Here is a list of the Divide and Conquer happening in America right now...I may not have all of them, but I think you will get the picture.
Americans vs. Immigrants,Scientist vs. Creationist,One Religion vs. Another Religion
Parents rights vs. Medical Freedom, Student vs. Teachers, Teachers vs. Administration, Nurses vs. Doctors, 911 truthers vs. Official story believers, Black vs. White, Minority vs. Majority, Married vs. Unmarried, Vaccine vs. un vaccine, Vaccine vs. some not wanting certain vaccines, Medication vs. non-medication, Western Medicine vs. Eastern Medicine, US vs. (insert any number of countries), Democrats vs. Republicans, Liberals vs. Conservative, Monsanto vs. Family Farmers, Gay rights vs. Religious rights(?),
pro-second amendment vs. against second amendment, Educated vs. uneducated, Money vs. Science, CDC vs. Truth, Parents who don't want common core vs. those who do, 1% vs. 99 %, 3% vs. 97%, capitalism vs. socialism, on and on the list goes...
What can we do to stop this madness?
Simple: Realize we are one, while also understanding that each one of us are unique. Without diversity we do not thrive, we do not grow, we die and become part of a collective madness. We are playing into the leaders as though we were children being lead away by the pied piper.
Our rights are important, we stand up and fight for what we believe....Thus someone else has a right and will also stand up for what they believe...Can we not build a golden bridge and find out where the true corruption and hatred hurting this country is coming from? If we learn to respect everyone's freedom, then we too will have freedom.
Lets start with a simple idea: Marriage rights. First and for most the government should never have been in our bedrooms in the first place...but here it is we are living in a state where we get a "license" and get married so we are protected with certain rights...What does a married couple have that an unmarried couple doesn't have?
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In some states: You can only visit a patient in ICU if you are related
You can file a joint tax return (not sure this is a benefit unless you have a stay at home partner)
You can create a family partnership
You can inherit a share of your spouse's estate (you can do this without marriage)
You can have health insurance through your spouse's work
You can receive Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits for your spouse
Receive veterans and military benefits
Receive public assistance benefits
Take bereavement leave if your spouse dies
You can make medical decisions for your spouse
You can consent to after-death examinations
You can make burial or other arrangements
You can receive family rates for health, homeowners, auto and other types of insurance
Sue a third person for a wrongful death of your spouse
You will have marital communications privilege
Obtain immigration and residency
Obtain visiting rights in jails.
Okay, that might not be a complete list but I think you get the idea. So now we go to the flip side of the argument for not allowing gay people to get married:
It will lead to the destruction of America and destroy the family unit. (NOPE...there is not a shred of evidence on this) As a matter-of-fact doesn't more marriage promote a strong family unit, it takes a lot of work to raise children.
It is a religious freedom...WHAT? Yes I get that some religions believe that marriage is only between a man and a woman...but how does allowing a gay marriage affect your religious freedom? If you pass a law based off your religious beliefs, you are also taking away the religious and freedom of others who have not committed a crime that hurts another person. (I like define crime as forcing your will upon another person)
Well it is an abomination to God. Okay...whether this is or is not true...What about keeping Church and State separate? I mean you wouldn't want some other religion telling you what to do...so why are you allowing your religion to tell people what to do?
If we let the gays marry then polygamy will be legal and then pedophiles will get married to children and people will start to marry their dogs.
Okay...Lets take this one at a time: Polygamy. It is the religion of Mormon Fundamentalist that the man is to have multiple wives in order to get into heaven. This is their religious belief. Now think about that for a moment. I don't like this idea, however, if all the women are above 18 and consent...so be it.
People get mad when I say: Polygamy should be legal, but to this I say: As long as your religious beliefs are not infringing on the freedom of others and are not hurting others, then your path to God is none of my business. Do I think its healthy? Not really...but I am not going to judge others. (To be clear, when religious beliefs hurt others...then NO, it must be stopped: example: Female circumcision. Marrying anyone under 18. Beating your wife. Beating your kids. Male circumcision that includes a person "sucking" the blood off the penis, Stoning people to death, Killing a rape victim....etc.)
Now Polygamy should actually be a great example for people who are against Gay marriage. How would you feel if the people who believe in Polygamy were in power and they made a law stating: You Have to Get Married to Multiple women? Seriously...You wouldn't like it...or maybe you would.
It will lead to pedophiles exerting their rights. I find this one the most offensive of them all. Pedophiles are sick, they take little children and abuse them. This is like comparing apples to oranges. I don't even know how to argue this point because it is so ridiculous: so is the argument that people will be allowed to marry their pets...
Okay, okay...I know you are still not convinced. I just wanted to try to help the world a little bit.
I believe in Freedom, I believe in All for one and one for all...Not his Greater Good concept.
As always have a beautiful day xoxoxo Elicia