Silent Majority No More: A Smart Girl Summit Recap (part 1)

Smart Girl Politics accomplished something amazing yesterday.  Close to 200 women and men attended Smart Girl Summit in Nashville; a sold-out event where they learned about leadership and advancing the conservative principles of individual liberty, freedom from tyranny, and personal responsibility. Smart Girl Politics strives to educate and empower women and men to engage in the political process.  For ordinary citizens to stand up, speak out, and let their voices be heard. I feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing organization, and I’m pretty sure that the speakers and panels yesterday more than doubled my previously limited knowledge of activism and leadership.

As the audience nibbled their breakfasts and drank their coffee or juice (or if they’re like me-diet coke), Jennifer Stinson of United Families International kicked off our day.  She talked about the importance of family values and national sovereignty (the right of nations to determine their own laws and customs). She encouraged us to become informed and involved Americans, and to be proud of it.

The next speaker was Robin Smith, a southern firecracker running to represent Tennessee in the House of Representatives in 2010.  After listening to her speak, I wanted to run for office! Or at least donate to her campaign. She is running as a republican, but more importantly as a conservative; refusing to compromise her principles and adhering fiercely to the Constitution.  She had been advised by others to not alienate people with her conservatism, but she threw that advice out the window.  She was and is committed to keeping her principles and would not compromise on what she knew to be right and decent.  If only all politicians could be like that.

American Majority then hosted two breakout sessions on the influence of social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and the importance of networking. I’ll admit something kind of embarrassing: Until yesterday,  didn’t really understand what “web 2.0” meant. Why am I sharing this? Because if I didn’t quite get it, I bet a few (or a lot) of my readers don’t get it either.  Did you know that you are on a web 2.0 site right now? It’s true. Web 2.0 refers to websites that allow the users to interact with one another. I post an opinion, and you guys can comment, debate, ask, interact. Web 2.0 and social media sites represent a shift in the way of thinking; it is not a passing fad. It’s a new way to network, and we should take advantage of it. How? Leave comments on blogs. Join Twitter, and don’t be afraid to jump into the conversation. Go to Amazon and Netflix and give Michael Moore movies one star. Contribute to Wikipedia. Refuse to be silent.

Coming up in Part 2: Thoughts from Liz Cheney, Michelle Malkin, and Marsha Blackburn

Comments

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