Assumptions make an ass out of you and me: a message to my liberal friends.

On the liberal side, they champion the idea of assuming someone’s gender is wrong and even hurtful (among other things they tell us not to assume). Well, in light of “love trumps hate”, I have a question for my liberal friends: ever hear of the adage, “Assumptions make an ass out of you and me.”? I know it’s commonly repeated in my generation, so you probably have, but if you’re liberal, I have my doubts. Why? The general sentiment from liberals (I know not all of you do, but being a political minority at my high school and on a college campus definitely can make me feel that way) towards Americans who voted for Trump seems to be that we are islamophobes, homophobes, racists, and every other type of phobe that the liberals can throw at us (from personal experience, this is especially annoying when you are around liberals who think that everyone around them are also liberals). Sure, there are some of those people out there who voted for Trump. However, I urge the liberals to pause before assuming things about us conservatives. It would be just as wrong for you to assume those things about us as for me to assume that all my Muslim friends are terrorists. Many of us voted for Trump for reasons such as fearing the infringement of our rights and being tired of out-of-touch politicians ignoring us. We are not what you assume we are. Most of us will treat our liberal counterparts with human dignity even if we do not agree with them. Liberals, all we ask is the same of you.

A True Showing of “Love Trumps Hate”

As you may well be aware, it seems that ever since the election, liberals have been accusing Trump supporters of hate and claiming that “love trumps hate”, implying that conservatives (and also the independents that voted for Trump) are incapable of showing love towards others. Now, don’t get me wrong…as I am a Catholic, I believe (like my fellow Catholics and my other Christian homies) in Jesus’ teaching of loving your neighbor (even your enemy) as yourself (the Golden Rule, for those of you who don’t remember)…a previous incarnation of the slogan “love trumps hate”. However, it has been my opinion that many liberals (particularly the famous ones…i.e. Lea DeLaria and Charlie Sheen) have been hypocritical. The mainstream media may not report it as much, but there have been many instances of liberals making threats and spewing hate towards those who voted for Trump and Trump himself. Because of that, this takes away from the impact of “love trumps hate” because liberals are not really following this slogan. If they were, I would think that they would shut their complaining traps for once and have the humility to let Trump have a chance (just like many conservatives such as my parents did when Obama was elected and reelected).

However, also making the news was one of Trump’s tweets today. He tweeted, “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!” Liberals both in and out of the media and politics are criticizing Trump for not keeping it short and sweet without reference to his enemies. For me, this criticism is ridiculous because I believe this is a true example of “love trumps hate” compared to phony attempts by liberals to embody one of their latest slogans. By directly acknowledging his enemies, he is doing unto everyone what he wishes upon himself. Everyone wants others to wish them well on holidays, so to give someone well wishes falls in line with love trumping hate. In this essence, Trump is being the bigger man and not succumbing to the hate that his enemies have shown towards him, and that is all we can ask for.

Why We Have the Electoral College

I know that the electoral college confirmed Donald Trump as our next president more than a week ago, but in case anyone wonders why we have it or has doubts about it, watch the following video. It was sent to me a few weeks ago and made it clear that this part of our government was a good idea. In short, it makes sure that those of us who live in a smaller states like I do have our say by forcing candidates to not just focus on the most populated regions of our country (i.e. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.). I assure you that this idea is not obsolete. All I can say is that upon watching this video, I realized what geniuses our Founding Fathers were, and I hope you do, too.

History Lesson: Stupid is as Stupid Does

The following was sent to me by a friend of my dad’s. This is powerful testimony as to the fact that we are facing a serious problem with Islamic terrorism and blindness. Now, I know that not every Muslim is a terrorist, and many are nice and would never want to murder Christians or any Westerner (I have Muslim friends who are testament to this), but if people from the same ethnic group or religion or sect or whatever are causing trouble, common sense should tell you that there is probably a pattern, and it should be dealt with. You see, we just want the Islamic terrorists…or any terrorist for that matter…caught and punished and appropriately dealt with…what the liberals don’t get is that we only want those committing these acts of terror punished since our government has been seeming to deliberately ignore the problem. If it were my homies the Catholics doing this stuff instead, I’d hope that people would apprehend and punish the perpetrators who commit the crimes as well. Moral of the story: You shouldn’t ignore your problems. As asserted below, that’s just plain stupid.

