Monday, May 18, 2009
Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Thanks for all the comments from last week! Been thinking about the Carrie Prejean comments and actually agree -- she had the right to say what she said. Everyone does. I don't believe someone should ask a question (ie, Perez Hilton) and not expect an answer, one with which he may potentially not agree. As for her semi-nude pictures and breast implants, no surprises there. She's in a beauty pageant, not aiming to be the next Marie Curie. The fact that she's now a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage doesn't bother me; I think their ads are so ridiculous and ill-conceived (A Gathering Storm, anyone? Gay people fall out of the sky and ruin our lives!) that she seems suited for this work. And she looks pretty good naked. Better, dare I say, than Perez Hilton? Conservatives love a hot woman who talks their party line. For a long time, they've had to make do with that horsey Ann Coulter -- bad face, great legs. But now they've got a new face, one that looks more like a model, less like Secretariat.
I've never been a huge fan of marriage of any kind, but I truly believe in civil liberties. I don't follow strict party lines -- I believe we should be able to have guns, abortions, legalized drugs, and gay marriage if we so desire. I don't agree ethically with all of these things, but I do believe we are smart enough to make our own decisions without government interference. Before speed limits, you'd see signs on the road that said, Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide. No matter what our disagreements and opinions, I hope we can remember to be kind, to think about who else is on the road, and to still be ourselves.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences of too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
Drinking suggestion: Any ideas for a new video?
Benedictions and Maledictions