Who can really argue the greatness of America? What nation can boast what America has done in 237 years, starting off as a bunch of refugees, and rising to the height of human rights, economical and technological superiority? Other civilizations took far longer to achieve half of what America has gained. And I believe it was all due to two simple statements: “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death” and “One Nation Under God.”
These ideas truly united an entire people to reach beyond their dreams and seize them from the heavens. American is truly a blessed idea. So, every day when I see we are slowly trading our freedoms away, a piece of me dies. In normal circumstances, I avoid politics here, as it is not the reason I created this blog, but recent news has driven a need for me to write.
“Michigan moves closer to requiring women to buy ‘Rape Insurance’.”
I am not even making this up. Go ahead, take a moment to google that on your device. I will wait.
This is such an abhorrent idea that I feel sick to be human. This law is indirectly stating Rape is okay. This is nothing less than between the lines justification for rape. It’s avoiding an issue. People don’t have to buy car insurance, as they may choose to not drive. Women do not choose or not choose to be raped. That’s why it’s Rape! Choice is removed. And why should anyone be held responsible for the consequences of an action that was not theirs?
This preposed bill is not okay. It is not even close to all right. Can you imagine if this bill turned law, Rapists in court would claim their defense as, “she had Rape Insurance, she’ll be fine.” Why not just have men buy “I couldn’t help it Insurance,” or better yet, why not add “She was asking for it” to the Bill of Rights? How can the men who thought of this idea even look their mothers, their sisters, their daughters, their aunts, or any female in the eyes and call themselves a man? Or even Human? Or American?
I think the greatest patriotic thing one can do is speak. Let your voice be heard. Speak new ideas. Speak of change. And speak out when your government does something against the fabric of the Constitution. Remember, this country was founded by traitors. Brave people who fought for a place where thoughts could be spoken without fear of their government. Sadly, we’ve slowly silenced ourselves and made it not okay to say what is on our minds.
I hope the women in Michigan stomp some sense into their local officials, along with any respectable man who sees how in-human this is.
I truly believe in the kindness of humanity. We are capable of amazingly beautiful things, but we’ve let ourselves be consumed by fear, possessions, the pursuit of wealth, and the idea that we are separate from one another that we’ve lost our way. Apathy is easier than looking our problems in the face and wrestling them to the ground. But what does that leave for our children and theirs?
We need to wake up as a society, as a people, and as one world human nation. We need to Speak. We need to Yell! We are human beings, men and women, and we will not be treated this way!
At least, that is how I see it…