The Mainstream Media & Democrats have mischaracterized fellow (Conservative) Americans my entire life. To set the record straight I am writing a series of profiles of Trump supporters. In Profile No. 8 we meet yours truly, Diane Ruby Leedy Gruber.
I WAS A TED CRUZ SUPPORTER
As a Conservative and a student of the U.S. Constitution, I wanted to see Ted Cruz in the White House. After he dropped out, I concentrated on learning more about Donald Trump’s plans for America. I was nervous about him because he wasn’t a Conservative and was so unconventional. But, as far as I was concerned, there was NO ONE ELSE IN THE RACE.
As Trump was putting his cabinet together, I watched closely for signs of how Trump would govern. As each cabinet pick was named I became more & more hopeful, ESPECIALLY his choice of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
AMERICA DESPERATELY NEEDS A NEW DIRECTION IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE
After eight years of Obama’s destructive policies, America needed a BIG CHANGE, and I was hoping this non-politician might be the one to lead America away from the cliff we have been heading toward for so long.
I strongly believe that the Trump Era is likely our last chance to save the United States of America, and to save our precious Constitutional freedoms. Just in the last 40 years we have lost so many freedoms.
LOOK WHAT THE DEMS HAVE DONE TO OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH
I lived in a Third-World Dictatorship after graduating from college. Generation after generation had been trained to kow tow to the government. They were afraid to discuss ANYTHING about the government even in the privacy of their own homes.
My “Time” magazine arrived with articles cut out, after the government censors got through checking it for heresy. With Political Correctness and “hate speech” laws, regulations & rules, we are already halfway to officially losing our precious Freedom of Speech.
Just a few examples of Americans being punished for exercising their Constitutional Right to express themselves can be found at the end of this article.
RAISED IN ISOLATION
I was born and raised in East Wenatchee, WA, living on the banks of the mighty Columbia River. The beautiful Wenatchee Valley, “Apple Capital of the World,” 150 miles from Seattle and 150 miles from Spokane, was very isolated before the internet age. Moreover, my parents did not like to travel, so two trips to Canada were the sum total of my childhood experience outside Wenatchee. I longed to see more of the world.
Just three days after high school graduation I moved to Portland, OR. Since then I have lived in Mississippi, North Dakota and Taiwan, Republic of China (when it was still under the dictatorship of Chiang Kai Shek) before returning to the Portland, Oregon area where I practice law.
MANY BABY BOOMERS WERE SEDUCED BY THE LEFT
This writer is a born-again Conservative. Although raised with a strong work ethic & respect for the Rule of Law, I bought into the lies from The Left for 20 years.
I was a registered Democrat until 1996, when I FINALLY woke up. As a practicing attorney, I have had a wide variety of clients over the years. It became painfully obvious to me that Liberalism harms most Americans, especially children. Liberal policies disrespect hard-working, responsible parents by taking money away from them that is needed to support their families.
At the same time, I saw how Liberalism encouraged laziness, bad behavior and irresponsibility. I saw Food Stamp parents cashing them in to buy drugs, alcohol & cigarettes, expecting public schools to feed their kids. Liberal policies in action produce fatherless babies who are little more than an income stream (from taxpayers) for their mothers.
The longer I practiced law, the further Right I became in my political viewpoint.
TIPPING MY TOE INTO POLITICS, MADE ME A “RACIST”
I still remember the first time I was called “racist” by several attorneys who had never met me. Their viciousness became so pervasive that the Oregonian Newspaper devoted a whole column to it. This came when I ventured into the political scene at the Oregon State Bar. The Far Left has LONG controlled the Bar.
Behind the backs of the 13,000+ Bar membership, Bar “leaders” implemented a REQUIREMENT that all attorneys attend periodic Liberalism Training or lose their licenses to practice law. Yes, you read that correctly.
THAT was the proverbial last straw for me. In 2003 I ran for an elected position on the Oregon State Bar’s House of Delegates. In that position, and with the help of another attorney we got this Liberalism Training Mandate out to a vote of the entire Bar membership.
With the highest voter turnout EVER, Oregon attorneys overwhelmingly (67%) voted this political indoctrination training out. AND they overwhelmingly re-elected me.
THAT is when I became a “racist.” Never mind that Liberals would call my long time best friend “of color.” Never mind that I have lived in a “non-white” country. Never mind that I speak another language spoken 99.99% by people “of color.” Never mind that I have two sets of godkids, whom Liberals would call “of color.”
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo, none of that counts. Because I do not like being FORCED to attend political indoctrination training, I “became” a racist.
It is long since time that Common Sense Americans start fighting back.
Diane L. Gruber