I happened to notice that today is the one year anniversary of my blog. That’s kind of fortuitous, and it deserves a post.
Two of my kid’s birthdays, my Dad’s birthday, my nephew’s birthday and my brother’s fiancé’s birthday also happen to be this month. Not that anyone cares, but I wanted to give a shout-out to them anyway.
I started this blog because in November 2007 I wrote a book about why I was Conservative. I thought I did a really good, thorough job of going through all the major differences in opinion, and explaining why I believe the way I do. I wanted to share it because I thought way too many people are pretty negative and close-minded about the ‘other side’ and I wanted to have open, honest discussions. I wanted the opinions I have formed from my various experiences available to anyone who was interested in understanding why Conservatives and Liberals view things so differently. I wanted Liberals to go away from my blog thinking, “I don’t agree with her, but I understand her opinion and respect her reasons.” I wanted people to respond with their reasons for why they believe the way they do. That was why I did this.
That’s still what I want. I hope I can continue to accomplish this. If we can’t agree, at least we can respect each other.