We can all thank Ronald Reagan for this one. While running to become the 40th President of the United States in 1981, Ronald Reagan used a campaigning tactic that was seen and used never before in modern day politics. He took taking peoples’ interest away from his foreign and domestic policy and economic policies, and instead, introduced them to social issues, issues that every American could connect and understand better. This technique was genius, because it allowed more Americans to connect, understand, and ultimately vote for him come election day. However, this concept of, to be blunt, even caring about social issues is garbage. With my political views, I believe in both economic and personal freedom in everything that we as citizens do. The government has no right and business to get involved with how we as Americans live our lives in regards to social issues. Quite frankly, they should not even be discussed in modern day politics and the fact that they are, speaks volumes of our over controlling and tyrannical government.
First, a big problem that we face is the bridge that connects the church to the government. I personally believe that religion should be separated from politics, because both are ideological filled entities that have different representations, antics, and overall status. It’s like comparing apples and oranges. They do not go hand and hand and this connection currently within our society of religion and politics creates irrational and infeasible ideas as individuals are so passionate about one of the two that it skews their opinion on the other. Likewise, the tie to religion in politics has been a binding force against the efforts made to legalize gay marriage. If a man wants to marry another man, let him. Same with a woman. Individuals should follow any religion and set of beliefs that they wish to and their beliefs should not be influenced by the government. With this in mind, it leads to just another example.
The government has no right to be involved with Americans’ bodies. More specifically, there should not be the current issue of Pro Life vs. Pro Choice. The answer should always be Pro Choice for the following reasons. First, it is the mother’s body, uterus, and fetus so it should ultimately be her decision on what she does with it. Let us suppose that for this blog’s sake that a girl got raped and impregnated. She should very much so have the option to do as she pleases. The same applies with usage of birth control or other medications to provide the individual with what they want. Additionally, even if abortions become illegal, they will never fully be eradicated. In fact, by banning abortions to be completed at medical institutions such as medical centers or hospitals, it means that Americans will just take matters into their own hands and perform their own form of abortions. This would ultimately put these uneducated and inexperienced individuals at a higher risk of death since they do not know all that the procedure entails. All in all, the government has no right to be involved with our bodies and the decisions we make about it.
Finally, the idea remains the same for other social issues such as marijuana and guns. Marijuana should be legalized for its numerous values that it would bring to our country. For example, marijuana is indeed safer than alcohol. Additionally, there have been instances where marijuana has helped those affected by Parkinsons and seizures. Finally, with the legalization of marijuana, dramatic eminent success will come in regards to the economy. We have a social security problem? Legalize and taxing marijuana can fix that. Furthermore, the constitution assures that every citizens has the right to bear arms and that is exactly how gun rights should continue within this country. Like abortion, completely banning guns will never happen because the demand for them will always be there. By banning or even creating more strict gun laws, the government is setting us up for failure, as individuals will resort to finding a way to get them at any case.
These are definitely issues that we have been hearing in either a political debate between candidates or one between you and a friend. The ultimate line is that the government has no business in being an overpowering and controlling entity that determines what we do in this life, shaping our own destinies for us. This country prides itself on free choice and freedom, yet I feel those descriptions are tarnished with the government we have today. So yes, to better conclude this entire blog in one sentence I would say that I completely believe that yes, I want gay married couples to protect their sexuality and marijuana plants with guns.