Today was the last day to register to vote in many states. I know this because my Facebook feed is full of women telling me how to vote. And how to not be a gender traitor.
Here’s what I have to say:
I don’t care how you vote.
And many of you don’t care how I vote.
But before I get demonized and belittled for being a conservative woman, let me explain how I arrived at being a conservative, despite the constant bullying pleas from the Democrats.
I believe that you know how to spend your money better than the government does.
I believe that crippling regulations stifle innovation and lead to complacency.
I believe in American exceptionalism, and hope that Americans will reclaim their integrity, intelligence, and grit.
I believe a person is a person, no matter how small.
I believe in personal responsibility. Yes, that includes not getting black-out drunk and expecting the rest of humanity to take care of you. It also includes dressing respectably.
I believe in freedom. Freedom from the tyranny that dictates the social superiority complex.
I believe in equality. Do not diminish me to my gender and call me a traitor for logically disagreeing with liberal women.
The Affordable Care Act is not affordable. It reduces choice and competition, which leads to unaffordable care and premiums.
We need to do better by women who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Abortion is not the only option, and to disguise the killing of a child as “women’s health” is not only deceptive, it is morally corrupt.
I believe in my ability to compete sans affirmative action. The perpetuation of female victimhood is exhausting and insulting.
The roads should be the first thing to be funded. Collectively, this country spends billions on Medicaid but can’t fill our potholes. Money does not grow on trees.
I believe in private property and the right to defend your property by any means accessible to you. Gun control is a farce as debunked by the cities with the strictest gun control laws and highest murder rates.
Republicans, more often than not, cannot be blamed for irresponsible financial management at any level. Look at Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore…
I don’t play the game of identity politics. Neighbors will solve cruel behavior, not politicians.
I don’t believe the government should parent our children, manage my finances, or control education.
I’m a conservative because I have thought about it. I’m a conservative because I refuse to be a pawn. I’m a conservative because I believe the future is brighter when we trust our citizens to lead independent lives.
Vote how you want. Stop complaining about the way I vote.