My first and last word on politics!

I am only going to make one comment when it comes to politics and then drop the subject because I do not want this blog to become some political forum. Ladies, I am talking directly to you. We are almost 18 months away from our next election and I’m already sick of hearing about it every day on the news, but what makes me even sicker is when women encourage us and want us to vote for a female just because they are a female. Whatever happened to judging a person by the content of their character, and that has nothing to do with what sex you are?

It is a sad commentary that I feel it necessary to state that despite the words politicians and candidates say (forget the words and hugging of babies or “catchy” phrases) – look at their record BEFORE they decided to run for office or WHILE they were in an office of a different level. Are the words in line with their prior actions or are they all new words (a new position) because they want to win more votes? They seem to like to say when they flip/flop they have “evolved” – really? How convenient! Does the content of their character show that they are a person who not only will “talk the talk, but walk the walk”? Perhaps I should not have said the previous comment because honesty can live up to those words – but so can dishonesty if it is guided by a particular agenda!

The great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Doesn’t it go without saying that this same way of thinking should continue on without personal biases, like judging a person because they are female vs. male, young vs. old, belong to one political party vs. the other (the difference here is if you believe in the agenda itself, that is different than just voting because it is a specific party).

If you are going to go to the poles to vote then you have a responsibility to do your homework and to know who you are voting for, what they stand for based upon their prior experience and record, and anything less is an insult to every other American who wants the smartest, most ethical, honest, talented candidate that stands for all Americans, not just a particular group of Americans, and who is loyal and dedicated to this country that we call HOME. We want a Commander-in-Chief who puts this country, its people, best interest, and its security first and will turn their back on those who prefer their greed for money and power over the people, and will not be bought off by large corporations, favors, and lobbyists. A person who will work within the confines and protect the Constitution of the United States.

If after doing your homework, you still cry out for a woman because she is, in your opinion, the best candidate, then I say “go for it”, but do it because of the content of her character, not because she happened to be born female.

As a female, I am insulted by the  women who obviously consider me, and other independent thinkers, so shallow and narrow minded that we can be led by such rhetoric that it is “time for a woman President”. NO, it is time for a President of any sex that will do the work they are meant to do and will start by getting rid of the pork, all the fraud and abuse, and be responsible enough to protect our borders, our security, and our freedoms.

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