Isolated from my family because I support Ron PaulSubmitted by kristi6904 on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 21:20
Warning - this is a rant. If you don't want to read it, skip to something else and I will not be offended.
I went out to eat for lunch with my family yesterday and immediately my dad jumped all over me for making fun of Mitt Romney on Facebook. He told me that I need to quit posting that stuff because the government is watching everything I do on there and I'm going to end up being investigated. Then, my grandmother jumps in and says that I'm disrespecting my husband (he is in the military) by speaking out against the government. Next, my grandfather tells me that a vote for anyone buy Romney is essentially a vote supporting Obama. While I really wanted to start throwing sh*t and screaming, I calmly explained why I support Ron Paul, told them that I'm not voting for Romney just because "he's not Obama", and ate my food in silence. Here is what I really wanted to say:
-First, Mitt Romney is a tool. If I want to make fun of him on MY Facebook page, I have the right to do so. You have the ability to block my posts if you don't want to see them.
-Second, I don't care if I'm setting myself up for investigation. I am not a threat to anyone or anything, except maybe some pizza and beer. I just want to be left alone.
-Third, I love and respect my husband more than anyone could possibly imagine. He feels the same way I do about what's going on in our country and will do what he can to uphold the Constitution and protect his fellow Americans. He is willing to sacrifice his life so that we have freedom to say whatever we want on Facebook and vote for whoever we want. As long as we still have those freedoms, I plan on exercising the hell out of them.
-Fourth, who I cast my vote for is no one's business but my own. If I want to vote for f'n Mickey Mouse I should be able to do so without being ridiculed by my own family. I will not compromise my morals and principles just so I can be a part of the "winning team".
-Fifth, anyone who votes for the lesser of two evils instead of voting their conscious is only contributing to the demise of this country. These a**holes keep getting elected because people keep voting for who the MSM tells them is the "winner" instead of voting for the person that most accurately represents them.
-Sixth, Romney=Obama. Same sh*t, different a**hole.
-Seventh, f off. If you only want to criticize me and tell me that my opinion is wrong, then don't talk to me. I would never treat a Romney supporter the way I was treated and I deserve the same respect.
I feel so much better now that I got that off my chest! Does anyone else feel like they've been isolated from their friends and family because of their support for Ron Paul?