Today’s meme comes from Melodramatic Diary of a Cynic, who stole it from elsewhere on the Internet.
I always find it odd what people consider “controversial”. I guess I’m just wired differently.
1. Would you do meth if it was legalized?
I was going to say I wouldn’t do anything that was concocted in a bathtub or the like but then I realized I was drinking a Coca-Cola.
I would personally have to say “no”. But I can barely handle what alcohol does to me.
2. Abortion: for or against?
I would say I’m against it. But I probably have a slightly skewed perception on this since I was adopted. I could have just as easily been aborted and then no one would have had to endure knowing the pain that is me… although some might say that would have been a good thing.
However, since I have a penis I feel my opinion shouldn’t really matter on the subject.
3. Would our country fall with a woman president?
Males on average sure don’t seem to have done it all that well for the last 200 years. Why not give females a shot?
I think it would do better run by a woman. There’s that “females of the species are more deadlier than the males” bit. And how many mothers wouldn’t kick someone’s ass that messed with her children? Seriously. My mom ran our household far better than my father did.
4. Do you believe in the death penalty?
It really depends on the the reason behind the penalty, but I’m all about the eye-for-an eye business. And public executions. I think they are an effective—and if properly done, money-making—deterrent to crime.
5. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
Forget pot! There are many more important things I wish were legal—like oral and anal sex between consenting adults.
Why do governments make something illegal when it could just as easily be legal and taxed? I think the governments are missing a huge money-making opportunity here. Quit taxing income; legalize and tax vices.
6. Do you believe in God?
Whose “God” you are talking about? Beliefs are funny like that—believe in the “wrong” thing and you are going to be tormented.
Since I have to assume most of my readers read the question in the context of the Christian God, I’ll address the question in that light. I have always thought the dichotomy of the Christian God odd. Why change course from a wrathful, vengeful deity (Pentateuch/Old Testament) to a loving, caring deity (New Testament)? If a deity is truly omniscient, should not it have stayed the course? To do otherwise suggests the deity is not actually omniscient. And if not, how is the deity any different than a feeble human in that it can’t deliver a consistent message?
7. Do you think same-sex marriage should be legalized?
I am torn on this. I’m sure many of my readers already have their own answer on the tip of their tongue.
But marriage—as shown by recorded history—was about the transfer of “property” (i.e., the dowry and the wife being the property). Marriage was not even considered a “romantic notion” until the last 150 years or so (depending on your location). I know the tradition has changed, but do I really want to be “chained” to the tradition of being property?
Then there is the “Sanctity of Marriage” argument which has only surfaced in the last few decades. If marriage is such a sacred device then why not make divorce illegal first before deciding who can and cannot marry? I am pretty sure that if any couple knew they only had one shot—and it was forever (sans the big three as laid out by the Bible, if you must)—there would be a lot less marriage… of any kind.
For me it is an issue about not having the same rights. Sure, there are other methods to accomplish receiving some of the benefits gained through the act of “marriage”, but it’s a pain in the ass and they can be challenged. How would those of you with spouses handle not being allowed into the hospital room of your spouse if something happened to them? Or when your spouse dies having your spouses’ kin come and take everything you worked so hard to build together?
8. Do you think it’s wrong that so many Hispanics are moving to the USA?
No—and why should I? I don’t care where anyone is from as long as everyone does it in a legal fashion.
9. A 12 year old girl has a baby… should she keep it?
If she was old enough to spread her legs in the first place, then she should be old enough to get a job and support whatever pops out.
Actually, who the hell has sex with a 12 year old person? That is so beyond not right. This is why Chris Hansen should still be doing the “To Catch A Predator” stuff.
10. The alcohol age be lowered to 18?
I know a lot of people over the age of 21 who shouldn’t be allowed to drink.
If you are old enough to fight and die in armed service then you should be allowed to drink. If the drinking age was lowered to around 13 years old (or how about not one at all!), how much less binge drinking would there be by young adults because it wouldn’t be a big deal to do anymore?
11. Should the war in Iraq be called off?
If we are not there (or anywhere) to take over and keep their resources, then we shouldn’t be there. I seriously miss the days of “colonial” conquest. You invade a country, kick their butts, then keep the land. Even better if you start displacing people and move them all around so they can’t be pissed off in a group together (and a faster way to homogenize Earth’s population!). The Babylonians had it right—they just failed to follow through properly.
12. Assisted suicide is illegal… do you agree?
If someone wants to die, why not let them?
13. Do you believe in spanking your children?
I think everyone deserves a good whack now and again—both children AND adults. How many times have you wanted to hit someone else’s child in the grocery store or restaurant because they weren’t doing it?
14. Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
A flag is just a collection of different pieces of cloth that meant nothing until they were sewn together in a specific configuration. At what point did they become “special” and not burnable?
I know the flag is a symbol: to some it means everything; to others it means nothing. Flag burning can be used to make a statement, or to respectful dispose of a worn flag. (The U.S. Flag Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning”.)
15. A mother is declared innocent after murdering her 5 children in a temporary insanity case… what do you think?
She has to live with it the rest of her life. But as I stated above, I’m all about an eye-for-an-eye.
16. It’s between you and a person who is being kept alive by life support machines… one has to die? Who?
Are we both kept alive by life support machines, or just the other person? If just the other person, I’ll gladly pull the plug for them.
I have never wanted to be kept alive artificially, and I have a DNR order in my health records. Whether or not the Husbear honors that when the time comes might be a different matter though, as no one wants to let a loved one go.
17. Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
I’m accustomed to being judged. And everyone judges. It is a human’s way to make sense of things to which we object.
I’m curious as to what others may think actually. I know these things stir up passion in people, but that’s no reason we can’t have a civil discourse about it.
Until next time...