What Exactly Are “Best Interests?”


How many of you fellow conservative women have found yourself in a debate with a liberal, and no matter what topic you’re discussing they somehow accuse you of “voting against your own best interests?” You could be talking about Israel, farm subsidies, immigration, yet the moment they start to lose the debate (which they always do) they toss out the “best interests” dig. Sure, I know it’s just a deflection because they can’t continue on with facts and logic, but after about the 100th time it has started to sit with me.

What exactly do they mean? What are my “own best interests”? I know what they’re alluding to – the whole abortion argument and that if I’m supporting a Republican ticket and if I’m pro-life I’m somehow voting against what’s best for me. I often will ask them, “Is murdering innocent babies in my own best interest? Is taking a life what I should be focused on?” which causes them to hem and haw and accuse Republicans of trying to outlaw tampons (I am not making that up). It seems to me they only have a very vague idea of what a “best interest” involves, and it’s tightly wrapped up in a ball of progressive rhetoric.

As I’m sure many of you do, I have a list of what I think my “best interests” really are:


At this moment, there are four million immigrants waiting to enter our country legally. This means they have gone through the proper channels, have had the appropriate background checks and have shown diligence and love for our country. These legal immigrants are the people who make our country great, and they should be honored and welcomed with open arms. Instead, we have politicians who are planning to reward at least 11,000,000 criminals with citizenship. If the Senate has its way, these criminals will be legal citizens ahead of the people who have worked for years to live here. Personally I think it is in my own “best interest” to welcome legal immigrants and not criminals. Call me crazy.

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