'If You Support Trump, You Are A Racist'

'If You Support Trump, You Are A Racist'

And all the little things in between.
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“If you support Trump, you are a racist. You are xenophobic. You are homophobic. You are not for America.”

I sat alone reading these news headlines the week following the election. Protests followed all of the election results, but this time it was different. Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote, but now President-Elect Donald Trump had taken the Electoral College. To some people, this was now the end of the world.

I had never been ashamed of my undying support for the Republican Party, or any conservative party for that matter. Up until the moment where I suddenly lost half of my friends because none of them could believe I supported such a monster. It was one of those moments you have where you sit there and ask yourself, “do I want to be liked or follow my morals and values?”

I chose to spend the rest of that semester to myself. It was very lonely.

It wasn’t like I lost all of my friends, but tensions were high. A lot of my friends no longer believed I was the person they knew. How could I be? Apparently, I supported a racist, and because of that, I was racist. Though, as I recall, I don’t think I ever did anything that close to racist. Or homophobic, or xenophobic. Sure, I was Catholic, but last time I checked Catholics tended to be some of the most loving and accepting people I know. We might not support or agree with things, such as same-sex marriage, but we will surely respect you as an individual.

But, sitting there in my classes now as people whispered about the results behind my back, listening to them fear the end of everything they knew, I was somehow reconfirmed in my support, and where I felt the direction America needed to go.

Sure, President Trump isn’t the best of the best. He says some things that certainly just makes me scratch my head, but there are a few things that were happening and are happening that a progressive like Hillary Clinton would never have been able to handle in the correct way.

Trump promised to fix our immigration system. Something I believed had needed fixing for a while. A wall maybe wasn’t and isn’t the best solution, but it’s a start and a way to secure parts of our border. He wants to ensure a better way to get here, legally, but also on a merit-based system, people who will be able to contribute to our society and not cling to the social programs that are already failing.

Trump promised to do away with ISIS. He promised to drive them back with a strong military working against anyone who wants to hurt us. He wants to protect us in any way he can. It’s not an “America First” approach of "we are going to dominate the world," but an “America First” approach of "we are going to protect and fix America before we stick our noses into places it doesn’t belong."

We could be going to war soon too. There’s so much tension with North Korea, and while we need to avoid nuclear inhalation at all costs, a pro-military government is going to go in and get the job done efficiently and quickly. Not a tip-toe, try not to kill anyone, tactic that liberals might favor. It is war, and war is nasty. We might not like it, but think about how many we might lose if we don’t go there first. They sure won’t care who they are killing if they come here, whoever tries.

Trump’s election guarantees us protection of free speech. Today, more than ever, our free speech is under fire. “Offensive” views of Ben Shapiro are just ideas and opinions that people are too scared to hear because he proves why he’s right with facts. There’s protest after protest, all for rights and civil liberties by the left, but when the right tries to put on something about free speech or just a Trump Rally, it’s labeled white nationalist and white supremacy immediately. It is met with counter-protests and shut down due to it being “unsafe.” It wasn’t an unsafe environment until the counter-protest showed up.

So, call me what you will, because at the end of the day I’m confident in my beliefs. I might not support everything Trump does or says, but I support his policies and the Republican Party. I’m not afraid to stand out as a conservative on campus. I will not care what your views are either. You have a right to your opinions and I have a right to mine. I will not discriminate on race or sexual orientation. I will simply go on with my day because I’m an American and I respect those who respect me.

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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Why Ocasio-Cortez Is Unfit For Office

For many of the same reasons as Donald Trump.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's meteoric ascension to elected office was as much of an awakening to the Democrats as was the election of Donald Trump. They too were not immune to the American people's frustration with the current status quo. Unfortunately, for both Democrats and Republicans alike, this has led to the election of polarizing figures with little backgrounds in politics and a commitment to alternative truths.

Ocasio-Cortez considers herself a Democratic Socialist and is out of touch with reality as much as her idol Bernie Sanders was. Socialist countries past (USSR, East Germany, Vietnam) and present (China) were/are rife with corruption. The socialist utopia which Ocasio-Cortez envisions will be the death of small American business unable to pay the high taxes required to support her platform, which includes Medicare and housing for all. Furthermore, her platform contains a proposal to tax Wall Street to fund public universities and trade schools (her childish thought process probably consisted of Wall Street = stocks = money = something I can tax), and a proposal to abolish ICE and demilitarize the police — besides being incredibly idiotic, a proposal feeding on the misguided anger some American have for our brave law enforcement officers who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us safe. Our government is in 17 trillion dollars of debt because of its inability to manage money, and Ocasio-Cortez is telling us to give them more. It's appalling and scary someone so out of touch with reality was elected.

Ocasio-Cortez apparently loves alternative truths and lies as much as Donald Trump. Her most recent claim was that 66 percent of her Medicare proposal would have covered by the Pentagon's accounting errors, which total somewhere in the neighborhood of 21 trillion dollars. Looking closely at the article which she cited as the basis of her claims, it becomes clear she did not read or comprehend the article in its entirety and is living in her own fantasy land. The 21 trillion dollars is the sum of all the transactions where the same dollar could have been transferred between multiple accounts multiple times. In fact, the Pentagon hasn't even spent 21 trillion dollars in its existence. Ocasio-Cortez has also said ICE has a quota to detain 34,000 people a day, again another case of her living in her own fantasy land and acknowledging a half-truth. ICE is required to maintain — not fill — 34,000 beds by the DHS Appropriations Act of 2016. Ocasio-Cortez has said many more alternative facts, but I have neither the time nor the desire to bore you and analyze them all.

It's incredibly sad honesty and integrity have no place in American politics. Electing officials who have no commitment to the hard truths will destroy our American values and everything we hold dear. May God help this country.

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