–Abortion: for or against?
I am morally against it,
but legally? I have no clue anymore. I used to think it wiser to keep it legal for several reasons, one of them being that if it were illegal it would just go underground and the process would be (even more) gruesome and unhealthy… And I was also not entirely convinced that an embryo was human. (embryo, not fetus. fetuses look far too human to question in my opinion) I believed embryos had the potential to be human (duh) but they just didn’t make the cut. To be honest, I don’t know what I believe anymore. Even if embryos AREN’T human, is it right to kill something that is potentially human? I have no clue. I WANT to say no. You know what made me question my opinion that abortion should be legal? Nope, not my own pregnancy- The movie Juno, and also Amanda’s story about when she decided to keep Jameson. No joke.
–Would our country fall with a woman president?
Uh, no. Unless that president was me. 🙂
–Do you believe in the death penalty?
I already wrote an entry about this. It was one of my first posts. Anyway, I don’t think the death penalty is carried out fairly or justly. I believe our system is flawed, and it could ever be perfect enough to decide who lives or dies.
–Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
Yes. It can be regulated just like alcohol (legal at 21, can’t drive intoxicated etc.). I guess I just don’t understand why alcohol is legal and marijuana is not? *scratches head*. I mean, you’ve never heard of people being abused and families being torn apart and people getting killed in driving accidents from a little marijuana… Anyways, I think I would use it for my severe depression attacks- the ones where I am this close >< to killing myself. But, seeing as how it is illegal, I am not willing to take the chance and lose my teaching license over it.
--Are you for or against premarital sex?
Ideally I am "against" it...
But if I'm gunna be **completely** honest about it- before I was married I wasn't like this totally "sexually pure" (by today's Christian standards) girl, and I really don't regret it at all. Perhaps there were times I should have been more careful (I never really thought about STDs or anything)... (uh, not that I have an STD- just thought I'd make that clear haha)
I guess the one thing that scares me about premarital sex IS STDs. They are TOO dang common! OH and pregnancy scares me, too. If Adry gets a girl pregnant when he is 14, I might freak out. totally freak out.
...And I think today's Christian standards are entirely absurd. EVERYTHING is "bad" : anything beyond kissing is bad, masturbation is bad, but you should wait until you are 27 to get married... what? Do these people have a sex drive? Or do they just live a lie, feeling guilty all the time?? I'm starting to believe it's the latter.
--Do you believe in God?
--Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
Sure. This issue is entirely a matter of the heart. If people say they are gay and they have a life partner, let them the frick get married. What are you trying to do by making it illegal? You gunna dissuade them from being gay? um, doubt it.
--Do you think its wrong that so many Hispanics are moving to the USA?
Not as long as they are citizens! I'd really rather them not live here tax-free, using up our "free healthcare" that us tax-paying citizens pay for.
--A 12 year old girl has a baby..should she keep it?
I would say adoption is looking very VERY good at that point!
--Should the alcohol age be lowered to 18?
Yeah, I think so. It makes sense. Mostly.
--Should the war in Iraq be called off?
Oh my WORD I don't even know anymore. I really don't. I never liked the idea of it from the beginning, I don't like it now, I don't really *get* it... I try not to think about it. If my brother/husband/dad was over there I'd just want him home safe at all costs. Too many guys are dying, too many guys are gettin' their limbs blown off- I wish someone would prove to me it's REALLY worth it, but as it stands I am either ignorant or I think we should get our guys the Hell outta there.
--Do you believe in spanking your children?
I'm not sure yet. I'll let you know in a few years :). All I know is there's gotta be SOME discipline somewhere and every kid is different.
--Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
Yes. Is that bad? I love America, don't get me wrong. I think I live in the best country in the world, but lets be honest- the flag is just a symbol, and a million dollars can do a LOT of good, including paying off my debt so I can better contribute to our wonderful nation's free market economy 😉
--A mother is declared innocent after murdering her 5 children in a temporary insanity case..what do you think?
I'd say she'd have to be pretty insane, no doubt, and should be locked up in an asylum to protect the rest of us from her.
--Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
Um... I think there's a chance I might be judged, but I'm not too concerned...
I am pretty open to changing my mind about some of these issues if someone can offer up a good argument that makes sense to me.