I hope that some of you reading right now will take an open-minded stance as I launch my diatribe.
I grew up in a republican family. Mostly because they believe in strong defense of our country and foreign policy. But most issues, they fall on the liberal side of things.
I have spent the past 13 years teaching my children that intolerance is wrong. Everyone should have the right to work, have a family, and love in peace. I believe in religious freedom, and the right to practice your religion unbiasedly.
I also believe that until men start shooting babies out of their vaginas, and stop being absentee fathers, that it is up to women what to do with their bodies. I am against late term abortions because it is barbaric, unless it's due to the mothers health.
I believe in the right to bear arms. But I believe that it needs the licensing and registration of these weapons. I also believe banning assault rifles to the general public.
I believe that marijuana should be legalized and taxed, just as drugs and alcohol are. There are no studies that prove it is any worse than any legal drug we have.
I believe that a family is what you make it. I know many straight marriages fail, and there are broken homes. But the reality is that if you can provide for an unwanted child, why can't you take care of one? Love is love, and it knows no boundaries. As a military wife, family is a broad term. I have considered many other families and friends as part of my family. If you want to marry as a gay couple, get married. If you want to live together, then live together. If you want a polygamous relationship that doesn't exploit children, then go for it. They say it takes a village, so why prevent love from taking place.
I also believe that many of these issues will be addressed and voted on through ballot measures. Let the people decide, not the politicians.
Also, remember when selecting a candidate for office, that he or she is merely the front man for Congress. Congress is where the big votes matter. Pay less attention to who is President and do your research on who you elect in the smaller races, and look at their record. If they are useless, boot them out.
We need change in this country and we don't want to have to wait 15-20 years until the baby boomers are all retired to make those changes. Get motivated to do something. This is our country.lets reclaim and rebuild so that our children have a future.