As you may have noticed, I love my country. My son say’s it’s just nostalgia, but I disagree. I believe out Founding Fathers were not only brilliant, but were inspired by God when they wrote our constitution. They weren’t perfect by any means, but they were brought together for a reason. Our constitution has lasted longer than any other for any country. They obviously knew times would change and people would change, but the created a document that fits all these times. They knew the one thing we needed to be reminded of. CHARACTER MATTERS. Most people think that as long as a person is doing their job, nothing else should matter. Take some of these things and think, what if this person was my doctor or my lawyer. We can’t go on saying to ourselves, “Everyone does that”.
My parents and my church taught me, if I don’t pay for it, it’s not mine. No matter how small and insignificant it seems, if I didn’t pay the money, it’s not mine. They taught me to be honest in all things. I try NEVER to lie. They taught me that if I’m not married to it (him), not to sleep with it. If I am married, ALL men are off-limits. Even flirting. That includes sexting. They also taught me that if an unexpected pregnancy happened to me, it was my job to give the baby every chance in life. Not to EVER kill it or cause it harm in any way. It’s not okay to kill unborn babies. The exceptions to this are few and far between.
Just because I’m conservative and believe the Founding Fathers knew what they were talking about does not mean I think we should go back to slavery or any of that other crazy stuff liberals say we want. They obviously have no idea what we want or if they do, it scares the crap out of them. I judge a man or woman by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. I’m tired of being called a racist just because I don’t like the way the current president is handling things. I didn’t like the way the former president handled some things either. I must just be a hater who disagrees with people who think they know more than I do about my life and my family.
I’m sick of people saying “everyone does that stuff”. They use that for everything. “All teenagers have sex.” I didn’t and I know plenty of people who didn’t either. “All teens drink and get drunk.” I didn’t and I know plenty of people who didn’t either. “All people take stuff the cashier didn’t see or ring up.” I don’t and neither does my husband or our friends. We don’t expect other people’s tax dollars to take care of us. We take care of ourselves. If we can’t afford something, we do without or find a way to earn the money ourselves. If a time comes when we can’t afford our house, we’ll just get a smaller house. If someone honestly can’t fend for themselves, then there should be people to help them out. I think communities and churches can be the ones to help others. Jesus didn’t tell us to give our money to the government so they can help the needy. He told us to give to the needy directly. I discovered the ability of the community and churches to help those in need when a friend’s house burned down. Early one October morning here in Colorado my friend was awakened suddenly by her (now) ex-husband. He didn’t tell her the house was on fire, he just yelled for her to wake up. She walked to the hallway to see flames shooting out of her kitchen from the direction closest to her daughter’s room. Her husband ran out to safety while leaving his wife and their six kids in the burning house. My friend managed to save herself and all of her children ranging from ages one to thirteen. By the next morning, both schools had sent notes home to the students in the school. By the time school let out at the end of the day, cars were pulling up to our house non-stop. Every parent who stopped by had at least one child with them who wanted to give their own toys or clothes to the children who had lost everything. It wasn’t just the kids who were in the same classes, it was all the kids in the schools these kids went to. It was also my own neighbors who didn’t know us, but started coming to our house to see what was going on. Each one of them wanted to help in their own way. I specifically recall two young teenage neighbor girls who lived at the opposite end of the street from us coming to see what was happening. Not long after they left, they returned with their own nightgowns to give to the older girls. It was all they could do, but it was everything. My friend and I didn’t stop crying for days. Everyone had to meet her and offer their blessing in person. I think it made the community feel even better than my friend. She also go amazing help from our church. I think one of the coolest things is that the church didn’t have to help her on their own. They could have and certainly would have, but they only needed to pick up where the community left off. It brought joy to everyone who helped her. I truly believe most people want to help others in their times of need. Like in Joplin or other parts of the country that have catastrophic issues. We all love to help. Maybe we should all learn to help more than we do and we would be blessed beyond our wildest dreams.
I’m posting the blog to make it easier for some of you to find out what’s happening to our country. I won’t post everything, but I will post as much as I can. It will be from the conservative side so this is your only warning about that. If I find something interesting, heartwarming or completely outrageous, I will try to post it here. Let me know what you think and feel free to contribute things you find yourselves.
I’ll probably write more later, but for now, I just needed to say this.
Thanks for listening.
I love the title of your blog. I can visualize how you must have put many detractors and ne’er-do-wells in their places,
Keep up the good work and thanks for following my humble offerings.
Leslie- this blog is awesome!! I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you- you’re an inspiration! Thank you for all that you are doing to preserve our great country, every citizen matters and CAN make a difference.
Your ability to speak the truth is something I so admire and respect.
Leslie, you are a patriot! I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you, those like yourself who have the ability to speak the honest truth, I admire and respect. This blog is great and inspiration for me to get mine going! Thanks for all your doing to defend our country and preserve its greatness- every citizen plays a vital role!
I have to say, out of all of the blogs I have read over the last few years yours seems to depict a very accurate image of most of the population of America. I am somewhat younger then you, but I stand with you on everything I have read thus far. Keep it coming, I am anxious to read more… a matter of fact I am a bit inspired to write more as well.