Conservative Leadership Conference

Posted by Carmen Ledford on Friday Mar 1, 2013 Under Cobey, Kid's Corner, Politics


Cobey and I attended the Conservative Leadership Conference put on by the Civitas Institute. They had some great speakers and we had a fabulous time. Cobey especially liked James O’Keefe(pictured above). Cobey may be the next investigative journalist.  He has not stopped talking about him since the event. Friday morning we also got to hear from Jason Lewis, Phil Berger and Dan Forest. During lunch, we heard from Thom Tillis, Ed Feulner, and Jim DeMint. Cobey got a shout out from Thom Tillis during his speech and he loved that. He became the star and people where taking photos of him and tweeting about him. It was a lot of fun.

We also attended several breakout sessions. Cobey especially liked the ones on blogging and now is begging me to start a blog. We also got to watch the movie The Conservatives that was put out by Young American’s Foundation. I was not familiar with this group and now I will be looking into future camps for Cobey to attend.



We were in for a special treat that evening. Michelle Malkin was the keynote speaker and I loved her. She is always so inspiring and encouraging. This evening she spoke positively several times about homeschooling which we liked. She also spoke about how bad the Common Core is and how we need to fight it at the state level. Towards the end a very neat thing happen when Clarence Henderson (pictured below) asked a question. Mr. Henderson was one of the four men who participated in the sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro in February of 1960. I always love when the kids get to meet true heros in history who made a difference in our country.



The next day I came back but it was without Cobey so it was not as much fun. In the morning, I heard John Lott speak about Gun Rights. He was very interesting and has lots of research to back up that gun control does not make you safer.  I also got to hear Justice Paul Newby, Renee Ellmers and George Holding. During lunch I heard Rep Arthur Davis. It is always good to hear from a reformed Democrat. He did not leave the party the party left him. Senator Ron Johnson spoke after him and gave a  bleak picture of our economy. The most interesting breakout I went to that day was Freeing the Education System. I realized in that breakout that there are more homeschooling students than charter school and we are nor far behind private. I am always interested in learning more about views on education and how people think they can fix the system.

Overall, I had a wonderful time at the conference and Cobey is looking forward to next year. I have to get that boy to CPAC sometime.



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