|Saturday Spotlight Series #25|
I do not tend to be a person of strong opinions. I can usually see both sides to any argument so clearly that it is often difficult for me to take a stand.
There is no wiggle room, however, in how I feel about the following two topics that have been all over the media during this past week.
I know that my opinions will not be popular with every person who reads this article or follows this blog; however, I would be happy if this post leads to constructive conversation and an increase in understanding and tolerance. People are people, all are equal, and all of our lives will be improved if we all always remember that.
No - the confederate flag should not be flown by the South Carolina Statehouse.The confederate flag's association with slavery has tainted any justifiable sentimental value it may have ever had. Its political history may be complicated, but it does not represent justice for all. I hope South Carolina takes it down - and I find it tragic that it took nine deaths to spark the debate to do so.
Yes - of course gay marriage should be legalized.Why would the civil rights of one citizen of a country be different from another?
The dictionary app on my iMac computer defines Civil Rights as “the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.” A person's citizenship is not determined by their sexual orientation, and it is my understanding that marriage is a civil right. It seems as though with the Supreme court decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, we may have just legalized something that has been technically legal all along!
I consider this decision to be an overdue step in this nation where we pledge to be “... indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” #LoveWins.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and today I quite strongly voiced mine.
I encourage you to leave a comment, but I expect it to be constructive.
Have a wonderful weekend.