I stand my ground

August 13, 2009
By Anonymous

I myself fall into the young conservatives category. I'm only a Sophomore in high school, but I'm not as naive about what occurs in our world as other individuals may be. My father, is a conservative and I have grown up in that type of household. Our television has never been turned to CNN, CBS, OR NBC, instead we have always chosen to watch FOX news, because this particular news channel does not preach about liberal propaganda. Instead they tell the truth exactly like it is. Not only do we surround ourselves with media that tells the truth, we also conduct ourselves in this manner. There is a fine difference between watching conservative news in your home and living a conservative lifestyle. Many people might assume, that I hold conservative views only because my parents do, but if you knew me, you would understand I like facts, and not what my parents spoon feed me. Unlike most teenagers I actually pick up the newspaper, and read about whats going on around me. Today's society disgusts me and I'm deeply scared for my future and my fellow Americans.

In 50 years we will be immune to some of the social disruptions that occurred today. It will become normal to us and part of our everyday lives. In today's society we increasingly become okay with things that our society before us deemed inappropriate. Some of these things have helped our nation for the better others have only turned this "ship" we're on into a more liberal society. For liberals, today's times are paradise, but for those of us who still have the vision our founding fathers did, we know something is terribly wrong. How do we turn this ship around? The answer is simple yet very complex, we speak up for yourselves. Somewhere in the midst of liberal doctrine the conservative voice has been shut down, and it's about time we start speaking. We can't let our country go down, nor can we afford it. Our nation is under attack by the enemy, but who ever thought he'd be right in our own town.

I refuse to be one of those run off the mill teenagers
I refuse to stay quiet
I refuse to let liberal media dictate my thoughts
I refuse not to have respect for the men and women who serve our country
I refuse to buy into the self serving mentality
I refuse for the American Dream to be destroyed

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on Jul. 18 2011 at 11:32 am
ZeeBYoung BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away from them, and you have their shoes. :)

The whole point of America was to make it a republic? So? The Middle East is founded on Sha.ria Law, does that make it okay? Of course not. Sometimes change is for the better.

on Jul. 17 2011 at 11:49 pm
ZeeBYoung BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, you're a mile away from them, and you have their shoes. :)

You say this like it's so bad to be a liberal. Whats so "bad" about it? Canada is a pretty liberal country, and last time I checked they were doing just fine. And the "American Dream?" Lol, take a good look around you because as far as Im concerned, the "American Dream" doesnt exist.

on Apr. 19 2011 at 11:37 am
peace_love_beauty PLATINUM, Florien, Louisiana
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Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

When you're talking about a particular news source always telling the truth and having the facts, I believe you whould watch multiple news sources and read mulitple newspapers because, honestly, I don't think just one particular news station has all the right answers. Maybe you should open your mind a little bit to other stations. I mean, my parents being liberal, I hear them say they don't want to watch FOX news becuase of its conservative propaganda. I hear you saying the same about other stations. All I'm saying is maybe open your mind a little. =)

on Feb. 20 2011 at 6:17 pm
bellasbyline BRONZE, Greenville, South Carolina
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"The fluffy newborn chick of hope tumbles from the eggshell of life and splashes into the hot frying pan of doom." - Humphrey Lyttelton

Hi Kathleen, nice to meet you too. It's always fun to meet strangers. 

Anyways, I have watched FOX news. I laughed a lot. Anyways, thats my opinion. And I never said that being a democrat made you correct in everything. Or being republican did either. Read closely, and you will see I am actually ranting here. I don't believe in politicians very easily, and neither do I believe in these people you mentioned. Anywas, TTFN! 

on Feb. 16 2011 at 4:35 pm
K.a.t.h.l.e.e.n. SILVER, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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See everything, Overlook a lot, Correct a little.

I think maybe you should wuit complaining! About FOX News and about Conservatives and Republicans! You have probably never even watched the channel because if you did, all of your arguments would be proven wrong. Liberal commentators and political analysts at FNC include Bernie Sanders, Alan Colmes, Juan Williams, Greta Van Susteran, Susan Estrich, Pat Caddell, Kristen POwers, Bob Beckel, Mara Kondrache, Mort Kondrache, and former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Do some research, buddy.

on Feb. 16 2011 at 4:17 pm
K.a.t.h.l.e.e.n. SILVER, Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
See everything, Overlook a lot, Correct a little.

