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I’ve had enough of this crap. Honestly, I find it hard to understand what the confusion is. What happened to following the Constitution and defending the Declaration of Independence? What happened to the lofty principles of liberty and justice?

I, like many others out there, am veritably tired of the overbearing righteousness of strangers. They push you to follow a religion so that you won’t suffer eternal damnation. They push you to fight abortion. They push you to defend the sanctity of marriage. They push you to follow strange principles under the promise of eternal salvation. The list goes on and on. And it's about time we cut that list down.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for being a good person and for following my moral code. But that’s the problem: it’s <em>my</em> moral code. Not yours, not his, not hers. They may be similar to another person’s, but never the same. I could even say that a moral code is as unique as a genetic code.

And it's also not your choice.

My point is this: no one has the right to impose their moral code upon you. ESPECIALLY not the hypocritical, lying, and selfish politicians in Washington.

For some strange reason, people seem to have a hard time understanding what decision is theirs to make. I doubt I am the only one who thinks that old and affluent statesmen in Washington do not have the right to decide what happens to a woman hundreds of miles away. These men are grossly overestimating their power, thinking that their vote can effectively lay down and deny the rights of women.

It’s not like they would ever have to go through this. These self-righteous people act like these women make these decisions on a whim and dehumanize the situation. They forget about the woman who has no hope in providing for their new child. They forget about the woman who is too irresponsible to even try to raise a child. They forget about the woman who has to choose between her life and that of her newborn child. They forget about the woman who was raped. These decisions are not easy, and each situation is unique. These people have no right to generalize abortion as murder and furthermore, to make it illegal.

And forget about “making exceptions!” Just let them make up their own mind! As said earlier, it is not an easy decision to make. Trying to lay out specific situations in which an abortion would be legal would only confuse the general public; it would actually be easier to make it illegal altogether. And that is not the way to go. Also, foster care is not always a good option. Sure, it helps many children out there find good families, but the truth is that there are many more who are stuck “in the system,” forced to grow up without a stable family unit.

I’m not saying that all women should have abortions. Far from it. I’m just disgusted by the presumptuousness that cause people to believe that they have the right to dictate what we can and cannot do with our own bodies. If you believe in the right of women to have an abortion, then good. You're on the right track. But if you don’t, go ahead. Convince them not to do it. You’re protected by the First Amendment to speak your mind and convince her not to have that abortion. Just as she <em>should be</em> protected by all the ideals that millions of men have died for to have that abortion despite what you have to say.

And lastly:

Govern the country. Not us.