Laura Ingraham came to the University of Virginia Law School as an alumnus to speak about her work and experience in law and politics from a very personal perspective. Laura was invited by The Federalist Society for Law Public Policy Studies to speak about politics and the public perception of the Supreme Court. Maybe I was expecting to hear the same brash personality from FOX News, or from her conservative radio show, but really she offered a very honest and rational view of the state of America. Laura was critical of Democrats, but even more so of her own Republican Party.
Laura shared with us that she is friends with both of the candidates for the Virginia Governors race, Terry McAuliffe & Ken Cuccinelli. She said that she goes to the same church as Terry McAuliffe, and often has friendly debates with him, even though they do not agree ideologically. She said Ken Cuccinelli is a “good man,” but does not have a vibrant personality needed to win with voters. Laura made clear that she thinks many of the people in Washington are well-intentioned politicians, but we need someone who can lead our nation and “wright the ship” from a $17-trillion deficit or disaster will come soon. She said she does not care what party a politician follows, she just wants to see America get leadership in place that will address the biggest issues of jobs, the economy, and liberty.
Laura is true patriot and wants to see a better future for her children, and very worried about the state of our nation. Laura commented that the current problems with the Affordable Health Care website are representative of of the problems of the Obama administration, showing his lack of experience in running a business. Laura said that our next president should have experience in leadership running a business, as a vital requirement of the Chief Executive. Laura said she is not critical of Barrack Obama as a person, but rather about his lack of leadership skills needed for the office. Laura did comment that the US Courts also need good leadership, and questioned the ruling by Supreme Court Justice Roberts on the Affordable Care Act.
The most important thing in Laura’s life is her family. Laura is a wonderful mother who adopted three children, and is a strong advocate for domestic and foreign adoptions. Two of Laura’s children were adopted from Russia, where she had to use her legal skills and ability to speak the Russian language in their courts to save these children. Laura was recently outraged at the ban on foreign adoptions made by Vladamir Putin in Russia. In response, she has started a charity to help promote a culture of supporting adoptions called Burning Both Ends. Laura shows us bi-partisan leadership in partnering with Democrat Mary Landrieu for this wonderful cause. Great video below worth your time to view:
A Charitable Heart
Laura helps many charities, and shows a love of people with the many works of mercy and financial supports in her work. Laura has been a supporter of the military with the Wounded Warrior Project, and a number of worthy causes for our troops. Laura is a breast cancer survivor who helps others afflicted, and in finding a cure. She is also a staunch supporter of life–from conception to natural death. Following is a list of her worthy charities:
Convert to Catholicism
Laura is a recent convert to Catholicism. Laura has a very strong faith, and it is wonderful that she shares her faith with her listeners on her radio show. Laura is friend’s with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo, and they both share time with their families and appear on each other’s shows.
Laura said she was very grateful of her experiences from living in Charlottesville, and attending the University of Virginia. She said it gave her the skills and knowledge that has guided her well in life. It was an honor to listen to her talk tonight, and I join her in praying that we find leadership in America to help us all out of this mess.
Burning Both Ends (adoption charity)