Nico, I take such offense to this posting! I’m ashamed to know you!
Totally kidding. This had me laughing out loud. Now back to studying!
(Note this post is satirical and sarcastic; don’t get your panties in a bundle.)
I’ll start off by saying that I’m not a republican, I’m not a democrat, I’m not conservative or liberal, I’m an American, period. I’ve always agreed with conservative politics as it relates to business and the economy, but I’ve also agreed with the opinions on social issues from the liberal side. At the end of the day, I don’t feel a need to be compartmentalized into any group. The truth of the matter is, there are a lot of corrupt and nefarious acts being done within our government, and We the People are so busy arguing over the “hot topics” that we’re overlooking it all. They talk about government oversight, what about citizen oversight? Holding our politicians accountable for what they are doing, NOT allowing them to carry out these personal agendas.
Here’s the deal, the Republican Party needs a win, not because I want it or because they’re better, but because this country needs balance. And since there aren’t any balanced politicians, we basically receive the balance through 4 – 8 years of extreme politics from each side, so that every 8 -16 years, something balanced happens. The problem is, republicans are stupid. I said it, they’re dumb and they don’t understand that winning in politics isn’t about what you want, it’s about what the people want. I get it, there are lobbyists who are giving them lots of money so they have to stick to their scripts and push what has been paid for. But seriously, this is getting ridiculous. Here’s my theory;
GAY MARRIAGE: I 110% stand behind gay marriage. I was raised Catholic, went to church twice a week, never had an intimate relationship with my priest, but received the message loud and clear from the Bible. After 9 years of private schooling in a Catholic environment, I don’t remember ONE thing about being against gay marriage. Honestly, I get that people say that gay marriage is wrong because it’s “ungodly” or “the Bible wouldn’t allow it”. But I get it, the oath taken in marriage, under God, is a sacred oath. So if you are going to take such a strong stance against gay marriage, why not do the same against divorce. More than half of these ‘Holy’ matrimonies end in divorce, and I don’t see anyone picketing at the court house with a sign that says “Divorce is the devil!”. Don’t be a hypocrite. Granted, you can’t get married twice in most churches, but where’s that die hard passion we see against gay marriage that should equally oppose divorce? And another thing, what about the idiots, entitled, ignorant and bad people who are getting married in your churches? There’s a darn good chance these people will end up divorced, losing their kids to CPS, raising more idiots, or pushing them through a crap life of foster care.
If Republicans just realize that gay marriage is here and it’s here to say, and they just embrace it, they would have a much better chance. Just open your arms and welcome them into your churches, your homes, your lives. I know plenty of gay people, all of them are fantastic human beings and serve a positive purpose in this country. You would be better off with them on your side. The Democrats and the Liberals are using the gay populous as a tool. Being gay is alternative, it’s hip, and guess who’s not; those who oppose it! Young people don’t want to be against gay marriage, and they shouldn’t be. That is how freedom is understood by this generation. I must also say that, even though the liberals do it, gay people should not be compartmentalized. Who they go to bed with at night, just like you and me, has nothing to do with their position on the welfare of this country. The only reason that everyone assumes that being gay leads to an almost surety that they are liberal, is because conservatives have done a damn good job at making it seem that they are not welcome.
Simply stated, GET OVER IT, this country wants to see that you can change, that you can be open minded. The more you accept, the more you will be accepted.
Abort, abort, abort… Ok, so abortion is a big issue. Pro Life v. Pro Choice. This is a sensitive subject for a lot of people. Liberals want to paint the picture of republican men puppetteering women, and the conservatives want to paint aborters (made it up, deal with it) as murderers. Let’s take this back to freedom. A woman, in her own freedom as a citizen of this country, has the right to do and feel as she pleases so long as it doesn’t injure herself or another. “Another”, the key word of controversy. Does a fetus have rights, does the unborn child have a right to survive, more than the mother has a right to dictate the ‘child’s’ fate? Criminal law, in most jurisdictions, will say that a quickened fetus (the moment when the mother starts to feel or perceive fetal movements in the uterus) is a person that can be a victim of murder. This happens usually 13 – 16 weeks in. Now if we say that abortion as an act is legal, and it occurs prior to the quickening of the fetus, it is not murder. (In most jurisdictions) Now Roe v Wade creates a balancing test by tying the state’s regulation related to abortion with the trimester of pregnancy. Dicta goes both ways. The constitution gives the legislative branch the right to make laws, the judicial branch to make case law, so if the law changes, so does the argument. But right now, if it’s within the law, you can’t win.
To my point, young people have alternative views; some think that freedom (and the law) grants women the choice to do with their bodies as they please and that no government should oppress them of that freedom. Then, being the intelligent little chaps that they are, they realize that conservatives are pro war. They follow up with a very smart and logical question; If you are willing to kill grown men and women for a cause, why are you so against a woman aborting an unborn child, with her own just cause, which is not a person by law but a fetus that has not quickened.
