I must admit that, for the majority of my adult life, even though I’ve voted in every election, I’ve spent most of that time without an in-depth understanding of each party’s specific platforms and positions. I never entered the voting booth with the intention of selecting a straight ticket for either party.

At the age of 18, I registered to vote, as a Democrat. I can’t say that I had any deep or heartfelt reason for that choice. It’s what I did and I remained in that party until 2002/2003. It was the aftermath of 9/11 that was largely responsible for my realization that that party was not a group with which I had anything in common.

I voted for Bill Clinton’s first term. By the end of his second term, I couldn’t believe that anyone with any measure of intelligence or self-respect could vote for someone who had been part of that administration. I did not think about this in terms of a party, but in terms of the abhorrent actions of the president and his wife. I was fully behind George W Bush.

When I heard the accusations that 9/11 was his failure and, seemingly, his alone, my initial reaction was, and still is: He’s been in office just under 8 months, and they’ve been using our country for target practice for 8 years, with no consequences. How could anyone lay the blame for this horrendous attack at his feet? I was amazed as those voices continued with that narrative, and that it was picked up and broadcast by a large part of the media, with no acknowledgement whatsoever of the inaction of the prior administration. The more that I researched, the more I realized that those talking points were owned, and promoted, by the Democrats, and that they had a willing media behind them. This was my eye-opening introduction to the blatant dishonesty and hypocrisy of my now former party along with the complicit media. Nothing has happened to this day that would make me re-consider that assessment. If anything, it’s been affirmed over and over.

The left continues to buy votes with the promise of “free” stuff, and wages war against voter ID laws that would protect us from results that could possibly include the votes of illegal aliens, along with the already-confirmed votes of deceased voters. Unless and until the public pays more attention to the facts, it’s going to be an uphill battle to get this country back on its feet emotionally, financially and responsibly.

Donna

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