Evidently, expressing my political opinions on a site I started to discuss writing, books, and such has become a problem to some I value as friends and peers. Because of yesterday's post, I had someone I considered a dear friend cancel her appearance on my blog, unsubscribe to my loop and leave me wondering if this is the end of a friendship. I should have realized I was getting into murky waters when the same thing happened earlier on. When President Obama was campaigning, I shared an email I'd received. A friend of over fifteen years wrote me off for that one because she was offended. Never my intention but I see if I continue down this street, I'm bound to lose readers and that's never a good thing.
Clearly, political views are too much for some to handle. Trust me...this is the first time in my sixty-plus years that I've felt this strongly about anything in Washington DC...and it is not a racist or personal vendetta against our president. It's about what's right and what's wrong for America. Judging by the 1/4 million who attended the Tea Parties across the nation, I'm not alone.
BUT...I've decided to start another blog specifically for discussions aside from writing. If anyone is interested, I'll post the url once I've established my new "political" viewpoint site.
Thank you for staying with me despite differing opinions, and we'll now resume regularly scheduled programming.