I’ve always had strong political opinions, but I was the shy one – the girl who sat in the back of the class and tried to be invisible. I was the girl who loved to sing, but hoped my soft voice went undetected by the choir. I wanted to participate, but lacked the courage or self-confidence to speak out and participate.
After the precincts closed for the 2008 presidential election, I felt depressed and disillusioned. I truly expected, in spite of the pollsters predictions, that my countrymen would show some common sense when voting, evaluate the contenders and choose the candidate with decades of experience and a legacy of achievement over the younger candidate who was inexperienced with socialist ideologies and shady friends. This man was well-spoken, but had just a few, uneventful months as a U.S. Senator; a position he obtained, no doubt to provide some credibility on which to mount a presidential campaign.
I over-estimated the collective common sense, as well as the determination of the predominantly liberal mainstream media to ensure Mr. Obama’s election. In my opinion, the nation and the media made the wrong choice for this country.
While I fretted over our future and fate under this man’s governance, I found a conservative social network on the Internet, dedicated to the former Republican vice presidential nominee. I joined and found an online haven where I made many like-minded new friends. I am thankful for their friendship and encouragement.
I needed to vent and express my frustration and concern, so I took a leap of faith wrote and posted my first political blog on that network. My new-found friends applauded my blogging efforts which gave me the confidence to continue writing and find my “voice.” I am thankful for that first virtual podium and the opportunity to communicate my views.
During the past two years, our nation’s economy has faltered and our debt is now in the trillions. The new administration, with majorities in both the House and the Senate, pushed through legislation supporting its liberal and socialist ideologies while treating the objections of a majority of Americans with derision and indifference.
Given the state of the union, I determined that it was time for the shy girl to move out of the shadows of insecurity and boldly present her thoughts and opinions about the actions of the new administration.
At this point in our history, those who love and care for the future of this great nation no longer have the luxury of silence or quiet acceptance. We must put aside our fears and exercise the rights our Founders incorporated into the blueprint for our democracy: speak out and peaceably assemble to protest the unjust and destructive exploits by the liberals in Washington. I am thankful for the wisdom and foresight of the wise men who gave us a new nation and a Constitution to help us govern and protect it.
While researching information about the American Revolution, I found a quote by Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States of America:
“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.”
This quote resonated strongly with me and deepened my desire to create a forum to voice my concerns about the new government and the corrupt media. I am thankful to Thomas Jefferson. I found my venue for expression in the words of a Founder and created The Bold Pursuit.
The first version of The Bold Pursuit was a simple blog, but I envisioned a website and hoped to share it with insightful and talented conservative writers. I am thankful that I found the resources and writers to help me achieve my dream.
A few months ago, I launched TheBoldPursuit.com. An artistic friend created original artwork for the banner which is comprised of our mission and title, The Bold Pursuit, and presided over by the eagle, our national bird and an icon of liberty. I am thankful to my friend for the beautiful art that identifies this website.
We have a small staff of volunteers – talented and dedicated men and women who generously give of their time and abilities. Our bold pursuit is just beginning and we hope others will join us in our quest for truth and knowledge.
Through this website, I endeavor to provide objective and accurate content. The Bold Pursuit is a conservative website and, naturally, appeals to those with similar views.
I am thankful that I live in a democracy, and I am thankful that our Bill of Rights guarantees my right, in its First Amendment, to freely express my views.
Perhaps some might say that I preach to the choir and I’m fine with that assessment if I can inspire the choir to sing out, let their voices soar and rise to crescendos so that they may heard, far and wide.
If this choir expands its repertoire and teaches lyrics to those who have never sung, then I am thankful to be the chorister.
Happy Thanksgiving … The Bold Pursuit
Clio is the Publisher and Executive Editor of The Bold Pursuit… and she is thankful to Genevieve for reviewing and editing this blog on Thanksgiving morning!