The School Walkout…

I try to stay away from political posts. I’m smart enough to know my opinion won’t change the minds of people with opposing views, BUT I’m gonna talk about the nationwide school walkout that happened this past week.

Let me first say, I can’t begin to imagine the feelings of those involved in recent school shootings nor can I imagine the despair of those who lost their children in these senseless acts. My sincere condolences to all involved.

The walkout was nationwide and was meant to honor those who lost their lives in recent shootings. I think it’s very admirable that the youth of America wanted to remember the victims, but in my humble opinion, a walkout was not the way to do it.

Some of the comments by students on the news were disturbing. I have to wonder if they even knew what they were protesting when they advocate taking away guns? Do they even know what current laws are and what do they consider fair gun reform? Taking away guns was the most frequent answer.

The Second Amendment:

The amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

I may or may not own a gun, but it is my right to do so if I choose and can pass a background check. We will never keep guns out of the hands of those who choose to do us harm. Ever heard of the black market? Gangs? Drug dealers? Do you think these groups are going to line up for background checks before purchasing a gun? No!

How many of these students use drugs or drink alcohol? Both are illegal, but they still find a way. Do they text and drive? Maybe we should take away cell phones and cars. Drunk drivers kill people everyday…should we ban alcohol? Would students who support the 2nd Amendment be given the time to protest in support during school time? Could they protest abortion? You get the point I’m trying to make.

Some students in California became violent protesters…not the way to prove your point kiddos! I’m all for peaceful protest. I think it’s great these students want to address the issue and look at ways to keep themselves safe. They are right about one thing…they shouldn’t be afraid to go to school, but their beliefs that banning guns isn’t the answer. What was meant to remember those who lost their lives to school gun violence became politicized. The true intent became lost in the politicization of gun debate and they became puppets of the main stream media. Yep! I said it!!! You can’t make it harder for law abiding citizens to get guns because the bad guys will still find a way to get them.

Before protesting try learning the subject matter you’re trying to protest. Kids are being taught to fear something they have no knowledge of. Teach them about the Constitution. Teach them about present gun laws and then let’s see what their own opinions will be.

Perhaps schools should spend more time in history classes teaching students why we have our 2nd Amendment in the first place.

Once you give up your rights to the government, you never get them back and that just puts us one step closer to Socialism. Not on my watch!

Just my two cents…

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I March To The Beat Of A Different Drum..

#notmymarch

Don’t include me in your crazy rhetoric. As a woman, this does not represent me. I am not an extremist or a feminist. No one is stealing any of my rights or beliefs. I am not a victim. I am not oppressed. Look to the Middle East and Africa where this is really needed…where the real rape culture is.

Have women been discriminated against? Yes, and it was wrong. It wasn’t corrected by burning bras or wearing offensive hats depicting female genitalia. That discrimination was overcome by the hard work of millions of women. The battle was won by showing the world through our efforts, studying more, and working harder. Actions always speak louder than words.

Politics, Police, and This…

Rarely will I discuss politics or post about the subject. My political views are mine and no one will change my mind by arguing politics with me. My views are a mix, but I’d say I’m more conservative than liberal. I suppose it depends on the subject. Maybe I’ll write a post about it so you can get to know me even better. I don’t vote by political party which makes me more of an Independent, but I’m not registered that way. 

I don’t try to impose my views on anyone else and I’ll respect your right to your own political opinions. I expect the same in return. I may not agree with you, but I will respect your opinion and only if you belittle me and push my buttons will I argue with you. Those who know me know where I stand, so this very rarely happens. We’ll just have to agree to disagree in the end. 

NOW having said that, I watched this video on Facebook earlier. The woman filming the video asked that it be shared to get her eloquent message spread across all forms of social media. Since no one knows me personally, the phrase “eloquent message” was dripping with sarcasm, however I am happy to oblige her request.

I must warn you that the video does contain offensive language. Kudos to the police officer in the video. He has my utmost respect and I admire his ability to remain calm. 

Regardless of whether you support Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Johnson, Stein, or Mickey Mouse, let this be an example to everyone…you aren’t helping your cause when you act this way. 

Gotta respect one another folks, even when you disagree….or in this case, when you don’t like a political sign on someone’s personal property. 

God bless America!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Please feel free to share and help this lady out. She did request it after all.

https://www.facebook.com/shinjismemes/videos/1684737881845713/