Thursday, February 9, 2012
A Time And A Place
A blogger whose blog I follow posted today that she was offended at a political post she saw on Facebook. She feels that political opinions are inappropriate among friends. I respect her opinion but do not agree. It is fine with me if she chooses to ignore those whose political views are not the same as hers but I believe that in order to make informed choices I am much better equipped if I expose myself to all the sources available rather than just limit myself to those who say what I like to hear. This particular blogger has very pronounced opinions on a variety of subjects and has gotten her share of inevitable nasty comments as a result. Her reply, as it should be, has always been "screw you, it's my blog. If you don't like it, don't read it." Hear, hear!! In that spirit I submit the following political statement: I am appalled that in the 21st century, women are once again having to fight against the extremist right-wing in the United States of America for the right to obtain and use birth control. In this time and place no "employer" of any polical or religious persuasion should be allowed to deny me or any adult that, especially if that employer is receiving my tax dollars to help pay for my health care insurance. PERIOD.