I've been doing pretty well at looking at both sides of the political debate, but I'm getting short on tolerance about the abortion/gun issues.
Here's my stance, and honestly, I don't give a rats ass what anyone else thinks. I vow that I will give financial support to organizations that are fighting for the rights I believe should inherently be ours.
I am pro-gun and pro-choice. I do not believe that -all- life is sacred.
I'm pissed that McCain wants to take away the right to decide to keep a pregnancy. I do not believe in abortion as common birth control, and I do believe in reasonable regulations, but taking away my right to decide is NOT an option I'm willing to vote for. Our system does not work on so many levels when it comes to sex education and the ability to get and use protection. Sex is not going away. Abstinence is a fallacy. Crimes happen. Serious medical conditions exist. Abortion is a medical necessity. Illegal trade will rise if our rights are denied. With all the poor, the destitute, and those suffering due to no medical coverage, I think the priorities here are majorly fucked up.
I'm pissed that Obama wants to disarm me. I have no problem, again, with reasonable regulations, but the crap logic being used is beyond ridiculous. I use my guns for target shooting. I enjoy it like others enjoy golfing or bowling. I would no sooner use my .22 as a weapon than a golfer would used a club or a bowler would use a bowling ball. I do have a weapon I use for personal defense. I have no problem abiding by the laws on where I can and can't take this weapon. Mostly, it will never leave the house. I keep it because I live in the woods and am home by myself a lot. I like to know that I have the ability to defend myself against anyone attempting to deprive me of my property or personal safety. I am not a criminal. I follow the rules for legal acquisition. I am furious that Obama wants me to accept the role of victim by not being able to protect myself. His rules will not take the weapons away from criminals who do not follow the legal avenues. So the criminals will be the ones in charge by power of might. Unacceptable.
Now I have to decide which of these issues I want to vote for/against.
I am just disgusted because the emotional arguments are winning over the logical ones.