I do not want my life guided by fear, but I can't help but be afraid. The musings and threats we hear from the "right-wing", whether its a talk show, web-site, diatribe on Facebook is something that was there all along.. It's just not in the shadows anymore.
There were lots of people who hated President Clinton, but I don't remember lynched effigies of President Clinton as a Christmas decoration. People are actually discussing, and in some cases placing armed personnel in elementary schools. The very people who publicly champion the Constitution float ideas like: no welfare without checking for drugs, gambling, grades.. (the Constitution mentions shit like unlawful search and seizure, I think).
Rape is being discussed, like it's just something that kinda happens.. sometimes.. maybe..you know those women, pfft.. And these nimrods are really starting to believe the vagina can repel rape sperm. Yep. And as a woman with a vagina, I'm real fucking tired of my rights (and my daughters rights) being discussed as if we aren't even in the room.
And Panetta's directives on WOMAN in combat really pissed them off. Yeah, I'm a veteran too. Thank you, sir. Now the girls will be promoted faster, recognized more.. Medals are swell.
I don't want a siege mentality. I have a .22 pistol, but its more sentimental than anything, it was my grandfathers. But I will part with it, I don't want to be part of the problem. Yeah guns are a real problem.
I'm sorry I don't have links and research. I've been coming here for a long time. I came here when I lived in a small town in the midwest during the Bush Regime. I was able to reach out to people I would've never known existed, and we starting having "Meet-ups". 2004 was tricky, but by 2008, we were able to get the Dems out of hiding in that small town.
One last thing.. I also believe Liberals and Conservatives are way, way far away from just having a difference in philosophy. I believe the Republican establishment will destroy America as we know it just to meet their goal. Period. I don't believe they give a damn about our history, our environment, the spirit of America. They will lay it to waste to achieve their outcome which only serves about 300 people, tops.
If we allow it..