I Joined the #NRA Last Night – & I’m Damn Proud


You’d think that being a hispanic teenager in California would make me as liberal as could be, but it’s only made me a stronger conservative, & a prouder American. I’ve had to learn history, philosophy, and morals from my family, the Bible, and other conservatives, instead of taking my school’s “education” at face value. In California’s schools, students are being taught that to be a patriot is to be brainwashed – they’re taught that patriotism is an inherent evil, and that all of the values that made the West the best are corrupt – but there’s hope.

Being a conservative means that you’re a free thinker – you’ll come up with your own ideas, and stand by them, even when they’re unpopular. These are your morals – you love your country, you love your family, you love your freedom & accept your duties in a world crafted by our creator. Our constitutional republic was built by patriots, and it will be defended by patriots. This is who I am, who you are – who we are. When free thinking is under attack, in our high schools & universities, we have to use our voice.

I’ve heard it all – teachers have said that guns are only for “hillbilly Southerners” and “school shooters” – they told us that the 2nd amendment was “outdated” and “interpreted wrong”. I am here to say that the 2nd amendment is none of those things. The 2nd Amendment was written to make sure citizens could defend themselves against a tyrannical government because Americans are free and have the right to fight for their freedom.

I am immensely proud that I will one day get to tell my children that I stood up for the 2nd amendment – even when it was unpopular. I know I am not the only one – but I know in my heart that it is worth all the ridicule, all the insults, and all the hours we’ve spent fighting for our ideas & our God given rights –  because we are free thinkers, we are conservatives, we are patriots, & we are Americans!

About Erik Pacheco

Erik Pacheco

Erik Pacheco is a conservative student & writer, based in Los Angeles, California.


  1. Shelly

    February 25, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Thx Erik for your bold stand- You are a true Patriot

  2. Agnew Dellinger

    February 25, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you for your post. You give this ol’ grandpa a reason to believe the country will be left in capable hands. MAGA!

  3. jesusholes

    March 1, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Piece of shit, free thinker means atheist , idiot I damn you in the name of Jesus

    • Gerry

      March 8, 2018 at 9:28 am

      This inrdtouces a pleasingly rational point of view.

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