Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Finally someone says it.. He's not even a muslim but why should it even matter if he is??"
This isn't a democrat or republican thing to me because both parties have plenty of dumb asses. It is an American problem... Real Americans are people who should embrace freedom, equality, and justice. I am personally not a muslim but if Obama happened to be one or anyone else for that matter then who cares?? People need to actually sit down and read the New Testament and the Quran. They might find that Jesus and Muhammad were very similar historical figures. They were both prophets sent by God, they both led people out of oppression, inspired, and spread morality. So if it is 2008 and you still don't have respect for an individual that practices a completely harmless and generally positive faith and religion then there is no other way to describe you than completely ignorant. Another issue that I am embarrassed of many people in my country with is gay marriage. Something that both candidates oppose. Just like I am not a Muslim, I am not gay, but it makes no sense to me why gay people can't be married. If we go back to Jeffersonian democracy and the visionaries that laid the ground rules for our government, we learn that governments main role should be to protect our INDIVIDUAL freedoms and personal liberties. This means as long as my actions aren't a potential threat to harm someone else then I should be able to conduct myself freely in society. So how in the world is it a threat to my personal liberty if a gay or lesbian couple wants to get married? How does that harm me as an individual? And why should they not be able to have the same tax benefits of being married as us straight people.