I know plenty of people are going to disagree with the following statements I make… that’s totally okay. I’m even leaving the comment section of this post open for discussion. (You should be proud of me folks!)
This is a general thought process that I have been having lately regarding religion and politics. One thing you should know about me by now, is that I thoroughly love lists, and bullet points. SO MANY POINTS TO MAKE, so this is how it will be organized.
- My general view on RELIGION AND POLITICS being in the same ARENA, is that they shouldn’t be in the first place. Yes I understand that this country was founded on people coming over because of wanting their religious freedoms; so in a way the country was founded on a “religious” setting. However, that being this is why these two points should never ever be put together to make a decision. You can bicker all you want, religion and politics should not mix. These are freedoms, and everyone has an opinion to each. Like I said earlier, people won’t agree; and that’s fine… but there should be some kind of happy medium in which these two topics don’t meet.
- Women’s right should not be compromised politically because of religious values. See above power point for a general overview. Just because I am not of the Catholic faith does not mean I should adhere to the traditions set forth by that religion. Or any other religion in which women are subjected because of Old Testament standards. (Birth control, reproductive testing at an affordable cost, and general health insurance rights).
- Just because a certain political party is afraid of how women, minorities, and younger voters in general will vote does not mean that they should make it hard for these populations to vote. EVERYONE has the right to their say in how this country is governed.
- Social issues are very important in elections (along with economy, healthcare, earth care, etc.), but there should be no bickering between sides. Get the issues in front of you voted on, and stop stalling (i.e; because of religious interests). It’s lame, and it makes you look incompetent.
- Stop with the Communist and Socialist bullshit, it’s annoying and not the point. (Excuse my language, but really!?!). It’s also petty, grow up.
- Lastly, if you don’t like something; instead of complaining about it, go out and vote. It ACTUALLY does something.
Love, peace, peaches, and all that jazz.