I am a democrat. I come from a family of democrats. I am probably the most left-leaning liberal democrat in my family, with my sister and her husband a close second.
I believe that it is our responsibility as those that have to care for those that don’t. I don’t particularly care WHY they don’t have, all I need to know is that they are in need. If we have food, water, shelter, HEALTH CARE, medicines, or anything, really and someone else doesn’t, it is our duty to share. I think Jesus might have had a comment to make about that, if you give to the least of these, that ring any bells?
I believe that it is none of my business if someone is gay or straight or bi or whatever. I am straight, and that works for me (and my husband, LOL). I believe that love is love, and that we don’t get to choose with whom we will fall in love. You are born who you are. See above statement about how that is none of my business.
I believe VERY STRONGLY that it is not my place to judge. I leave that up to my Higher Power. If what you’re doing works for you, fantastic. What I’m doing works for me. If what you’re doing seriously gets in the way of what I’m doing, then we might have a problem…but it’s nothing that can’t be worked out.
It is all but futile to try and bend my views toward the more conservative side of the political fence. If there’s a tree out there, you’re going to see me hugging it. If there’s a war going on, you can bet I’m opposed to it and am praying daily that all military personnel involved will come home safe and sound (on both sides) and it will end. I have a work ethic, I work for the money I bring home, and yet I still believe that I could be helping someone else more than I do.
Speaking of a Higher Power, I have no ideas or opinions that the one I choose to worship is the only right choice. I believe strongly that we all follow valid paths to the Divine. Churches that exclude me from their worship because of my denominational choice or my gender or for any other reason really bother me. Exclusion, in my mind, is not a path toward enlightenment.
I am an American. I will always be an American, even if at some point I hold citizenship in the United Kingdom. I will always speak like an American, although there may be bits of vocabulary and intonation that are most definitely British that creep into my speech. I did not care for Dubya and I am a strong and happy supporter of Obama.
Speaking of being an American, that does not mean that I own nor carry a gun. It does not mean that I am in favour of anything less than even tighter gun control laws than the US already has. It does not mean that any of my relatives are married to each other, nor does it mean that I am uneducated and backward. That last one goes double for the fact that I was born and raised in Georgia and consider South Carolina to be home.
I did not marry my husband because he is English. I married my husband because he is Simon.
I believe that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never, ever hurt me unless I let them.