Here are a few other things about the election that have gotten under my skin.
1. Maryland question 7
Background: It’s a question about expanding gambling in the state of Maryland. The language of the question states that the main reason is to increase money for education. Right now, they only have slot machines at 5 locations. They want to build an entirely new casino, and allow table games. A lot of people from Maryland go to Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia to gamble, instead of staying in the state.
Arguments: The arguments for it are jobs, money for schools, and keeping money in Maryland. The only argument against it, that I’ve heard, is that many people don’t believe the schools will ever see any increased revenue.
Common sense: Let’s say that no money ever makes it to the schools, aren’t the jobs and keeping money in Maryland a good thing? The only reason I can understand for voting no would be that you don’t agree with gambling. Well, it’s a little late for that, now isn’t it?
2. Maryland question 6
Background: Legalizes gay and lesbian marriage in Maryland.
Arguments: The argument for it is equal rights for gay and lesbian couples. The argument against it is the belief that marriage is between a man and woman.
Common sense: In my opinion, this is not a question about equal rights, it’s a question about morality. I will always support equal rights, when it comes to discrimination against people. The problem here is, that values are changing. Fifty years ago, this never would have been an issue, let alone passed. God hasn’t changed. The Bible hasn’t changed. We have changed. Right now, you would be hard pressed to find someone who truly believes that incestual marriages or polygamy should be legalized. Don’t they deserve equal rights? Seems pretty extreme right now, but that’s the road we are heading down. Until it was changed within the last few years, to accommodate our declining morals, the very definition of marriage was between a man and a woman. I don’t care if we want to give gays and lesbians the same legal benefits (i.e. civil union), just not marriage.
3. President Obama: “The best revenge is to vote.”
Background: When people at one of his rallies over the weekend booed Mitt Romney, the President said “Don’t boo, vote. The best revenge is to vote.” This is the same person that also called Mitt Romney a bulls–tter in front of the American public.
Common sense: Yes, President you are correct. I will get revenge on 4 years of disappointment. I will vote, and my vote will be for the candidate who has actually acted presidential during the campaign.
4. Fox News Article: “Why I am Voting for Barack Obama”
Background: Here is the link to the article http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/02/why-am-voting-for-barack-obama/?intcmp=obinsite
Common sense: There is none in the article, so I hope it’s a joke. I doubt it, though.
I think it’s pretty obvious where I stand, and who I will be voting for. It was somewhat torn in 2008, but there is no doubt in my mind this time.
It all seems like common sense to me.