Charity on July 18th, 2007

She’s Right is a blog about politics and current events, from the perspective of a conservative woman. I do not speak for all conservative women, only for myself.

Who Am I?

My name is Charity Tensel. I live in Burlington, VT with my husband and three sons. I moved here in 1993 to go to the University of Vermont, where I got a BA in Mathematics and Political Science, but I have lived in Vermont my entire life. I’m still not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

These days, I am mostly a housewife and homeschooling mom, but I also dabble in local politics, freelance writing, and blogging. I also like to make things, like soap, lip balm, and wire tree sculptures, which I hope to someday actually get people to buy.

I used to chair my local Republican committee, but I differ with the Republican Party on a number of issues, specifically, the size and scope of government. I tend to be more libertarian.

I also blog at All Things Hold Together, about life, home, crafts, and faith, and at South Meadow Homeschool Academy, about homeschooling.

My Political Views – A Brief Look

I support limited government, as expressed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

I believe that the Second Amendment is not there by accident and that it is just as important as the First, and all the others.

I am an avid supporter of free market capitalism, which I believe to be the most humane economic system.

I believe that compassionate society is judged by how we care for each other on a voluntary basis, not through government-forced benevolence.

I believe that individuals know how to spend their own money better than the government does.

I am fully pro-life, but I do not believe that our society would benefit from an all out ban on abortion at this time, given that it is so ingrained in our culture.

I believe that a strong national defense is necessary to protect our people and our freedom.

I firmly believe that the government must trust its citizens, that we are innocent until proven guilty, and that the law should err on the side of liberty, except in extreme cases of public safety or national security where there has been a demonstrated threat.

The History of She’s Right

I got the idea for She’s Right in early 2001, when my local paper informed me that I could only write one letter to the editor per month. I had too many opinions for that, so I decided to start a website.

In 2003, I became involved with the Burlington, VT Republican Party. I decided to take down the She’s Right website because my views were more extreme right-wing than a liberal city like Burlington can handle.

In September of 2005, I began doing a 30-minute call-in show on our local government access channel, Channel 17, to counter the perspectives on the two left-wing feminist shows that the station carried at that time. A friend and fellow conservative woman suggested I name it after my old site, She’s Right.

I put the website back up, this time as a companion site to the show.

The following February, I caught the blogging bug and She’s Right, the blog, was born. First, the blog was on blogger, but eventually, I moved it to its own host with the shesright.org domain.

I stopped doing She’s Right the show in early 2008, but the blog lives on.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my little corner of the internets.