*Julie Barrett, Founder, Conservative Ladies of Washington
Do you ever just feel so weary of all the division in our communities? It’s not just on a national level, it’s in our personal lives…with our families and our friends. Sometimes it feels like there is more that divides us than unites us. It’s emotionally and mentally exhausting. It’s not new, but with the large role social media plays in our lives, it is constantly in front of us.
The new administration is now calling for “unity”. The election is over, it’s time to deal with it and move on. This is almost always coming from people who cried “RUSSIA!” for the last 4 years. I don’t believe a single day of the Trump administration went by when people from the socialist left weren’t calling for impeachment, or crying about Russia or Ukraine. Not one single day. And now, Trump has left office and they are still going to attempt to impeach him (pretty sure that’s unconstitutional). And don’t you dare suggest that this election was anything but legitimate. Of course it was. And now it’s time for all of us to get in line with what the new administration and the rest of Democrat party want. Right, because they were so accepting with the Trump presidency, weren’t they.
In the fall of 2020 Democrats and the leftist media criticized, the soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, for her devout Catholic faith. But now that Joe is President, it’s just so admirable that he is a Catholic. A Catholic that fully supports the killing of unborn babies but…it’s fine. Now it’s time to unify. That’s what all our “friends” on the left are calling for. And yet they don’t see it. Or they do and they just don’t care. This is just one small example of the kind of thing the left does and conservatives are supposed to just “turn the other cheek.” Rules for thee but not for me is standard operating procedure for the left.
It’s very difficult for conservatives to experience the hypocrisy from the left and just move on and forget about it. How can we when it happens every single day, coming at us from more sources than we can even count?! It’s constantly in our face. It’s not about “getting along” or “unity”, it’s about being controlled. The left wants to have control. They want to have control of every aspect of our lives. You might say…”oh, that’s a little dramatic, don’t you think?”. No, I don’t think it’s dramatic. It’s not dramatic if you’ve been paying attention. It’s only dramatic if you have kept the wool over your eyes. The truth is: It’s very much reality.
Compromising our values and caving to standards and policies that we do not agree with is not unity, it’s stupid. It’s important that we stand strong for the things we value – things like freedom of religion, our rights as parents to make the decisions for our children and not the public schools, protecting the unborn, the freedom to practice our 2nd Amendment rights and so many more that are on the line.
We have a duty to protect the things that matter most.
Getting along doesn’t mean that we all have to think the same or believe the same things or support the same causes. Getting along doesn’t mean we cannot question the legitimacy of any election. Somehow the left has confused “getting along” with “submission” it seems.
The most beautiful thing about America has always been our freedom of speech, our freedom of thought, our freedom of choice. The left wants to take that away. They don’t understand that we can have different opinions and still “get along.” They expect us to get in line with their agenda and agree to their policies. If we can’t do that, apparently we can’t have “unity.”
I have no intention of compromising my beliefs. And I have no intention of backing away from the fight to defend America. I hope you don’t either.