Life is a Birthright

I heard this song (“Life is Beautiful” by The Afters) in “October Baby” last weekend, and have been hooked on it ever since. It’s euphonious and melodic. Not only that, it’s inset with an equally important message: life is beautiful.

“October Baby” chronicles an abortion survivor’s journey to find herself and discover who her birth mother is. The protagonist (played by Rachel Hendrix) discovers she was adopted following a failed abortion – which was chiefly responsible for her recurring health problems throughout the film. When Hannah (Rachel Hendrix) meets her birth mother,  she immediately discovers  her mom isn’t interested in being a part of her life. Hannah seeks to fill this void after the encounter. She inevitably finds solace in forgiveness, and moves forward with her life.

What makes life so beautiful and wholesome? Simple: it’s a birthright.

The Declaration of Independence says,  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Life is an inalienable right afforded to all Americans. It is a right no should deny you of. It is the great gift of all. It is YOUR birthright.

Unfortunately, Democrats and their feminist allies are working tirelessly to deny unborn babies life. They will tell you that a fetus is a parasite, or better yet, a clump of cells. This poster from Live Action beautifully counters this statement:

“October Baby” summed up the importance of granting life to all. No matter the circumstance, everyone deserves to live and lead a great life.

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

My Thoughts on Turning 21

No more countdowns, no more impatience, no more waiting – adulthood has finally arrived!

Yesterday was my 21st birthday. I celebrated the special day with my sister and my good college friend. And yes, as expected, I had a couple drinks. It was a fun night; I wouldn’t change anything about it except to have more friends there celebrating with me.

In America, turning 21 is a right of passage – one’s official entrance into adulthood.  It is also an occasion marked by (legal) revelry. Fear not – I will not become a drunkard now that I can purchase alcohol. Instead, I will continue to drink responsibly (thanks Mom and Dad for instilling this in me!). As my “dad” always says, “Drink responsibly, my friends!” (Note: this IS my dad, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Dos Equis guy/Most Interesting Man in the World.)

I’m relieved to know I can go to bars and more social settings for my line of work (journalism) now that I’m 21. It’s great to finally be an  “adult” now.

Adulthood comes as no surprise. Those who know me say I’m wise beyond my years. This is true. I got involved in the conservative movement straight out of high school, and have endured a lot in my life thus far. More importantly, I grew up in a very close-knit, stable and staunchly anti-communist household. You had no choice but to wise up early given our family history of torture by Nazis and Communists. (Thank goodness for thick skin!)

Turning 21 is especially important to me. Yes I can drink, but more importantly, I’ll  be graduating from UC – San Diego a year early in June. After graduation, I’ll be relocating to Washington, DC to start life as a post-grad. (More details on that in a following post!)

If I haven’t said this enough, I am grateful for friends, peers, associates, co-workers, and those who impact me. Without you, my life would be dull and unimportant. I am in this battle to restore our country’s greatness solely for the betterment of society. I cannot stand idly by and allow this country to become the United Socialist States of America. Your support, love, friendship, and respect inspire me to write, speak out, and talk about pressing matters. I would be lost without you. Thank you!

I wouldn’t be the fearless conservative gal I am without my parents, who bestowed me with the greatest gift of all 21 years ago: life. I am indebted to them for cultivating me into the person I’ve grown to be. Aciu mamyte ir tavelis. I love you both with all my heart. Thank you for choosing life and allowing me to come into this world. xoxo

Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone! I hope you continue to follow my journey. God bless!

Eagle Forum Collegians Summit – July 19-20, 2012 – Washington, DC

Conservative in college? Want to hear from movers and shakers? Attend Eagle Forum’s Collegian Summit in Washington, DC this July 19-20, 2012.

I highly suggest you attend this conference. I had the honor of being one of ten youth panelists at last year’s summit. I got to hear Paul Ryan, Allen West, and many other remarkable speakers. I also got to meet other like-minded college kids and see some old friends.

If you’re looking for a great networking opportunity in an intimate setting, this event is for you!

Here’s the promo video:

Also, here are Allen West’s thoughts on college conservatives:


Register for the event here. Students in the DC metro area can attend the event for free. Those residing outside of the DC metro area can apply for scholarships here.


CPAC is Coming to Obama Land

If you live in the Midwest and are looking for a conservative event, then attend CPAC Chicago!

This regional conference will take place on June 8, 2012.

The American Conservative Union (ACU) announced official conference details earlier today:

The American Conservative Union is taking CPAC back on the road this summer with a series of regional events designed to arm grassroots conservatives across the country with the resources and tools needed to defeat the liberal agenda in November.  CPAC Chicago will bring national and state conservative leaders and regional grassroots activists together for a day of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions, workshops and networking opportunities, all celebrating the shared principles of limited government, traditional values, and a strong national defense.  Advance registration closes on June 4th and ticket prices increase onsite.  Don’t wait– register today!

Register for the event here.