Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the party that tells you they are all in favor of smaller government sure seems to have big plans to take more control of our lives, and that is extending all the way into our bedrooms? Somehow, I just don’t think they are going to be able to do that with less government?
The latest little nugget that blew me away was Santorum saying that we need to be having MORE children. This is the same Rick Santorum who wants to take away health care also wants to take away birth control? Call me crazy, that just does not sound like a really good plan to me. We have people that cannot find jobs, people that cannot feed their families. We have the GOP demanding that social aid programs be cut to the bone and that unemployment be cut off and now this?
Between this latest nonsense and the ongoing yammering of of these candidates going on about overturning Roe V Wade and their belief in who should be allowed to marry whom, well it becomes overwhelmingly apparent that these guys have no intention of reducing the reach of government. This stuff they are talking about enacting would require a far reaching police state to enforce.
And really, think about it, do you really want the United States Government to get into the business of telling you what you can or cannot do with your own body based on the religious beliefs of one subsection of the population?
Sure, its great if that aligns with your beliefs today, but what happens a few elections down the road and we have come to accept the mingling of church and state and you are suddenly in the minority?
Then some new legislation comes along that the majority, or perhaps just the squeaky wheel, finds perfectly OK but you think is terrible. Now, since we have accepted the mingling of church and state as a precedent this moves right on through as legislation and now you are forced to accept and potentially participate because of this law, even though it conflicts 100% with your beliefs and values. All because others managed to get it passed into law, even though you know that it should not have been enacted in the first place.
Why should it not have been enacted? Because the basic tenets of our founding fathers plan, separation of church and state was the right thing to do all along.
However, when it was your religious beliefs being crammed down the throats of others it was great, but when it becomes someone else’s religious beliefs being crammed down your throat, it won’ t be so fantastic. Thinking things through is a wonderful idea, leaving the thinking to politicians is not a good plan. They don’t think, they do what they are told to do ( or paid to do, as is the case of late ). Be warned, hindsight will be 20/20 in this case, but it will be a bitch to reverse. We need to take great care when we start demanding reductions in the constitutional rights of people.
I look at what the GOP is saying and doing to our country and see America well on its way to becoming a third world nation. With half of the nation living at or below the poverty level, the Government basically refusing to do anything to protect the people, it is only protecting the wealthy and big business, and now these morons are suggesting that people
should have more children, and the people that want abortions should be prevented from having them? I am at a loss for words, it is insanity. Pure and simple, there is not a single candidate among the GOP field that has the best interests of the American people at heart. The party has lost sight of reality, is catering to a bunch of radical nuts and uber-wealthy who all the money in the world will not be enough for them and are ready to continue using us as their slaves in order to get what they want.
I for one cannot stand idly by and let this happen to our country. We have to get the word out, we have to thoughtfully educate people, there has to be a stop to this madness. The ideology of the GOP is capitalism. Capitalism and Christianity do not match in any way, shape or form. If we are to have any hope we have to start caring for each other as much as ourselves. We have to demand that our elected officials represent the people not the wealthy, not extremist groups, not corporations.