Why do I blog?

This comment was originally left on my original blog Political Byline on December 31, 2009:

I received the following e-mail from a “Janet” on December 29,2009:

Delivered-To: tpblogeditor@gmail.com
To: tpblogeditor@gmail.com
Subject: Keep up the good work.
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:37:43 -0500
From: Janet

Hello,

Just wanted to say that your blog is on my daily reading list.

Great job on your coverage of events and on your posts!

Keep up the good work.

Sincerely,

Janet

I wrote her back and asked if I could publish her e-mail, this is what I got back:

Delivered-To: tpblogeditor@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 21:17:49 -0500
Subject: Re: Keep up the good work.
From: Janet
To: Patrick

Hi Patrick,

Yes. Please do.

I wanted to say something else if I may. I too was a liberal. However, on 9/11/01, I had an epiphany which changed me to a Freedom loving conservative.

Our son was two months old, and I stood in my living room and looked at my husband in horror as the news reported the flights that were hijacked and used to kill thousands of Americans.

My husband was scheduled on the 8:00am American Airlines Flight 11, which was scheduled from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles International Airport. The only difference was that his flight was on 9/13/01 instead of 9/11/01.

I realize today that my dear little boy might never have know his father. Amazing the difference a day or two can make in your life.

Cheers,

janet

Needless to say, I thanked her profusely for her e-mail to me. It is little stuff like this, that makes every little snide comment that I have to delete, every nasty e-mail that I have to deal with, every blogger who has written bad stuff about me — Liberal or Conservative — worth it. I like you Janet, was someone who was a Democrat voter, that changed my views after starting this Blogging adventure. I have said this before, and I believe some of my readers might not believe this, but it is the truth. This blogging stuff have NEVER, EVER, EVER been about the money, ever. If it was, I would have QUIT DOING THIS LONG AGO! Now if I happen to make a little money in the process, fine and dandy, but, my motivation is NOT money! This blog is simply my virtual protest against what I consider to be wrong and that is the Anti-American, Anti-White, Anti-Southern mentality of the American Democratic Party and the overreaching and encroaching federal Government. . This here is what keeps me going, not lust for money, not pride.

I fight the good fight of faith. I cannot serve in the Military, they won’t take me, I am too old, plus, Physically I am not in good shape, so… I fight here. In the Internet realm. Pushing back against the far left and their anti-Americanism. 9/11 was not a strike against the rich and powerful. It was an attack on Americans, like you and me. I know what I am against; and it is pure evil.  I have foes left and right; who wish to brand people, like myself, as bigots and haters. But, I know the truth.

For Faith, For Liberty, For Freedom, For Christ and For America. This is why I run this blog.