April 7, 2018

Wow, my most anticipated article I have ever written (for now). SO many of you have asked me to write on my website about my experience through this whole journey so I will try my best.

For those of you who don’t know, on April 7, 2018, I posted a graduation photo on Twitter (the one posted). For me, this wasn’t a controversial photo, however, for a lot of people it was. Never in a million years did I ever think I would be on national news. I always grew up wanting to be famous, in fact, I always wanted to be on Disney Channel, but this was so much better. As you could see I received a lot of backlash for it and most people wanted my thoughts on the backlash and, to be honest, I thought getting the backlash would be really hard but I came to realize I had thicker skin than I thought. At first when I posted the photo I read most of the comments, a lot were good but of course, there were a lot of bad comments and although it was frustrating to read… it didn’t bother me one bit. I’ll tell you exactly why it didn’t bother me. Clay Travis and I had some twitter conversations once my photo started going viral and the thing that he said that touched me the most was “you rarely get hate from someone more successful than you.” Clay was also the first famous person that I talked to once my photo gained popularity and he gave me such good advice so thank you, Clay.

I posted my photo on a Saturday so it took a couple days before I got any huge attention. The very first big station to reach out to me was The Blaze, specifically the Doc Thompson show. I was a nervous wreck but for my being my first bigger interview it went pretty well. Next, ABC reached out to me and said they wanted to do an over the phone interview, I was hesitant at first but I accepted. I was busy working when they called so I rushed to my car and was also a nervous wreck, the desk assistant asked me all the questions and in the background, you could hear her fingers typing my responses so fast, this made me more nervous. The media attention kept growing and one day in class I got a call saying I was going to be on Fox and Friends… TALK ABOUT NERVOUS. I only had 24 hours to prepare. They booked a studio at a local news channel, I arrived at 5:50am and kept going through what I was going to say in my head. Being on Fox and Friends definitely was the hardest. I was so nervous that I didn’t eat for a day and my stomach was in knots until it was over. It was also the hardest because I was in front of a camera not able to see who I was talking to. The studio had Fox and Friends playing on the TV in front of me but it was a couple minutes behind so it was a distraction. After vigorously preparing I have to say Fox and Friends was my most successful interview. I then continued to be on NRATv and OANN Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler. After all these media appearances my nerves started to call down. I was then asked to speak at a Regan Day dinner here in TN and the next day I was to appear on the Huckabee Show which filmed right across the street from my house. Huckabee was probably my second biggest interview but was the easiest for me. My parents were in the crowd and Huckabee just made things seem so easy so for the first time I was not nervous and it was so much fun. Two HUGE appearances that didn’t get to happen because bigger stories ended up happening were Jesse Watters and CNN New Day. Although the interviews got canceled it was an honor just to have been scheduled to do an interview with both of them. Although the thought of doing an interview on CNN made my stomach turn I was still so excited.

Throughout this whole experience I gained around 63k followers on Twitter and around 28k followers on Instagram… this was so insane. AND while going through this whole journey I was also preparing to graduate. My life was the busiest it had ever been in my entire life. I was driving back and forth from Nashville and Chattanooga, trying to study for finals and make media appearances.

I couldn’t have done this without my amazing family and friends.

Mom, thank you for supporting me through this whole journey, I know it couldn’t have been easy for you. Thank you for being my best friend and helping me whenever I needed. Thank you for instilling me with conservative values and for raising me in a Christian home.

Dad, thank you for the constant love and support, I know it wasn’t hard seeing all the backlash I was getting, as my father I know you always try to protect so seeing people on the internet saying such hurtful things couldn’t have been easy, also thank you for making me listen to Rush Limbaugh on the way to school. You have been my role model and hero my whole life.

Caitlin, my sister, thank you so much for the constant support. Fun fact: my sister stayed up all night researching the TN gun laws because she was so scared something was going to happen to me. Thank you for being the best big sister and thank you for doing my makeup the morning of my national tv interview.

 

 

The tolerant left?

If you don’t follow me on Twitter, please change that: brennaspencer, however, if you do follow me on Twitter I’m sure you have noticed the hate I’ve been getting. I wanted to tell you guys about how tolerant the people who tweet hateful things at me are. I’ll also screenshot some of the tweets.

Here’s how it started:

If you don’t know who Jaclyn Hill is then you are missing out because she is a phenomenal makeup artist and I’ve always enjoyed watching her YouTube videos. However, she favorited a tweet that was hateful to President Trump. I decided to comment on it. A pretty harmless comment, that I was disappointed and couldn’t see myself being a fan of someone so hateful towards our president. The left did not take that well. So then my next tweet was “this is Trumps America, if only I cared about your opinion” because I was getting so much hate…. LOL. It got SO much worse. (I’ll post screenshots of tweets I promise just wanted to elaborate). I was ready to argue with these liberals but unfortunately the only thing they say back is insults. If you want a good laugh, please take the time to read the screenshots below.

