RE: Presidential race 2016
I don't think Ben Carson would ever win anything with his backward platform...The new Republican party wants to take us back to the 50's......where it was very much a man's world with unequal rights for women. I grew up surrounded by conservative Republicans. Won't go into details but then I was growing up, there was a whole lot of prejudice against the "colored" as they were called then. I evolved into someone that was clearly not O.K. with that. Some of you will call me a Liberal, or whatever. However, i just believe that everyone should have equal rights. Why would you be arrogant enough to believe that you are better than someone else? It is pure chance that you are born a certain color, to a certain "social" class, messed up chromosomes, and so on. Some of the most self-righteous people are the most hypocritical, close minded, judgmental people, but elect to call themselves Christians....and then we have those who want the Government to butt out of their lives, but they are there in line to collect unemployment, receive funds in a disaster, etc....oh wait they want Govt out of their lives, but they still want Gov't to tell women what to do with their bodies. Terminating a pregnancy is between the woman and her doctor. People like Ben Carson would have us return to the day of back alley abortions where women actually died. Don't you dare judge until you have walked in their shoes....If you believe you should live your life according to the Bible, then you believe in hate, rape, killing, homosexuals are an abomination, slavery is o.k.,etc. The best we can do is to treat each other with mutual respect and love....well maybe like would be more appropriate. Your spirit counts more than quoting verses from the Bible. You carry God (or higher power of your choice) in your heart and you will be judged by how you treat others...The new Republican party is full of people like Ben Carson sadly and are bringing back prejudices, interfering with health decisions, and the oppression in general, of women....Welcome to the 1950's. I don't want to go back there. In 1972, I went into Dept store to buy a gallon of paint to paint interior of my home. Clerk asked me for my ID which I provided. Then he asked for my place of employment. I had just resigned from job with Gov't to go back to college full time. I took out student loans, and cashed all the money I had in bonds, to finance this. When I told him I wasn't employed but was a student (I was 39 at the time),he had such a shocked look on his face so he asked about my husband's job. Told him I was not married so he wasn't going to cash my check for $23.00. I then asked him to call my bank to verify that I had that money in bank (other customers were now in line observing all of this), He proceeded to call bank and verified that I had the money. I then turned around and walked out of store without the paint and I never again in my life went back to that chain.....I lived with that feeling of oppression as a young woman and knew instinctively (at age 18 in college-first time) that women were not treated fairly and were, indeed, considered the "Second Sex." Ironically, even way back in 1953, one of my books for class was a book by that name. I should have looked up author, but I agreed at that tender age with the author. Date rapes were prevalent in the college environment, but you wouldn't think of reporting it as you would get chastised for allowing it to happen and for drinking too much....it was always, blame the victim, type of environment, no exceptions.
Finally, why does it bother so many "straight" people that two people of the same sex can love each other? It is not a choice. You don't have to agree, just don't judge what you don't understand....Gayness has been around since beginning of time....and today, in some countries, you can be killed for being gay.
Why do we all feel that we can decide what is right for other people? Well, I didn't mean to write an essay, but I am just so weary of reading about yet another politician like Mr. Ben Carson.