I post in swings but I do a lot of reading and what I'm wondering is if its rare for people to think about their fellow americans? It seems to be common place for certain members here not to give two ****s about anybody but themselves! This is not the american way IMO and its insulting and hypocritical.
What I mean is, I have my own personal morals, beliefs and life structure I choose to live by. I however do not expect anybody else to follow them or even care what I do as long as its not impacting them.
For example, Gay equal rights. Now I've gone on record many times admitting I'm not exactly "gay friendly" nor do I really think much of that lifestyle but at the same time, that's not for me to decide for all. It's none of my business. I could never take away their rights and freedoms based on my opinion. I am not a fan but I have no right to force what I believe on them. How does one convince themselves they have the right to tell two other consenting adults who they can or can marry? My marriage is none of your business just like yours is none of mine.
Same with abortion, I'm no fan of abortion (and I laugh at all of those twits that claim people are fans of it) but at the same time its not my body nor my decision to make. I'd like abortions to be as low as possible but I don't want any more legislation than already exists unless technology changes. I personally would never have one (not that I could haha) but I couldn't force a women to 9 months of pregnancy and then give birth against her will. How would that even work with our current rights and freedoms? The logistics of it alone are mind boggling, where in the constitution is that allowed?
Religion, there's religions out there that certainly do not match mine. But I would never make any decisions to impact others religious freedom within its already protected sanctuary. My religion/beliefs are none of your business just like your religion/beliefs are none of mine.
I really have trouble understanding how some people hypocritically convince themselves that its right for them to force their views on others or do things to limit/impact others rights and freedoms based on their own personal opinions.
I'm just saying, I'm not gay friendly, not a fan of abortion and not a fan of others religion but I'd never do anything to impact the rights and freedoms of others on these matters because it's ignorant and hypocritical. It could be MY RIGHTS being impacted if to many people thought this way and it would certainly not be the America I'm proud to live in any more.
Also this isn't about my views above on Equal Gay Rights, Abortion or Religion those are just my examples for me personally. I don't care what your views are in this thread. I'm wondering if you have any issues like these. Are there things you disagree with but understand that in a great country like ours with freedoms and rights, that apply to us all, you simply understand and respect those same rights and freedoms for others.
SO basically do you care, think and respect your fellow americans when it comes to making laws or forcing views or is it all about you and thats it.