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Thursday, July 29, 2004

First Post :)

Reading other people's weblogs has taken up far too much of my time for more than a year now, and I finally gave in and decided to start my own.

My main reason for doing this is because I need a place to vent, since everyone around me has the opposite viewpoint on every issue than I do. I've met a large circle of people on weblogs who make a good deal of sense, and I'd like to get to know them better. I don't think lurking on their blogs and only occasionally posting a comment is going to make that happen, though. Commenting on someone else's blog is like visiting them in their house; and I tend to be very shy with people I don't know. Over here, it's more like them visiting me, so they have to be at least a little interested in what I have to say, right?

So, you're probably thinking, who is this girl? Well, I'm a beginning student in the Accelerated BSN Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. I'm 2 months into it, and I love it so far. It's just hard to deal with the fact that everyone I meet is very very liberal as far as political outlook goes, and I get more and more conservative the more I think about various issues. An example: we had a lecture on how important it is for us as nurses to be involved in politics, and her favorite example of successful influence was the passage of a law banning cigarette smoking in restaurants. I looked around and no one in the room seemed to think that having the government regulate how private businesses are run might be a bad thing.

Now, to be fair, I didn't say anything either, so there could be other closet conservatives in the group. I just don't like conflict, and unless the other person seriously offends me, I am probably not going to make an issue out of it. In fact, there are only a couple of issues which I care to engage anyone on, although I am hoping that on a blog, in writing, I will be able to articulate my positions on more of them. But, in particular, I will not back down from an argument about abortion, the role of government, or the importance of the 2nd amendment. This, of course, makes me liable to be a very unpopular person in the company I keep.

So, if you're interested in the travails of a lone conservative in a sea of liberals, stay tuned. I will try and keep this blog interesting, but its primary purpose is to keep me from exploding with suppressed outrage, so be prepared for the occasional invective filled rant.


At 9:43 PM, Blogger pacatrue said...

In case you ever happen to check this, I hope you come back to your blog. It seemed to have promise. I will confess that I am one of those liberals you need to vent against, and I will just say that I would love to speak to a conservative who is interested in sharing opinions, not just trying to win points in some silly political war. Actually, I found this blog, cause I was looking at other bloggers who liked Perelandra, and you came up. Bye!


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