Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shopping and Religion: an Analogy/ A viable candidate

While watching the news about the Republican candidates Monday morning, it became obvious to me how much they continue to push their religion on the American public (except for GOP's Jon Huntsman, who seems to have a great deal of experience and knowledge on how to run a country and has common sense).

My observation is that religion is like grocery shopping. It's something personal. You don't demand that all  of your friends shop at your supermarket of choice, do you? No. You can only recommend it.
So, why do most political GOP candidates want you to shop at their "religious" grocery store?  It makes no sense. We are a country of individuals who make their own choices.

Further, if this country was run by one religion, we would be the same as another country (or countries, which shall remain nameless), led by one religious leader that vows to destroy all other religions or blot out those who don't follow their beliefs.  That is NOT America. We are a melting pot of all beliefs and no beliefs. We need to understand that, and allow for ALL, not just a select few. President Obama is not forcing his religious views on the country and keeps religion separate from politics as our founding fathers intended. (Check out the writings of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams).

BTW- JON HUNTSMAN - is someone I would consider voting for. **I think Huntsman is a smart guy who could actually run the country and do a great job. However, religious conservatives don't like him because he believes climate change is a reality (Finally- an Educated candidate!), who believes in civil rights, and was a diplomat. He's got a lot of great political expereince. Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah. He also served in the administrations of four United States presidents. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Huntsman,_Jr.

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Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
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Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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