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Monday, May 18, 2015

Free America


If we allow one part of our constitution to change we can be sure that more of our freedoms will be taken away. Make a smart choice, vote to keep America great. America is not completely perfect, but limiting our rights and freedoms is not the way to make it better. It is freedom that makes our country great. The freedom to choose our religion without persecution, the freedom to use our voice and say what needs to be said, the freedom to protect ourselves and our families from any outside danger, and the freedom to love whomever we shall love. These and the other freedoms we are given are in danger and NEED to be protected.

#UseYourVoice spread the word! Get knowledge out there, don't let this voting season pass you by. Make sure that the people whom surround you are aware of their choices and what each candidate stands for.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The #ColorBlind Challenge-Stop Racism

Racism...Is it truly prevalent in the United States or is it simply a matter of perception?

I have heard and read time after time that the reason for so many things is "because he's black" but is that really the reason the man with the gun that shot a police officer was arrested or killed? Was it "because he's black" or was it because he shot a police officer?

It's not only from the black community, however, white people do it too... Those that sympathize with the color argument will join in, those that think its' ridiculous will make other racist comments, and still there is one other group that should stand out and shine:

the group that says, it doesn't matter what color your skin is, if you did the crime you deserve to do the time...

the group that shouts: skin color has nothing to do with how your life is at the moment, the only person that can change your life is you and until YOU do something to change it you are stuck where you are.

the same group believes that the United States is a country based on freedom it is a country that has room for all colors shapes and sizes of peoples. The outward attributes matter little, it is what you choose to do with your life that matters greatly.

If you are in this group of #ColorBlind people, this group of believers in justice no matter color, than I challenge you to stand up and shout it out (on social media of course, you would look a little silly shouting #ColorBlind from your rooftop.) Use #ColorBlind and let the world know that you make judgments, you hold others accountable, you hold yourself accountable and skin color has absolutely nothing to do with it.

If you're not quite sure what to tweet or post you can steal this one:

I do not judge based on color of skin, but by character within. #ColorBlind

Will you announce to the world that you are #ColorBlind?

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thug

Thug... It has been said to be the new "N" word, however thug is not biased to skin color, just as the "N" word is no longer biased to skin color. These words are no longer racist in meaning. 

   These labels, in all reality, no longer have anything to do with race for most US citizens. No longer are these words used only used to describe some members of the black community, despite popular belief. 

   There are thugs of all color, shape, and size. The word does not discriminate against skin color, instead it discriminates against the lifestyle you have chosen. 

Thug: 
a violent person, especially a criminal

   Tupac defined this word (in the 90's) a little differently. His definition was someone who had gone through struggles or is currently going through struggles and continues to live day by day. 

   After the Baltimore Riots the meaning of "thug" has changed. If you are "hard" or rather, if you choose to steal, kill, and/or cause violence, despite the color of your skin, you will be labeled a "thug." 

   

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Disgracing The American Flag

Stomping on, burning, dancing on, or any other act that is supported via the #EricSheppardChallenge is nothing but ridiculously immature. It is an act that is protected by the freedom of speech, but should it be? 

   The American Flag represents America and all of its' freedoms. It represents a time when the country was united. A representation of each state of the United States. It stands for liberty and represents the freedoms that were fought, won, and given the citizens of the US. Lives were given to earn the freedoms the flag represents. Wars were won. 

   You are protected by the very rights this flag represents, yet you disgrace the flag. How does this make any sense. Your message is essentially screw the U.S. and if that is how you feel there are many other countries you are welcome to move to. In fact, if you have such strong feelings of hate for the U.S. and its' flag I urge you to move. 

   This is a ridiculous act of immaturity and a confusion of loyalty. The flag does not only represent the government, nor does it only represent the principles you feel so strongly against, but it represents the soldiers who fought and died for your freedom. It represents the constitution. It represents the air you breath, the soil on which you live, and the people you surround yourself with, yet you take it upon yourself to disgrace this treasured symbol of the United States. 

   Every act of disgrace against the flag is an act of disgrace against the very soldiers who fight to keep you free. Each and every flag you throw to the ground is a symbol of throwing Americans to the ground. 

   What is your outburst going to solve? How is this going to draw supporters to your cause?  You are doing nothing but pissing true Americans off. Anyone who has participated in these acts forfeits their right to call themselves Americans and therefore I believe should also forfeit their constitutional rights, as they do not support the country that affords them these rights. 

   Are you covered by the freedom of speech and the freedom of expression, yes. Should you be? Absolutely not! 

Listen to what a patriot has to say about the matter: 


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