The only sick thing here is the amount of homophobic hate in this thread. I'm glad this whole God hates gays mentality is coming to an end. It's illogical for someone who calls themselves Christian, who worships a God of love, to believe that this God is selective of who he loves and that he is homophobic.
And even if for whatever reason people decide to follow this hateful homophobic line of thought, there's no validity to be found with the way the legal system works. All people should be treated equally despite whomever their partner may be. It's a common sense issue that is being blown out of proportion by homophobic extremists. Keep religion out of politics, it's not that hard of a concept to grasp. If someone is being discriminated against because of someone else's religious views, then what's to stop our courts from burning people who are accused of witchcraft?
Blacks and women had the same struggle and were also put down by people who tried using the Bible to justify their hateful point of views, history repeats itself.
I get the argument that illegal aliens are humans and they should be welcomed with open arms because their country is terrible. However, the United States isn't perfect and is in no condition to support them right now. Here are three brief problems:
-The unemployment rate is terrible and they aren't helping. There are arguments saying that they take the jobs that no one wants, like cleaning up garbage or construction; however, college students such as myself are desperate for a job and would gladly take low tier jobs to get through school. It should be available to us as American citizens, but instead it's given to illegal aliens because they get paid significantly less under the table.
-The sheer number of illegal immigrants causes overpopulation. This means that there is less food, housing, everything in general for American citizens.
-Benefits that American citizens are entitled to such as WIC, government housing, etc are being taken up by them and making taxpayers pay more to support them. I have seen illegal families purposefully pump out kids in order to get financial compensation for each one. This is absurd.
And here's what gets me. What about other questions that the debate raises, such as:
-You can already get American citizenship from joining the military and serving some time with them. Why aren't they doing this?
-What about all the other people who moved here legally? Was all their hard work for nothing, or should have have concentrated on illegal means to get here?
-Why does America need to pay the price helping them if they can't help themselves? Their government is corrupt, but so was Syria's, Egypt's, Libya's, etc and look what happened. Why can't they rebel and fight to overthrow their current government?
Sometimes I feel homophobes somehow feel threatened by a gay couple. The gay couple isn't doing anything except minding their own business and have absolutely no affect on said homophobes, and yet, they have to be subject to being dictated how to live their lives.
I agree. We should do everything in our power to keep children from being born into bad situations by making contraception more readily available. I just don't believe it's right for a life to be taken because of someone's irresponsibility. Things like rape and life-threatening situations are extreme cases which it should be taken into account. And although teaching the younger generation about moral decisions won't eliminate the problem, it is one of the many things that can be done to help even the slightest. There are more steps that can be taken, but that's up for debate.
I'm not sure how much Obama advocates abortion and for what situations. I don't support abortion except for extreme cases as I've said. But his decision to open up the door for more contraceptives would help reduce abortions and foster children, and I believe that's a good decision for everyone.
I believe birth control should be a readily available option to prevent unwanted pregnancies; same with condoms, spermicide, etc. This is just something that should be obvious because no matter how much you expect people to be responsible, it's ultimately their decision.
However there is a serious problem with the younger generation and the idea that sex is just an itch waiting to be scratched. Responsibility begins at conception. Abortion for when someone is raped or the child threatens the mother's life is understandable, but when the person in question is just irresponsible it should not be an option. The media is partially to blame. The younger generation should be better taught and informed about meaningful relationships in order to avoid bad decisions.
Sure I'm Republican. I'm also the fairy queen of Narnia. You must be a desperate troll picking a fight with someone who plainly stated that they're tired of the war between parties. But whatever. Believe whatever helps you sleep at night, hun <3.
I already said that I don't vote. I don't hate people who are different than me, but obviously you do. I hope you're not trying to represent Democrats by saying that everyone who doesn't agree with you is wrong and should be called out for it then that's a pretty arrogant and selfish view. It reminds me of someone else's view who was particularly active in the 1940's.
I'm not saying anyone is right or wrong I'm trying to be neutral here. All I'm saying is that I don't find the need for someone like Clay Benett or Mallard Filmore to chuck rocks at each other's party in a childish 'your dumb' type of manner. I actually have seen Conservative and Patriot1's posts and I don't agree with most of them. Are you trying to say that I have a wrong view for remaining neutral and not automatically siding with a party?
If it had no bearing, why would you ask?
I don't have much of an opinion of her since I don't know a lot about her.