Politics and Swing Issues

When it comes to politics, my view can be summed up in one phrase, “All men are created equal.” This belief was once considered to be self-evident among the American people, but now it’s a belief that’s widely ignored. When it comes to politics and American life, I believe that all men should be considered equal. Therefore, I believe that abortion should be illegal and gay marriage should be legal, not the other way around.

 I am sure that I am now hated by the majority of the American people for making such a statement, but if you look past your conviction, your passion, and your rhetoric, then you should be able to understand what I am trying to convey.

 The vast majority of Democrats are pro-gay marriage and pro-choice, and the vast majority of Republicans are anti-gay marriage and pro-life, which means that people like me are forced to choose between two swing issues or to join the ranks of the Independents whose votes rarely matter. While I believe that the homosexual community should have the same rights as other American citizens, they are clearly outspoken and well defended by many. The lives of the babies who are aborted before they have chance to cry, however, are never given a chance to plead for justice, and that’s why I am a Republican. 

So if all men are created equal, then why are unborn babies the exception? Can we really justify abortion by claiming that they have yet to fully develop or by claiming that a woman should be allowed to choose if she wants to support the life she helped to create? I suppose that some might say that we are doing the unborn a favor, that we’re saving them from a life of hardship. We could say that the potential birth defects will make their lives miserable. We could say that the absence of parents will make their lives unnecessarily hard. We could say that their mothers’ choice is more important than their lives. But what are the implications if we do? If we say that birth defects will make their lives too hard, then how are we any better than the Nazis who strived for genetic perfection? If we say that a lack of parents will make their lives to depressing, then what does that mean for us if we rather kill them than love them and care them ourselves? If we say that the choices of others are more important than their lives, then we are really saying that all men are created equal except for you. That’s why I am a Republican, and that’s why I’ll always vote for this swing issue even if others claim that it’s pointless. If all men are created equal, then I can’t live with the implications if I deny that right to others.

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2 Responses to Politics and Swing Issues

  1. Angela says:

    I agree with you, and I think the argument you raise is valid, but I’ll add that just because one is Republican doesn’t mean they are automatically pro-life, and adversely, just because one is Democrat doesn’t mean they are automatically pro-choice. For instance, I am against abortion, yet still a Democrat. Therefore, blanket statements tend to make my ears perk up. Anyway! Keep up the good work.

    • There’s a lot of truth to what you said, and i feel like I should clarify a little. I’m a Republican not because all Democrats are pro-abortion, but rather I’m a Republican because the RNC has done more for the pro-life cause.

      Thanks for commenting, Angela.

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