Since Sep 6, 2007

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Two of my favorite quotes:

“Conservatism deals with the reality of the world as it is. Complicated and beautiful, tragic and hopeful, we believe in the rights and the responsibilities and the inherent dignity of the individual. We don’t believe that human nature is perfectible; we’re suspicious of government efforts to fix problems because often what it’s trying to fix is human nature, and that is impossible. It is what it is. But that doesn’t mean that we’re resigned to, well, any negative destiny. Not at all. I believe in striving for the ideal, but within the realistic confines of human nature…” ~ Sarah Palin

“External freedom is only an aspect of interior freedom. Political freedom, as the Western world has known it, is only a political reading of the Bible. Religion and freedom are indivisible. Without freedom the soul dies. Without the soul there is no justification for freedom.” ~ Whittaker Chambers


My screenname was inspired by Condoleezza Rice. I do not agree with all her policies nor with all the decisions she made as National Security Advisor or Secretary of State, but I am a great admirer of her personality, life story, and career. I relate to her passion for the arts, and admire her intellectual prowess, and her knack for international relations. She is a renaissance person, one minute playing a Bach concerto for the Queen of England, the next minute being considered for Commissioner of the NFL. She was a champion ice skater AND is fluent in Russian. Pretty fabulous if you ask me.

Today, my favorite leader is Sarah Palin. If she weren’t around, I probably would have lost all interest in the political world altogether. I admire Palin for her record of accomplishments as Governor of Alaska. I believe she is enormously underestimated by both fan and foe alike. I think she is a person of depth, thoughtfulness, and courage of conviction. The kind of depth the confines of the ivy leagues will rob you of, but spending time amidst God’s majestic creation in Alaska will instill in you.

As far as her national policy views go, I do not always agree with her on everything. However, I do not admire her for her policies so much as what she stands for OUTSIDE of politics. Her personal life story speaks for itself and transcends political partisanship. She’s shown me that the power of actions far outweighs the power of words. I believe God has been using her to wake America up “for such a time as this” to convict our nation of some of our gravest sins—like abortion, discrimination against the disabled, the failures of men in leadership, and our idolatry of Obama. She continues to be the refreshing antidote our deluded culture needs and I am so grateful she is in the public eye regardless of what title she holds.

I admire Ron Paul for his efforts to remind Americans of the ideals which we were founded upon. I appreciate his challenge to the intervention-obsessed, war-addicted policies that have so defined the Republican Party establishment.


...Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him...I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.

...Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do:

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.

~ Philippians 3