deny, delay, and accuse.”  Chairman Darrell Issa has hit the nail on the head countless times while investigating Operation Fast & Furious.  The House voted on both criminal and civil contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder due to his refusal to produce documents pertaining to correspondence between high-level officials regarding how to respond to the Fast & Furious investigation.  The criminal | Read More »

    UPDATED Washington D.C. or Bust!

    On Sunday I leave for my first trip to Washington, D.C.!  I’ll act like a tourist/nerd/history geek and see everything I possibly can; but I’ve also been privileged to schedule meetings with some top Conservatives while I’m there and I’ll be attending one of the best Conservative conferences of the summer.  Here are a few of the things I’ll be doing in D.C.: My two | Read More »

    The “Third” Party We Need (It’s Not What You’re Thinking)

    American politics is traditionally dominated by the constant battles between Republicans and Democrats, and as of late is being characterized by the failure of both sides to get things done.  Because of this, I think we do need a third party.  Not a third party like the Libertarians and “Green” Party; not a party that necessarily runs candidates for office with their letter following their | Read More »

    “The Sheriff Without a Gun”

    “When a man carries a gun all the time, the respect he thinks he’s getting might really be fear.  So I don’t carry a gun because I don’t want the people of Mayberry to fear a gun.  I’d rather they respect me.”  One of my favorite TV shows is The Andy Griffith Show.  When I heard of Andy Griffith’s death on the eve of Independence | Read More »

    July 5th & Every Day After

    Last night after the pool and fireworks, I watched Coming Home with my family and realized that the message behind Independence Day goes so much further than July 4th.  That’s only one day a year that we set aside to commemorate the tremendous pride we have in our country– but for military families, the message their loved ones fight for overseas are prominent in their | Read More »