- Nandita: Josh, these are my friends from Purdue, *names I didn't hear*
- Me: Sorry, from where?
- Friend A: Purdue University.
- Me: Get out.
- Nandita and Friends: *dumbfounded looks, awkward chuckles*
- Me: Mhm.
should really just be called “And now for something completely different.”
Ke$ha -> Michael Bublé -> Ben Harper.
Okay, see. I have this friend that posts political things pretty often. She and I vehemently disagree on nearly EVERYTHING political (with the notable exception of gay marriage). She recently posted the following picture:
I don’t want to respond on Facebook because I feel like I respond to a vast majority of her political posts and I don’t want it to seem like I’m just trolling or itching for a fight. That said, I really wanted to respond to this in some way, so I’m using tumblr to do so. I think maybe she follows me here? I don’t remember. Anyway, here are my thoughts:
Yes, I’m pro-life (meaning anti-abortion/anti-choice/whatever you wanna call it). Unlike many right-to-lifers, I’m also against capital punishment. However, I’m NOT in favor of a national healthcare system.
My logic here: I’m pro-life in the sense that I’m adamantly against intentionally taking a life. I’m against a national healthcare system because I feel that it increases taxes and decreases efficiency, and I think it’s unconstitutional as far as the limits of the federal government go. Further, I feel that “Obamacare” and its individual insurance mandate are entirely the wrong way to go. I’m totally in favor of personal choice when it comes to whether or not you want to be smart and get health insurance, and with that, I’m also in favor of personal responsibility if you decide to not get it and something bad happens to you. It may sound callous, but “them’s the breaks” as they saying goes. You make a choice, you live with the consequences, be they good or bad. That’s how life works (and, in my opinion, how it should work).
Barring any “you’re totally wrong about your view on the Affordable Care Act” things, does this logic at least make sense? Is it coherent? Can you understand what I’m saying even if you don’t personally agree with it?
TALK TO ME, TUMBLR. Please?
why it’s okay to kill an unborn child but not an already-born one. Please?
about how scary it is that, over the last four years, we’ve been two small deaths away from having either Nancy Pelosi or John Boehner as President?