There should be more party in the political parties
I very very VERY rarely discuss politics. For several reasons:
1. I believe that people are entitled to their own opinion.
2. I don’t care what other people think.
3. I’m not a fan of trying to force my beliefs on other people. It feels a lot like trying to lose 50 pounds when all you eat is chocolate cake. Frustrating. Also? Pointless.
For me it’s quite simple: as long as you are not hurting a creature or thing that is unable–be it due to age, health, intelligence, etc–to defend themselves or say what they want, I don’t really care what you do.
I also don’t discuss religion. See above.
On to my point on politics. As I said, I rarely discuss them but feel like, for me, it’s necessary to speak out. Rather than the hatred and vitriol thats’s spewed upon other human beings, the mass defriendings (gasp!) on Facebook, the generic Republicans are evil, Democrats are dumb; shouldn’t there be a little more party in the political parties?
In my opinion, the fact that we are ALL entitled to our own opinion is what makes us Americans. To me, that is worthy of celebration. I’d love to hear more champagne corks flying and less insults.
And holy shit ya’ll: what does that say about this country when things have to be “Facebook Official” and, the majority of the time, those things are ones that would never be uttered aloud to another person?
In this election season, at no point in time have I felt warred upon by a politician or a party; whether I agreed with them or not. The only time I have felt attacked is by the ignorance and broad comments people feel the need to share on the internet. It’s curious to me how many people only support a woman’s right to choose, in any matter, when her choices agree with their beliefs. What was the point of suffrage and the feminist movement? Too many seem to think it was so there could be a “feminist standard.” For me, I believe a woman has the right to choose her life: whether it be barefoot and pregnant or commanding the country. Women, and all Americans, deserve the right to choose for themselves the life they wish to lead. Pursuit of happiness doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone…and wouldn’t it be boring if it did?
When it comes to voting, and so many aspects of life, I don’t think there are right or wrong answers. There are only YOUR answers and your choices. And that’s the benefit of freedom.
So tonight, I hope you all celebrate your patriotism in a positive way. I’ll be enjoying my new reading material, a little Chardonnay and some paper mache.