Why Is It?
March 12, 2007 8:52pm CST
That when a conservative takes a stand on a moral issue that they are bigots and racists but when a liberal does the same thing, they are supposedly progressive? And, why do liberals feel the need to call people names who oppose them. In the past couple of years, there have been opposing views on the illegal immigration issue. Now, I have nothing against the Latino people. I have friends who are Latino. I have a problem with people breaking the law, having no respect for this country and getting a free ride at my expense. Yet, ever since I started voicing my opinion about this, I've been called a racist, a bigot and a Nazi. I am none of those things. I have no animosity toward anyone who is Latino (legal or not). I simply don't want people coming into this country and not becoming part of this country. And, I want them to do it through legal channels. Why is that so threatening to people? And, why do they insist on us agreeing with them. Can't they handle the idea that someone doesn't agree with them? After all, we are all made up differently. Do they have a problem with everyone who disagrees with them? The same thing applies with the issue of homosexuality. While I don't care for their lifestyle, I don't find it any of my business and I don't find a need to know about it but they seem to be intent on me accepting them. Why do they need me or anyone to accept them? There's a lot of things I do that other people may or may not approve of or accept and I don't get upset about it. I just go on with my life. Why can't others do the same? I agree that no one should beat someone up or physically harm someone because of a lifestyle they choose and we have laws to protect them from that and to prosecute those who violate the laws. The problem is that the people who are supposed to enforce those laws are human and have their own values but drafting more legislation to cover the same issue isn't going to change the people who violate those laws. No matter how one feels about something, you cannot force them to agree with you. They may actually say they agree out loud because you've bullied them into it but that doesn't mean you have changed them inside. You can't force someone to think what you want them to.
• United States
13 Mar 07
I completely agree! As a white Republican minority in a black/hispanic democratic majority school, this is a major issue for me. I have nothing against Latinos/Latinas. I speak the language (to some extent), and most of my friends are hispanic. But, coming from a white Republican majority middle school into being a minority in a AAAA high school, it's a little overwhelming at times. If I say anything, everyone calls me racist. Personally, I could care less. I'm at least as American as them, and my freedom of speech is there too. I have the right to express my opinions as much as they do, and I'm not afraid to. I may be outnumbered, but I'm certainly strong enough to take them all (intellectually speaking, of course).