Letting The Media Walk All Over Us

It is sad to me that Republicans do not stand up for what they believe in on social media sites. 

I searched  “Republican” on this site and found countless blogs talking about how terrible and stupid republicans are. Why do we allow democrats to dominate the media? Fox news is as credible of a source as any other news broadcaster, but we allow the media to label them as “right-wing crazies.” Why do we do we allow that? The media should not be dominated by one view of the nation’s progress and setbacks but instead should report many different view points.

So many people find their news on the internet and from one-sided news networks without looking deeper. Most Americans do not take the time to get both sides of a story like they should. When an event happens in our country, you should look at many different sources on it because unfortunately, people do twist the news to make their ideas come through. 

I urge everyone to get both sides to the story like they would if someone told them gossip they heard from one friend about another. You do not take gossip over the actual information, do you? If you do, then maybe you should rethink your methods of receiving information. I urge you to not be so gullible and to research the topic even deeper.  





I live and go to high school in good old Minnesota, and in some ways I am a minority, but not in the way you are thinking. Yes, my mother is Peruvian but I do not mean it in that way. I am not a minority in my sexuality, religion, or skin color. No, instead I am a minority in what I believe in. I am a republican and I am proud of my views but most of the time I hold that pride inside of me for the constant fear that someone will judge me or call me names because of what I believe in.

When I type that out it makes me feel small, and like I should stand up for what I believe in. Isn’t that what we have been taught?

But how am I going to stand up for what I believe in if I feel like another aspect of myself will be judged. I am not going to lie to you, being a teenager in a school that consists of any majority you are not a part of can be freighting. Being a teenager in general can be a freighting experience because of the continuous judgement that either comes directly your way or gets talked about behind your back.

I could talk on and on about the hardships many teenagers have but instead I will shed light on what it feels like, looks like and sounds like to be a teenager in an environment where one feels afraid to speak up about their political views which is something many people do not shed light on.

Before I tell you more about my experiences, I am going to introduce myself:

~Hi my name is Katiana (kah-tee-ah-nah).
~I go to high school in St Paul, Minnesota and love history, politics and writing.
~I am 17 years old and have lived in America my whole life. Since I was born, I have been exposed to politics on both sides of the aisle, and love learning about oppositions to my own opinions in order to better understand my own.
~I have found both negative and positive factors of being in an environment where you are surrounded by people who disagree completely with your philosophies and political opinions.
~I am not going to lie, it is hard and it challenges your patience and tolerance.

Overall, however, I think I have learned more from my ongoing experience than have lost.