Mr. Polus, I am not a buttercup!


From: Victoria Adler

In our town, make no mistake, diversity is alive and well. One only has to look out the window to see how diverse it is.

With all the enrichment multiculturalism brings, so, too, abounds a group of citizenry hard to govern. The dilemma? Everyone has a cause.

Leaders throughout the ages have found diversity an arduous, if not deadly, task. From the Provencal queens of 13th-century Europe to Francis King Louis XVI to the tragic Romanov dynasty of Russia all paid a dear price as a result of diversity.

Seemingly, the entire world wants a piece of our American pie. They want what we have and what our fathers and our forefathers fought and died for. The deaths of our forefathers alone would compel me to carefully guard my nation like a hawk!
In the November 14 edition of the Winona Post, Mr. Polus inferred to the impending arrival of the apocalypse. I agree, in theory. However, I believe it will be a spiritual battle, more than a physical one.

“For we do not strive against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – KJV

When my turn comes, I plan to receive strength from the Lord and lay down my life. I won’t have to stockpile anything. But if Mr. Polus wants to stockpile, I will ALWAYS support his right to do so. Defense of one’s life is a fundamental right, unlike free health care.

So, I run my race, fight the good fight, resolve to finish my course and keep the faith with my entire core.

But if I have to stop, put down my baton, seek out a dissenter from my own team to say, “Mr. Polus, I am not a buttercup,” we will be overrun.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a “buttercup.” Even after 31 years of marriage, Gene has never once called me a buttercup.

Sir, please, if we find our place on the same side of the aisle, let me run the gauntlet without a disparaging word from you. I would expect incivility from the opposite side, but not this … et tu Brutus?

So, back to diversity — sometimes, it just sucks.


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