I May Be Deplorable

Hillary Clinton called people like me 'deplorable', and I'm fine with that. In fact, I'm not concerned at all about anything that the former Secretary of State had to say about me because nothing that she said was ever going to convince me to vote for her. And now, in the aftermath of the election, in a deeply divided country, the losing side is busy pointing fingers at all those they consider responsible for that loss. And, of course, there are lots of those on both sides that are seeking to promote ever-deepening divisions. Just for grins, here are a few of my personal reactions to recent events.

  • I am not a racist, a bigot or a mysoganist. While I disagree with the views of those on the left, I will acknowledge their right to believe as they do, but will disagree vehemently with their assumption that they know what I think and believe. Your beliefs are yours and mine are mine. Neither side holds a monopoly on truth.
  • Violence begets violence. There is a very large difference between a protest and a riot. The destruction of personal property is a fast road to destroying whatever positive outcome may have been desired from a protest.
  • In any given election year, roughly half of the country will be disappointed by the result. So be it.
  • I'm in favor of any candidate that will push for term limits, smaller government and voter identification.