The Romney/Ryan God Complex
By Stephanie Burke
I am by no means a “political expert”. Usually when election time comes around I pay attention look at the data then weigh my options. Being a registered independent I tend to vote for what I consider “the lesser of the evils.” We have all made, and heard, the jokes about politicians not being truthful. People say things like “they never keep their promises” and “they do what they want anyway once they get in office so why bother.” It is so sad to me that there are countries around the world in which people are still fighting for the right to vote for who represents them. Even in this great country many people fought and died for our right to have our voices heard. Maybe its naive but I have to believe that ALL our votes make a difference, no matter how small the impact.
As the presidential election heats up and the debates are in full swing I can no longer just sit quietly and give no opinion. The more I hear about Romney/Ryan the more my skin crawls. I just don’t understand how any woman, or person for that matter, can go and cast a vote for Romney/Ryan. This should be a slam dunk for Obama. Granted Obama has not been perfect. In the eyes of many he has not delivered on his promises. However, Obama has never messed with our basic human rights or tried to dictate how/when/ or if we reproduce.
Romney/Ryan think it is OK to overturn Roe vs. Wade. They think they have the right to make abortion illegal and tell woman they don’t have the right to control their own bodies. They also want to make certain types of contraception illegal along with in vitro fertilization. Ok so they want to take away our right to choose along with our way of prevention and block those who want to have children from being able to create one! Does anyone else see the problem with this?
Call me a bad American or anything else you want but I don’t give a hoot about taxes when someone is messing with basic human rights! Romney/Ryan believe that life starts at conception. Well that’s ok for them to believe personally but does that give them the right to push that on a country! I guess I just don’t understand why people are not talking about this issue more. I mean if they will push this on people what is next?
I was watching MSNBC and an analyst brought up a good point. By their “life starts at conception” logic what is to stop illegal aliens from coming here and getting pregnant then saying “well I am pregnant with a US citizen”. I mean after all their life started at conception right?
I just feel like this is a symptom of a greater problem that we will have to deal with. I call it the “god complex.” By them thinking they have the right to control our bodies what else will they think they can control next?
No matter what god you pray to or what religious beliefs you may have it boils down to that why question. What gives them the right to think they have control over our families? An again I say what will they try to control next? That is what scares me. With each election we should try to move forward with a new leader. All Romney/Ryan will do is set us back!