My Favorite Podcasts

A question I get asked frequently is about the political podcasts I listen to. I spend a lot of time in a car, driving back and forth from school, so I spend lots of time listening to podcasts. Here are my top 5 favorite podcasts:

  1. The Ben Shapiro Show: I’m sure this podcast is number one on many conservatives list. Shapiro is such a well spoken, knowledgeable conservative so his podcast offers lots of insight into the national and local news.
  2. Constitutional: This is a series that explores the constitution and our Founding Fathers. This is a really good lesson about our Nations history-highly recommend
  3. Rush Limbaugh Morning Update:  Perfect to listen to on the way to work or school. Rush is someone I highly look up to and if you’ve never listened to him on the radio you should because he is so smart and entertaining.
  4. Common Sense with Dan Carlin: Dan Carlin talks quite fast but it’s a good way to keep up with current issues going on around you. This podcast will also give you a good laugh.
  5. First Mondays: This is a podcast about the Supreme Court- really entertaining

 

Book Review 3

Hey guys! I am so excited to share this next book with you guys. Now I got this book from my lovely mother for my birthday back in December and I read most of it during my Christmas break and then when I went back to school I got so busy with my internship and school that I wasn’t able to finish it but tonight I picked it up and was able to finish it.

The book I’m reviewing today is called i am n. It is about the true stories of Christians who face Muslim extremists. This book is so powerful and will bring tears to your eyes. The stories in this book are so horrific and it’s hard to believe how these Christians are being persecuted.

So before I go on, I would like to explain the title of the book. I was confused by the title at first but “n” stands for the Arabic letter muslim extremists use to identity Christians.

One of the stories in the book that really touched my heart is chapter 32 called “Point-Blank Forgiveness” and it takes place in Nigeria. Habila Adamu and his family were sleeping in their house one night when they were invaded by radical muslims. They demanded that Habila gather his family outside. They asked if Habila was a christian or muslim and he said christian. The radical muslims told him to change his answer or he would be killed. Habila stated once again that he was a christian and they shot him in the head and left. Habila’s wife bent down to him and Habila told her that he was still alive. Through the grace of God Habila lived and is able to go on and tell his story.

This book is full of stories very similar to Habila’s. I think this book is so important because the world, especially Americans, need to see the persecution christians go through by radical muslims. This book is full of stories but these are only just a few. Go read this book and pass it along! It’s also available as an Ebook for those kindle lovers out there.

Also the authors are from a nonprofit organization called “The voice of martyrs”that offer help to persecuted christians. I say that because across the top of the book it says “The voice of martyrs” and because it’s a great organization!

Also there is a website: “i-am-n.com” go check it out!

 

Abortion debate?

Abortion has been a topic of conversation since the Supreme Court case Roe v Wade. This past semester I had the opportunity to take an American Constitutional Law class which I absolutely loved and I was eagerly waiting for the day that we got to debate Roe v Wade and the day finally came. Now normally before the days we debate we’re required to read the case before and figure out if we were the majority or the dissent. Now keep in mind I do attend a pretty liberal state university.  However, before the Roe v Wade debate we were required to do a couple extra readings. I wish I could link the readings but I unfortunately have no way of finding out what they were now that the semester is over and I don’t have access to the syllabus anymore. I was absolutely surprised at how manipulating and brainwashing these articles were, which I’m not sure why I was surprised because I go to a predominately liberal university. The article that I remember the best is one that discussed how life should not be based on a heartbeat but rather the quality of your brain stem, because your brain stem is what gives you your ability to function and your personality. Then the example the article gave was 2 babies were born, one had a heart defect and wouldn’t survive without a transplant and the other baby had severe damage to his/her brain stem. The doctors wanted to take the healthy heart from the baby with the damaged brain stem and give it to the baby with the heart defect because they said it would save the baby and they would only lose one baby instead of two. However doing so would be considered murder. This is why doctors playing God gets messy. So unfortunately both of the babies passed away. So basically you are not a human being unless and until you have a fully functioning brainstem. After I read this article I remember being so furious that I called my mom and ranted about how I had no case and I can’t debate it when these kids are being so brainwashed. Now lets be clear on something. Roe v Wade stated that abortion is a “right to privacy as stated in the Constitution” but actually the “right to privacy” is never mentioned in the U.S Constitution but the Supreme Court justices felt that “right to privacy” was a concept of “personal liberty” which is mentioned in the Constitution. However the justices completely ignore the “right to life.” But because the left ignores the science of life beginning at conception and the vital sign of life being a heartbeat they can get away with murdering babies.

