Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Rant…America

Watching the news at night,  I sit and wonder how our country, as mighty and strong as we once were,  ended up here. We have lost sight so quickly of what we are supposed to stand for. I sometimes wonder how thing as outlandish as the Chick-fil-a boycott even comes to exist. I ask myself, why do people not stand up for what is right? Why don't people stand up for what they believe? Then I think about how politically correct I am and how I live my life, in many situations, based on not stepping outside of that box in fear of offending someone.

I, myself, am just as guilty in allowing our country to get here as the people I so quickly blame for our downfall.  Our country was founded on the rights of the people. We have come so far that it seems we are starting to regress.  When did we stop supporting everyones rights and start just supporting minorities rights. If you are not a man- We support your Independence. If you are not Christian- We Support your beliefs. If you are not White- We Support Your Race. If you are not straight- We Support your Sexual Preference.  But what if you are a Man or Christian or White or Straight….or even worse a Straight White Male Christian, then you have no rights and can't speak with out being racist, sexist, homophobic or Hypocritical.  How come minorities are the only ones able to feel proud about who they are? Why should I feel ashamed of being a White Christian?

People fight so hard to get their beliefs and in the bringing "just want to be able to believe, love and live as themselves", but then at some point they forget that. They then become as judgmental as the people they set out to change. What happened to the RIGHT OF RELIGION and SPEECH. Is it that you only believe in your right and once it it heard you leave and stop listening.

It isn't about changing each persons view on things, it about the right to have your own belief system and your fellow American to have the same right,  even if they don't attend the same church on Sunday.

Back to the Chick-fil-A Boycott…Its not about support for gay marriage vs. the family unit, it's about AMERICANS Freedom vs. Government Control. Who's to say the next thing they decide to control something won't be more severe. We have to make a stand for our rights….Black, White, Gay or Straight all as Americans.
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