Today I will probably tick some people off. Please understand that I am just posting my own personal opinions and am sincerely worried about our presidential options. This is not intended to offend. I am honestly and truly scared.
First of all, I’ll describe me politically so you have that context.
I am not a registered anything. I live in Texas. I’m not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. I seem to lean towards Libertarianism ideals, but their candidates are sometimes nut balls that I can’t vote for. I’ve never found a candidate that I really, truly believed in. I’d love it if that ever happens. I generally do not expect much out of politicians and am rarely surprised in a good way, which I think sucks since my bar is low.
As for the Big Issues…
I would love a government that takes just as much as necessary from all of us to run the country well. I wish our tax system was more efficient and way less bully-ish. I don’t mind paying my fair share but I hate the process if they ever question it.
I’d rather not be sending our own people to other countries for war but I respect individuals spending their lives literally and figuratively for our country.
I am pro-choice but do not think abortion should be used as a common birth control method. I wouldn’t choose it personally. I am pro women’s rights, minority’s rights, LGBT rights, and even the majority’s rights. I honestly think we should all have the same rights.
I am anti-death penalty just because I know there have been mistakes. If every person we put to death were 100% guilty of murder or torture or was a serial killer, I’d be all for it.
I don’t think taking drugs should be considered the same sort of crime as assault or murder. I don’t take illegal drugs. I would love for pot/weed to be made legal and taxed like cigarettes…mainly because it would be like the one tax I wouldn’t be paying, lol.
I’m not religious but I’m not an atheist. I was raised Catholic and I guess I am a general Christian. My husband was raised Baptist but is a general Christian as well at this point. I find myself praying way more often as my family deals with aging members and the end of their lives. I do not mind organized religions at all. I think all kinds of extremists are bad. Moderation should be the key to all parts of life, right? I live my life with the mantra “Don’t be an asshole”.
Cool – me in a nutshell.
My Fear – No Hateful Candidates Please!!!
Okay, now with all my cards on the table, if you a registered Republican, please, please, please vote in the primaries for a candidate that isn’t proudly prejudiced or sexist. Please. If we have to live in what amounts to a two party democracy, please let’s at least have two okay options. I’m urging the Democrats to do the same, but their candidates don’t scare me deep down. The top 3 current Republican candidates have all stated many things that make me want to gag.
Instead of attacking anything specifically, could I just urge everyone to do like half an hour of research before they vote in the primaries? There are Republican candidates right now that are not publicly prejudiced or sexist. Sure, they may not be as far right as the others, but isn’t that okay? Our country as a whole could use a moderate Republican or a moderate Democrat right now…someone not hated enough to actually make some positive changes would be nice.
I live in Texas, a very Republican state. My vote will not change our electoral votes in any way – my state will be Republican. I still vote. BUT, I am begging registered Republicans to at least choose someone that everyone can try to get behind. Especially those of us stuck without options. Please.
I promise my blog will not go political overall. I rarely have ever brought it up and probably won’t much in the future either. Pure worry made me publish this. I am flat out begging. Please just vote for someone you think can truly lead, organize, and run this whole country with so many different sorts of people. They can lean left or right or vertical for all I care. I am just looking for two-three presidential candidates who wouldn’t start World War III and who don’t view women in the same light as 100-200 years ago.
Thanks in advance!