Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Well Here We Go Again

I have to say that when I discuss politics I’m a little nervous about how people will receive my theories. And I have lots of them. Oh that’s right; you may have read some of them. Well I’m back.

I have been watching the coverage of the upcoming election this November and the craziness that has been the Republican primaries; or caucuses depending on which political pundit you may be. I’m unsure if the Republicans are aware of how behind the times they really are. There are a couple of points they don’t seem to get.

The Republicans are considered the “conservative” party. We all know that and we all accept that. But conservative shouldn’t mean blind to the changing times. I have heard Roe vs. Wade being bantered about again. Do they not realize it’s been 40 years since it was decided by the Supreme Court. NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO GET IT OVERTURNED FOR 40 YEARS! DOESN’T THAT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE CHANGING TIMES?

Before any busts my chops about my opinion, don’t think I would have or ever have one. I wish we all had other choices. The fact is that not all of us have the support we need to make different choices. I just don’t think I have the right to tell someone else how they are supposed to live.

Probably the most frequently discussed topic s are gay marriage and our gay servicemen and women. I’m still trying to figure out why some people have such a problem with it. Our soldiers are dying while on active duty and I don’t think anyone is asking what orientation they are before killing them. I would also like to know what makes gays and lesbians less than me. If I have the right to marry, why do they not have the same right? What makes them less than me? You should check this link out to find out how at least one of the Republican hopefuls feels about them and how our President responded.

I have a deep-seated sense of fairness that will never be altered. It began a long time ago when I was a wee child of five. Yes, I remember an incident from such a tender age that helped shape my idea of what is right and wrong. And some day I will write about that. For now, it’s about one thing; human rights.

We have laws in this country that are designed to prevent discrimination based on race, creed, sex, or sexual orientation. There has been a consistent progression to include all different people no matter who they are. In other words, we are progressing with the rights of all people. The Republicans do not seem to understand that.

Listening to them we must still be looking at a time when the “good ole’ boys” ruled the country. The problem with running the country that way allows for the poor to become poorer and only certain people being allowed to have anything. Anyone who doesn’t conform to their way of thinking has no rights. And they aren’t recognizing what is happening around them.

As I said, Roe vs. Wade hasn’t been overturned in 40 years. More and more states are making civil unions between couples of the same sex legal. There were two states just in the last year and there were none ten years ago.


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