: deliberate failure to make a reasonable inquiry of wrongdoing despite suspicion or an awareness of the high probability of its existence
I have been blogging now for slightly more than six months. Most of this experience has been a positive one. I didn’t know what to expect when this started and I was scared that I would be the only one reading what I wrote. I have been pleasantly surprised as my readership has grown.
I am a person who loves debate and really enjoys listening to other points of view. I will admit that I get a little impatient if people don’t articulate themselves very well. But, I really do not like is people who suffer from willful blindness and victimhood.
It is willful blindness to believe that you are victim based only on the color of your skin. It is willful blindness to believe that all people of color must think alike or they are sellouts. It is willful blindness to not realize that when you only identify yourself as a victim that it radiates from you and people don’t want to be around you. It is willful blindness to take quotes out of context to fit your twisted ideology. It is willful blindness to not see that anything that government gives you, they can take away. It is willful blindness to not see that giving a mortgage to someone who cannot afford to pay it back is harming them. It is willful blindness to not see that restricting federal money for poor urban students to attend better schools only helps keep them in poverty. It is willful blindness to blame everyone else but yourself for your problems. It is willful blindness to not realize that being a constant victim absolves you from being responsible for your own choices and your own life. It is willful blindness to not realize that by crying racism for every little thing diminishes the real claims of racism.
One of my all time favorite people in the world is black. He has brought so much to my life. I am grateful everyday for the relationship that we have and I trust him with my life. He looks at himself as man; a man who happens to be a person of color, not someone who is a victim. A man, who on election day, was proud to see a black man become the President of the United States. Even though Obama is a man he doesn’t agree with politically nor did he vote for. An accomplishment that he admitted he didn’t think he would see in his lifetime, and he is happy that his son is growing up in a world that it will never occur to him that he can't be president. A man who has made it possible through hard work and a good education for that son to grow up in a very different economic environment than he did.
So this is a little something about me and my philosophy of this blog. If you want to leave comments, come armed with facts. If you want to play victim, go somewhere else. You are not welcome in this sandbox. The 1st ammendment guarantees you that the government can’t restrict your speech. You have no such right here. And yes, Kid; this is for you.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek