Disclaimer: Views are completely my own.
Hey – GOP: Stop being so cliché.
Remember that reputation that you’re the party of old, rich, white men? Remember how everyone already says you want to keep women barefoot and pregnant?
Way to keep it up.
I should say “we” not “you.” I am a registered Republican. I am also everything but the reputation, minus the white part.
I want to know from the party leaders, and our state and federal legislatures, why during an election year when unemployment is almost 10%, people are losing their jobs and the price of ev-er-y-thing is rising, you’re all focusing on women’s health?
“We” are the party of fiscal conservatives. Cut spending (responsibly might I add), keep tax rates low and fair, and most importantly – keep the government off our backs and out of our everyday lives.
When the GOP says one of our main principles is limited government, I cannot understand for the life of me how that translates into the government forcing everyone to live the way YOU want to live.
Since when does keeping the government out of our lives mean legislatively telling someone who they can or cannot marry, what they can or can’t do with their bodies, telling doctors what medical procedures must be done based on the choices made by the patient?
Ohh – or is it that you just want the government out of your own backyard, and out of your pocketbook. But not out of that pro-choice woman’s hoo ha. Got it.
I am a white, young, Catholic female. I don’t agree with abortions, unless in the case of rape, incest and risk to the mother’s life. I don’t think people should take pregnancy –LIFE – so lightly. If you are old and mature enough to be sexually active, then you are old and mature enough to know the consequences. Abortion isn’t just some magic solution to a “problem.” It’s terminating a life. And that should NOT be taken lightly.
That is my personal belief and I don’t expect everyone to agree with me.
But because I believe that doesn’t mean that I believe the government should force every other American to live the way that I believe. And no conservative who supports a limited government should ever support the government on any level to tell the whole country to live the way 10% believes is the “right” way.
So I want to know why, in an election year, in the 21st Century, our elected officials are allowing contraceptives and abortion rule the agenda. All the states that are trying to mandate ridiculous policies, such as the transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion, shouldn’t that be a decision made by the doctor and the patient? I return to my main point. How can you say that you want a limited government, but now you’re telling patients and doctors what medical procedures must be performed? How’s that for keeping the government out of your personal life?
We say our nation is so great. We say we are so much more advanced than other countries. But, really?! Let’s regress about half a century. Heck, why should women even have the right to vote? Let’s just do away with the whole 19th Amendment bit.
And don’t even get my started on Rush Limbaugh. I know he’s of the shock and awe variety, and I never take what he says seriously – and you shouldn’t either. BUT, Mr. Limbaugh, how dare you even go so far as to say that if women want their contraceptives covered by insurance that they have to film their sexual activity for you to watch. You crossed the line.
This whole recent culture of women hating and bashing and calling names is so inappropriate, and so disheartening. What happened to everyone being created equal? Why is it the old, rich, white men of my political party are trying to make decisions on something that they will never, ever experience?
Republicans across our country – think about it. Think about your beliefs. Think about the contradiction of what you say your ideology is, and how that translates into your beliefs on social issues. How can you honestly say you support a limited government when you want your government to dictate how OTHERS should live?
And to the elected officials: freaking focus on the economy and jobs. This isn’t rocket science. It’s an election year. You want a republican in the White House?
That sure as hell isn’t going to happen if you keep going down this path.