reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus
Ahhh so the agenda is out. What the hell should abortion have to do with government at all? I see both the tea party and the socialists as
"extremists." They're both crazy if you ask me. One supports the government having the power to tell people what to do in their own bedroom and the
other would prefer none of us having the right to "own" anything for ourselves. That's how I see it.
Personally, I do not agree with abortion. I don't see it as "ending" a life because there is no scientific evidence to support that an embryo is
aware of its own existence. But I do see it as preventing the potentiality of life. I still don't see how it fits into politics... well how it should
fit into politics that is. Same with gay marriage, I'm not gay, but I fail to see how the hell it effects me at all if two gay people are allowed to
get married. Especially considering that if they are not married then they can't even be with their lover during something like an emergency at the
hospital. That's just too archaic for my tastes. Those two things should not be an issue in politics at all and are a very good example of government
having too much power, I would agree with you 100% on that.
Let me tell you a quick story that you'll think negatively of me for:
I grew up poor. I made lots of mistakes as a teenager. I knocked this girl I was in love with up when we were 17.
Yep, I got a girl pregnant when I was 17, well almost 17... We were in high school at the time, well she was, that's where we met, i had already
dropped out. That's right I dropped out of high school and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I wasn't learning anything so what was the point of going?
I figured just getting the damn GED would get me out sooner and end with a lot less fighting with bigots who kept insulting poor people, and gay
people, just about the only people who would not insult me for being me.
Anyway when the girl I was engaged to at the time, currently have been married to for goin on 8 years now, came to me and said she was pregnant, you
know what I did? I grew the f**k up! I didn't do like 90% of teenage boys would and say sumthin like "sux for you, cya" or "why don't you just
get an abortion?" Nope...
I did what I like to think of as the responsible thing and comforted her. I told her that it was going to suck but it would be okay and we would get
through it together. And we did. I made clear to her that we were not even going to consider adoption or abortion and that if she didn't want to be a
mother that I would raise the child as a single father.
So here I was... A 17 year old high school dropout who made "the highest score I've ever seen" on his GED exam according to the retired chief of
police who taught at that adult education center. I was SURE that instructor would hate me because he used to be a cop and I was a high school dropout
who dressed in all black and listened to metal and rap in east TN. And he did seem to have a negative opinion on me at first. But I have to admit,
after I was there for a week, his opinion of me seemed to take a u turn. I believe that was because what that man said to me was very true
"son, I've seen a lot of people come and go and I'll tell you one thing, you are about the hardest working, most responsible, dead-beat looking kid
I think I've ever seen come through these doors. If anyone in this building has a chance at makin it in this world it's you, but you have got to
work on your appearance cause people in this world will judge you based on it. Now go make sumthin of yourself kid."
I know it sounds like I'm blowing my own horn but that's what the man said and it meant a lot to me coming from a conservative Christian ex cop. Of
course I didn't listen to the guy and rather than trying to make something of myself I just tried to find a job to do what I figured was the right
thing and provide for my family. For 5 years that never got me anywhere because there are no damn jobs if you don't go to college, and I couldn't
really look for one outside of the city because I wasn't making enough to afford a vehicle and I damn sure didn't have anyone to help me out with
that. I should have went straight to college when I got the GED because even though it was a GED, my score still qualified me for a state scholarship
that I apparently waited too long for and no longer could get when I finally accepted that I would have to just suck it up and deal with debt slavery
and go to college.
I did this as an agnostic person who supports someones right to choose if they want to have an abortion. I don't disagree with it for religious
reasons, I disagree with it for moral reasons but realize that not everybody does and that I have no right to force my belief system on another
person. Why should the government have any say about something like that?