Rant from a Not-So- Stereotypical Conservative

profileGosh, I am so sick of people telling me how I should be a Democrat.

I am proud to be a Conservative woman.  I am proud to be an American with freedom that the Constitution provided for us–a constitution that was created for “we the people” to regulate the government, which can be opposed by but not against the people.

This moniker, “Conservative”, does not put me in the corner, barefoot and pregnant, as so many on the left would you to believe.  Yes, I home school my children; I also put food on the table and bring drinks to my honey with little rug rats attached to my apron strings.  But I certainly don’t think of myself as “prim and proper” and I don’t even attend church every single Sunday. Oh my, I’ve actually been divorced!  And once in a while, I still wear a mini skirt.

Other labels I get accused of are related to gay issues. My stance is that I am fine being a heterosexual female and I am fine with you being a homosexual male or female as long as you understand we don’t travel the same road.  Many of my closest friends are gay and Republican; I don’t dump them because their households don’t run the same way as mine, although that’s usually why they dump me.  Kids have a way of doing that; when single life is over, with soccer runs, birthday parties, doctor visits, school PTA meetings, homework, you just don’t get out that much.  If anything, I’m jealous because they always look fabulous and I don’t.

By the way, let’s throw that other label “racism” out the door!  I am proud to be an Asian American woman.  We are all different colors—so why is it that I am supposed to be a Democrat because I am a minority, or because my face is a different color from “white”?  Democrats have actually used that line on me, which usually leads to talk about illegal immigration.  What is wrong with my wanting people to come here legally?  My family did it, so why bash me for it?  I thought that was why we have laws in the first place.  At least that is what I was taught growing up and being raised in the American public school system and frankly, if I am conservative because I believe in not breaking the law, that’s fine with me.  I came to this country legally and I have relatives that have been on the legal immigration entry list for may years but due to illegal immigration, cannot come in since the legal doors were closed.  And you know what?  I don’t need to be a Democrat because of discrimination against immigration laws.

I’m living here in America, raising my kids, trying to make an honest living.  Am I supposed to scream my head off, yelling “discrimination” every time I don’t get my way?  I don’t feel like I’m being discriminated–and yet I am being discriminated by the people who think I am supposedly homophobic and racist.

When someone on our side makes a politically incorrect joke we’re deemed racist or bigot or other mean label– yet when the other side does the same thing, it’s just a joke.  I am horrible at math despite being Asian; oops, was that a “racist” statement?

If we’re all in this together, as Americans, then why have people like me been separated and are purportedly unpatriotic due to our views?

This is why this is a rant.









Jin Ah Jin

Virginia PolitiChick Jin Ah Jin has been the lead in campaigns for many politicians, including Ken Cuccinelli for both State Senate and Attorney General and she was appointed the Honorary Chairman for the Fairfax County Asian American Coalition for the McCain/ Palin campaign. Jin also assists in local minority grassroots politics in her state of Virginia. She believes if we can elect and support good officials whose root is the care of their constituents, then we can change things. In her past, Jin worked as a volunteer fundraiser for Mercy Corps raising awareness and money for the health and poverty of women and children in North Korea. She was also a volunteer fundraiser for the Korean American Association of Greater Washington, D.C. area and led the Education Committee to teach English for newly arrived legal immigrants to the area. In conjunction, she worked with the office of former Congressman Thomas Davis, who took the lead on reforms in the welfare bill for legal immigrants. Jin was a former Vice President of Resources, board member and Fundraising Gala chair for the Korean American Coalition of Washington, D.C. in 2001. She was on the Scholarship Committee and the co-chair of the golf tournament fundraiser for the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce 2003-2006. More importantly, Jin is the mother of 6 children. She says her passion for service is led through her children's eyes: "I want change for my children. I want them to have a future where their dreams can become reality and where they can succeed without prejudice."

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