I don't understand all of the name calling. It serves no useful purpose.
After learning about RealJock, I have enjoyed the difference of opinions here and try and learn even from those I may not agree with.
If I become close minded, I stop learning.
I also don't agree with people being thrown off just because they don't espouse the same opinions of others on the site.
We are adults and can read past that which we don't like or offends us.
If we answer the post with our own viewpoints and why we agree or disagree much can be learned from each other.
To the post....
I do honestly wonder why the gay community seems to lean left.
Right to bare arms..
In a mostly civilized society when things are going smoothly, it seems that this is almost unnecessary. But things don't always go smoothly, even in America.
Here in Atlanta, the police recently broke into an 80+ year old ladies home and killed her because they were serving a search warrant on the wrong home. With a gun, she may have been able to defend herself. There are numerious cases of this type across the country.
In the aftermath of Katrina, people were killed and homes and businesses were robbed and looted. Some were stopped by gun owners protecting what was theirs. No shots had to be fired. Is this wrong?
Rapes, bugularies, robberies and more are stopped every 24 hours in America because of our rights to bare arms.
It does not mean that you have to have an AK-47.
I do believe that life takes precedence over personal property.
I goes back to personal responsibility.
I grew up with a father who had guns in the house. We were taught not to touch them until we were old enough to know how to use them.
I just can't understand abortion and I don't agree with it. (extreme circumstances excluded, life of mother) It is very similar to me as HIV/AIDS.
I have said before, I believe in a woman's right to choose. I believe she should choose prior to sex. If she is having sex that can result in a baby, she is haveing sex that can result in her own death and the death of the baby which is beyond her control such as STD's/HIV/AIDS.
I am not so arrogant to think that me or any human being has the right to take the life of another. For those who don't believe it is a life, leave it alone and let nature take it's course. I nature aborts it fine, (spontanious abortion/other) but if think it becomes a life without human intervention that should be o.k. too.
I know some will say my views are contradictory with guns and abortion. So to simplify it for those. Only kill with a gun if you are about to be killed. Only use abortion when the life of the mother is at risk.
I personally believe that abortion is being used as birth control. And unlike one of the posters, it is not as painful physically as one might think. I worked as a Paramedic while in college at a Level 1 Trama Center. The mental scars can be horrible, but unfortunately many of the girls are to young to understand the decision they are making under such pressure.
Abortion just as in HIV/AIDS is a preventable situation in most cases. The pain can be minimized with personal responsibility. We know how to do it, I don't understand why we refuse. We are loosing generations of Americans.
(In NO way am I placing blame on anyone, I am only sharing my viewpoints. This is the way I learn from others who will surely have a wide ranging opinion which is different from mine.)
The question always comes up...How do we feed or cloth them. We found a way before abortion, and it may not be easy. But I believe we all share the responisibility. If you condone abortion, it the same as having one.
Socal Programs that are tax payer funded...
I could go on and on with this one but I have already gone one and on with the others.
In my humble opinion, social programs are best kept out of the hands of the federal government. Most thing we put into the hands of the federal government get bigger with less quality and more expensive. If programs were state issues, we could watch them more closely.
I believe in helping those TRUELY less fortunate. But I don't believe the government should have the ability to disproportionately take my money. I will happily contribute what everyone else does. My income level should not matter. If I choose to work harder or longer to make more money than someone who is capable of doing the same and doesn't for whatever reason, I shouldn't pay a different amount. Otherwise we are going to create a society where I see somesone not working hard (that is capable, not less fortunate) and I am paying more and I and others like me decide we won't work hard either. This is already happening in America. Just today CNBC is reporting that Europe about to clean our clock. They already are with the Euro/Dollar spread.
A side note on Healthcare being nationalized is similar to what I said above. Wh