Please read it all in its entirety, and please pass on:

Powerful documentation….I’ve been so concerned that most of our citizens were ambivalent about this…..that it’s been pacification by saturation i.e. so much news, none of it good or bad regardless of all the lies and misreporting, that nobody was reacting to anything any longer…..and then along comes Mr. Trump and vitality seems to be rising…..I don’t know what he’ll accomplish but I’m certain it will be better for our ‘Once Great Nation” than the last 8 years…..read this document in entirety and at the end you can add another date….12/27/16….when the US sold our greatest Mideast ally down the river with the UN…..what in God’s name would ever possess BHO to do something like that, with 20 days left in his Presidency, if he wasn’t one of those Muslim so and sos himself…..I’ve left my source’s comments intact as very appropriate….

 

In a message dated 12/28/2016 10:53:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, XXXXXXXX writes:

You may have read this before, if so, you will know immediately. Please read on again, it is perhaps as important as “never forget” about 9/11. Why do we just “go on our day” and not give this the action it will require?? Do most people just think this will go away? Sounds like kick the can to me.

 

 

 

 

HISTORY LESSON:  STUPID IS ASSTUPID DOES
You can ask any person, between the ages of 18 and 25, if they have ever heard of the Nuremburg Trials.  It is possible that one person out of thirteen will say they have heard of the Trials.  However, even that one will not be able to tell you what (not who) was on trial.
Those same people will not be able to tell you the name of the current Vice President.
Eighty four percent of those who receive this email will not completely read it…if they read any of it at all.
Ten percent will read it, but they will choose not to forward it on to others.
The remaining 6% most likely will forward it.

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The war started in the 7th Century and lasted through the 17th Century.  Many will contend it never stopped; the facts below are historically correct.
That is why many of us choke when we hear someone say we will defeat or contain these Islamic terrorists in a few years, or even “30 years” as has been stated by Leon Panetta.
If the latest batch of murders, beheadings, and killing of innocent Christians has at all shocked you, it is time for you to read this compilation of historical facts about the intense hatred that Muslims have for any and all who are not Muslims.
WE ARE THE STUPID
In 732 A.D., the Muslim Army, which was moving on Paris, was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.
In 1571 A.D., the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack southern Europe in the Battle of Lepanto.
In 1683 A.D., the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian armies.
This nonsense has been going on for 1,400 years!  The sad thing is that more than half of all politicians do not even know any of this.
If these battles had not been won, we would most likely be speaking Arabic.  And Christianity could be non-existent.  Judaism certainly would not exist!
Reality check:  A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.
Think back:  The following events are true historical facts.  It has been many years since 1968, but history keeps repeating itself.

  1. In 1968, Robert Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslimmale.
  2. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, Israeli athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslimmales.
  3. In 1972, a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach.  Shortly after landing, it was blown up by Muslimmales.
  4. In 1973, a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome – with 33 people killed – when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.
  5. In 1979, the United States Embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.
  6. During the 1980s, a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.
  7. In 1983, the United States Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.
  8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked, and a 70-year-old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.
  9. In 1985, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a United States Navy diver – who was trying to rescue passengers – was murdered by Muslim males.
  10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was  bombed by Muslim males.
  11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed for the first time by Muslim males.
  12. In 1998, the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.
  13. On 09/11/01, four airliners were hijacked.  Two of the planes were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers.  One plane crashed into the United States Pentagon, and the other plane was diverted and crashed by the passengers.  Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.
  14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.
  15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by – you guessed it – a Muslim male.  (Plus two other American journalists who had just recently been beheaded.)
  16. In 2013, the Boston Marathon bombing resulted in four innocent people, including a child, being killed and 264 other people injured by Muslim males.

No, I really do not see a pattern here to justify profiling.  Do you?

So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone – particularly fanatics intent on killing us – airport security screeners will no long be allowed to profile certain people.
So, ask yourself:  “Just how stupid are we?!?!”
Have Americans completely lost their minds or just their “power of reason?”
As the writer of the award winning story “Forrest Gump” so aptly put it, “Stupid is as stupid does.”
You now have the opportunity to send this on to other email contacts (my addition: or use your social media to do that).  Please do that.  Or you can just sit back, keep complaining and do nothing.
As Barack Obama said in his book:  “Nothing sounds as beautiful as the Muslim evening prayers from the tower.”
Wake up America!

