From what I've heard, the health care bill says nothing about reproductive rights. Of course this is cause for concern, but, from what I've been seeing, the people who argue about this issue seem to only bring up abortion and if it's covered. Either way, it's pathetic because, if it IS mentioned, then we will be forced to pay for them even if you're pro-life. (It's a government run plan, so our tax dollars would pay for it if they don't already)
Apparently the destruction of life and the right to hump-and-dump is more important than maternity coverage. What a world...
Abraham Lincoln said during the Civil War that "A house divided cannot stand". Well, if America is indeed the house that he spoke of, then illegal immigrants are the termites.
Why do I call them termites? Well, think of it this way:
If a person comes into your house uninvited, regardless of his intention, whether it is to steal something or enjoy an afternoon snack with you, he is still a trespasser because he came into your home uninvited. In other words, he came into your home without going through the proper procedures, which would be to knock on the door and ask if he may enter.
In other words, he entered your home illegally.
However, for the sake of argument, that this person did come into your home uninvited. What do you do with him? Would you really say, "Well, I don't know who you are and you came into my home uninvited, but you can stay, eat my food and take up space without having to worry about a thing. I'll even give you some of my paycheck!"?
No one in their right mind would do such a thing.
Let's look at it from another perspective, this time, instead of using a person, we'll use an insect.
If an insect comes into your home and you notice it, do you say, "Well, it's not hurting anyone right now, so it's safe to just let it roam around and do as it pleases."? No. you would either kill the insect or you would "deport" it to the outdoors where it came from.
Some would call the exterminator, but, in the case of the American government, the exterminator is saying that if he does kill the insect, then he is profiling the insect. Now, if a real exterminator did that, you can be sure he'd be out of a job rather quickly.
It is no longer about illegal immigration, but invasion, and the government is doing virtually nothing about it.
EDIT: To avoid further confusion, I am not calling immigrants "insects". I am simply making a comparison. If I truly believe that immigrants were insects and woth nothing, then America, to me, would be nothing, for was it not built by the sweat and blood of immigrants?
However, that is not the case, for I love my country, and I love immigrants, but I don't like illegal immigrants!
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It's been a while since I've done anything Grand Theft Auto IV related so here's my new profile ID of my trip to Liberty City.. Jacking cabs and getting drunk with Niko
And yes I have grown a full on beard now.. the times are changing haha! And I've even got my fave RDR shirt on that Rockstar games gave me themselves All because they enjoyed my "jecking series", they sent me a whole package and that just goes to show how great the company is!
Haha I was originally going to have Niko jacking my car, or have Luis kicking us both out of a club, but I thought I'd settle for a good beer with him instead
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This goes with my "Stop the HATE please" stamp. I titled this one a little better though so those of you in my watchers who are atheists, agnostics, etc could choose whether to look at it or not~
Seriously though. Ya'll. I'm tired of it. I said this in my last stamp, and I'll say it here again:
STOP WITH THE BASHING.
Bashing is NOT witnessing. It's scaring people away. People aren't going to listen to you if you bash them and call them ignorant, pagans, etc.
I'm especially tired of seeing an atheist stand up, ask a question while saying they mean no offense, and then getting b-slapped by a person claiming to be Christian.
What? WHAT? How is that witnessing? They asked a question, shouldn't you answer it in a manner in which you can witness to them peacefully?
Aren't we supposed to be about love?
And you know what? There are going to be people who are going to bash us for who we are and our faith-- but that DOES NOT mean we should bash them back. That just makes us look like hypocrites.
Please-- PLEASE-- think! Think before getting offended! Think before lashing out!
We're supposed to witness. Not bash.
It's possible for us to have civil conversations with atheists, etc. Really, it is. If I, a sixteen year old going into her Junior year in highschool, can do it, I'm sure ya'll can.
And you know what? I bet you a civil conversation is more likely to be a success in witnessing rather than a name flinging of "ignorance", "pagan", "you're going to Hell", etc.
So please. I can't stress this enough. Please stop scaring away potential people to witness to.
It not only takes away from a witness opportunity, but it also makes us look bad
Oh, and as I said in my last stamp: Outright hating on Christianity will be marked as spam or hidden. I'd rather not hear it. Also, I'd rather not people comment on trying to stray me away from my beliefs. I'd like you to respect my opinion as much as I respect yours, though I can't make you do that . Your choice on that matter. Anyway feel free to comment, but please remember to be mature about it.
And as for people who may say I'm going to Hell for my "tolerant" beliefs: you don't know me, so don't judge me .
EDIT: To be frank, I'm tired of getting comments from people. Especially people who completely miss the point of the stamp, or find some way to twist my words to satisfy their need to be offended and chastise someone. The stamps are old. I don't really make stamps anymore. I just keep my rants to myself now. Hell, some of my opinions have softened up too in regards to actually caring about those topics these days. But yeah, comments are disabled now. Thanks to those who offered some interesting insight on any subjects on my stamps!