I'm posting my facebook status from this morning....it feels important enough to me to share
Thanks for reading and hanging out with me on The Happy Mom Project
Today I'm thankful for the right to vote. In 2 days China will choose a new leader of the communist party. The people of that huge country do not get a vote. I am a proud outspoken latina american, mother of 3, born into a family of sailors, wife to a marine.
I don't think the religious beliefs of the individual should determine the laws of the many. That is why there is supposed to be a separation of Church and State. In my tiny town alone there are at least 10 churches. So who would decide who's right? That is why religion has no place in politics....there are too many religions to side with just one.
I believe in community and partnership and accountability.
In a country with 500,000 children in foster care (which in this state took a 40% cut in funding over the last 2 years), 6 million victims by child abuse every year....why are we arguing the legality of insurance paid contraception? Clearly not everyone is supposed to procreate. Which is the cheaper expense the 30 dollars for pills or the millions in cost to raise, support and eventually federally house in a prison, because they are so screwed up from abuse and neglect.
Why do we care who wants to get married? If you don't approve you won't be invited and it will save you the cost of a toaster. Stop arguing that you want to get rid of BIG government and then turn around and argue that we need to make a law forbiding my friends and loved ones from showing the world their commitment.
Today I'm going to vote and be thankful that I live in a country where I will NO LONGER be burned at the stake for having my own thoughts and beliefs. Then I'm going to buy some ice cream and watch re-runs of Mad Men......because it's my country and I can!
GO OUT AND VOTE PEOPLE! YOUR TINY VOICE IS LOUDER THAN YOU THINK!