posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 10:32 AM
Hello ATS members, it's that time again - The recent planned parenthood attacks have been sending in the left wing and right wing nuts in droves, and
so many people bringing up different things about the 2nd amendment, or the bill of rights on how abortion is sanctioned by our forefathers, I just
wanted to make a thread about my opinions on the constitution....
First, I have my reasons to be pro-gay, and pro-choice, pro-gun - These are my stances. This is not an argument about people agreeing with me, or
disagreeing, it's about sources, it's about what people choose to back their stances up.
First, the constitution is not some silly piece of paper written by mad-men. No, the 2nd amendment rights are not going anywhere, and on this note,
there is statistics, facts, beyond a shadow of a doubt that gun crime can be higher even in areas with higher gun control. Stop arguing this! It's
not an opinion, no opinions are going to take away our constitutional rights! Read a history book FFS! The facts, the law, the statistics, the
founding of this nation backs up our second amendment rights - This is NOT an opinion of mine, and it shouldn't be an opinion of others to take these
( For the record, I DO support our free speech rights, and believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions, "opinion" as defined here has more to
do with the desire to pass legislation to deny 2nd amendment rights based on said opinions, people can talk and debate all they want )
Second, it doesn't go further than it goes! No, it does not say "Two women and two men may marry each other" People would always bring up the
constitution when arguing gay rights, nope! Not in there, marriage isn't! The logical thing would have been to remove everything about marriage being
tied to the government ( in my opinion ) but fact? It is not tied to the constitution.
Third, it does not have any stance on abortion! I'm pro-choice because I believe a woman has a right to seek medical care for various reasons, be it
mental health, physical health, etc, and I realize abortion is a needed operation at times - And I do believe in the right to privacy, therefore I am
pro-choice. On the other hand, there is nothing in there guaranteeing said rights! We would have to go back and ask the forefathers themselves if they
believe a fetus is a person, or a thing. Whether a fetus has the rights of the people, or whether the mother bears all rights concerning her body and
what's in it. I believe biologists should be over this one - What time does life truly start? ( Brain/heart function, etc... )
It doesn't say you can't be religious! Saying a prayer at a football game is not something our constitution "separates" us from. It ensures that
we do not have state funded religion, or a religion-ran state, but how far people believe this separation goes... Is just not in there. I can pray
where I want, when I want - So long as I am not in a position of authority in a government position. The people can have any opinion they want, and do
anything legal they want! It seems the left/liberals wants to demonize the smallest acts and call them illegal and have people jailed or fined or this
Which does not excuse the right/conservative side! Your religious views SHOULD NOT be respected by the government, when it comes to things like
government funding! Separation of church and state DOES MEAN that when the government is involved, your religious views can take a hike. There's the
law, and the constitution backing me up here, and it drives me crazy to see what christians will excuse themselves for. believing that it's "freedom
of religion" - Nope! It's not freedom of religion. Not when the governments money and resources are involved.
Anyways I could keep going, I just had to vent a moment - The constitution does NOT back up each and every individual view, and I don't think it
should. I think as a people we should come to define some things ourselves, using the constitution/bill of rights as a template for our decisions, but
certainly not something to use to support any view we ever have.
Hope you all had a good weekend.