I know it will come as a shock, but I have a few things to get off my chest.
1. Pro-choice does not equal pro-abortion. I’m not sure there are people out there that are actually lobbying for and encouraging all their friends to get abortions. Pro-choice means I believe that every woman should have the right to choose the LEGAL procedure. Let me repeat that. Abortion is LEGAL. I am not advocating for the procedure. But the right to choose it. As another example, I do not want all my friends to get root canals, but I am damn well glad they can get one if they need it.
2. Marriage equality is a no brainer. And while we are at it, can we make an effort to tell people how much they mean to us? I mean tell your friends and family you love them. Send a handwritten note, tell the dry cleaner that you appreciate them, leave a nice tip with a kind message. Give hugs and kisses. You get the picture. Let’s encourage more love as opposed to trying to quash it.
3. Please get your religion out of my politics. I am not anti-religion, but we have a separation of church and state for a reason. When we all up and moved over here from various places, a lot had to do with religion being used and misused by the powerful elite.
4. Please do not pick and choose passages of the Bible to be misinterpreted to support your argument. Just. Don’t.
5. Healthcare is not a privilege. I am not more worthy that you are. I do not deserve to have my pneumonia treated while you suffer. My children are not better than yours. We are lucky. We have health insurance. But for many years I did not. And I was sick. We had enormous medical bills. The stress of that made me sicker. People shouldn’t have to choose between being healthy and feeding their kids.
6. I don’t want to take all the money away from the rich. I want them to pay their fair share. Just like I do. I don’t want to live in a country without taxes. I like education and infrastructure and firefighters and law enforcement and stuff.
7. How often do you clean behind/under your appliances? I’m talking refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer.