Friday, July 08, 2011

What I Think Of Michele Bachmann


From Think Progress:
Tonight, Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge created by THE FAMiLY LEADER, an influential social-conservative group in Iowa. By signing the pledge Bachmann “vows” to “uphold the institution of marriage as only between one man and one woman” by committing herself to 14 specifics steps. The ninth step calls for the banning of “all forms” of pornography. The pledge also states that homosexuality is both a choice and a health risk. You can read all the details of the pledge here.


Ellison James said...

Wow, thanks for the information. Whodathunk? I've always considered myself kind of independent, politically, although I try to steer clear of politics. I'm one of those weird people from Washington State who is conservative on some issues while liberal on others. I often ask, can't there just be some common sense, in between thinking, or does it have to be to the left or right?

Yes, I do believe in the sanctity of marriage. But, why should we be so close-minded to think that the only good marriage is between one man and one woman. Not everybody subscribes to that thinking, and some folks (I've seen it first-hand within my own family) are simply born with their own unique inherent values and beliefs. My entire family tried desperately to "ungay" my Uncle for years beofre he was finally driven away to live a life away from our love and support. Oh, and by the way, He was the way he was for as long as I can remember, which indicates it was not his personal choice but who he was. He found another to love and had a wonderful loving relationship until his partner was taken by cancer just a few years ago. He was so heartbroken that he died not much later. Had they chosen to have children, I'm sure they would have made wonderful loving parents. He wasn't some sexual deviant because he had a relationship with another man, it was just who he was, and seemed perfectly normal to me.

Can't we uphold the sanctity of marriage by allowing marriage between two loving, consenting adults, no matter the form? Why deny people of love, insurance, joint accounts, and children when our country, our world is in such dire need. I had an uber-religious friend of mine explain to me recently that his (and others) reasoning for hating the thought of marriage between same-sex partners is because he (they) believe it will lead to the acceptability of of relationships between humans and animals. What? How does one make THAT jump in logic?

But I digress.

And banning all forms of pornography? Now they're hitting below the belt!

Shouldn't our politicians be concerned with other things like our economy, jobs, and the people they represent? I don't know, I'm just sayin'.

Sorry about the long rant. I guess I've decided on at least one person I WON'T be voting for this election season.

M.Christian said...

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! What terrifies me about her isn't really her party but that there is nothing thoughtful or rational about her ... at all. Other conservatives at leas are willing to have a discussion about whatever but she is emotion ... and negative enotions at that. At least with her in the running Obama will have smooth sailing ... I hope