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Politics and Double Standards (Correcting the Lies Told About the Tea Party)

I took an interest in Politics at a very young age. The Goldwater-Johnson race fascinated me and I've been paying attention ever since.


Correcting falsehoods...

I've defended the reasons why I was a loud, proud, active member of the Tea Party multiple times and I've corrected falsehoods, multiple times!

It is so frustrating being accused of things which are absolutely not true, by clueless people.

I'll not allow something that was good, pure, grounded in purpose, ordained by the U.S. Constitution, to continually be muddied!

Let us go back in time to my initial introduction to the Barack Obama Presidency.

A Pledge was sent to me by a former classmate, which read:

Sign the pledge in order to "Serve Barack Obama."

How do you interpret the word serve and how many other ways are there to interpret this pledge?

There is no other way, other than the way I interpreted them:

I wasn't to question The Pledge, I was to jubilantly sign the pledge, without question!

I questioned the pledge...I sent back a response which read, "I do not serve man, I serve God". "The President of the United States, (whomever he or she may be) serves us, the Government is in place to serve us, the American People."

It is not the other way around.

This is not a brand new concept.

As a result, of my rejection of 'Thee Almighty Pledge' and as a result of my submitting a response as to the reasons why I rejected it, (to be crystal clear here, I did not reject the man as my President, I rejected the pledge to reverse who serves whom)

For this, I was labeled racist, mean, unkind, anti-American. I was ostracized and as a result, a slew of people; one after the other, after the other...rejected me -

I know who I am, I know what I believe, there is no gray area!

There is no waking up one day believing one thing, waking up the next, believing something entirely different.

I am not one person with one group and another person with another group.I am who I am.

What you see is what you get.....

I will not follow you, (regardless of the size of the line ahead of me) if I believe you are headed in the wrong way - but I will point it out!

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It is a shame that a group of people turned their backs on me, due to ignorance and a lack of understanding of the U. S. Constitution and how things are designed to work here in America.

It is a shame that they do not understand that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were written to protect them and all of the people, including me!

It is a shame that somewhere along the way, they were taught that they are to Serve the man or the woman currently holding the title, President of the United States.

While this was going on, Hollywood celebrities were starring in television commercials, hands over hearts, pledging to serve and to be servants to...Barack Obama!

Read that again and then read it again.

Fast forward to the dawning of a brand new day and a brand new Presidential election -

Apparently, those same celebrities, who were all about serving the President, only meant when.....those men or those women, are Democrats!

If it is a Republican or a Conservative President or President-Elect:

  • Forget all about respect for the office. Forget all about...honoring the election results
  • Forget about peace and harmony and I love you, and you love me... and blah, blah, blah...

Most importantly...

Forget about all of that serving and pledging crap, that only applied to the last President, the Democrat...the first black President of the United States...not counting Bill Clinton, of course!

While we are in fast forward mode...

Let us ignore all the interviews and all of the testimony of Tea Party members, (fellow citizens fighting for you) targeted and accused of bogus things at rallies, targeted and accused by the IRS, tied up in red tape, because they dared to speak out against an overreaching, out of control, overbearing government that forgot its place!

While we are busy ignoring and changing the rules and changing History...

let us also make sure that it is recorded and entered into the archives that The Tea Party was nothing more than a misguided group of troublemakers.

  • Yes, it is true that the Tea Party was targeted by the IRS
  • Yes,it is true; it did come out that this group was infiltrated by ugly people with ugly signs, with truly ugly intentions
  • Yes, it is true, it turned out that those active in the Tea Party, were simply attempting to stand up for the best interest of the people

But...let's not include any of that into the archives...let us instead go with the headlines of that time, under the direction of {you got it} the "overreaching, out of control, overbearing government that forgot its place."

Still in fast forward...

Hollywood celebrities were starring in television commercials, once more, this time, accusing President-Elect Donald Trump of every awful thing under the sun.

Their hands were no longer over their hearts, they were too busy giving the middle finger to America, to President-Elect Trump and to all that supported him.

No proof, no evidence and before a swearing in had yet to occur..there they were, on the television...once again!

When Trump had not yet had an opportunity to prove himself or to show us the type of President he would be...

Different day, different view, different President, different attitude...a slew of celebrities, attempting to cause a reaction...again!

If there is any better example of a 'double standard' out there, please share, I'd love to hear it.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 Angie B Williams


Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on January 23, 2017:

Apparently the Secret Service thought so too.

Just read in my News Feed, "the Secret Service is well aware of the comment, but the U.S Attorney's office will decide if there will be an Investigation."

To quote a much less provocative Character...Scooby Doo..."Ruh Roh"

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on January 22, 2017:

Lol Paula....Could be the case!

Yikes that was just crazy or CRA CRA as my daughter would say! She (they) must actually believe that their 'celebrity' gets them a pass?!?

Sure sounded like a threat to me.

Thanks for clarifying Taze!

Suzie from Carson City on January 22, 2017:

LOL, ab......The "Material Girl" has obviously left the peroxide on her head too long-too often. It's affected her brain. She has proven to me once and for all that celebrities TRULY do believe they may say & do anything at any time, anywhere because they're untouchables. The girl stood on a stage w/ microphone, ranting, screaming profanities & confessing she wants to "blow up the White House." LOL...Way to go Madonna, you DITZ! I hope she doesn't mind being tailed by the CIA for the next few years! HA! Since it is Madonna after all, she'll just take each of them to bed. Problem solved.

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on January 22, 2017:

Whoa...Meryl was a pussycat compared to some of the vile being spewed yesterday during the Women's March/anti-President Trump demonstrations, etc., by Madonna, Ashley Judd and others.

You all do not speak for me or for most of the women that I know.

If I ever held an ounce of Respect for any of you, that is no longer the case!

Angie B Williams (author) from Central Florida, USA on January 09, 2017:

Oh Meryl Streep, really? You're a great Actor, I've enjoyed you in many great movies! Can you and Hollywood stop trying to analyze and fix all of us out here in the 'Real World' and just stick with Acting, please.

Thank you!

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