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What Do I Stand For?

“Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.”
— Walter Winchell

“In free countries, every man is entitled to express his opinions and every other man is entitled not to listen.”
— G. Norman Collie

“In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.”
— Norman Cousins

Since this whole ordeal began with the murder of George Floyd, I have been asked, mainly by those on the left, “What do you stand for?” Here is a list:

First, let me say that I stand with those who oppose the unjust murder of George Floyd. The police who are involved will hopefully receive the proper and appropriate sentence for their crimes.

I stand for and believe in the fact that the USA is not only the strongest nation on the earth, and even with its flaws, it is without a doubt the best country in the world.

I stand for our First Amendment, which by the way is our most important amendment. The fact that I should be able to express my views without using violence is my right, and I should not and will not apologize for it.

I also believe that I should not and will not apologize, ever, for being white.

In my belief of the First Amendment, I also believe that you have the right to express your views without anyone interrupting you or threatening to shut you down.

I stand for the fact that our flag is the symbol that represents us and unites us as a country. If you decide to destroy or burn this great symbol, you have lost any hope of convincing me that your position is correct. You are just another person who is void of any ideas that may advance your cause.

I stand with those who choose to express themselves in a non violent manner. Those who make the conscious choice to destroy what is theirs and others are, in fact, criminals. Not social justice warriors.

I stand for the fact when I do express my views, I fully expect that anyone who disagrees with me will do so in a mature and intellectually appropriate manner.

I stand for and believe that everyone in this country has the ability to do what they want and to make as much money as they possibly can. Spending your life worrying about what others make is a waste of time.

I stand for being able to live my life as I see fit. This includes how I raise my children.

I stand for the fact that teachers are in schools to teach children the basics. I do not want or need you to impart your political beliefs to my children. They will learn what is important at home, not at school. They can then make personal choices as they digest information.

I stand for our 2nd Amendment. I don’t believe that I have to explain this. Break into my house and you most certainly learn what it means.

I also believe that no one on either side has the moral high ground in any situation. If you believe that you do, you are delusional. Just because you say it and think it, doesn’t make it true. The same goes for me.

I stand for the police who have sworn an oath to protect its citizens. AS with every other single profession on the face of the earth, they also have people who are not fit to hold the title. Since I was a teacher for many years I can use that as an example. For those of you who were colleagues of mine, did we have a perfect group of teachers?

I stand for our military who are out there every day protecting the rights that you have. (Especially the Marines!!!)

Overall, I stand for the constitution that gives us everything.

If for some reason you take exception to what I have written, please leave a comment below.