(If you didn’t hate me before, you may after you read this.)
I am a middle aged white woman and I vote as a Conservative. I listen to Rush Limbaugh and watch Fox News. I also listen to the top 40, Texas Country Music, watch ABC News, and CNN. I do not follow any of these media groups lock step; I just like to expand my horizons and see what all the world is doing.
I have been an executive secretary, worked at a tire recycling plant, and I love roses. Until I married my husband I could have qualified for food stamps but chose to work and live within my means. I vote in each election. I study to see what those are around me are saying about elected officials, research the ads and vote in each election. I love the Pledge of Allegiance, the Star
Spangled Banner and tear up at the color guard during a passing parade.
I am not Black, Gay, an Illegal Immigrant, or a Liberal. I do not use racial slurs, or derogatory comments to my friends or those on the street. I do not use those words in my home and if a visitor uses them in the privacy of my home they are quickly told I do not agree with their speech.
We live in a land of laws and I respect those laws. I want people to come here to our country because they want a better life not because they want to do us harm.
Today, on my Facebook wall was posted from a “friend” a cute
little graphic slamming some of my representatives with derogatory wording. Most days I blink and pass them by. Today (July 4th) it hit me especially hard. It is Independence Day. It is your right to say those things to me and anyone else. As you should realize by now, I will fight for these rights no matter how hurtful.
As our country has become smarter and realized that
religion, the color or your skin, or your country of origin do not make any
difference, we have become more hateful.
I would never in a million years, use (or tolerate) a racial slur or
make a derogatory comment about your choices in life. I
would never say our presidents should be harmed but have quietly endured the
I endure your wrath at the general population as I fear your
quiet even more. I endure your speech as
a reminder that it was once spoken to you or yours and realize it is your right. I endure your speech but it is still painful
in many more ways. Your speech makes me
realize we are still so divided even after the victories we have won. Your speech makes me realize you do not know
me at all, “friend”.
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