I haven’t always been a die hard conservative. However, I am the kind of person that no matter what I do, I do 100% wholeheartedly. So when I was into liberalism, I was a hardcore liberal. But as time went on I realized that I could no longer support the liberal agenda and keep my relationship with God or my sanity. It was going to have to be one or the other. So I decided that God and sanity had to come first. Of course, those are not the only reason I left liberalism behind.
1. I got tired of being a victim.
Liberalism runs on the ideology that everyone is a victim and I have spent my life fighting for every ounce of dignity. I didn’t want pity or to be thought of as incapable. You didn’t have to like me, but you were going to respect me. I have fought cancer, lived with epilepsy, survived a triple bypass and having my two valves replaced along with getting a pacemaker. The last thing I was, was weak. No matter what life threw my way from rape to institutionalization, I survived it all. Therefore I was not a victim, I was a victor. When I had that cognitive liberation, I knew I could no longer be a liberal. I could not give in the idea that my skin made me inferior or that my illnesses were a barrier. I was going to beat it all and I was going to show them who I truly was underneath it all.
2. They promoted abortion.
As an adoptee, this infuriated me more than anything. How dare they say my life wasn’t worth anything because my birth mother didn’t want me. What gave them the right to sit in judgment of my life or anyone’s life and tell them that they weren’t “viable human beings” because “Mommy” had issues with them? Abortion is never a solution to a pregnancy, but adoption is always is. Adoption is not like it was back in 1970 when I was adopted. We now have what is referred to as open adoption. This allows you to see your child and is not a “closed” adoption. You are even allowed to pick the parents of your child. It is so much more available to prospective birth parents than what was available when I was a baby looking to be adopted, yet the pro-choice crowd still only wants to tell you about abortion being the only solution. It is absolutely abhorrent that the death of an unborn child could ever be seen as a viable solution to an unplanned pregnancy.
3. The liberals have disdain for Heavenly Father.
In 2012, the Democratic National Convention decided to remove the mention of God from their platform. However, when those in the Democratic Party wanted to put it back in, there was a vote and there was an outcry when the amendment that would put it back passed, It wasn’t just the mention of God, however, it was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Liberals are historically anti-Semitic. Let’s look at UCLA as an example. Just last year a young woman who was Jewish was being denied an opportunity to sit on the USAC (that is the student government of UCLA) as a judge simply because of her faith.
“Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community,” Fabienne Roth, a member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, began, looking at Ms. Beyda at the other end of the room, “how do
you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?”
For the next 40 minutes, after Ms. Beyda was dispatched from the room, the council tangled in a debate about whether her faith and affiliation with Jewish organizations, including her sorority and Hillel, a popular student group, meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions that come before the board, which is the campus equivalent of the Supreme Court.
If Ms. Beyda had been Black or a lesbian she would not have been questioned about where her loyalties lie. They would have looked at her impressive resume and overwhelmingly voted her onto the board. Yet her Jewishness was considered a liability. Things like this made my decision to leave liberalism so much easier.
4. I like money, trans fat and making my own decisions-good or bad.
I don’t hate the rich, In fact, I admire them. I don’t envy them or want everything they have, but I would like to have my own little nest egg. I don’t think being rich is some awful sin in and of itself. I think I can learn from them. Conversely, I can learn lessons from “the least of my brethren” as well. I see people as people independent of their wealth. I also like Oreo cookies and if you try to ban them again, someone is liable to get hurt. It should be my decision if I eat them or not. I don’t need the food police. Heck, Dr. Shamsa has been trying to get me eat healthier the whole time I have known him to no avail. But unlike liberals, he hasn’t resorted to bullying. He doesn’t tell me that my heart is going to explode next week if I don’t. He just keeps encouraging me. Lastly, it is up to us to make our decisions, not the government. Sometimes I make really bonehead decisions, sometimes I make really good ones. Whatever the decision, the consequences are mine to deal with not anyone else. Sure there are some decisions the government has the right and the duty to step in when I make them, things like murder, rape, theft and the like. Those decisions the government has an obligation to stop people from making. However, things such as drinking raw milk or picking the school your child goes to, the government has no right to prevent you from making.
5. Because I loved society more than myself.
With liberalism, everything is about what makes you happy and you concentrate all your efforts on hedonistic pursuits but I care about society and the impact my decisions have on it. I am for traditional marriage not because it will affect my nonexistent marriage but because I think and believe it is the healthiest option for society. I am for incorporating God into the public sphere not because I get some kind of kickback from my church for every pro religious law that gets passed but because I think the more God is a part of our society the more moral we become as a nation. I am anti-abortion because it is murder and it will have an impact on our society as the loss of 61 million souls are felt. Sure I have my greedy and selfish moments but I certainly don’t want to live my whole life like that. I want to live it being the best person I can be and I can’t do that being a liberal