Friday, March 11, 2011

I am simply a conservative American

This was shamelessly stolen from Brigid over at Home on the Range - wonderful!

I am not one party any more than I am one stereotype. I am the face of one American. How I think may not be the way you think or others think, but then again, when I step in that voting booth it is only my hand pulling the lever. And I will pull it, believing in these things.

If I don't like guns, I do not own one.

I don't demand you hand yours over.

However, I believe that the lawful, proficient possession of a firearm makes me smart.

I don't think it makes me a potential killer of the innocent.

If I want the things my neighbor has, I work harder.

I don't demand they "share the wealth".

If I make a mistake, I try and own up to it.

I don't blame it on some conspiracy.

If I don't like what someone, brave enough to speak with their name behind it, says, I don't listen.

I don't demand their silence.

I do not believe that my color or gender makes me better than you, any more than being a minority makes someone noble or victimized.

I don't believe any group should have special advantages to make up for wrongs of past generations.

I believe that if you can't read a ballot in the English language, you shouldn't get to decide who will be running the most powerful nation on earth for the next four years.

I don't think illegal immigrants should ever have a vote.

I believe it takes two loving people to raise a child.

I don't believe it takes a village.

I believe in Peace Thru Superior Firepower

I don't believe we can all get along.

I believe that government is here to provide the freedom to pursue my goals.

I don't believe that government is here to make sure no one is in need.

I believe I should be empowered to work out my own problems.

I don't believe someone else should solve my problems for me.

I believe if you want to dine on tofu that's perfectly all right.

I'll be having the steak though.

I believe the right to pursue happiness means the right to fail.

I don't believe bailouts of the greedy and the inept are a solution.

I think that jobs, college quotas and promotions should be based on ability, work ethic and merit.

I think discrimination against a while male is as abhorrent as discrimination against a black female.

The ONLY bonus points in hiring should be for veterans. Period.

I wish to live in a country founded on the principles of our founders, God, Trust, Freedom.

I don't wish us to be more like Europe, just with bigger parking lots.

I don't believe health care is a human right.

Man's primary right, the right to his own life, establish all others, including the rights to select and pursue his or her own values, and to dispose of these values, once gained, without duress. That includes power over who I see for any medical care and who decides what care I can get.

I think you can politely disagree with me and that is Freedom of Speech.

I don't think because someone disagrees with me they are automatically an idiot. That always remains to be seen.

- Brigid