I wear my fierce independence in a chaotic election.

3 thoughts on “I wear my fierce independence in a chaotic election.”

  1. You say you’re against abortion because it’s “a life,” but then later say “it’s not my place to tell someone else what they can or cannot do with their body.” If it’s their body, why are you morally opposed to abortion in the first place? Also, why is it “hating the sinner” when you make it illegal for an abortion clinic to practice infanticide but not “hating the sinner” when you allow the government to use the death penalty? “Regarding abortion, I don’t think it’s right to end a life just because it’s not convenient to have a baby. At the same time, I don’t think it’s my place to tell someone else what they can or cannot do with their body. I choose to hate the sin, not the sinner in this case.”
    From my perspective, you don’t understand the abortion argument. Please help me understand your view more.

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    1. The more I read your comment, the more I don’t disagree with you. At first, I was taken aback, but I like what you said. I wrote my original post in a hate-filled anger that someone as divisive as Donald Trump may become our president. I’d also like to clarify that I have disagreed with our current president more times than I can count.

      Let me try to explain now that I’ve cooled off after writing my original post. I myself am totally against any abortion procedure. I don’t support it – at all. But, at the same time, I worry what might happen if we made it illegal. I know someone who was taken advantage of – I won’t say raped, just because she never felt comfortable defining it a certain way – who ended up having an abortion. I didn’t know about it until years after it happened. I know it tears her up that she had it done, that she allowed it to happen, but she didn’t feel right having the baby. I have my suspicions that it could have been a family member, and maybe that’s why she did what she did. I try to imagine her trying to end the pregnancy herself, and I also try to imagine someone shady doing it. Either way, I don’t support it now.

      The other thing, is that I support the services, except abortion, that PP offers. I personally advocate to friends that they can go to their family doctors or other clinics and get just as good of support. I neglected to say it in the first post.

      Regarding the death penalty, I don’t support it. I tried to make that clear before. I hate it, too.

      I guess it all comes down to this: I wish things were clearer in this election, in our country, and that government didn’t seem so big and in control of so much. I left the teaching profession because of extremely large government control. Checks and balances don’t seem to real today in our world. When it comes down to it, I guess I’m trying to become a libertarian, but I’m not there yet; that is, I can’t call myself one yet. I’m guided by staunch personal views, but I don’t necessarily believe I have the right to impose my views on someone else.

      Thanks for making me think some more. I appreciate it.

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  2. Thank you for replying in such a thoughtful way. I love seeing how the internet can be used to learn and widen our perspectives.

    I’ll show my cards here, I am a pro-life libertarian. I believe the government has one job: protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. My hope is that protection would go to the unborn.
    I don’t believe we should have some abortion police, but that we would go after abortion providers.

    I understand your compassion for your friend who was taken advantage of. At the same time, I have a friend who was conceived out of rape. She is a wonderful gift to my life, and I cannot imagine why she should have been punished for her biological fathers mistake.

    I am against the death penalty also. More than that, I am against all preemptive war. I wish there would be a more consistent pro-life movement. My heart breaks for women taken advantage of in abortion clinics, who are told they really only have one choice. My heart breaks for the image bearers of God being ripped apart by abortion. My heart breaks for unborn babies being destroyed by US bombs in the Middle East.

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