One year ago, my first article was published for Lone Conservative, where I wrote about the death of five police officers from my hometown, Dallas, and how the lack of tolerance in society leads to violence.
To be quite honest, I had never published my words anywhere before. I was so excited to find a place where my ideas were accepted and shared by people who were close to my age. Between the jokes poking fun at Alex Jones and the memes, I fit right in.
The people at Lone Conservative welcomed me and exposed me to ideas that I’d never encountered. I learned more about thinkers who I never thought I would like, such as Bill Maher and Sam Harris, and dove into the commentary of those I already knew even more, like Ben Shapiro, Steven Crowder, Dave Rubin, and Dennis Prager.
Because of my new friends at Lone Conservative, I developed a worldview and a set of values to live by. The quality of my life and my grades both increased. I found something I was passionate about and became a columnist where I can write about current events and whatever stupid nonsense President Trump says on a daily basis.
I even wrote an article in the Washington Examiner, an opportunity I never would have imagined.
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to write for Lone Conservative for the past year. Hopefully, it is the first of many.
To Kassy Dillon – Thank you so much for all of your guidance and leadership over the past year. Lone Conservative would not be what it is without you and your persistence to succeed. Thank you for all of your help. That said, pineapple pizza is hate speech.
To Brad Polumbo – Thank you for all of your editing tips and advice. It’s awesome that Lone Conservative has a head columnist as intelligent and witty as you to help the other columnists and I write our articles.
To Kevin McMahon – Ksmacka, you’re a great mentor. I aspire to have hair as good as you one day! I hope to get as involved with YAF as you are when I go to college next year. Thank you for everything.
To all of the Contributors at Lone Conservative – Thank you all for making LoCo what it is. There are no other people I’d rather fight for freedom with. You are family to me, and it is an honor to call myself a Lone Conservative contributor.
To the eight people who read my articles – Thank you for reading what I write (Hi mom).
The future of the conservative movement, as well as Lone Conservative, is bright — and I am so glad to be a part of it. I look forward to advocating for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness alongside my Lone Conservative family for many years to come.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.