When looking at nearly any topic or headline, I tend to view it through the lens of "What would this mean to our military, veterans and Gold Stars? How would this affect the .45% of the population that believe in this country so much they are willing to risk laying down their lives in it's defense? How would this impact the families of The Fallen?"

I don't like labels or parties, particularly in today's divisive climate. I generally believe in the ideals of a smaller, less powerful national government but socially I am quite liberal. If you insist on giving me a label, call me a Progressive Republican.

I respect everyone's right to choose, think, feel, believe, speak and act as they wish, as long as they are not infringing on someone else's right to do the same. Personal freedom ends at the tip of your nose. What drips out of that orifice is of vital importance to you, but is potentially offensive to everyone else.

Living in this country and society, a wholly unique place and time in history, means we are obligated to protect our rights by being personally responsible. What we do, how we act and where we go from here as a nation and as a people is up to us.

Finally, you are either part of the problems of this world or part of the solutions. Choose wisely, but always remember, you are responsible for your choices.

Contact me at denise.williams.7798574@facebook.com


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    Views and opinions from the Gold Star, Military and Veteran perspective are generally different from those of the civilian world. Much of what I write is "their" stories, as told to me as the Gold Star Mother of PFC Andrew Meari, KIA 11/1/10 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This is how I continue to honor the Oath my son took. I don't like labels or boxes as the former is insufficient to describe a person and the latter limits a person but if you insist, call me a Progressive Republican. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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