"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction"-Thomas Jefferson

Friday, February 27, 2009

To Clarify (and an apology)

To day I offended a good friend. And I owe an apology to her--I won't list her name since she asked that I not list her previous comment and most of our discussion was over email. She's a liberal and you all know how outspoken I am against the liberal agenda. So I wanted to clarify a few things.

First, although I did say to her that I didn't think liberals cared about their kids or anyone elses, I know that isn't true. At the time I wrote it, I was very upset (thank you to the jerks on the women's site I'm a member of!) and it was a stupid comment.

I have friends who are liberals and they're great mothers. I have friends that are gay and liberal and they're great people, although I don't agree with many things they do. I don't "DISLIKE" people or think that they are bad people, because of their liberal political views. I also don't like people based on their conservative views, only. It takes more than that to make a whole person.

Here is what I think makes a liberal a "bad" liberal: Supporting actions that will hurt children (ie the nomination of David Ogden, who has openly opposed measures against child pornography); Supporting actions that take the parent out of the child's life (ie, supporting actions to get birth control and abortions to underage children without parental consent)--God gave us parents for a reason; and third-supporting abortion. Abortion is murder. Plain and simple. A woman has the right to choose....to choose to have sex or not. To choose to take a life is NOT her choice.

However, just because you don't support the war, or you voted for Obama or you're for homosexual marriage, I don't think that makes you a horrible person. I just disagree with you.

At any rate, to my friend: I am sorry that I wrote that email. I hope this makes a little more sense.

ETA: Although I have to say (in keeping with my own personal beliefs, as those will not be compromised), that if you don't support the war or did vote for Obama, I might think you're not the most patriotic or savvy American, but I don't think you're a horrible human being! And this is not intended as an insult to my friend, but just restating my own personal beliefs.

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