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The Truth is Out There

Ask me anything   My name is Curran. 18 years old. I love my Lord and Savior Jesus more than anything. I really enjoy politics, and I'm super excited to vote for Mitt Romney this year! No big deal or anything, I've just been looking forward to this election my whole life :) Other things in life that make me happy are my family, my puppies, anything written by C.S. Lewis, coffee, photography, country and Christian music, traveling, world history, etc. Feel free to ask me about anything and I'll answer as best as I can :)

Oh, and my blog is named after one of my favorite quotes. "The truth is out there, but so are the lies" -Dana Scully (character on the X- Files). It's beautiful not because it's deep, but rather because it is a simple yet powerful truth!

GO MITT!!!! 17 days left, you got this! ;) I can’t wait to say “President Mitt Romney.”

GO MITT!!!! 17 days left, you got this! ;) I can’t wait to say “President Mitt Romney.”

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— 2 years ago with 93 notes
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"Speaking of Sesame Street, Pres. Obama’s words are brought to you by the letter O and the number 16 trillion."
Mitt Romney at the Alfred E. Smith Charity Dinner. (via americas-liberty)

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— 2 years ago with 117 notes
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Today we lost a great American hero, Neil Armstrong. He truly was the embodiment of American exceptionalism. May NASA no longer be the program to improve relations with the Muslim world that Obama reduced it to. Instead, may it return to the global symbol of American prosperity in a Mitt Romney presidency!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
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Wow. Why doesn’t this surprise me? This is nothing more than a political move to regain votes by distracting the party base with social stances. Why? So they won’t focus on his failed presidency of course! What a joke.

Let me start out by saying this- I am not super against gay marriage. I consider myself extremely conservative and because of my intense opposition to abortion in all forms, I’d even classify myself as a social conservative. So let me explain why I do not oppose gay marriage and why I urge all conservatives to think this one through. My stance is largely based on my relationship with Jesus too. I could preach on and on about the sobering dangers and hypocrisy of such legalism, but in light of the president’s remarks today, I’m going to stick to politics right now.

The simple fact is this- this stance is just not what conservatism is about. Why are we letting the government decide who can get married? It wasn’t like this a couple decades ago. So why is it now? The answer is simple- our government is too big! Complicate it all you want by making common claims about the tax code, but realize that these are nothing more than excuses. Is it not true that the tax system worked before? And is it not true that the government ruins everything it touches? I’m sure that most conservatives reading this now would agree that the sanctity of marriage is deeply threatened now. Perhaps we should examine why. Marriage should be between two consenting people, the church, and God, just like it used to be. I hate to say it, but given this all-powerful government, it’s clear that the Democrats will win this one unless conservatives can return to true conservatism. Simply by calling marriage a “right,” which implies that it is under federal jurisdiction, conservatives are conceding to the almighty federal government. I really believe we would have a better shot if we could change tactics here. My suggestion? Simple- get the government out of marriage. That way all should be satisfied. Straight couples can get married in churches or wherever else without having to obain marriage licenses, and so can same sex couples. This is America. All are entitled to liberty here. While I don’t love same sex marriage it seems like we can’t stop it. It’s time to accept that and remember we don’t like being oppressed by the government either. This is our best chance at fighting back. It’s time we stop letting politicians from the left and right distract us on this one; it’s time we realize that big government is the true problem.

Well that was enough ranting I suppose. Let’s all move on and ignore this ridiculous statement from the president. It’s nothing more than a distraction from the greatest failure of a presidency this nation has ever seen! We’re not stupid Obama. We do not forget your economic failures and worse, your many lies to the American people!

Romney 2012!

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
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Mike Huckabee speaking during Mock Convention 2012 - Washington and Lee University

I love Huckabee! Hoping he runs with Romney. It’s not likely but I’d be so happy if it happened!!!


