The Great Debate in My House Concerning Ron Paul
Lately, my son and I have been going at it about Ron Paul and whether he is qualified enough to become President of the United States. He plans on voting for Ron Paul because he is pissed off at Obama for signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act which would allow the military greater authority to detain and interrogate U.S. citizens and non-citizens and deny them legal rights protected by the Constitution. As a young, Black male, he is appalled at President Obama’s actions and told me that I better watch what I write on my blog because the government is going to come after me. He is so pissed off that he has stated that he is not voting for Obama under any circumstances and believes that Congressman Paul is going to win the Republican nomination and will beat President Obama later on this year.
As for me, I would not vote for Ron Paul for any government office because I do not trust that this old white man will have my best interests at heart as an African American, working-class female of childbearing age since he believes that a zygote has as much rights as I do. As a woman who experienced an ectopic pregnancy nine years ago, the rights of a cell that would not have survived under any circumstances would have taken precedence over mine and I would have died.
A part of me, a large part, is extremely proud of my son for keeping up with current political events since a certain segment of his generation is only concerned with the consumption of expensive goods and services and for that, he gets a big thumbs up. But I am also quite offended as a feminist, who believes in equality for all, not just heterosexuals and white men and I am saddened that he cannot understand how dangerous it would be for women if a candidate like Paul is elected to the highest office in America.
He would attempt to legislate morality into law by trying to ban abortion, stripping women of their basic right to control their own bodies. Women with little resources would have to resort to getting back alley abortions, which is a mind blogging thought in 2012. But as a rich White male, Ron Paul does not have to worry about this problem. He can afford to send his female family members to an abortionist in another country but other women do not have that option. So once again the poorest of the poor will be the ones to suffer the most, while the rich will always have choices. If any of his granddaughters came home pregnant after a wild night of clubbing, does anyone think that we would see a little First Family love child toddling around the White House?
It’s funny to me how a person that is supposedly so anti-government is a member of Congress and running for President of the United States. That should let people know from Jump Street what a shyster Ron Paul is but in the words of Malcolm X: “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”