The process of establishing my political identity is on going- a work in process if you will, in the right direction. Thanks for bearing with me as I grapple with the darker side of my former liberal self. Not that I am into symbols and theme music but the picture above is a near perfect depiction of my evolution as a conservative.
Small animal curious but shy, then a PUMA (symbolized by the cheetah), now a Republican. It was pure luck that I stumbled across this image while browsing on line one night. Immediately I thought of a cave with the story of Afrocity etched on its wall. Something written in stone and permanent. Something that will never change.
In this manner, I am very afraid of making a mistake. Will I find that I had a serious illness and return to my former self. For over twenty years, I stuck with the wrong political party. How could I do that to myself? This unfortunate situation in part, informs every decision I make today. What if I am wrong again? Or if you are my family you would ask “What is wrong with YOU?”
Take the Doctor Tiller tragedy for example. I am not for anyone taking another person’s life. Especially for the simple reason that you disagree with their principles such as a stance on abortion. The person who killed Dr. Tiller is a lunatic. However, I do not believe that he is as the left is claiming: a domestic terrorist. Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist. The “Unibomber” was a serial killer but also a domestic terrorist. The person who ended Dr. Tiller’s life was a murdering stalker who foolishly believed that he was saving the world and unborn fetuses by murdering another human being. THERE IS NOTHING PRO-LIFE ABOUT MURDERING AN ABORTIONIST.
I felt sympathy for the Tiller family as I would have any person that was murdered such as the seven people that were killed last weekend in Chicago. This is where it ends for me. I will not mourn Dr. Tiller ‘s murder anymore than I would mourn the victims of a violent crime. Being a woman who is pro-choice does not really change that for me. I believe that the paramount concern here is not that Dr. Tiller was an abortionist who should be romanticized as a hero and champion of a woman’s right to choose, but rather that he was murdered for what he believed in. That should not happen to ANYONE in this country.
I mean it when I say ANYONE. This includes pro-choice activists, Ku Klux Klan members, Republicans, Democrats, Moonbats you name it. Of course you may ask why would I included Ku Klux Klansmen in the list. Consider this, if a Klansman is murdered or silenced for his beliefs, then a similar fate is awaiting myself. Ever since I have switched parties, one of my most surprising discoveries has been that the culture of conformity lies deep in the belly of every liberal and conservative. It is important to note here that the murder of Dr. Tiller registered a higher score on the outrage radar of many Chicagoans than the report of seven murders in a one day period. Granted, the story was buried by the mainstream media but still we should all be pro-choice and pro-life about the lives that are walking and breathing on our planet now. Who is responsible for these murders? Is it Mayor Daley? Is it Obama? Is it Bill O’Reilly? Why not?
Who is ultimately responsible for Dr. Tiller’s murder. Is it the Republicans? The pro-life movement? Is it Bill O’Reilly?
Why not? Keith Olbermann seems to thinks so:
This is Keith ” Only He Comes Out” Olbermann here. This is the same man who used his MSNBC show Countdown to “assassinate” Hillary’s character during the Democratic Primary. Keith even tried to incite others to violence against Hillary with his words during this 2008 blow-torial
Because ya know if Obama was God forbid, the “A-word”, it would have been Hillary Clinton’s fault.
At this juncture, also comes the conversation about Obama and his foreign language problem. He is always apologizing. America is always wrong and should be corrected. With whom would such speech resonate? Um, perhaps someone who hates us and believes that as a country we should be punished?
Should the U.S. suffer another attack would it be Barack Obama’s fault? Should we worry?
Barry won’t give a damn. He is too busy seeing the sights and sounds of Egypt while the people in Chicago who voted for him are being shot left and right. This very weekend, Barry is meeting Michelle and the girls for a weekend in Paris. Wow. Our president is so in touch with the people. New York and a Broadway show one weekend, the Sphinx and Paris the next. I feel so much better about America now that my president and his family can have dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower while most of the nation is living hand to mouth.
June 4, 2009
Obamas to spend a family weekend in Paris
It’s a family weekend in Paris for the Obamas.
A White House official says 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha will join their mother, first lady Michelle Obama, when she flies to Paris on Friday to join President Barack Obama.
It will be their first excursion abroad as daughters of an American president.
President Obama arrives in Paris on Friday for a meeting Saturday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and D-Day commemorations in Normandy. He is scheduled to return to the White House on Sunday, but Mrs. Obama and the girls planned to linger in Paris.
French newspapers are speculating that the Obamas, and possibly their daughters, will dine atop the Eiffel Tower.
Oui, Oui!!! Michelle my Belle and me.
Autographed Letter Signed,