There may be frustration spewing from people reading an argument that pits abortion against war, but damn, it’s sound logic. If a woman is advised that her pregnancy will not end well, and she’s within her legal right, who the heck are you to tell her no. Same way that if you are a woman and you disagree with abortion, no one should be able to force you to have one. Then comes the subject of abuse. I agree, serial abortions should be frowned upon and something should be done to the individual. If a woman is careless and gets pregnant three times in a year and aborts the fetuses because “it was an accident”, well maybe there should be something that regulates her stupidity and carelessness. I don’t want to say that forcing her to get her tubes tied would be the new idea because again someone is telling a woman what to do with her body. At the end of the day, the issue with abortions is a very personal and specific issue. A general standard won’t work. And I sure as hell won’t tell a woman what to do with her body.
Now, I know throughout this post, the ‘young people’ have been my point of focus, and that’s because they’re an asset that is needed to win. Politics is a contest, and we all remember from high school that the cool kids always won. (still hurts) But at the end of the day, it’s true. Obama is cool, not because of what he stands for, but because of what you think he stands for. Supports gay marriage, cool. Supports women’s freedoms to choose for themselves, cool. Gets questioned about something corrupt within his administration, responds with “I know Jay Z and Beyonce”, cool.
Look, there are so many things out there that both sides are doing wrong, but if the Republicans were good at strategy, they’d realize that winning comes with a gay married abortion. The democrats in office right now, and the potential Hillary office will continue to ruin this country from a fiscal standpoint. People WILL NOT SEE THIS; they will only see what keeps the party cool. Gay marriage is almost accepted 100% across the country by our young Americans. The pendulum needs to swing back the other way, and it won’t happen unless you pull your heads out of your ass and get with the program. This country is not what it used to be, everyone’s hand is out and wants something for nothing, us hard working Americans who help keep this country afloat need better fiscal policy. We need someone to come in and fix the economy for real. Don’t just tell me things are better, because I’m not an idiot. So drop the crazy religious crap, get on social media and befriend some actors and win an election.
Oh, and by the way, if you don’t oppose the gay and abortion agenda, practice your work with an open mind, then people won’t get so pissed off when you’re banging hookers on the side.
I want TWO things.
The Goverment out of our bedrooms (and derivitives thereof)
Out of our wallets !.
Dont care what others do,don’t want to pay for it either!
I don’t want to be responsible if others have either abortions OR kids but PEASE take responsibility for your own actions and leave the rest of us out of your personal issues.
I mostly agree with @Nbecerra. Although I don’t think conservatives have any chance of changing their opinions on gay marriage. There are some conservatives, such as @grand-vizier that accept gays right to marry who they want, but for the most part religious fanatics in the middle of the country refuse to let people have equal rights. They are the same way with abortion. They still think they can overturn Roe v. Wade, take away a woman’s right to choose, and make no attempt at coming up with solutions for all the unwanted babies that will be born into this world.
The Tea Party, along with conservatives, were the ones that came out and support Chic Fil A when the chain’s CEO announced he did not support gay marriage, it is conservatives that vote and fight against marriage equality. It is conservatives that think gays are sinners and base it off their religious beliefs. I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Regarding abortion: There are about 1.2 million abortions a year in the United States alone. Are conservatives willing to adopt all of these babies, pay for them either through taking care of them directly or paying for them through federal assistance programs? I doubt it.
We all agree people shouldn’t abuse having abortions. But statistics tell us that only about 8% of women that have abortions are having them 3 or more times. And to be honest I dont know if I want those women to be parents anyway. I don’t believe life begins at conception so it doesn’t bother me that these women are aborting these babies, I think it actually is preventing a life of suffering for that would be person.
Well, now I need to get gay married, somehow get pregnant (which will be difficult if I am only sleeping with my wife), then abort the fetus and get a divorce. I do not know how I will ever have the time. Can I wait until after I take the Bar exam?
Sorry, I could only offer my sarcasm (above) as I do not have anything legitimate to contribute to this post, because I actually agree with you on pretty much all of your points. A+
Nico, You are so right, people should be making a fuss about divorce, people nowadays act like being married is just another chapter in life, seldom is marriage being approached as a sacrament, yet it should be.
You would be a good politician because it seems you will play the populace just for a win, then still seemingly attempt to bring balance back to the government, or at least, you claim you would.
I know sometimes we have to stop being stubborn if we want to accomplish a specific goal but I don’t think that it is EVER good to change or lower our standards and moral fiber just for a win. If the GOP has an issue with Gay marriage, so be it; It would be pretty shady if the same folks suddenly changed their stance, wouldn’t you agree?
As “important” as most see these 2 issues, I think they are distractions. The government should be focussing on protecting our borders. WHo cares what they have to say on whether or not a doctor is allowed to give abortions; how many people in congress have their M.D. ?
And holy Matrimony should have never had anything to do with the government, why should any couples receive special benefits? If the Government would have kept their hands out of marriage in the first place, Gay folks would be perfectly happy as civil union deviants and not feel that they were treated unequally just because they are not getting same government benefit$ as married folks.
A government is like fire, keep it small and it will keep you warm through hard times, keep feeding it, and it will grow and destroy everything it touches.
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