Thank God for the 22nd Amendment…

I think most of us conservatives knew this before now, but it’s only confirmed: Obama is arrogant. Yes, I said arrogant. Why is that? Well, some of you may be familiar with the fact that during a recent interview, Obama asserted that if he had been allowed to run against Trump he would have won. For the last several months, he has made jokes about it, and even at one point, in a speech in Africa, he mentioned (some who defend him say jokingly) that he did not understand this law. I, of course, seriously doubt that he would have won considering the media’s botching of their election predictions, but the very comments also make me doubt that our illustrious current president understands why we have term limits for the presidency in the first place.

The whole idea of the term limit in the U.S. dates back to the founding of our country…the our first president, George Washington. Washington, as you may remember from high school history class, served two terms. When his second term finished, there were many who wanted him to run again and some who even wanted him as king, but in what I consider a wise maneuver, Washington refused. He stepped away and then lived the rest of his life at his home, Mount Vernon. For a long time, this was the precedent, and no president chose to run for more than two terms. If you consider previous attempts at democracies and republics, leaders freely choosing to step down after certain amounts of time without laws restricting them was a pretty radical idea.

But then, during the Great Depression, came the liberals’ cherished hero, FDR. He broke the precedent and ran for not only three terms but for four! Of course, FDR died early in his fourth term, so who knows whether he would have tried to run more. All I seem to understand is that FDR seemed to think that the country needed him so much that he was above this precedent set by our first president. Though liberals seem to think that he was so great with dealing with the Great Depression, I disagree. Not only did some of his programs tend to be racist (perhaps subject of a later post), but it wasn’t until World War II happened and demand for war goods brought industrial jobs to many Americans that we truly began to recover.

Anyways, once FDR died, Republicans finally regained congressional majorities. They were not very happy that FDR decided to break precedent. They swiftly concocted the 22nd Amendment, the amendment that sets a term limit for the presidency, and ratified it. For me, Congress shouldn’t have had to cement this into law, but FDR ruined that for us. It is yet another example of how since men aren’t angels, we have to have government and laws…even for our government.

So, in conclusion, why is the 22nd Amendment and this idea of term limits important?First off, it wards off dictators or any other person who seeks to put a country under authoritarian rule. In many countries that have experienced tyranny, genocide, and other such crimes, it was a common trend that their leaders were in power for long periods of time. Such leaders include Stalin of Russia, Pinochet of Chile, Hitler of Germany, Mao of China, Pol Pot of Cambodia, and many more.

It seems that when people are in any political office for a long time, they become arrogant. They are at the top of their country and think that in being there, they are above the law since their people have popularly put them there or have yet been unable to remove them from office…sometimes falsely thinking that their people revere them or that they must be brainwashed into thinking so. This, of course, is quite inevitably followed laziness and incompetence in following the people’s will and doing what’s best for the country. Often enough, this laziness leads leaders to turn a blind eye to the corruption seeping into their corruption. From there, it just a positive feedback loop–a snowball going downhill–until someone stands up against the arrogance and the tyranny that have befallen their countrymen.

Aside from that, term limits have another important reason…somewhat tied into the previous one: new people equals new ideas and new ways to solve a problem. There are hundreds of millions of people in America. Each person is shaped by different virtues and experiences. This creates different perspectives on how to solve problems, allowing people to think even more outside of the box. Unfortunately, we can see the exact opposite happening in our Congress. Many congressmen on both sides of the aisle have been office for twenty or thirty years (partly a result of people numbly reelecting their problematic representatives and ignoring the problem of their own representatives). Throughout those times, ordinary citizens have complained time and time again that these supposed representatives of the people are not getting anything done and not listening to their constituents. Now, I know not every congressmen is like this (so props to you congressmen who actually listen to us disgruntled constituents), but clearly, there is a problem. This can even happen with our judiciary. For that reason, I am definitely for term limits for ALL politicians to prevent another swamp from coming into existence.

