Since the University of Virginia has not yet begun its spring semester, I am still at home milking the last few days of vacation. Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to join my mother for her version of a NeW Book Club. My mother hosts a group of conservative women once a month for breakfast and conservative fellowship. They call themselves "The Liberty Belles Literary Society." Today, we had a great time discussing this month's book selection, Sarah Palin's Going Rogue. The Liberty Belles were all in agreement that Sarah Palin has given conservative women an unparalleled example of a woman in politics who has not surrendered to the feminist vision of women. She supports marriage, family, and life and never compromises on these beliefs. She also displays grace, virtue, and humility. Palin has given an entire generation of conservative women, like the women of NeW, a wonderful role model.
Spending the morning with these passionate conservative women was a reminder of how important it is to have fellowship with like-minded women. NeW is a great way for each of us to do this. NeW increases our ability to defend our beliefs, it provides a platform to speak freely, but most importantly it gives us an opportunity to learn from each other. The confidence we gain through these book club discussions motivates us to share our beliefs with those people we encounter outside of NeW.