posted on Aug, 31 2004 @ 10:02 PM
Abortion isn't, and probably never will be an issue on which I will base my choice for a presidential election. I just don't care. I understand the
sentiment of those who want to have the choice, as choice is fundamental to freedom, and I understand the motivation of the religionists. It just
seems to me that religion has it built into its system a need for more poor, hopeless, unwanted souls to bolster its numbers over time.
In this election, I believe it is an issue that should be left in the background. I think we have bigger issues to be concerned with. We have a
massive deficit to pay off, which will require focus and concentration on the part of the government and the people to rectify. We are in a war with
no clear resolution in sight that is consistently and largely contributing to that debt. Our adults are eating and watching reality television to an
early and unwarranted grave, and our children are as well, while shirking responsibility and losing the opportunity of at least a marginal public
education. An education which would be fundamental to our continued prosperity in the future.
Another issue that should be left on the back burner, but which seems to be of utmost importance currently is gay marriage. Again, I don't care right
now. My limited sensibilities would normally be a little less indifferent leaning toward the gay American's agenda, but it just doesn't seem
important at this point in time when compared to the monumental and decisive issues we face. We've spent a lot of money, time, and effort on an issue
that really only would affect directly a minute portion of the American public, who's interests otherwise are met as fully as any other American's.
They can wait until things blow over.
We are actually wasting precious money and human resources in an attemt to amend the constitution to prevent well less than a few representative
percentages of the overall adult population from gaining a right. If passed, it would be the first time in history that the constitution was amended
to deny a right to an American rather than protect one, which it was originally intended to do.
All Americans would do better to prioritize at this point than push every fringe issue that happens to be weighing heavy on their hearts and minds. We
simply can't afford to overextend our government with these marginally important things.
I, myself, being a liberal, non-religious Republican, will be voting on the facts that a grossly failed Commander in Chief couldn't wage a war to
save his life, justified or otherwise, and that I believe that religion should be of very little importance in our legislative system.
Otherwise, I will be voting for the less stupid of two idiots.
Oh, and I'll probably be hanging around at ATS for a couple of days. My beautiful distraction/focus has left town for a spell.