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Why is Bristol Palin apologizing?

I saw this article that Bristol Palin is apologizing for rants that she and her sister posted on Facebook.  And, all I can say is, why?  The article didn’t list exactly what the rants said, but isn’t that part of her Freedom of Speech?  Why should she have to apologize?  And, certainly, she shouldn’t have to apologize for her kid sister, Willow.  Willow’s 16, I think if she felt that an apology was necessary, she would make it.

I think we’re going a little too far in this apology business.  Someone says something that someone else finds offensive and the first someone apologizes.  Well, what a bunch of bull.  You said it, stand by it!  Besides, I don’t ever believe those apoligies are sincere anyway.  Public apologies are offerred to make the public happy – that’s why their public.  I’m not saying that Bristol isn’t sincere, how would I know?  And, how would she know?  Who is sincere at 18 or 19 years old anyway?

So, let’s call a truce on apologies.  Let’s all try to say what we mean and what we believe.  If we find out later that our beliefs were wrong, then say, “Hey, sorry about that, I had my head up my ass and I was wrong.”

And, let’s grow some thicker skins out there.  If someone says something you find offensive – especially if they’re a celebrity – don’t buy the products they endorse or watch the shows their on.  Send them a message that you think they’ve got their head shoved so far up their rear end that they need a glass stomach to see.  But, don’t expect an apology.  I’m pretty tired of them.

How about you?

God Bless Rosa Parks…

I know that I haven’t mentioned it earlier, but Godspeed, MS. Parks. Her refusal to move to the back of the bus set in motion movement to make America a more racially united nation. We still have a long way to go, but I have faith that we will get there.

Of course, that’s easy to say when I’m white and do not know what it is like to be black in this country.

Further, I applaud the Senate approving a motion to allow MS Parks the honor of her remains being in the Rotunda of the Capital Building. It will give a great deal more Americans a chance to honor her. I’m sure the House will soon follow.

Just in case you’re wondering, this year on Dec 1st, the 50th Anniversary of her refusal and arrest will happen. MS Parks’ refusal showed that no matter who you are, you can use your life to make a difference in others’ lives.

God Bless Rosa Parks and those who strive to follow in her footsteps.

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