Mike Huckabee speaking during Mock Convention 2012 - Washington and Lee University

I love Huckabee! Hoping he runs with Romney. It’s not likely but I’d be so happy if it happened!!!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
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"The biggest lesson you can learn as president is you are part of something much bigger than yourself." -President George W. Bush

What an incredible experience it was to hear him speak last night! I always loved George and despite his current unpopularity, I still love him. I’d even venture to say that he was one of the greatest presidents in US history. He liberated thousands of oppressed people, protected us from terrorism, improved education, saved millions of lives in Africa that were threatened by HIV/ AIDS, and presided over a thriving economy in his first term thanks to one of the greatest tax cuts in history. Not only did he accomplish way more than people give him credit for and fail to realize what the country would be like had Al Gore been Commander in Chief on the darkest day of America, but he is an admirable, likeable person. Even the Dalai Lama attested to that (at Harvard when asked who his favorite US president was). I am so blessed to have seen him speak. I found his speech to be inspiring, humorous, intelligent, and surprisingly human.

One humorous story he told was from his early years of the presidency. He was in the Oval Office, sitting on a historically significant chair. It had been built custom for FDR (whom Bush greatly admires) when he didn’t want the public to know of his disability. So anyway, Bush was sitting on this chair, eating pretzels, and watching the Rangers’ game. He choked on a pretzel, passed out, and fell to the floor. He was given medical attention and restored to health quickly though. He returned to watch the game and the news of him choking was rolling on the bottom of the screen already! He was telling this humorous story in reference to how much privacy the job lacked, especially in comparison to the past (with FDR). He definitely seems to be enjoying life without the stress and the press!

Also, two of the topics he discussed made a strong personal impression on me. One was his story of overcoming alcohol with the help of God. He talked about how alcohol had become his god in many ways and how he overcame it, which enabled him to go on to great things. Having also overcame destructive forces in my life, I really related to him.

The other thing he said that made a huge impression on me was in response to a question from someone my age with similar concerns as me. He described his moral opposition and hesitancy to get involved in the political world, but Bush encouraged him of course. He essentially said that there will always be good if the good are involved. The essence of his response harkened back to one of my favorite quotes from Ronald Reagan, which goes something like “Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.” I doubt I will choose that path, but I am considering the political world once more now. Like Bush and my other role models in politics, I hold passionate views and have distinct visions of what America should look like. I am not saying that I myself am good, because I know I’m far from it. I am saying that I love what is good though. I love this country, I love freedom, and I love the God who gave me both. I have always sensed how small my own life is and how important these big things are. Basically, I don’t want to live a life of serving myself when I can serve my country and my God instead.

President Bush shared many stories last night, my favorite being a particularly profound story from Romania’s induction to NATO. It was a rainy day, and there was a balcony that he was drawn to. He asked someone what it was, and he learned that it was where the tyrant gave his last speech (where the oppressed audience started chanting “liar”). Later that night after the rain had cleared and he, as the leader of the free world, had made Romania an official member of NATO, there was a huge rainbow. It was right over that same balcony. How beautiful is that? What an awesome feeling it must have been, to have lived a life dedicated to serving the noble cause of freedom? I know I’ll never be the president of the United States or anything close, but I hope to someday have come to that place in my life, that point where you know you’ve made a difference and changed people’s lives.

One last thing that also made a big impression on me- his faith. He made it a point to thank everyone there for their prayers, testifying that God truly helped him stay calm, strong in God, healthy, and clear headed through the presidency. His genuine love of God is something that I love about him. He shared a story from one of his trips to Africa. He visited young, teenage kids in an AIDS ridden country. These kids had lost loved ones to the disease, lived hard lives. Bush walked into a room with them and stated simply, “God is good,” to which they responded without hesitation, “all the time!” Not sure if he heard it correctly, he says it again. They say the same thing and he’s blown away. This was beautiful to hear and it made me reflect on my own faith and wonder if I would respond the same way if I was not as blessed as I am.

I will never forget last night. It was a greater honor than I can verbally express to have been in the same room as George W. Bush, a truly beautiful experience that I will never forget. I bought his book too- it’s called Decision Points and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants the truth on this fascinating president who served America well for 8 years :)

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
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‎”Rick Santorum isn’t homophobic, I’m gay and I’m supporting him.”



A real person actually said this…

The Gay Republican I have actually said this a million times. The man has ideas. He has a view social ideas that I do not agree with him on, but the rest I can. How can anyone base their support off ONE idea unless it calls for the murder of a group or an individual? It makes no sense to me. I am NOT a one issue voter. Debt, war, and the economy are a hell of a lot more important to me than “Gay Rights”

Wow… it’s great to hear this intelligent rationale. Our economy is the top issue now and I applaud this patriotic American for having the sense to prioritize!

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— 2 years ago with 35 notes
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