Back to the classroom debate… I took my seat on the dissent side along with very few other people. It was no secret I am a conservative because my professor loved to call on me. Finally we got on the topic of how women should be able to choose what do with their bodies. One of my biggest pet peeves is this argument. I’m sorry ladies but a baby that has it’s own DNA and is a completely separate entity from you is not your body, it is simply just dependent on it’s mother. So I got called on and said just that. A girl directly across from me on the majority side kept disagreeing and arguing with me and she was getting no where because I was completely prepared to debate this topic while she wasn’t. Then my professor stopped us and said “What if we had artificial wombs” so basically you place the child in the artificial womb and it has no attachment to you whatsoever and it was like you were never even pregnant. That way the baby can still live and the mother can go on as if it didn’t happen. & The girl debating against me actually said no, and that women still have a right to choose. Now this is not my proudest moment but I actually called this girl a monster. I couldn’t believe that she would rather kill a baby than let it live. I was so sickened. Now it was a hypothetical situation and artificial wombs are not a thing but I still couldn’t believe it. After the debate was over I think the girl realized just how terrible she sounded and actually came up to me and apologized. Now did the debate change her stance on abortion? Probably not but did it make her think about what she was actually supporting? I think so.

As a society we have become so desensitized to murdering babies. We have no regard for human life. This is what is wrong with our society.

does this quote make you sick? “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”

or how about this one:

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Take a guess at who said these quotes. It was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

I say all of this to spread awareness. How brainwashed our society is and how Planned Parenthood spends millions brainwashing our society. Abortion is murder. Don’t believe me? Maybe a partial birth abortion procedure might open your eyes:

  1. Abortionist pulls everything out, except the head, by its legs
  2. Then the abortionist stabs the skull and sucks the brain out, which makes the skull collapse so it’s easy for the head to slide out.

(I got this information from abortionfacts.com)

Wake up America!! How are we supposed to make America great again when we are murdering innocent babies?!

 

*If I find the articles I read for my American Constitutional Class I will be sure to update this post and link them!

 

Devotional

I can’t be the only one who suffers from anxiety and needs encouragement on days when I’m really anxious.

Being a college student, working an internship, being involved in different organizations life can get kind of hectic and can cause anyone to be worrisome or anxious. I have found a few verses that I wanted to share for when I am suffering from anxiety.

A lot of the time anxiety can stem from not fully trusting God and his plan. God has a perfect plan for your life and you have to willing to trust Him. Proverbs 29:25 says that “Fear of man will prove to be snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” This verse speaks for itself. God succeeds fear, trust in Him.

A lot of the time we spend too much time worrying about tomorrow and getting anxious about things that haven’t even happened or things that are out of our control. Matthew 6:34 says “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Take things one step at a time and trust God.

Now, my favorite verse of all time John 16:33. This verse is amazing and can instantly calm any anxious mind. It says “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” This verse is so powerful to me. Even though I’m a Christian, it doesn’t mean all my problems go away but it does me that I can face my problems with God which is so comforting.

Last but not least, Proverbs 12:25 says “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” Kindness, support and words of encouragement are a great way to combat anxiety. Jesus can give you the perfect words of encouragement when you pray and talk to him.

God gives us the solutions to all of our problems in His word. He gives us the solutions that no therapy can.

Book Review #2

I am so beyond excited to write this review, I literally read this book in 2 days it would’ve been shorter if I hadn’t been reading another book along with it.

Drain the Swamp by Ken Buck… such an insightful book, I think every American should read this. This book takes you through how Congress is currently acting with America’s finances and how it should be acting with it.

So Congress is sometimes labeled “the purse” and that’s because they are supposed to deal with how our money should be spent but instead Congress only cares about themselves and getting reelected. This is why Congress should have term limits because it supposed to be a service not a career. This book takes you through the corruption of how the government is spending our money. Congressman Buck takes you through how Congress hasn’t proposed a balanced budget in years and how we have been funding unauthorized programs (which isn’t illegal).  I absolutely love this book because Congressmen Buck actually explains how we can “drain the swamp.” Literally gives step by step. Honestly this book will terrify you a little bit when you read about all the corruption that goes on but hopefully it will help wake up the American people. Our Founding Fathers did not want the federal government to have so much power so it’s our job, as the states, to take back our power.

Seriously, go read it.