What the hell happened to the separation of church and state?
Tonight as I watched Donald Trump’s town hall meeting on MSNBC, I couldn’t help but to keep getting angrier and angrier when it came to the topic of abortion. Trump made a ridiculous remark about banning abortions altogether and punishing women who have abortions as well as doctors who perform them. He didn’t elaborate on whether they’d receive jail time, a fine, community service etc. but he made it clear that abortions should be banned and punished based on morality and ethics.
He is running for president of the United States of America, a country that has already declared certain abortions legal in Roe v Wade, based on protecting women’s health and protecting the potentiality of human life. Since abortions are already mostly legal, his push to ban them is ridiculous.
But wait.. it gets worse. The interviewer then asked Trump whether or not the fathers of these unborn babies should be punished as well to which The Donald replied “I don’t think so.” We all know how babies are made. The men are exactly 50% of the problem. COME ON!
Thankfully, women now have the right to choose and hopefully it stays that way.
But, this issue also got me thinking about gay marriage. I vaguely remember Trump making remarks about the landmark supreme court decision — he wasn’t in support of gay marriage, although he said will follow the law whichever way they decided, but he said he wished they would have left it to the states. Once again, this guy is on the wrong side of history. Leaving such a big decision on gay marriage to each state independently would take decades, would just cause people to move to another state where their marriage would be considered legal, and is just plain dumb. Eventually all the states would have made it legal, so why waste everyone’s time playing this game.
What bothers me the most is that he’s been somewhere in between Democrat and Republican all these years. He’s a New York Republican, which is basically a Democrat and I don’t think his hardcore conservative Republic views on anything are genuine at all. He’s just an extremist in everything he does.
Listen, I personally don’t think I would ever even consider having an abortion, although I haven’t ever been placed in that situation. I also wouldn’t be the happiest person in the world if I found out my son wanted to marry a boy. But if YOU want to have an abortion or YOU want to marry someone of the same sex, why should MY beliefs stop YOU. My beliefs are just that, beliefs — not LAWS. Today’s laws are based on hundred of years of legal precedent all the way back to and based on the constitution — not the Bible.
I’m looking at you, Donald.