“Contrary to popular opinion, just because you like TYPE A candidate and your facebook buddy likes TYPE B doesn’t mean you can’t engage in civil conversations and or discussions about them both without losing a friendship.” - Tanya Grimsley
By Dell Hill
As a writer, I get numerous invitations to join a wide variety of “causes” and most of them are designed for the greater good. However, the more time I spend away from my own blog, the less effective I will ultimately be in the battle to return sanity to our Republic. Therefore, it’s wise for me to support “from a distance” so to speak, but pass on active participation.
One particular invitation I enthusiastically accepted is membership in the AllenWestRepublic on Facebook. I’m a firm believer that Congressman Allen B. West will one day be addressed as “Mr. President”....and I hope that day is close at hand.
Tanya Grimsley is one of the organizers of the AllenWestRepublic and it’s my pleasure to publish one of her recent posts. Her topic is timely and I totally agree with her thoughts on this subject.
Throwing them ALL under the bus, the division of the United States of America –
by Tanya Grimsley
In The Spirit of Ethan Allen & The Green Mountain Boys
“Here it comes friends, my second attempt at a blog article. I am praying for clarity as I write this.
My heart is aching terribly for my fellow Americans and this great nation. The United States of America. I am an avid social networker and socially active on all levels in supporting the re-election of Congressman Allen West to Florida’s Congressional District 22. I frequent many websites, blogs, social networks and twitter daily. This is why I have sat down tonight to complete the thoughts and feelings running through my mind.
I have friends all over the social networks. Everyone has their own agenda’s, their own candidates, their own priorities and their own style’s. As I watch the twitter feed scroll by at mach two speed I see and read things just like everyone else. What I am looking for is information. The information to make a sound decision as We The People are vetting candidates for the GOP to run up against Barack Hussein Obama.
Despite the best intentions by some people who are actively helping people obtain the information they desire about candidates, there are those who use the opportunity to tear down not only the candidate, but also the person who is trying to educate and inform him or herself. The idea of vetting our candidates before we elect them was established a long time ago and for good reason. It’s a process of examination and evaluation, generally referring to performing a background check on someone before offering him or her employment. Considering this is the highest office of employment to hold, it’s probably a good idea, not to mention our 44th selection was never vetted and thus we have arrived here. I could tell you all the things wrong with our country, but you already know. This could be a bash Obama blog, but nope, not going there either. I just want to say a few things that are important to me as a free citizen of the United States of America.
One, we can all maintain ourselves, most everyone actively involved are adults. Contrary to popular opinion, just because you like TYPE A candidate and your facebook buddy likes TYPE B doesn’t mean you can’t engage in civil conversations and or discussions about them both without losing a friendship. The primaries will be going on for a while, information, debates and histories of each candidate is readily available at the touch of a “google” prompted search. If you don’t feel confident enough to believe what your reading, then ask around, engage in healthy debates.
Two, each candidate currently running to get the glory of running up against Barrack Hussein Obama is one hundred percent more qualified then he is at this stage in his presidency. Yes, we all want to know the voting records (if applicable), the on the job performances, the financial aspects, qualifications and more for each one of the candidates. But, at what point do you cross the line from being helpful, informative and actively having civil conversations to bashing each others candidates in favor of yours? When did the freedom to choose out of free will did your opinion become that of another United States Citizen? Here is my point, if your actively representing the candidate you feel would be the most qualified to run for President (or any office), how in the world are you helping represent that person by being condescending? Is it that difficult to be civil to another person who may not have the same points of view?
Third, there is no such thing as a “perfect” person, none, zip, zilch, zero. Jesus Christ is the only known perfect person and he is not running for office, he truly holds the highest office and to this I am eternally grateful. So, if there is no such thing as a perfect person where is this “throwing them all under the bus” mentality coming from? Is this helping the conservative cause? Is this helping those needing help in smaller, home town type elections to be a rising force in say, US Congress, US Senate, Governor, Mayor, etc..? I ask each and every one of you reading this to stand back, take a deep breath and realize, people make mistakes, people have pasts, people don’t always make the best decision, or cast the perfect vote. People are human beings that make errors, but we must turn the other cheek, stand up, dust them off, find the strongest of the bunch, give them all the support they could ever ask for and place the person at the forefront of whatever election they are a part of.
Finally, take a look at the new up and coming faces for the 2012 Elections, support them, give them grassroots, social network support. The key to helping change things starts one tiny step at a time and it starts right in your own districts. Quit infighting, quit bashing one another, stop digging up all the dirt and skeletons from the past and work towards the common goal. So what if Suzy may not like your candidate choice, but you can remain friends and support your own personal choices up until the election, because, and hear me well, one of them will win, then you must unite to defeat the opposing party. Throwing each others candidates under the bus, mudslinging and the uncivility must stop within our party and we must get actively involved for the common goals we seek. The division of The United States of America is not an option for me, I pray that with all that is in me that you will see the danger and avoid it. If you were doing it, stop it. Unite this party, stand arm in arm with your neighbors and let’s get to 2012 together as friends and fellow American’s.
Thanks for listening,
Actively Supporting All Patriot Candidates in 2012 & Standing by & Supporting the Re-Election of Congressman Allen West of Florida”
Steadfast and Loyal - Allen B. West