||[Jul. 19th, 2005|11:58 pm]
I don't understand why it's okay for Republicans/conservatives to impose their fucking agenda on everyone, but when a Democrat/liberal tries to do the same thing, we're painted as wild hippies out to destroy humanity.|
I'm growing increasingly tired of hearing this in the news everyday, you know, about people trying to outlaw such things as gay marriage when IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS interfering with the civil rights of others, especially a "minority" population.
It's getting harder and harder with each passing day to keep what little hope I have left.
Republicans use religion to appeal to people... of course we needn't mention that religion has NO EFFING PLACE IN POLITICS.. >_>
I think when you're part of the government (president, senator/representative, Supreme Court justice, etc), you can't impose your will on others. And when I say that, I mean by not restricting the rights of others if those rights are *NOT* harming (actual harm) themselves or society.
The same as said above could hold true for imposing your will to grant rights (rather than restrict) rights to people.
As long as those rights aren't actually hurting anyone and/or interfering with another's right to live their lives as they see fit, then there's no reason to control what people do. Only when people's actions, stemming from beliefs, cross into hurting themselves or others, will they then be held accountable.
I'll stop here, although I have so much more to say about stuff that ties into this.
Too bad we elect corrupt people instead of honest ones.. x.x
Though, it probably is hard for one person to appeal to ALL his/her voters. No matter what you do, it's gonna piss off someone I suppose.
What I was saying is not so much about them appealing to all voters, but that it's ridiculous to further restrict abortion or deny marriage rights to same-sex relationships, if it's not physically hurting or harming your right to live your life the way you want.
If you don't want to have an abortion, don't get one. And certainly don't deny those family planning clinics, whether domestic or overseas who receive funds from you, from using their *own* money to fund such services.
If you don't want to marry someone of the same gender, then don't.
And furthermore, yeah, the push towards putting religion back into schools technically isn't hurting anyone, nor is it forcing them to believe in it... but it *is* forcing them to participate in something they didn't give informed consent to.
(Sorry that I keep repeating those examples, those are the ones I most often involve myself in.)
You're right though (re: corrupt politicians). Bush thinks he can do whatever he wants. He's the "prezzo" after all. IMO we might as well be under a dictatorship, ha.
I should just move to Mars. :(