Saturday, June 6, 2009

I am what I am

There is an old saying that if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Truer words were never spoken.

I support any person's right to believe whatever they want to believe. I also support my right to reject what they believe the way they can reject what I believe.

I believe in a woman's right to choose. I believe in the right to bear arms as long as you are a member of a well regulated militia according to the US Constitution. I have a hard time trying to rationalize that people who believe in the right to life can also believe in the death penalty. I believe in affirmative action and we need to go out of our way to help our fellow men and women get ahead in this world. I believe that we should legalize marijuana and then tax the hell out of it and give the money to people for health care and education. I believe that everyone should have the right to marry regardless of their sexual orientation. I believe that we need more strict laws concerning men who beat women and children. I believe that every person should have the right to a free public education through a bachelor's degree.

I just turned 67 a few weeks ago yet my dear friends and relatives keep sending me e mails trying to get me to change my mind and my politics. I guess they believe in having a strong faith to change others but I wish they would stop wasting their time and mine.

I am a disabled Viet Nam Era Veteran and support every man and woman who ever put on a uniform. However I do not support any war. Iraq was based on lies from the worst president we ever had. Afghanistan is more justified but is it worth any more dead boys and girls? I doubt it.

All wars are economic and all wars are bad. Today marks the invasion of Europe by the allies in World War II. Hundreds of thousands died in the war and to what end?

Now if I can only convince those poor misguided souls out there who hope to change my mind.

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