The Muzzled Voice

Just My Opinion

Posted on: January 28, 2009

Welcome to my blog, The Muzzled Voice. My name is Tristine Deming and I’ve been published in various magazines and ezines over the past ten years. I also had my first novel published in 2005. Since then I have been focusing my blogs/writings mainly on my views and opinions on politics and life–my life and how it pertains to the average American.

For several years I have enjoyed playing around with my website, www.tristinedenise.com, but it mostly consisted of information about my book, She Is…It was only when I began writing blogs about politics when I realized that I needed a “place” specifically for that type of venting. It took me a while to get here, but at least I made it.

Just a small disclaimer before you begin reading my blogs: I am a Republican. This does not mean I’m a racist, or a gun-toting, religious fanatic. For years I considered myself to be a moderate-Republican, because although I am very spiritual, most of my beliefs are based solely on common sense issues that focuses on ethics and morals. My faith plays only a small part in what I believe and why. There may be times I insert God into my opinions, but only because it somehow fits.

I believe in right and wrong, and I feel that as a country, we no longer understand what’s truly wrong and have no idea how to be right, or good. As a whole, this country has been trampled on and conquered by political correctness, and because of that we are truly suffering the consequences of deteriorating values. Families are suffering, businesses are suffering, babies are dying, and victims have become criminals.

We are living under a corrupt and inept mainstream media that is unfortunately molding American life as we know it. We are allowing outside voices and celebrities to manipulate our thought process, and in doing so, we have turned to mush. We have also turned into hate-filled, heartless, mindless zombies that find numerous ways to insult one another while following the pack of glitz and glitter in an unreal world. This was a learned process that the media and Hollywood worked hard to accomplish over the past eight years…and they have succeeded.

My blogs, my opinions, my views, my rants and raves, are typically triggered by today’s warped behaviors of Democrats, Hollywood, and the media, and how it truly affects us in everyday life.

Ever since I have “come clean” about being a Republican, I have been called every name in the book. I have lost friends who couldn’t handle the truth, and refused to listen to fact, rather than unreason. And I have been refused jobs because the employer insisted that they “hated Republicans.”

Although I enjoy expressing my opinion, I try very hard to have resources to back up that opinion. I know I can’t stop people from hating me because of what I believe (although I hate NO ONE for their own beliefs), but my goal is not to merely criticize the opposition, but to inform the public, to wake them up, to get them to stand up, and to get them to start “feeling” something again. Reason is not motivating our country anymore. Facts are no longer wanted or needed. This country is moved by mere emotions, mostly of which are negative and spawned by lies and misconception.

One major thing that has stunned me over the past few years is the utter lack of understanding of what Republicans stand for. The other problem we face is Hollywood’s portrayal of Republicans, which in turn has led many Americans to believe we are evil, racist, war mongers. Every party has their demons and their flaws, but to solely pick on one party over and over again gets a bit disturbing…but Hollywood is setting the stage for nearly everything we stand for as Americans today. And that is the real shame we face as a nation.

I often find that the world believes everyone believes the same things they do, and when you don’t, they shun you. During the 2008 election, everyone just “assumed” that everyone else was an Obama cult-follower, and when you came out against him, you were ridiculed and rejected. As if theirs is only one voice in this country. And that is why my blog is called, The Muzzled Voice. Republicans are losing their voice and losing their ground. We are fighting a losing battle with America on morals and values, and life in general.

This is a critical time in our history to have our voices be heard and not muzzled. We are living in disturbing times when our own President pushes the media around, insisting on what they will or will not talk about. We are living in a lopsided world, where only one view is currently welcome. But I’m not going to bow down to that, and I hope many will follow my lead.

I enjoy feedback and comments. I even like to hear what the “other side” has to say, but only if it’s accurate and not based on hate for what I stand for. I’m not merely “black and white.” I believe there are gray areas, and I’m willing to admit when I don’t know much about one topic or another, and I’m always eager to hear why the other side believes what they believe.

I hope that any comments left here will spawn lively debates, rather than heated and hateful discussions. I ask that we respect our differences and try to learn from one another, and I beg of you that you refrain from calling anyone cruel names!

I also hope that you will come back often and become a valued member of The Muzzled Voice.

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