I Speak My Mind and, Yes, That Should be Okay
Last week I let loose with some choice thoughts for what was happening in this Brett Kavanaugh fiasco. Talk about a smear train coming through and this man is standing on the tracks. BUT, that is not what I’m writing about here. I’m writing to express my SHOCK at how many people congratulated me on speaking my mind. Even other authors secretly contacted me to high-five me, lamenting that they don’t have the courage to speak up ON THEIR OWN FACEBOOK pages.
Man, this isn’t the way it’s supposed to work in America. I mean, we are still the land of the free and home of the brave. We have our First Amendment rights. We speak our minds and that is supposed to be okay. FOR EVERYONE.
So, two things. First, I don’t feel particularly brave or courageous when I post anti-Lefty things. I have carefully built my tribe on Facebook. If you are my friend, you are either conservative, a follower of Jesus Christ, inordinately polite in conversation, an #NRA member, a fan of #LastManStanding, or possibly all of the above. Therefore, Facebook is my happy place. Last week when I spouted off about the Kavanaugh smear campaign, I unfriended one person and gained EIGHT new friends in one day. (Now, we’ll see what happens here.)
But, second, I am WELL aware there is some risk. I don’t live in La La Land. When I post stuff on Facebook, I figure my biggest threat might be a liberal Facebook employee who decides to monkey with the algorithms and sink the posts. Yes, this could even happen at Amazon. I offend the wrong IT person and my books could fall off the edge of the world never to be seen again.
BUT, I also know that my God is still on the throne. If he wants my books to get out in the world, out they will go. Look at the success people like Tim Allen, Tim Tebow, heck, even Trump have had by believing in the values that built this country.
I still believe in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. I also believe in discussing matters in a polite, friendly way. (Okay, my posts can be a touch sarcastic, but when I’m face-to-face, I’m ALWAYS polite.)
I will continue to speak my mind as A Lady in Defiance of the Left’s tyranny. And, I believe, so will most of you! It’s your right!
Who’s with me?
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Posted on October 4, 2018, in Heather Blanton, Ladies in Defiance and tagged a lady in defiance, don't trust the media, fake news, freedom of speech, innocent until proven guilty, kavanaugh, last man standing, NRA, think for yourself, tim allen, tim tebow, US Constitution, women and guns, women entrepreneurs, women in american history, women patriots, women's history. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.
Read my latest post while the words of Chuck Schumer were still dripping off his tongue. Both he and Dianne Feinstein should resign. Yuck, hate it we bear the same first name…but I spell mine different…your Defiant Sister! ❤
You are awesome, DiAne!
Excellent blog. Love your ability to take a stand.
It’s because I know good folks like you have my back! ❤
I love that you speak your mind. If it was a Jesus hater or Trump hater they would, loud and clear! It’s about time we Christians stand up and make our voices heard! More power to you sister! I stand with you, I love Jesus, Trump, I know Kavanaugh is innocent and I love Last Man Standing!
And I stand with you!
I stand behind you OR beside you! Wish I had your courage and strength!
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You just proved you do!
Great article Heather. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I have lost several people on Facebook. One said if you are voting for Trump you can unfriend me. I wrote him a reply telling him that I would and then stated that I must be more open-minded than him because I see people whose post I don’t like or know are not the truth but I just move on to the next post on my page. I don’t post negative replies to them, because I don’t have to read and agree with everything I see on someone’s page and that is their 1st amendment right as it is my right to post my views and opinions. People that I agree with I will like and sometimes comment. I’ve had a couple friends and authors say keep posting what you post because they can like them without upsetting their friends and followers.
But you can’t talk to those people. They choose not to hear, so you are better off letting them go.
I pray your books don’t fall off the cliff because they’re awesome. But being an author myself I understand the publishing industry is 99% liberal. For that reason I try to keep my political views separate from my writing life, at least so far. I have several FB friends on the other side and I always respect their pages. I vent in groups. Yes, preaching to the choir, but they give me encouragement. Are you a member of the Walk-Away Campaign? They are an amazing group with such heartening stories of people who’ve seen the light. I love it because the moderator won’t allow the usual vulgar, useless rants and the posts are thoughtful and enlightening.
I stand with you.
Well said. It does no good to bury our heads in the sand.
Yep. Gotta step up at some point.
Speak it. That’s what’s wrong with our country now we that believe our country should be like it was before all this craziness took over don’t speak up enough.
I’M WITH YOU!
Thank you, Brenda!