Freedom Curtailed (My Take)

After seeing Simon’s post on his blog regarding our freedoms being taken from us, with both the gay marriage issue, and the FCC going after Howard Stern, I thought I’d provide my own thoughts too.

Regarding gay marriage, I’m fine with it. I’m not gay, but I believe every person should live their life the way they want to, and whatever makes them the happiest. If a person is happy being with the member of the same sex, then by all means, go for it. It doesn’t bother me in the least. I think they are entitled to marriage, because marriage is not about religion, it is about sacrifice, commitment, and two people becoming one in their daily lives. Everyone is entitled to that, no matter what views they hold, what color their skin is, what they eat for breakfast, and so on. People oppose it, saying it will corrupt America, that it devalues marriage, and it is morally wrong. What can gay people do to America? These are the type of people that don’t mind doing the dishes, complimenting you on your fashion, and giving you makeovers. I know, that’s a general stereotype, but you don’t see gay people getting fights in bars, going to war, or telling a religion sect what to do or not to do.

I used to support the FCC going after Howard Stern, and other people that spew stuff I don’t agree with, but then I figured that would be doing no better than what China does to their media, or any other country does ti stifle free speech. If you don’t agree with Howard Stern, don’t listen to his radio station, or watch his show on TV. Same with Martha Stewart, if you don’t support her actions, don’t buy her products, don’t watch her show, and don’t use her cake recipe. Now I realize the FCC isn’t a good thing, and it’s amazing how quickly I can change my stance on something I seriously considered for so long. Maybe it’s all a part of maturing or something, but one thing I do keep in mind, is to always keep an open mind. That way I can continue to grow mentally and emotionally no matter how old I get.

So to make a long story short … hah, kidding.

2 Responses to “Freedom Curtailed (My Take)”

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  1. Matt, you are sooooo right there about both issues.
    ’nuff said.

  2. Phy

    I generally support the FCC, however, their recent stance if overboard in the other direction. What used to be about decency and balance is quickly beoming, well, unbalanced.

    Howard Stern is a windbag, a blowhard, a class clown who never grew up. Let him go to Satellite radio and see how he fairs.

    As for homosexual unions, let them have the same rights as heterosexual unions – full legal rights, full civil prerogatives, but don’t call it marriage. Marriage is already defined as one man and one woman. I have no problem with coining a different word, but this word, specifically, is already set, and has been for centuries.

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