Okay, I don’t typically get all political, but here’s my say… not all Republicans are pot-belly, misogynistic, religiously intolerant, homophobic, baby-killing, gun-toting, racist, old white guys.
Some of us are working SAHMs who believe in marriage equality, that all woman have the right to be autonomous in their reproductive health, are socially liberal, and fiscally conservative.
I’m all for good, affordable health care for everyone, but under the new insurance mandates, it is no longer affordable, nor better for my family.
I voted in my first presidential election in 1980. Since that time, every other ballot I’ve cast, I was required to show a photo ID. It wasn’t an effort to weed out minorities or undocumented aliens, it was to prove I was who I claimed I was. Period.
I believe in smaller federal government and stronger state’s rights.
I abhor the idea of abortion, especially late-term abortions, but still believe that it should remain a safe, legal, affordable option for any woman who chooses it. I’m ambivalent about whether procedures cost should be federally subsidized.
I believe that our constitution explicitly gives citizens the right to own guns. I also believe if current laws governing the purchase and ownership of those guns were consistently enforced, we wouldn’t need more restrictive laws.
I feel the same way about immigration laws. We have a process for establishing residency. Yes, the process needs to be updated. Yes, it needs to be streamlined, but there are still laws that need to be enforced. The battle between federal and state’s rights is hurting the very people who want to come to our country and become fully vested citizens.
I don’t agree with every plank in the Republican platform, but also don’t fall in line with every Democrat proposal either.
I am sick and tired of the vicious generalizations from BOTH parties. It’s a given – there are pricks and bitches on both sides of the aisle.
This is one country, one people. All of our legislators need to get their heads out of their asses and work for all the people, and not just for their next sound bite on the evening news.
*I initially posted a shorter version of this on Facebook, but I wanted to share my feelings here too.