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Carroll County Democrats Speak
I’m a Democrat – Let Me Tell You Why
By Colin Stimson
Love of my country, my current (and future) family, and of my planet has driven me to action. The amplification of my beliefs has so far been the Democratic Party. I started in a mostly conservative family rooted in a deeply red district in a southern Republican state. Surprisingly, I have evolved into an avid Liberal, a title I now wear with pride but equally so with much fear. Having faced taunts and insults from peers such as “baby murderer” and “fag**t”, as well as “Nazi” – a title so repugnant and misleading that it would be almost laughable if it wasn’t for the high concentration of actual Nazis in the United States.
Despite having started the mental pathway to conservatism due to environmental factors in my early development I have luckily found myself today, a Liberal. This transformation occurred at a young age for me and was due to a select few simple realized facts and epiphanies. I HATE racism. I HATE fascism. I LOVE our planet and wish for future generations to inherit it in decent condition at least.
I LOVE love. I believe we should love whoever we want, whenever we want, and as much as we want. Finally, I hope to one day live in a world where no one fears sickness or want. A world where no one fears for their safety, and where progress, peace, and passion rule our hearts – no hate, bigotry, or racism. I dearly yearn for a world where I can have an interracial marriage without fear, where I can breathe clean unpolluted air, drink clean water and eat uncontaminated food. I want to live in a country where my children never live in fear.
The Declaration of Independence cites certain unalienable Rights. These include Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It also states no form of government can destroy these rights and in such a case, the People have the right to abolish or alter such a government. Right now, it seems the best option for me lays in altering the hate, pollution, and rash actions of a segment of our government by supporting candidates who will support my rights and those of all Americans. I am supporting candidates who represent what I believe and those candidates are progressive Democrats who are fighting against prejudice and corporate greed at the expense of American citizens.
These are the reasons why, today, at the age of nineteen, I have chosen to be a Democrat – I have chosen to work for a better America.
September 1, 2017