Sunday, November 13, 2016

Politics In My (and Your) face

When Rome's in ruin,...
It's all over now
Before it has begun
 - "Young Volcanoes" by Fall Out Boy

I've tried to avoid talking politics, because like religion, it is very easy to cause a massive divide between people, even if those people essentially want the same thing. But when politics won't leave me alone, I have to stand up and address it.

I'm not upset or angry, or any of those other similar emotions, that Trump won the presidency. (If you remember, I actually made an argument for voting him in a few months ago.) What upsets and disappoints me is the trifecta: a Republican majority in the House and in the Senate, combined with a Republican president. That's a dangerous combination, and can and will lead to the party pushing it's own reform through the system with little barrier.

Now, I still believe that sometimes the best and most efficient way to rebuild Rome is to burn it to the ground first, but the GOP has been making some horrible talk about taking away what I believe to be basic human rights.

You can torch the place without taking away the rights of your people in the process.

There's not a lot of things I'd fight for, but those things I consider inalienable rights are definitely one of them.


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