The Problem With "Conservatives"

The Problem With "Conservatives"

It's not Trump.

To the Republicans,

As many of my friends and family know, I am a hardcore Conservative and I’m not afraid to show it or say it. However, even though I pride myself on my Conservative views and beliefs, my vote for the presidential election primary did not go to a devoutly conservative candidate, I voted for Donald Trump.

I know this may seem crazy, and many of people have a lot strong opinions about this.

It has been argued so far this election season, that Donald Trump is not the best choice for the Republicans for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is said to be because he is not the most conservative choice.

Well, that my fellow Republicans, is exactly why he actually IS the best choice;

Conservatism isn’t working.

All the Conservatives we ever vote into office, don’t do anything. All you so-called “Conservative” politicians are quick to roll over on your back for the Democrats instead of standing up for the principles you supposedly believe in.

I’m sick of voting all these Republicans, alleged “Conservatives”, into power when they don’t do anything. All you conservative politicians claim to be “Constitutionalists” and ”Conservative” and I’m sick of it!

It doesn’t matter how “Conservative” you are, if you can’t stand up for conservative values and even vote in favor of a conservative bill, your “conservative” title doesn’t mean anything to the American people.

Our entire United States Congress has been an all-Republican majority since 2014 and you failed. You didn’t get anything done to further the Republican agenda; you don’t stand up for the conservative people or the conservative philosophy; you’re a disgrace to not only conservatives, but all Republicans and the one’s who voted for you in the first place. You've had numerous tries to make it right, you've had years to act when you didn't.

I voted you in.

Conservatism isn’t working and it hasn’t been working, even when George W. Bush was in office. Conservatism hasn’t worked since Reagan and I’m sick of me, and other Republicans voting in “Conservative” “Republican” politicians with empty promises.

The Democrat politicians don’t do that, even the Democrats stick to their agendas, so why won’t the Republicans?

We see too many Republican politicians tearing each other down, tearing down their party’s presidential nominee, but what's the real goal here?

News flash: YOU are the one’s who failed the American people, the Republicans. Don’t get mad at the other guy, our Republican nominee, for taking a stand and trying to fix your mess. All those times you voted for amnesty and gun control and abortion, and now you're mad a Republican comes along and actually wants to stick to the philosophy?

We need someone who will actually take action, who’s not afraid to stand by their beliefs even if the media and other people butcher them. Conservatives and Republicans alike need to band together and vote for someone who can make a difference because we are sick of lies; we're sick of failure. If there is one thing we all can agree on (yes, even you Trump-haters), it’s that Donald Trump isn’t afraid to express his beliefs and opinions; that is what Conservatives need! Far too long the Conservative’s wants and needs have been overlooked in the government, so next time you want to get mad at Donald Trump for trying to make a change, think about what you did, or failed to do, in the first place. Think of all the people in your own party that you've failed to represent.

And for all the Republicans who say Trump isn't "Conservative" enough;

Maybe it's easy for many you to ignore the Republican's politicians lack of action because you didn't want to vote last election, because it "wasn't a presidential race". Maybe it's easy for you to hate Trump because you have no idea how our "normal" Republican politicians act, or fail to act in congress.

This is your chance. Look at what our conservatives have failed to do; Look at our congress; Look at our country.

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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.

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.


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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I Spoke With A Group Of DACA Recipients And Their Stories Moved Me To Tears

An experience that forever changed my perspective on "illegal" immigrants.


I thought I was just filming about a club meeting for a project, but when I entered the art-filled room located in a corner of the student common area, I knew this experience would be much more than a grade for a class.

I was welcomed in by a handful of people wearing various Arizona State hoodies and T-shirts that were all around my age. They were college students, like myself, but something felt different when talking to them. They were comforting, shy at first, and more driven than the peers that I usually meet.

As I began to look around the room, I noticed a good amount of art, murals, religious pieces, and a poster that read, "WE STAND WITH DREAMERS." The club was meant for students at ASU that are either undocumented or DACA recipients.

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As a U.S. citizen college student, you typically tend to think about your GPA, money, and dating. As a DACA recipient college student, there are many more issues crowding your brain. When I sat down at a club meeting for students my age dealing with entirely different problems as me, my eyes were opened to bigger issues.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program allows for individuals that crossed the border as children to be protected from deportation and to go to school or work. Commonly known as DREAMers, these individuals are some of the most hard-working, goal-oriented and focused people I have met, and that's solely because they have to be.

In order to apply to be a DACA recipient, it is required that the applicant is attending school with a high school diploma, or a military veteran, as well as have a clean criminal record. While being a DACA recipient does not mean that you can become a permanent citizen of the United States, it allows for opportunities that may not be offered in their home country.

It's no secret that the United States has dealt with immigration in a number of ways. From forming new policies to building a wall on our nation's border, we see efforts to keep immigrants from entering the U.S. every day. But what about the people who are affected?

As the club members and I began a painting activity regarding where we came from and how we got to where we are today, I began to feel the urge to cry.

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One girl described the small Mexican town that she grew up in and the family that still resides there. She went on to talk about how important education is to her family and so much so that it was the cause of her family's move to the United States when she was still a child. Her voice wavered when she talked about the changing immigration policies that prevent her from seeing her family in Mexico.

Another member of the club, a boy with goals of becoming a journalist, talked of his depression and obstacles regarding growing up as an undocumented student. Once he was told by his father that he was illegal, he began to set himself apart from his peers and became someone he did not think he would ever be.

All of my worries seemed small in comparison to theirs, and I felt a pang of regret for realizing I take my own citizenship for granted every single day.

Terminating the policy would lead to the displacement of about 800,000 people. We tend to forget about the human aspect of all of this change, but it's the most important part.

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