I am a conservative Republican. I believe in lower taxes, securing our borders, and protecting our country and our Constitutional rights. I support our troops and take pride in the foundation America was built. I own guns, and I know how to aim…accurately. I want our country to thrive, I want our economic hardships to cease. I want my kids to enjoy a solid future and not owe the government for the entirety of their lives. I want Reagan to be reincarnated, dang it.
I don’t think a mosque should be built near ground zero, for the love of God, no. Not unless the planning committee behind it is willing to build within the mosque a cathedral, a temple, and a chapel to show pure diversity and offer THAT message…but I digress.
As for gay and lesbian marriage. What is wrong with it? Really.
I don’t feel that just because I am heterosexual and choose not to have a piece of paper claiming I am married (yet reap the medical and household benefits, etc.) should offer me difference in treatment than a couple of the same gender who wants to be married but can’t legally do so. I can choose not be married, officially on paper, and obtain the benefits, allow my common-law spouse to make medical decisions if I were on life support, hold health insurance for my entire family, and be looked upon in a way that is acceptable by society, simply because I am a woman who loves a man.
Ok, some don’t view my opinion on marriage as acceptable, but hey, I can live with it.
When two men or two women happen to love each other and want to build a life together, why should they be legally unpermitted to get married or like me, reside common-law and obtain benefits? I suppose my conservative peers may say I am down right wrong, but that’s the beauty of free speech and free choice, isn’t it?
Maybe it’s a female thing, or a compassionate heart underneath my conservative mindset, but I must say, if any one of my three children came to me announcing they were homosexual…I would embrace them with love and support and hope they receive the same benefits that I do as a hetrosexual woman who doesn’t agree with traditional marriage.
This world is made up of too much hate and entitlement and what’s in-it-for me. When debate surrounds itself around people who love each other and want to be able to be married, I find it a shame. Terrorists, murderers, baby-rapists….they don’t deserve the air we breathe.
Gays and lesbians…let them be in love and marry if they choose. Life could embrace a lot more happiness and neighborly respect if so.
It’s all about good people, legal citizens, who want free choice in their personal relationships and life stature. This is what America is about.