Many a time I found myself revisiting these topics through We're in Dekalb, How are You? I am speaking, of course, about politics.
I'd like to say I play the field of politics in a pretty objective way. I approach politics the same way I approach an algebra exam trying to focus on only the facts. In algebra there is a clear reason for everything that happens. It's not like an English essay when you might be able to play upon the subjective elements to come out on top. It's important to look at all the facts. X always equals something and there's always a logical way to figure out X's value.
Right now there is a clear left and right decision when it comes to the upcoming presidential elections. Among the facts of the left and right sits a topic that is becoming increasingly heated along the campaign trail.
Should same sex marriages be legal?
Well, we were recently informed of where the current president, Barack Obama, stands on the issue. The only thing confusing about the release of his stance is the timing in witch the information was released.
All of the sudden we have a republican candidate who believes same sex marriages are abhorrent and should be abolished. Let's completely disregard Willard's (Mit Romney's) bigotry and lackluster ideologies, that essentially contained a Jim Crow thought process, and focus on something a little less appalling but equally callow. Romney didn't even have the balls to talk about his ideals in a place where he might be met with some resistance. Instead, he addressed a room full of catholic republicans about his views on gay marriage.
Really!? Go to a public college and say that shit. Let's see how long you last on that stage before the majority of your audience becomes so frenzied they actually begin to throw fresh organic produce at you. If you're going to run a country stop standing in a flock of your own sheep and have the courage to speak to everyone.
Nice job releasing your stance on gay marriage when you knew it would help you the most. If it was something you really believed in why wouldn't you have come out earlier and just said it. Did it really take you four years in presidency to decide if you were for or against gay marriage? Like, this was the first time you'd ever heard of it and needed to sit on it for a little while.
(Yes, I know Obama was a known supporter of civil unions and the like. I'm speaking strictly of gay marriages.)
But seriously, if your convictions are that strong and you want to be the president of the United States, have the courage to speak out about your beliefs wherever and whenever you can even if you're met with protest.
Show a little resolve, backbone, and resilience. Maybe more people will take you seriously.
This goes for both candidates.
I'm not going to argue my view on the matter. I believe people should be allowed to love whoever they want. I love my fiance and if someone told me I couldn't marry her, I'd be pissed.