Hello, I'd like to introduce myself to you. I am a patriotic American. My family has been in this country for hundreds of years. We have always been working class people who worked very hard all our lives. I was raised in a working class environment, struggled to get an education and got a fairly good job working for a major corporation. I have raised a family and worked hard to take good care of my children and put them all through college. I believe I raised them with good "moral fiber" and ethical standards. It was always important for me to teach them to do what was right for themselves, their family and their country. They have thrived.
I have never served in the military, but my father and his father did in both world wars. One of my g'fathers served in the Revolutionary War as a captain in a Conn. regiment. A second cousin has his sword. Another fought in the Civil War. A g'g'g uncle was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness. I was always raised to respect those who served in the military and I always have. Many of my friends served in Viet Nam and I've always honored their service.
I have never stolen from anyone or gotten anything I didn't work for. With my own two hands I built the house that I raised my children in.
Can you relate to my experience and background?
I am a typical All-American person. I am also a liberal who supports President Obama and believe he is overall doing the right thing for our country.
See, I am not your enemy. I am an American citizen who wants nothing but the best for our country. Yes, "OUR" country. I was raised to believe in many of the ideals of conservative America. I was also raised to believe that people on the left and people on the right could work together for the common good and that declaring war against any sector of America was treason.
So please, think about these things next time you hear one of your fellow teabaggers saying things that make it sound like those who disagree with your views are somehow the enemy. I am not your enemy, I am a fellow American who only wants our country to survive and prosper, but I fear that if we keep on spreading the hate filled rhetoric that is being put forth by the leaders of your movement, we may not survive.
Oh, and I know there is hate filled rhetoric coming from the left also. I have no more tolerance for it than I do for that from the right.
OK? That's my reality. I hope you will consider my words and think about why you feel so full of rage when you think about the views of people like me.