Rant For Rights
Free will is the right to choose! So says most every religion and government. We have tons of laws on this planet all designed to do one thing: To protect us from others.
How much free will we are supposed to have is not a subject for debate. You get to live your life and face whatever comes after death for you regardless of what influence others had in your choices. They were your choices and the consequences belong only to you.
Now, I am not religious, but have studied Eastern and Western religion in an attempt to find something to believe in. As is my right to here in the United States. I also have one AS, but working on my BS in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in psychology. I even had the chance to play my role in the U.S. Army for 6 years too. Now that I have furthered my education a little and been out running around in the world, it is terrifying to see the various implications of these so called “Personhood” laws and the freedoms they remove from not just people, but women specifically. It gives me chills and promotes a healthy use of my free time, newly dedicated, to finding a different country to call home. Looking around this country for a new place to live has proven futile. I do not want my children brought up in a place like this. It is worse now than when our forefather’s declared their independence from England and for that I am saddened.
If a law is passed taking away my free will because of another person’s personal beliefs, well then this country is not really about freedom at all. In fact I would call that tyrannical and oppressive.
I would like to thank the religious groups for clarifying that they do not believe in freedom, liberty, or free will. I am sure your god would be proud.
BOTTOM LINE: I can go on about my life happily if my “God given” right of free will were protected. After all, I did my share in protecting your rights. How about you do the same for me and every other American?