"I want MY America back," she wailed. "What happened to MY America?"
It reminded me of my daughter when she was 5, and wanted some toy she'd long since outgrown. But it also made me think about the frizzy-haired chick's America versus my America.
(If anyone knows why there's this huge gap before this table, please feel free to let me know.)
|Her America||My America|
|It’s okay to bring a gun to a Town Hall.||It’s okay to bring a gun to a Town Hall (although I personally think that’s craziness, but it’s the Constitution, and I support the Constitution – even when I disagree with it.|
|People who wear t-shirts critical of the president are arrested.||People who carry posters of President Obama with a Hitler mustache get to do that because it’s the Constitution, and I support the Constitution – even when I disagree with it.|
|It’s okay for the government to tap our phones.||It’s not okay for the government to break the law. Even if we are pissing-our-pants scared of terrorists.|
|It’s okay to torture prisoners of war.||It’s not okay to torture people. Even if we are pissing-our-pants scared of terrorists.|
|It’s okay for the government to lie and get us into a war under false pretences.||It’s not okay for the government to lie to us. Even if they are pissing-their-pants scared of terrorists – or whatever-the-hell ever their real motivation was.|
|Only white guys get to be President.||Any guy can be President. Hell, if I live long enough, maybe ANYONE can be president.|
|Marriage is only between one man and one woman.||Marriage can be between any two adults who love each other enough to be willing to risk it.|
|Burning the flag is an abomination, and should be banned via the Constitution.||Burning the flag is silly, and rude, but proposing a Constitutional amendment banning it is a cheap political ploy to distract from your own misdeeds or lack of accomplishments.|
|Only people with good jobs get healthcare.||Everyone gets healthcare.|