Where is the Palace that America is Supposed to be? - Page 2
I will say the same for abortion. Whether you agree or disagree with a woman’s right to choose, the whole debate is un-American. Freedom of choice. This land was built on it. No matter how passionately you feel against abortion, it is not your choice. You are not the one committing murder as you see it and believe it to be. You are not responsible for the end of the pregnancy. This is not your sin. So why do so many try to force their beliefs on others?
There is a great saying, “Live and let live.” This was said by Mahatma Gandhi. We live in one of the few Mecca’s of freedom in the world. Yet we muddy our own waters trying to force others to bend to our beliefs. This is not what we are all about. Let people live as they will and you live as you will. How other people live their lives truly has no effect on you unless you let it. Fine, be offended, insulted or upset. But then live your life and let others live theirs as they will. Be tolerant as the bible asks.
We all want to make the world a better place. But holding down people or forcing people to go against their own beliefs is not the way to do it.
Imagine a land where people can live without persecution from others and laws forbidding them from living how they choose. Imagine a land free from heated debates and protests over personal beliefs. That land is supposed to be America. The sooner we realize this and strive to make it so, the sooner we begin to make America the palace it is meant to be.