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Proud To Be Me - Don't Hate Me

Updated on August 23, 2012

I am a white, redheaded, freckled American and proud of it!!

I believe people should be proud of who they are.

I believe we don’t have to agree to get along.

I believe in family.

I believe the Bible (all of it).

I believe in marriage between one man and one woman, fidelity within the marriage, keep sex off the TV and movies but keep it in the bedroom (or wherever you and your honey want to indulge).

I believe abortion is murder.

Yes, I believe in the right to bear arms.

Yes, I believe that people have the right to have whatever opinion on any topic they want and agree to disagree with others.

I don’t need the government telling me how to run my life – I’ve made my own mistakes and I don’t need any more help.

Don’t call me a racist just because I don’t like Obama – it’s his viewpoints I disagree with. Alan West is a better elected official, with gonads, and he would have made a better first Black President. I enjoy having friends from ethnic groups and cultures different from my own – we both learn from each other and have fun!

Don’t call me a homophobe just because I believe homosexual behavior wrong – (phobia actually means fear so this is the wrong use of the word anyway). Despite what Hollywood would have you believe – it’s not vogue to be gay - I don’t want my children and grandchildren taught that it’s okay – it’s not. I’ve had many gay friends through the years and enjoyed their company as a human being.

I love to take care of my family, Mr. Hubby cleans the house quite well, too, I might add ;)

I believe men should be men and if they enjoy the fun they should enjoy the responsibility that comes from that fun.

I believe in keeping my word – I’ve messed up then fessed up.

I believe in modesty – little girls and young teenage girls do not need to dress like hoochie mama’s to go to school in.

I like Paula Deen’s recipes – no-one said to eat her recipes 24/7 – take responsibility for your own actions. I believe people should be responsible for their own actions and the government does not need to force me to drink less soda or put less salt on my food – that is a personal choice. I enjoy beer with my pizza and margarita with nachos, and wine with just about anything.

I enjoy going to church and the freedom to worship as I choose. I believe in the Holy Trinity and that Jesus is who He said he was – The Son of God.

I believe if people want to come to this country – bring it on – just do so legally. No, illegal people should not get benefits that come from my tax dollars, nor should they be given jobs.

I believe in rewards for a job well done and not a reward just because I’m a redhead.

I believe in free enterprise, it’s what made America great.

I am not ashamed of who I am and I am tired of the media portraying conservative white people as haters of everything.

I believe in freedom for all people and that people have the freedom to live their life as they choose - no means no, and I DON’T have to agree with liberal viewpoints – it doesn't make me a hater!

I love diversity and I appreciate diversity in people, and I love ME!

Don’t hate me because I’m a conservative and I don’t agree with liberals, but mostly, don't hate me because I have freckles!


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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      I love your manifesto, and it is very well written, too. I hope there will be more manifestos like this, so that it will be not a point for argument, but for understanding and building bridges, whether you agree with everything that is written or not. Thank you for sharing:) I'm gonna post this on my FB page:)

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      6 years ago from Florida

      teachers12345, exactly! I actually wondered about publishing this as I thought would people take it the wrong way. Some likely will, but it's to help ppl understand it doesn't matter that we think differently!

      Appreciate your read and comments!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Freedom of speech in the truest expression. We should be able to state what we believe in without being ridiculed for it.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Freedom of speech in the truest expression. We should be able to state what we believe in without being ridiculed for it.

    • BJC profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Florida

      Hey, weestro, that, my friend, is what it's all about! Thanks

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      Pete Fanning 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      Great hub BJC! I didn't agree with all of your opinions and guess what? I'm not offended! I wish everyone could do that. Voted up and awesome.

    • BJC profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Mitch! Would love to live in a world where we could all get along and not have all the junk in the trunk to deal with with.

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      Mitch Alan 

      6 years ago from South Jersey

      Great points...On board with most, if not all of them. Sometimes a laundry list of "what I believes" are a good way to solidify your focus on life.


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