So this post is a little out of character for me. I try to keep my views more to myself as to not cause too much contention or arguments. But this brought me out of my shell! I received a flyer in the mail the other day with some facts about where in Minnesota our taxes go. ( I did do some fact checking and it checks out) The flyer was a pro life flyer which of course I'm in total favor. I believe life is sacred and an important part of our Heavenly Fathers plan. The flyer stated that so far this year there have been 43,000 abortions in Minnesota and a percentage of our tax dollars go to fund this. Now I am kicking myself cause I can't find the flyer for the exact number, but I don't care if it's even 1%! I strongly disagree with abortion and certainly don't want our hard earned money going to pay of something that I don't believe in! As much as I wish it would be illegal, it's not, so women have the right to choose and that is their free agency, but to expect tax payers to help pay for that procedure is ridiculous!
I'm not thrilled with either candidate, but I feel strongly about my moral and religious beliefs and that's where I have to draw the line to protect the family unit. I feel it's the most important issue, especially when neither can come up with good plans for any of the other issues in my opinion. So I'm voting based on morality issues alone, and also I feel that my candidate will keep our country much safer than the other. Keeping this country safe is also a huge issue for me.
I do have a question to any of those who would like to respond. I am curious and would love to be enlightened, if you have the same moral beliefs as me and are voting for the other candidate, what makes you put that aside for the other issues. I'm truly curious and maybe you could persuade me. I just feel like in a time like this, that morality should come above all other issues. And I really struggle when the one candidate has voted in the senate for NOT saving a baby when there has been a botched abortion because in his words " it's a partly viable fetus"( I was living in this state when he voted on this bill and it boiled my blood then!). So not only is he for abortion, but doesn't even want to save a baby that was supposed to die but didn't and just let it suffer when it could be saved? I really am truly curious and would love some insight. This isn't an attack, just wanting to understand I guess....
Also I just watched this video on You Tube that is very moving. It's Catholic Vote 2008. I am not Catholic, but anyone who has a religious background should view this video, it may be that I have all these pregnancy hormones, but it brought tears to my eyes. Another good clip to watch is one my friend Jacque sent me put out my the LDS church http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/news-releases-stories/church-readies-members-on-proposition-8
It was given to the saints in California and it is about protecting marriage, it's very good I thought they did a very good job addressing the subject. Enjoy!