Oh My God!!! I think we may be long lost twins: I read the first paragraph and everything you said applies to me as well!! You should stand your ground! I do. I live in the second most liberal state in the U.S. and am surrounded by liberal propoganda. I am so glad you wrote this piece. I can connect with everything you wrote!

Keep standing your ground and keep writing! :)

on Feb. 12 2011 at 1:51 pm
bellasbyline BRONZE, Greenville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"The fluffy newborn chick of hope tumbles from the eggshell of life and splashes into the hot frying pan of doom." - Humphrey Lyttelton

Sure, I'm a liberal. And proud of it. But really? Nothing about this world is paradise for anyone. You keep talking about: "The American Dream" when in reality what needs the most work is the entire world. It's not just the conservatives who are losing jobs here, it's all of us. You call FOX news a reliable news source? Well I suppose that's your decision. But if you actually read the newspapers like you say you do and weren't so influenced by your parent's political views, maybe you would see the truth of the matter. The republicans are fighting benevolent change, and are dogmatically opposing things that would harm the wealthy. I live in South Carolina, and I'm sure you have heard of us, we're infamous. In fact, we are probably the most Conservative state in America. You might as well see all media as "liberal" if that is what you consider to be polluting your fabulous Conservative ideals. All media is biased in some form or another, my advice to you is to not believe every opinion you hear on FOX news. What really needs to happen, what I am fighting for in fact, is for everyone to cooperate and try to fix the problems at hand. Listen to the facts, not the opinions, then form your own ideas. Don't just blindly follow something! I purposefully ask each friend I have what their views are on current hot topics, and I'm friends with Republicans and Democrats and people who just don't care. That's their business. I believe in my views, as you do yours, but I believe the key difference between us is that I'm not exactly trashing yours and I have the guts to post this with my name on it. Speak about your views when you actually have some kind of original thought in your head and something that might actually help people. Quit complaining, everybody hurts all over the world. 

on Jan. 3 2011 at 9:17 pm
Starphire87 BRONZE, Pacifica, California
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\"If you can\'t be on time be early\" -Grandpa
\"If you can\'t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullsh*t\" -Grandpa
"And may the odds be *ever* in your favor!!" -Claudius Templesmith, Hunger Games

Might I remind you that conservative is a synonym to republican? Might I remind you that the whole point of America was to, indeed, make a republic? Democratics think that everybody should be socially equal, then why do they have presidents? because obviously they are higher socially than other people.

on Dec. 8 2010 at 8:02 pm
TxDragon BRONZE, Saratoga, California
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"Come and Take it!" -citizens of Gonzales, Texas, when the Mexicans tried to take away the cannon used to defend their town.

Have ya'll ever even watched FOX?  I watch FOX and other news shows, and FOX is the only show I ever see that has people talking with both liberal and conservative ideas.  They get both sides of the story, both opinions.  Don't listen to what you hear about FOX, see for yourself.

lszyman96 said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 7:55 pm
lszyman96, Romeoville, Illinois
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" stay golden ponyboy"
-the outsiders

GO FOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Apr. 7 2010 at 6:59 pm
SantyClaws BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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Agreed with sunshineyday. :D

on Apr. 7 2010 at 6:55 pm
SantyClaws BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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Thanks for that comment, Persona (:

Sunshineyday said...
on Mar. 19 2010 at 7:02 pm
Look, I'm not even really Liberal, but you have GOT TO BE KIDDING about Fox news telling the truth. Maybe to you it IS the TRUTH, or "the right way" but they have an extreme bias and that is not at all classy in journalism. Alot of other stations are slanted, but none as flamboyantly as fox.

on Feb. 3 2010 at 6:40 am
SaraRoxsHerSox SILVER, McVeytown, Pennsylvania
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Wow! You stole the words right out of my mouth. I agree COMPLETELY with you

