I’m going to creep out carefully on a rather shaky and weak limb here, and talk a little bit about politics and the upcoming election (less than a month!) Let me first state that I have still not decided who I am going to vote for. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to make an objective decision amidst the number of opinions I’ve heard, things I’ve seen and been sent, the expectations of people dear to me and so forth. I don’t feel like I can stand up after the election and say “I voted for so and so, and this is why,” and I desperately want to be able to do that.
That being said… (and I know this annoys the heck out of some people, but I don’t care) there is one issue that is a “deal breaker” for me, and that is the issue of abortion. As you might have ascertained, I am pro-life. I am pro-life and I believe that life begins at conception. Recently, I found some kind discussions happening about this such issue, found here and you must read the link which this one mentions as well. I also, (like Bridget) wanted to share my response to these discussions.
I love how you’ve brought up these important issues in such a non-threatening, and thoughtful fashion. Abortion has been one of my main concerns, a “deal-breaker”, if you will. It appears to me, that the stance of both candidates is pretty similar and equally wishy wash. I honestly do not think that abortion will ever be made completely illegal, so I guess that leaves it to the voter to decide which candidate will help to lower the number of abortions that do happen every day in our country. 4,000 per day is an astonishing and saddening number, and if we can’t stop it, I would at least hope that it could be drastically reduced. Whether that is through relegating the decision to each state, or through a better economic system, I still haven’t decided…
And there you have it… a little peak as to what I am thinking as far as the election goes. I still feel like I’m at square one with either of the candidates though. My mother and I are thinking about writing in a name instead… my mom’s idea: “Mickey Mouse” 😉