I saw this article on Facebook. It’s about why the Democrats have a hard time getting conservatives/Republicans, particularly conservatives opposed to Trump, to join them. My state has a late primary, and before the 206 primary, I had been intent on voting for Ben Carson because I knew from reading his works and life story that he was calm, reasonable, and logical. I hadn’t really given much thought to Trump’s candidacy because I had made up my mind, but come primary time, he was the only candidate left. I had already known that many of Hillary and Bernie’s supporters didn’t compromise their beliefs and thought that anyone who didn’t follow liberal orthodoxy weren’t welcome (and we all know that the DNC’s thoughts on that made that painfully clear, as I mentioned in an earlier post), so it made my choice clear. Trump asserted that he would listen to those of us who had been spurned by the liberals—even those (unlike myself) who only disagreed a little with the liberals. Conservatives aren’t going to listen to people who won’t compromise with them. So, for anyone who who has a hard time fathoming why we voted for Trump, that’s why. I just pray that both sides of the aisle can actually one day be able to sit down and talk about things civilly because the current lack of civility makes me worried for the nation and the world. As Jesus taught, we most treat ALL of our neighbors as ourselves, but that’s not happening here.
Anyways, enjoy the article!
One of my friends shared this article on Facebook written by the esteemed Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a Catholic leader my family and I respect. What I like about this article is that it points out why I can’t ever be a Democrat, unlike I’m sure my ancestors on my mom’s side of the family were. I know at least more than one of my Irish Catholic family members were Democrats in the past, but some, like my grandmother, have felt alienated from the Democrats and decided to switch parties. In my opinion, I can’t be a part of a party that would alienate someone even if they disagreed with one thing on their party platform (remember the DNC Chairman’s remark about pro-life candidates?), so I guess that’s part of the reason I never considered being a Democrat. Of course, I disagree with a lot of policies of the Democrats, but I do really think that Republicans and traditional conservative ideas (such as those promoted on this blog) really align more with most of the Church’s teachings anyways. Honestly, with the way the Democrats are alienating people like they are my fellow Catholics on pro-life, LGBTQ, and other issues, I honestly wonder when this whole identity politics thing will come to bite them in the rear.
I saw this one also on the NZ Conservative Coalition blog. The Democrats in general don’t seem to see that following through with identity politics just leaves people feeling excluded and is not a great long term solution. People will turn away when they realize that their say doesn’t matter. Enjoy!
This a little lesson about civil rights that I found on Facebook that everyone should be reminded of when it’s implied that the Democrats have always been virtuous freedom fighters and the Republicans have always been racists. Enjoy!
I got this one from a friend of my dad’s. It really puts things into perspective that all the blame on Republicans and conservatives in general about certain things isn’t quite the truth. Enjoy!
Another from the NZ Conservative Coalition. This one is an article where a professor talks about the damage identity politics has done to the Democratic Party. If they were smart, they would realize that if they unify people, they would be better off. Enjoy!
I believe I saw this article in a post one of my friends shared on Facebook. It is an eye opening article into why Democrats have supported illegal immigration in recent years–although I think many conservatives have come to these conclusions already. Enjoy!
The other day, I was in the local arts and crafts store to get a shirt for a retreat I’m staffing this weekend, and by the registers, I saw some car magnets. A few stood out. One said, “My dog is a Democrat.” (third blue one from the left of the third row from the bottom). Another said, “My cat is a Democrat.” (first blue one from the left of the third row from the bottom). Fortunately, there was one that said, “My cat is a Republican.” (second red one in the second row from the bottom), but I wondered if the proportion of those pet political magnets indicated the store’s political leanings (Who knows?). Enjoy!