Persona BRONZE said...
on Dec. 21 2009 at 12:10 pm
Persona BRONZE, Hanford, California
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Wait, wait, wait. Let me get this straight. You claim, with such pride, that you will not allow the liberal media to dictate your thoughts. You also claim, in the same breath, that you and your family only watch conservative media. Er, hello, you're letting the conservative media dictate your thoughts. Instead of receiving the point of view from both sides, you decide you're going to seclude yourself within your own little bubble of people who agree with you, continually listen to things you agree with, and surround yourself with people you agree with. Brainwashed much? As far as becoming okay with things our society used to deem inappropriate, so what? We used to deem black as a disability. We used to deem women as second class citizens to men. What's your point? About time you start speaking? What the hell ? You watch conservative media all the time, I would hope you're not as blind to see that not just not silent, you're annoying loud and obnoxious with your superiority complex of conservatives>liberals(after all, liberals are just the most ignorant and immoral type of person, because they disagree with you).<br />
Guess what:<br />
You /are/ one of those run of the mill teenagers. I know plenty of them.<br />
You guys aren't quiet, stop deluding yourself into thinking you are.<br />
You guys are letting conservative media dictate your thoughts(poor conservative media at that, FOX is a joke).<br />
Since when do liberals have no respect for the men and women who serve our country?<br />
Self serving mentality? Sorry, I wasn't aware that fighting for rights I will not be able to indulge in was selfish.<br />
You know nothing of the American Dream.

on Nov. 29 2009 at 8:30 am
Morningstar PLATINUM, Geneva, Indiana
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All politics and sides of politics have lied or do lie, conservative or liberal. So to pin the lying on just liberals doesn't make sense.

And to base yourself solely on one news channel also doesn't make sense. If you want to be in tune with what all is going on in the world, you also have to take up and listen to apposing view points. You can't just listen to what you want to hear all of your life, it just doesn't work that way. The same thing goes for why people go to the same church, because they wish to be around like-minded individuals instead of people who's opinions might differ, and with this comes a block of reasoning or intelligible thought process because if there are no other opinions to be heard, there is no reason to think differently.

Conservative or liberal our country is probably heading the wrong way, not because of ideology but because of corruption. It's what happens when capitalism runs rampant with greed.

I did enjoy reading though, but again, that goes back to the opposing viewpoints thing. =]

on Oct. 2 2009 at 11:50 pm
zenchick111 BRONZE, Littleton, Colorado
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"To the world, you may be one person. But to one person, you may be the world."

I have grown up in an independant household. Your veiws are strong, and not all the way seeing two sides of things. You are blaming liberals for delivering the wrong stories, while yet conservatives have some incorrect facts as well. Might I remind you that if you are conservative, you would have been against the constitution while growing up in the 1800's. Might I remind you we all need to work together in forming our founding fathers dreams. Might I remind you that NO ONE is living in paradise right now, that we all need to stop fighting, and come together to, as our fathers did, work towards a common goal. Of fixing our government, and coming back to our constiution. For those of you who read this asking "come back? the constitution is our government!" For an example, the health care bill recently written and released is over 1,000 8.5x11 paper, while the constitution defines our government as a whole in under 10 8.5x11 sheets of paper.

As someone in politics lying in the "center", I veiw it as needing to come together and fix the mess we have gotten ourselves into, rather than creating more problems to try and "ammend" the problems we have now. A fresh, clean slate is what we need. A new beginning, using what our fathers gave us.

Thank you.

I enjoyed your article very mush so.

cool2mom said...
on Sep. 22 2009 at 9:50 pm
Awesome thoughts and great job articulating.....

on Sep. 11 2009 at 3:33 pm
CelticThundeGurl SILVER, Benson, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"It is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams."

- Pres. Ronald Reagan

I am also a conservative. It is my own decision to be conservative and I do not think that the democrats are telling the truth.

on Sep. 8 2009 at 8:38 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
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“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

i have grown up in a very conservitive household as well. i agree with you, but i dont think democrats arent telling the truth. they are simply telling THEIR truth...

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