Thankfully, in November, we can see that the people spoke. They were tired of the people they elected to Congress sitting around, doing the same old things, and not getting anything done. I agree with the sentiment. Even though I am young and can only recollect two out of the three presidents who have been in office during my lifetime thus far, I want to see people in office who keep their promises to their people and then step away without having to be asked when the job is done. That’s really all that people want from their elected officials–I know that I’m not the only one who would be happy if this were the one hundred percent truth. So, I want to ask Obama, his liberal goons, and those Republicans who don’t seem to understand what’s so hard about respecting that wish? It shouldn’t be that hard at all.

Whatever happened to standing with our allies?

If you’ve watched the news within the last 24-48 hours, you’ve probably heard about the UN Security Council resolution that condemns the state of Israel and its policy of settlements in what’s supposed to be ‘Palestinian land’. The Security Council voted 14-0 in favor of this resolution with the U.S. (a permanent member) abstaining. As I see it, Israel seems to not have any friends on the Security Council…but it should. For many years, it has been U.S. policy to stand with Israel and use its veto power to stop this council and the rest of the UN from ganging up on Israel, who from what I understand in a very simplistic sense just want to have land of their own in their ancestral region and be left in peace. In essence, we Americans have always been Israel’s ally and should have stood up for them, just as a true friend will always have your back. But since abstaining does not prevent a measure from being adopted, we did the opposite: we basically took a step back and threw the Israelis to the dogs and said, “You’re on your own. Good luck.”. Of course, as a result of what’s happened, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the U.S. of having a hand in this resolution behind the scenes though the U.S. has denied it. Because of the frosty relationship between Obama and Netanyahu and the other things Obama has done to stab Israel in the back (think the Iran nuke deal), I suspect the U.S. probably had a hand in what went down on Friday, but whether or not you agree with that and whether or not you agree with me that Israel actually has a right to be a country where it is, it should be realized that it is never a good idea to go against the Israelis. In the past, as the Middle East in general tends to have countries that are not very friendly to our interests (with the exception of maybe Jordan), Israel is arguably our best ally in the region and the freest country there. Israel is not the type of country that will let foreign countries bully it and try to smash it to oblivion and they certainly will not let terrorism from Islamic extremists that’s threatening the peace in other countries threaten them without action. As I see it, if you want to achieve peace in the Middle East in regards to both the issue of the region of Palestine and the situations in neighboring countries, you cannot do it without help from the Israelis. They are in the region and thus, along with their military assets and well-trained and ready military, have a know-how on what’s going on compared to those of us living far away in the relative safety of America. As Netanyahu himself said, “Friends don’t take friends to the security council.” We should not sit here and make them fight these wars alone–be it with the UN Security Council, their anti-Israeli neighbors, terrorism, or otherwise. You can be sure that with all that’s going on, Israel will stand up and fight and will retaliate (as it already has with several of the UN member states). They will not forget what has been done to them.

What do I mean by ‘antifeminist’?

If you’ve read the About page of this blog that gives you an intro to who I am and what this blog is about, you may have read that I describe myself as an ‘antifeminist’. For those of you who pause when you read that word and wonder what that means, do not worry. I will explain, and I will dispel this notion right away: No, I do not hate women. How can I? I am a woman myself, and I think those of you reading can agree with me that it would be very strange if that were true. So…what do I actually mean by ‘antifeminist’? I mean that I am against what I perceive the modern American feminist movement is about. Sure, I agree that the right to vote was something women needed and that when women are able to do things as well as men, they should be treated equally. However, in this day and age, I believe the feminist movement is overstepping its bounds and has possibly outlived its usefulness–at least in the U.S. Also, feminism often portrays women as victims when sometimes (though I do concede that this is not always the case) they should not be portrayed as such, and in my opinion, they often seem to turn the hate back on men as a whole, and from experience, there are plenty of men out there who respect women and treat them equally–my best friend is a perfect example. But what it comes down to for me is that in the end, many of the things that modern American feminism stands for are against the beliefs I hold (perhaps subject of a future commentary).

Welcome!

My name is Anastasia Estrella. Welcome to my blog, Letters to a Young Conservative! On this blog, I will be making conservative commentary on today’s issues and what conservatives in general believe. I hope that you are inspired! Feel free to drop by the Contact and Asks tab to suggest topics on which I should make commentary or ask questions about conservative beliefs!

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