Now, that a few states are getting the clue, I pray that all the rest will wake up and see the light. It would really help the economy. I might have stated this is a previous blog, but if gays and lesbians were allowed to marry, we would have to pay money for not only the venue, but the attire, baker, photographer, priest (Justice of the Peace or other marriage officiant), musician, etc. Depending on how detailed some people want to make their marriage, it could be rather expensive. That would go along with right wing ideals.
I wonder when people will finally see that religion and politics will and should not mix. Never ever, ever! Yes, we as a society will have moments where disagreement will occur, but that does not mean that anyone needs to claim that God is on their side, on the other person's side, or on neither side. Just argue your thoughts for their values. A good argument would include facts, responses valid in court. I cannot stand a political argument that ends because of some person says something to the effect of "It's icky". That is an opinion. A viewpoint. Not a fact.
Plus, it seems that some people in this country need a lesson on proper argument techniques...so, I am going to apply them into the blog. It's rather simple, really.
- State your claim, supporting yourself with things that have stance like facts (not just views, biases, hatred)
- Be respectful of the other person's views, though disagreeing if you do. It's not a bad thing to be open minded. Through arguments, we learn about our world and come to learn more about ourselves. We create valid reasons why we believe a certain way or don't. BUT, that does not mean that the Constitution allows rights for only certain group; we ALL are living under the rights of the Constitution.
Apparently our President "perverted" the word of God because he used it to defend a tax. It makes me laugh that the right wingers would say things like that. I totally forgot that the 1% were the only people that Jesus ever talked to. But, then again, I must be reading the wrong Bible. There are many different pictures out there (which are very true) that explain how Jesus would not be allowed in to many churches that are open today. Jesus taught for us to give up our positions to help the poor, to give things to the poor, and to have equality....things I am sure plenty of right wingers would respond with "Get cleaned and get a job." (Among other things, since Jesus wasn't white.....I am sure some people would add racism if they saw Jesus for real.)
Because I don't want to end on a semi-ranting note, I will leave you with this quote, may it inspire you:
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."