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Feel like we’re living in an upside down world

Sep 09, 2022 10:03AM ● By The Andersons

I get up, every day, around 5:30 a.m. I make the bed. Feed the cat. Feed the dogs. Clean the kitchen. Mop the floors. Exercise. Shower. Listen to the scriptures while I get ready for the day.

I go to work. While at work, I actually work. I take my job seriously. After work, I come home; feed the dogs again. Make dinner. Relax, run errands, or do more household chores.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

I’ve raised four children.

Two are Eagle Scouts.

Two are married.

Three are returned missionaries.

Two are college graduates.

One is currently in MBA school.

One is currently an undergraduate.

I’m married. I attend church on Sundays. I teach Sunday school. I pay tithing. I donate to charity. I work in the yard alongside my husband. We do “do-it-yourself” projects together. We fly an American flag on our front door.

I ran for political office once. I lost, but I ran because I love our country.

I believe America is a God chosen and choice land.

I believe the Constitution was inspired by God.

I believe our rights are Divinely given, and protected by the Constitution.

I believe ALL rights enumerated in the Constitution need to be preserved and defended.

I believe a strong America is good for the world.

I believe we shouldn’t punish law abiding citizens for the acts of criminals.

I believe that ALL life matters: the unborn, black, white, brown, young, old, male, female.

I believe schools are for academic instruction, and academic instruction only.

I believe in and support parental rights.

I oppose mandates.

I support freedom and Liberty.

I voted for Donald Trump.

And according to Joe Biden in a speech he gave last week standing in front of an ominous red lighted background, I am a “MAGA Republican,” and as such, I am what’s wrong with America.

That sentiment has replayed over and over in my mind throughout the past week. I’ve gone from being labeled a deplorable to now being told I’m what’s wrong with America. When you can’t inspire, you insult.

I’m living in an upside down world.

Rob and Kathleen Anderson have been active in politics and community affairs for many years in both Davis and Salt Lake County. λ