It's such a unbelievable concept that I cannot grasp it in its entirety.
On another note, it just reiterates? to me the traditional, good ole boy thinking and it makes my stomach ache. I don't know if reiterates is right here. It just brings to the forefront (loudly) people who are good with how things are going, so long as they are going their way. And I'm so sick of this mentality. 100s of years of this. 100s of countries ruled and destroyed because of this. So much to say, but feeling to sad to say them.
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I think that the need for affordable healthcare is an issue that absolutely effects every single person in this country, regardless of what state they live in.
I'm totally stealing this list from boilermaker on another thread because it was a good one and I'm too lazy to make my own.
And that's fine if people don't really want to secede, they just want to make a point. That kind of cements my point that it's just a temper tantrum. My husband and I have a rule that we'll never threaten to leave unless we really mean it because threatening to break up to win an argument is playing dirty pool, kwim?Originally Posted by boilermaker
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I do not think the federal government should be in social issues such as the death penalty, abortion, or same sex marriage. If each state was allowed to make their own rules on these issues, then I do not believe the States would be so upset. One reason (among many) that DH and I do not move back to NY even though all our family is there is because we believe more in line with the values of TN than we do the values of NY.
The only thing I can think of in the case of SS marriage is that it needs to be recognized federally. It shouldn't be that a SS couple gets married here in Mass. but can't move to another state that doesn't like I can. My marriage is recognized everywhere.
Abortion as well. Not everyone has the ability to cross state lines in order to get one. This is access to basic healthcare. If you can't get an abortion as an elective service b/c it is illegal it will be harder for women to get one in emergency situations like ectopic pregnancy.
Oh. And I'm not even going to go into the federal programs you guys think are run well. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
What I meant was that the if the state makes it illegal...how are you going to get any procedure?