This is the 4th blog I have started about the presidential address last week and current state of our great nation, and if it weren't for the delete and backspace buttons, I would probably be on some sort of extremist watch list. I got so aggrevated watching Obama's press conference last week, and I get increasingly annoyed by the liberal views in Washington. I am feeling a little better after 4 personal rants to myself, but it has brought me to another, related subject: Why is it that because I am a Southern, white, Christian, I am automatically a racist bigot? Have you noticed that the liberals in this country are all for free speech unless what you say is "As a Christian, I oppose abortion, and same-sex marriage, and here are the passages from the Bible to support my views?" They do not recognize the authority of the Bible, so they say that none of what it says is relevant. Well, I disagree. I say that MY opinion is just as important as theirs (isn't THAT what they are arguing for?) and doesn't MY voice deserve to be heard? That is the problem with equal rights -- they are EQUAL. If I have to listen to you drone on and on about how it is a woman's choice, not a life, or how government should step in and get everyone a job, a car, and a house, or how gays should be allowed this that and the other, then you cannot complain when I quote scriptures and disagree with you.
And let me say this: As long as the choice does not have an impact upon me or any other human life, I don't oppose it. I believe homosexulity is a sin -- it is one of those black and white issues from the Bible, it is not open to interpretation. If you are gay, and believe in the Bible, then I do not know how you reconcile that, but that is between you and God. Am I politiacally or socially against gay marriage? Not really. I know it is going to happen. I fear the long term consequences on our schools when the family ideas are challenged to accomodate same sex couples and how I will have to explain that to my kids, but beyond that, it does not effect me -- I am not God, so I pass no judgement. As for my stance on abortion, I am vehemently opposed to it. I consider it a life at the moment of conception, so to me it is murder. Would you expect me to not protest murder? Now, I do NOT understand the people that bomb abortion clinics or shoot abortion doctors, since that is also murder. I guess that I am anti-abortion, but I am also anti-Extreme-Anti-Abortionists....
I have a serious issue with this concept that the Government is supposed to take care of all my problems. Since Uncle Sam doesn't have any money that We The People do not give him in the form of taxes, I am slightly offended by these programs that pay for mortgages, cars, and even cell phones for people who do not work. Now, don't go get on your soap boxes about those that cannot help their situations, I am not talking about them. But I do not understand why the lady at the grocery store used food stamps to pay for groceries with her obviously manicured and blinged out hand and then put said groceries into an Escalade while chatting the whole time on her i-Phone (meanwhile I am digging in my purse for my Kroger card, my coupons, and my CASH to pay for my groceries). When we couldn't sell our house in Georgia after we moved here to Texas, I made it work for as long as I could then we let the house go. We looked into government programs, but there were none. So we cut our expenses down to next to nothing, we sold stuff on Craigslist, we cut coupons, and we did WITHOUT. It wasn't enough. We lost the house. And the world kept on spinning. We had a very high opinion of ourselves and our "stuff" and God shook our lives up and taught us a lesson about humility, necessity, and ingenuity. If you give people everything that they need, they will not only not appreciate all that they have, they will cease trying to get anything for themselves. Very few people will refuse the things that the government provides in order to get to work and get better things for themselves. And it is contagious -- the children and the neighbors see that the government is providing people with everything that others are working for, and they wonder why they should work. If you think I am wrong, look at the statistics of welfare and other government aid programs 50 years ago and today. Look at how many people started out on welfare and got off of it 50 years ago and those today. Look at just how many MORE programs there are now -- it is ridiculous. Here is the bottom line -- we are a selfish, snobby, country who thinks that the world owes us something when we used to be a God fearing nation who helped ourselves.
I have a whole other post in my head now, so I better stop there before I get going again. Please pray for our country and its leaders.