Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big Government

I've wanted to post this question on my Facebook account, but it's too political.  The question is: How is government run health care big government, and mandatory ultrasounds NOT big government. The stereotype is that the Democrats  want to rob Peter (you) to pay Paul (the less fortunate) and that's bad because the government shouldn't be our nanny. If you need help, it's your own fault, so just get a job.  It's that easy.

On the other hand, the lawmakers who make these kinds of arguments seem to be the first to want government in our bedrooms and lately, women's bodies. State legislatures around the country are trying to pass laws that would require ultrasounds and waiting periods before getting abortions. In Arizona, a law recently passed goes so far as to redefine when pregnancy begins. Personally, I am not for abortion, but I don't think women who have abortions do so easily, or without emotional or physical distress Call me crazy, but I don't think it's the government's business to make laws regarding our junk. I want to be in charge of my own body, whom I love, and whom I do or do not worship.

And I am not a republican, because I think the party wants to control the most personal parts of my life. If the Democratic Party is for Big Government, the Republican Party is too.

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