Confession Time: I confess, at points, being utterly confused when Republican leaders describe the United States of America compared what I experience as to life in the United States of America in dear old conservative St. Louis county. Listening to the recent speech Mike Huckabee gave to the Conservative Political Action Conference left me speechless since I live in a very conservative part of America and nothing he describes is ever witnessed in my daily life. For example:
“I know that the Second Amendment is the only last resort we have in this country to protect all other freedoms that we enjoy and God help us if we every forget that.”
REALITY: Every major political position is held by Republicans.
Guns are available to any and all nut cases seeking to carry them, openly or concealed.
The government is “picking everything from kids’ menus to where they go to school.
REALITY: Since childhood and teaching junior and senior high school in both liberal political settings and very conservative, the School Board set the menu and the School Board decided where kids went to school. This has been going on for over a hundred years!
“There’s something wrong when the government kidnaps children from their families.”
REALITY: I watch Law and Order and other such programs which depict how the government seeks to find kidnapped children. So, what the hell is this nut case talking about???