Republicans & Democrats
I am writing this while watching the Republican National Convention. I used to be Republican. Now I think I am neither Republican or Democrat. I’m just an Independent. But I will say my values and beliefs definitely lean towards the Right. I am pro gun, pro-life and less government, among other things. My parents were Democrats until about the time I got into high school. Then they switched over to being very involved Republicans for some reason from there on out.
I believe we each have the right to our own choices. I am not writing this so I can debate the issues. I am posting this to mention RESPECT. I have seen a lot of political mud-slinging over the last couple weeks. It’s not coming so much from TV or ads but from people I know. I don’t expect my family and friends to always have the same opinions that I do. And I wish others would stop expecting me to follow their beliefs. Respect me to have a mind of my own. I know what I feel in my heart. That is great that you are passionate about your issues. I am passionate about mine too! So please back the hell off. We can all agree to disagree. Today I had to delete 4 people from my Facebook friends because they wanted to debate with me on my values and beliefs. It started to get out of hand.
I don’t want that negative energy in my life. I consider myself open to change and open to new ideas. I have friends from different countries and religions and races and sexual orientations. I admire them and encourage to hear their points of views that may be different from mine.
Now if you know where I stand and do not agree please follow my Mother’s advice that she used to tell me as a child, “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.” Thank you and that is called respect.