Pardon my language but I'm feeling throroughly pissed off right now. What in the hell are the American citizens thinking? Nothing's definite yet, but NBC just announced that they project Bush to take Ohio, which means he gets the election.
I've never felt this strongly about anything political before. But I'm tired of having a president who would rather I disappear because I question his fundamentally conservative religious values and complicate his political campaigns. I'm tired of having a president who is pushing to write discrimination into the constitution, just because that's how things have always been. I'm tired of living in a country that claims to give freedom to everyone, while trying to take it away from those who challenge social norms.
I want to live in a world where everyone can practice their own religion and love whomever they wish and live their life the way they see fit. Why in the hell are people so threatened by the idea of two men or two women living together in a loving, committed, legally recognized relationship? I mean, come on people! Is there really enough love in this world that we can afford to say that any particular type is wrong??
Whew. Take a breath. I'm sorry...This has just been stewing in me as I've been watching the election and seeing the overwhelming support (in seveal cases) for the 11 state-constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage. It looks like they're all going to pass.
I realize it's stupid to vote for someone based on one issue (and this isn't my only problem with Bush), but when he challenges something that's so fundamental as who I love...I just can't ignore that.
I don't want to give up all hope. Ohio is still close at this point...about 200,000 uncounted votes, which could change the results. But more likely than not Bush will get it. And if he does, the next four years are going to suck. Big time. Anyone else thinking of moving to Canada??