Monday, January 10, 2011


Opinions are like assholes, every person has them.

That's why we live in this country, so we can have our own opinions. The question is, what do we do with these opinions? Well, we vote, we get into arguments and debates. Hopefully as humans, we can respect the fact that not everyone will think the same way that we, as individuals, do. We are not lemmings, we do not live in a communist country where the government tells us how we have to think. We live here, in the United States, a country founded by one principle: freedom.

When you take that freedom, and use deadly means, you are not only breaking the law, but you are taking away someone else's freedom. The freedom to express themselves, to pursue happiness, and their right to a life. I cannot imagine thinking that I had the right to shoot someone simply for speaking their mind. Simply for trying to reach out to the people and talk to them. This doesn't make any sense to me. Especially when your excuse is that you don't like politicians. Here's a news flash: Most people don't! I didn't vote for Ms. Giffords, yet I still pray for her recovery. She didn't deserve to have her freedoms taken away, and she doesn't deserve to be lying in a hospital fighting for her life. From what I've heard from people that know her, she's a really nice lady.

Violence is definitely not the answer. Don't get me wrong, I do keep guns in my house, and if someone were ever to threaten my life, or the life of my family, I would have no problem taking theirs. To hurt someone just because you don't agree with them though is just plain wrong. This has definitely left a scar on the Tucson community, and I am proud of how it is rallying the people. I am hoping to be able to attend one of the funerals to serve as a human barricade against the Westboro Baptist "church." I don't know how these people can call themselves human, when they get their notoriety by protesting the dead. I wish my Army uniforms would fit, but the unit never issued me a maternity uniform, so that won't be happening.

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