Conservative Americans: Fed Up Yet?

Fed upOver and over again, I ask myself when will conservative Americans be fed up with the way society is moving.  Aren’t we tired of this yet?

Tired of things in Congress always being “conservatives fault”; tired of having to apologize for standing up for conservative beliefs and traditional values?

When conservatives have a purpose, a goal, liberals always insert themselves into a perfectly good situation and make us move out of our “position” and make room for them.

When is enough, enough?

Conservative ideals and beliefs have been pushed out of the way and laid upon the liberal altar of sacrifice enough!

Years ago prayer was squeezed out of schools.  Of course, liberal thinking educators and administrators believed it was gone and spiritual behavior in the classroom was being regulated; nothing short of lobotomizing every citizen would silence prayer in school.

The Bible is now seen as a book of fiction and fantasy rather than truth and factual events.  In many cases you can’t even mention biblical references in classroom discussions.

Recently, students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida had a Bible study terminated by campus officials without prior notice.  Rollins College had “de-recognized” the school’s chapter of The InterVarsity Fellowship for not recognizing the school’s anti-discrimination policy for membership.

In this circumstance however, The InterVarsity Fellowship study leader had been invited by students in Ward Hall to conduct the Bible study in the dorm common area.  Not on a “soap box” in the center of campus, like people did when I was in college, but in an invited situation among students who pursued the study and discussion. (1)

Yet college officials feel the distinct authority to ban voluntary discussions of the Bible on their campus.

Aside from religion, Congress is doing everything they can to legislate our behaviors in so many areas ranging from gun ownership to what light bulbs we place in our homes.  This list of proposed restrictions on how we live life in America is growing each day.

In 1983 when I was a high school student reading George Orwell’s 1984, I never imagined that life in America would end up making fiction a reality in some forms.  The feeling Orwell’s characters had of not being able to make a move because of government restrictions, seemed so far reaching and never a possibility in America.

Now we are living in a country where our freedom is being used against us and we may all end up living most of our life hiding from everything and everyone, if we aren’t careful.

Does Rollins College really think they have stopped the message of God, by stopping a Bible study in a residence hall?  Does the College feel equality has been achieved by “de-recognizing” a group who has particular standards for membership?

What is the goal of liberal, “spread the wealth” thinkers in America?  Do they honestly believe that in a country where so many still hold values based beliefs, if they stop or restrict the expression of these ideas in public, they will gain a foothold and then dominate America?  Do they really see this type of domineering behavior as the equality, which they say they are truly seeking?

This misconception that some present of, ‘to have my freedoms, I must take yours away’ is deadly to society.

Part of my belief in being a conservative is that America’s freedom should be extended to all citizens.  That doesn’t mean that it’s always equal, as in the definition of marriage and it certainly doesn’t mean that a conservative must be punished or change and support a belief they don’t hold, just to have freedom of all.

Why in the world should a New York teacher have to take sticky notes off her desk that have scriptures which encourage her throughout her day?  Why should the same teacher be told to remove a quote from President Ronald Reagan hanging in her classroom, which gives credit to God and His deity strengthening democracy?  This was a President’s expression of belief and freedom, who was elected by the people of America.

What should it matter if a teacher has something which encourages her and is not thrust upon a student as a belief they need to embody also?  What parent or administrator has a right to tell a Bible believing person they must change to accommodate an atheist or someone who may not hold a similar belief?

Would a non-Bible believing parent rather their student have a teacher who has a “tool” for maintaining their good nature and decorum throughout the school day than a tyrant who has no place to center themselves?  Why should it matter if someone finds their peace in God or yoga?  And if it is God, why should a small percentage of society, a school administrator or the White House for that matter, be able to tell a teacher to remove that “tool”.

What are liberals running away from?  Not every liberal thought this way earlier in life.  I know, I have friends who grew up in conservative homes, studying the Bible and at least, appearing to believe in the words of God.  We don’t mention it often, but there are some Bible believing individuals who do hold to some liberal ideals, however you rarely see them defend issues such as these.  Maybe it is for fear of being found out by others and having to take a stand, even if it means they straddle a fence.

Our feelings or views about these people many of us probably know shouldn’t turn to disgust as their feelings towards us have.  People change, I get it and I respect it.  But what happens in people that when their views change from one stance to another, especially when they go from conservative to liberal, that they believe the best way to make a point is to rid all of society of the things they once embraced?

When conservatives “flex their muscles” we are labeled as haters.  When liberals “flex their muscles” they are applauded and supported from coast to coast.

Enough is enough!

We are destroying our country with this hypocritical behavior.

I can’t talk to you about God because you don’t want to hear about Him, yet at 7p.m. during prime time television, if my family and I want to watch something other than sports or news programming, I have to watch television shows where women kiss women and men are adopting babies together.  The canned laughter is inserted and all of a sudden all of us conservatives are in the wrong and this is the new face of the American family.

I can’t discuss God being the leader in my life in public, yet Jamie Foxx can say Obama is America’s god and I should pay homage to him.  Life today is so messed up.

As conservatives, as Christians, as supporters of what America was meant to be, it is time to stand up.  It is time to put our foot down, respectfully yet strongly, and say “enough is enough”!

Look at where we are today in comparison to 10 years ago.  Where do you think we will be in another 10 years, if we continue to say “we will just be an example and love and pray for others”?  Keep praying, keep loving others, but start taking a stand!

Decide the type of America you would like to live in in 2023.  What types of changes can be made in the next 10 years to save us from this continual slide?

Take back the momentum and the direction.  Enough is Enough!!





Tina Drake

Arizona PolitiChick Tina Drake has been teaching and mentoring Junior High and High School students, in churches where she has been active, since her time as a college student, over twenty-five years ago. Tina believes politics and religion can, and should, be discussed together. She says she is a lifelong follower of Christ and believer in the true significance of God's power in each and everyone's life and she believes in the absolute need for God and Christ to be honored and included in the decisions made for our country. Tina continues to mentor students in this age group, along with her husband, multiple times each week. She believes that encouraging people, especially students, to see the need for a relationship with God and Jesus Christ in their everyday life, is an absolute need in her life. Tina volunteers weekly in her children's school, allowing her to witness how today's students are learning and developing in their social, educational, political and spiritual beliefs. Witnessing how students experience life, during the timeframe of Junior High through College, is immensely important to Tina. She believes this age group needs to be mentored, so they will have the tools with which to navigate today's societal pressures to live life without God, rather than with Him. Tina has also been a teacher to women in churches, teaching small groups, as well as speaking to large groups on a variety of spiritual topics. In addition to Spiritual Formation, Tina has been actively following and discussing the many facets of politics. Tina is a graduate of the University of Arizona, having earned a degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science. After college, she worked in the field of Advertising and Marketing, specializing in Media Buying and Planning, as well as directing entire Marketing and Sales departments. She has been a writer for since 2012 and says she enjoys the opportunity to encourage Americans to live out their faith in Jesus Christ, while they stand firm on the principles set forth by our forefathers in their political beliefs.

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