Saturday, September 8, 2012

Abortion - The Distraction Issue

You may wonder about my title.  But I say that because for some stupid reason both sides dominate this polarizing topic around election to fire up their bases by talking about their beliefs and what the other side believes. This is a distraction from the issues affecting our daily lives like unemployment, the economy, education (or the lack of it) etc.

The fact of the matter is no one president is going to even touch it when he's in office.  The president doesn't make law, he only has the power of veto for new laws.  It is the law and men (or women) on either side aren't really going to change that.  Your congressmen might work on legislation to add requirements to it but they won't push through any legislation banning it altogether.  

But the bases of either party continue to get fired up about this one issue and your friends on either side of the issue are probably posting things in an attempt to make you worried about voting for the other side.  When the reality is the Republicans aren't going to make a united move to ban it, even though their extremely right base wants to hear they are 'pro life.' 

I don't like the choice of abortion but I don't believe your average democrat does either.  I don't think democrats are out trying to convince pregnant women and girls to get abortions for the sake of killing babies.  I don't know what Planned Parenthood's agenda is, but I do know they provide other services to women that benefit them.  I don't know what their counseling practices are to women that come it asking about abortions, but I do find it interesting that they seem to be behind many of the posts that your friends are making trying to scare you about voting Republican.  What I do wish is that both sides would drop the polarizing accusations of either side and start talking about how to encourage the choice of life as opposed to taking away the choice of abortion.

I don't believe federal dollars should be spent on abortions.  I'd feel much better about subsidizing domestic adoptions than I would abortions at any phase.  Though I bet there are plenty of families out there willing to pay the cost of the adoption that the tax payers wouldn't have to subsidize them.  I also don't believe it's value add to put women that have abortions in jail either.  It took two to make that baby and who knows how many abortions are at the coercion of the male involved.

My point being, quit voting on this one issue and quit being influenced what either side thinks of this issue because neither side is actually going to successfully overturn Roe v. Wade.  And quit getting your panties in a wad if some people actually want there to be counseling or a sonogram before an abortion is performed because it is an extremely traumatic procedure and many women do live with regret. (Please note that I didn't say most or all as I don't know percentages).  Start working together rather than insisting all or nothing for your side.  It's really disgusting how this issue is argued.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

RNC/DNC Can Either Really Change Your Mind??

Hello All!! I'm the busy big sister of a 19 almost 20 month old toddler. So I spend most of my days corralling her now. If I ever get elected and become the breadwinner of the family, perhaps that job will go to our mother so I can talk to you more often.

So my question of the day stems from the political season.  The republicans just held their national convention and the democrats are currently holding theirs.  Both of which are highly publicized.  But are they really fighting for the votes of independent voters? Or are they really trying to get more of their likely voters off they lazy butts and out to the polls in November?

I tend to think that 99% of people have their minds made up one way or the other but that swing comes from potential voters that will drag themselves out to the polls to cast their vote.  Am I wrong?

Are democrats and republicans really bothering to watch each other's conventions? I suppose political junkies might, but if you have your mind made up, don't you find the other one annoying and full of BS nonsense?  And if you are, don't you see similar strategies? for example both the first lady and the potential first lady were the keynote speakers on the first night and clearly touchy feely attempting to reach the female vote.  They wouldn't do this if it didn't work.  But women should be offended by this attempt to 'manipulate' them as opposed to treating them as 'equals' [to men] and discussing policy. But I'm not sure either side every really truly discusses policy, which should offend each and everyone of us as freedom-loving, intelligent Americans.  We are still Americans.  And we do still love freedom.  Right???

I have so much built up to talk about right now but I must wait for another day so I will try and make it back again tomorrow or the next.  I fully intended to come back earlier but those of you with kids or who are big brothers or sisters understand my priorities.

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