¡Hola! Hallo! Hello! My name is Martel, I am named for Charles Martel, he is the one credited for stopping Islamic advance into Western Europe in the 700's. I am Roman Catholic, and very devout. I am conservative, and live in one of the most Republican states, Texas. Soy con soltura/estudiar tres idiomas. Ich bin fließend/studierend drei Sprachen. I am fluent/studying three languages. I was born in Chicago and am a big Bears, Cubs, and Bulls fan, although I do like the Rangers and Mavericks. I like politics, sports, and I am a photojournalist. I would like to talk and make aquaintance with everybody on these boards. You may also know me as US_Republican on other boards.