Yes I read and watch Fox News. Yes I read conservative blogs and papers. Guess what! I also read and watch CNN. I also read liberal blogs and papers!! I really do enjoy getting both sides of the story. I just hardly post them because I don't agree with them. Since I prefer to get my news from Fox I don't think for myself. I don't get it. Aren't these people being hypocrites? The other news sources report the news the exact same way Fox does, just with a different angle. So, how is that we who prefer Fox News don't think for themselves, but those who watch CNN do? Um, what?
I've had it. I am sick of playing nice and respecting other people's views and opinions when they trash my own. I'm sick of being told to think for myself when I think the others don't, yet I don't say a God damn thing because that is THEIR RIGHT to have their opinion. You want to watch CNN or read The New York Times? Great! Good for you! You have that right! I don't care. Just don't bash me on my news source because it's different from yours.
I remember growing up and there was an emphasis on being yourself. Don't go with what the majority want if you don't want to. I was with the majority on Bush and got along so well with my liberal friends. My friends who were Bush supporters didn't treat me any different. My entire family, even all the in-laws, are Republicans and Bush supporters. They didn't bash my views or opinions at all. I didn't do it to them either. But now that I disagree with the liberals I've been handed a scarlet letter. It's really sad that it comes to this. The liberals forgot how much we got along, but disagree with them, you all of a sudden have leprosy. They don't want anything to do with you. If you are even a little different from them they don't want you around. My conservative friends embraced me even though we disagree on many topics.
Yet I'm still pretty liberal with social issues. But since I don't agree with them on everything anymore we can't get along. I read links that my liberal friends post and I read the comments. I refrain from saying anything because I value their opinion and view. That is what makes America great. We can disagree with the government and each other. We're allowed to have our own individual personality.
Honestly, this really does make me sad. It makes me so sad that we can't embrace each other's different opinions. All of my best friends voted for Obama and as much as I disagree with them I don't say shit. Like I didn't say shit to the Bush supporters.
I have great liberal friends who do respect my opinion and this post is not directed towards you. Quinn and Erika, even though I disagree with you I am so glad we've been able to be respectful towards each other and treat each other like adults. You listen to my arguments and I listen to yours. We know we won't change the other's mind, but we still listen.
America is wonderful mainly because of free speech. I treasure the 1st amendment almost as much as I do the 10th.
I know I have lost my temper and I hate it when I do, but those who know me know I only do that when I am extremely pissed off. I try to follow Thomas Jefferson's advice: When you're angry count to 10. If you're really angry count to 100. Sometimes I just can't do it. I'm human.
I'm not a rebel. I don't think I am because I disagree with the MSM or the government. I can't believe how sad this is making me feel. I'm really losing hope in humanity when we bash people for their opinions. I refuse to cut off friendships with people because of their views. Another great Thomas Jefferson quote: I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Yet now I do feel like doing it. My views and pessimism make people puke, yet my views and pessimism with previous administrations didn't.
If you want to defriend me for this post go ahead. I just can't bring myself not to defriend someone over a difference of opinion. Just quit bashing where I get my news from. I don't do it to you. I don't go to your page and litter it with insults. Just be respectful no matter how much you disagree, especially to my other friends.