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A Fifteen Year Old’s Review of — Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far
Not Afraid of Life, written by Bristol Palin with Nancy French, is a captivating story of Faith, Family, and a whole lot of Drama. Not Afraid of Life exposes the trials and the sufferings Bristol Palin experienced throughout her teenage years and the false exhibitions that were played out by the Main Stream Media.
Bristol Palin wrote this book in a way that is not only personal but that is charming. When she discussed her family and her childhood it was impossible not to smile. Many of the stories she told, from when she was a young girl, reminded me that her family is normal and very relatable. (And much like mine!)
Despite what the media is trying to make it seem like, the entirety of this book is not about Levi Johnston. Yes, she does discuss their former relationship in detail, but this book is more than just a little, petty love story that didn’t work out. It goes into the gritty details and the many regretful decisions Bristol Palin made as a teenager and how she overcame those decisions.
Not Afraid of Life does a fantastic job at debunking the false accusations and lies that the media has tried to throw at the Palin family. It also displays the thick skin and the hardworking family that the Palin’s are. Along with highlighting the unfailing love Bristol has for her precious son, Tripp. It describes the hard work and dedication it took for her to get where she is today. Her story is inspirational and one to be greatly admired.
Coming from a youth perspective, this book was very impactful. Not Afraid of Life reminds me that just because someone is not necessarily a “bad” kid, they can still get caught up and overwhelmed by the secular world. Bristol Palin said multiple times in this book, that she was a good, Christian girl, but that she got caught up with the wrong guy and her desires overwhelmed her since of right and wrong.
Bristol Palin has experienced a life she never thought she would. Some people say, “Why is her story any different than any other teen mom?” But Bristol’s story is different because of the way she overcame those trials. Most people would have given up if they would have had to endure what Bristol did. An average person would not have survived those trials. But not only did Bristol survive them, she faced them head on. Fearlessly she pushed through the many hindrances placed in her way with Grace and Integrity.
I would highly recommend Not Afraid of Life, to anyone and everyone. This book made me, smile, laugh, and cry. I applaud Bristol Palin for her Courageous and Gutsy spirit. This book has greatly impacted my life, and I know that it will do the same for everyone who reads it and gives it a chance. I look forward to seeing where God leads Bristol’s life, and the great ways He will use her to spread His good and perfect Word.
The Fight for Freedom, Liberty, and Democracy
When thinking of the Soviet Union, I reflect on the one speech that defined the Soviet Union’s dissolution. I think of Ronald Reagan’s speech on June 12, 1987. In this speech, formally known as, “Tear Down This Wall” Ronald Reagan dares to challenge Gorbachev and the Soviet Union’s totalitarian state. As President Reagan stood at the Berlin Wall, that was separating the free world from the tyrannical one; he exercised his freedom of speech and the need for Liberty, Freedom, Democracy and a Revolution. One of my favorite quotes from this speech is:
“Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatred among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor.” -President Reagan
Throughout the entirety of the Soviet Union’s reign, the US was greatly affected. Every day the Soviet Union would grow further away from freedom and liberty, and every day America’s leaders would worry of what may come of this Socialist Power.
As other European countries began to revolt against this Tyrannical Dictatorship, the Soviet Union’s power began to deteriorate. One by one the countries would flee from this corrupt nation, making it that much harder for the Soviet Union to reach its goal, complete and total control, not only of Russia but of the world.
With all of this unrest, the Cold War began. It was the conflict between the Communists, led by the Soviet Union, and the Democratic nations, led by the United States. This was the effect of two opposing views on how people should live. In a Democratic Society everything is based upon the people. In a Communist Society, everything, I repeat everything, revolves around the Government. Obviously it was impossible to find common ground and a moderate compromise with such conflicting views. The US and many other nations knew what had to be done. The Soviet Union must be defeated, once and for all.
Not only was this a war on freedom and economics, but it was also a war on Power. At this time the Soviet Union and the United States were sharing the spot light. They were both considered the great powers of the world.
With the Soviet Union’s citizens’ hurting and the overall welfare declining, at an excessive rate, the United States, and other democracies, knew that something had to be done. With Gorbachev aware of the threats from other countries, he made the decision make a few “changes”. He wanted to exhibit himself as a patriot. He began releasing prisoners and giving people freedom of speech, to a certain extent.
Some people were conned by this “nationalistic” act, but the US Government was not fooled. Following these changes, President Reagan gave his forever honored speech. As President Reagan declared his dedication to this cause he spoke directly to Gorbachev, he said:
“General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” –President Reagan
The passion was ignited and the freedom bell was certainly ringing. It was not long after this speech that the Soviet Union began to dissolve. On December 31, 1991, the Soviet Union was defeated once and for all. Democracy once again reigned supreme. The United States of America was once again the world’s Superpower. The end of this Communist dictatorship was a new beginning for democracies everywhere.
Although it was an excruciating hard time for many countries trying to rebuild their economy and their futures, it was a bold step towards a better tomorrow. Democracy, Freedom, and Liberty shined through all of the bad, giving people hope for a brighter future.
15 and a Political Maverick
I’m Madeleine McAulay, a 15 year old from North Carolina, who is turning herself into an up and coming political diva! Day to day I look to bust through new doors creating opportunities for myself.
As a young girl I was always interested in politics. Whenever I would meet someone new I loved to ask if they were an “Elephant” or a “Donkey”. I always preferred the “Elephants”.
I grew up in a conservative family, but the family was not completely engulfed in the political realm. As I grew older my political aspirations grew larger, but it was not until the 2008 election that my ambitions really sparked. The day that John McCain announced his running mate, was the day that changed my life forever. As I watched the Vice Presidential hopeful, Sarah Palin, at the Republican National Convention I became inspired. Sarah Palin was not the typical “politician” she was a wife, a mom trying to make a difference for her children.
Even though John McCain and Sarah Palin did not win the election that did not mean Sarah Palin was going to just disappear back to her home state of Alaska. That was the complete opposite for Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin became one of the most influential “politicians” known to man. Sarah Palin continued her political career and her success lead to the creation of a new group on Facebook, Youth for Palin. Youth for Palin is a grass roots organization striving to implement the strong conservative values to the American youth with an emphasis on Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. I got word of this group and was quickly brought on as one of the group’s Administrators.
In Present day I serve as the Co-Founder of Youth for Palin, now a 600+ Member Conservative Force. Youth for Palin’s official title is, Youth for Palin: Mama Grizzly’s Cubs. The organization now has its own official site: www.mamagrizzlyscubs.com, along with twitter @YouthforPalin. Due to the strong leadership of our team we have been able to overcome any hindrances that have been placed in their way. Youth for Palin is now thriving and is the largest Palin support group on Facebook.
My aspirations are to become a Government Attorney and to pursue a career in the world of politics. Some may ask me why I’d would want to pursue a career in such a corrupt government, my reply is always that I want to help end the corruption and to help restore America to its former greatness. I know it will not be easy and that I will be faced with trials that will test my beliefs and morals, but I’m reminded every day that God has a divine and perfect plan for my life and that with Him we can conquer anything.