When one declares oneself to be a conservative, one is not, unfortunately, thereupon visited by tongues of fire that leave one omniscient. The acceptance of a series of premises is just the beginning. After that, we need constantly to inform ourselves, to analyze and to think through our premises and their ramifications. We need to ponder, in the light of the evidence, the strengths and the weaknesses, the consistencies and the inconsistencies, the glory and the frailty of our position, week in and week out. Otherwise, we will not hold our own in a world where informed dedication, not just dedication, is necessary for survival and growth.

William F. Buckley Jr., Feb 8, 1956, NR

Saturday, November 8, 2008

An Introduction To Jennifer......


I really should have written mine first, because I am not sure how I am supposed to follow up Robert's introduction. Most of you know that I have another blog called Palace For A Princess and while that mixes politics along with my personal life, I felt like I needed to find a place where I could truly make a difference in the community and most importantly in the country that I love with all my heart. When Robert approached me with this endeavor I didn't think twice.

One reason is that I respect him so very much. I know he did his own introduction, but I want to add a few points from my perspective. He was a Marine and in his heart, he always will be. His service for this country is one that I admire and am truly thankful for. Robert and all those that have served in the military are the reason that we have the freedom to write on our blogs and pursue our goals without fear or persecution. That is a gift I can never repay and will always be grateful for. He is extremely intelligent and I look forward to what he will bring to the table. When I first started blogging, he was my first contact and he nurtured me through the whole process. I wouldn't be where I am now, if it weren't for him. He is a true gentleman, and in today's society, that is a rarity indeed. He is a family man, and just like he said about me, his priorities are always in the right places. I am honored that he asked me to work with him on this, and I pray that my contribution will do him and this blog justice.

The second reason I jumped on board is because it breaks my heart every time I see our ideals trampled on by those that do not understand nor respect it. One of the reasons that the GOP lost this election is because they do not realize the importance of Conservatism, but with our help and determination, they soon will.

I am a country girl living in Jersey. Those two are certainly a contradiction but somehow I have managed to survive without compromising on the values that have been instilled in me, and that I now instill in my children. My parents have always been supportive and it is through their Faith and example that I have come to find Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I am strong in my faith, and it shapes who I am, and what I believe. I have struggled with anxiety for about thirteen years now and it is only through my Faith and the unconditional support by my parents and my husband, that I have been able to fight through it. It has taught me that life is not easy and sometimes you have to fight with strength that you didn't even know you possessed. It is with that same strength and purpose that I will fight to keep Conservatism alive and thriving. America was once a proud nation full of tradition and Conservative principles and ideals, and with your help, we can restore her to her former glory! We cannot do it alone, and we welcome your ideas, comments, and yes, even your criticism.

19 comments:

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Jennifer needs NO Introduction To Me.

I have been following her and I have been an admirer of hers for a long time now.
Best of luck you two.

Robert said...

DD2, I drop in at your place from time to time and have always been glad that I did. Please join us regularly, and add to the mix!

Jennifer said...

Hi DD2....It so great to see you here! I love your blogs (you know that) and look forward to your input!

Robert said...

Jenn makes me blush. I actually think she is paying me back for some of the pressure I have put on her the last couple of days...lol.

Don't let her humble and angelic nature lull you into believing her humble statements...she is sandbagging.

Joe said...

Good to see you two working together.

I found Jennifer when I started my political blog, Jo-Joe Politico.

Robert, it is good to be introduced to you.

Keep the faith and keep up the good work.

Robert said...

Thanks for stopping by Joe. Make sure you drop by again and I will write your name on your coffee cup or tea glass, whichever you prefer.

I will also make a stop by your place in a few minutes as I don't think I have been there before. Looking forward to it!

Jennifer said...

You blush Robert? Never! LOL Humble and Angelic, I don't think I have ever been accused of that before! I almost choked on my cookie when I read that! And I don't say anything that isn't true! So NA NA NA!

Hi Joe, I am so glad you stopped by! I won't stop fighting you can count on that! I value your opinion so make sure you stop by often!

Jennifer said...

I'll have some tea if your pouring Robert!! :-)

Robert said...

Would you please get on yahoo?

Jennifer said...

LOL....ok!

Christopher Hamilton said...

Nice to meet you Jennifer. This blog seems as though it's going to be on the right track (ha get it...right track...right wing).

Anyways, I'm looking to add your blog to my blog roll if you're willing to add mine in return. Let me know.

Jennifer said...

Hi Christopher, I'm so glad you stopped by! And yes that was a cute joke....hopefully we will be on the right track too! We are always looking for ideas and input to make this site strong and accomplish what we need to. Stop by as often as you like and make yourself comfortable. I believe Robert is still offering tea! :-)

We will gladly add you to our blogroll and look forward to seeing you again!

Mary Mary Quite Contrary said...

Hi you two, this blog is really looking good. You can count on be as being a regular here.

Robert said...

Thank you for your kind words Mary! I dropped in at your site and will be spending more time there as well go along...

Don't forget to drop off your coffee cup so we can have it ready for you each visit!

Frank the Carpenter said...

I like my coffee strong, black, and without any sugar.
Please have it ready at 7:00 AM

Robert said...

You got it. I think I will stock a "coffee mess" for anyone who wants it. Since I believe in capitalism, and due to the tremendous response from everyone, it will be ten cents per cup. Or if you are going to be a regular, two bucks a month and all you care to drink!

For those who don't drink coffee, Jenn doesn't either but is addicted to the other liquid gift from God - sweet ice tea. There will be plenty of that around here too.

Jennifer said...

Mary.....Glad to have you and am happy to hear you will be a regular. I will be over in a few to check out your site!

Frank....I'll leave that to Robert. He has never gotten out of his Marine routine and likes the mornings. Me, not so much. I'll handle the late nights! :-)

Z said...

Hi, guys....congratulations on the new blog. Your success is important..our country needs this new blog and all the other terrific conservative bloggers we meet through our corner of the blogosphere.....carry on!!

Nice to meet you, Robert...Jenn, you go, girl!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Z! I am always amazed when I journey to your blog! You've captured what it means to be a conservative and it's an honor to have you here. I hope you stop back often because I truly value your opinion!