For the very first time in my life, I am actually ashamed to be American.

Despite the overt disgust churning in my stomach right now, I'm hesitant to write this.

It goes against everything I stand for. I'm American. I love my country. After traveling the world, I know this is an amazing place. I'm patriotic and political. I believe in change from within.

 

But then this.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/12/child_marriag...

 

Rich House republicans in Washington would rather see little girls raped than even potentially give up an ounce of power they hold over a woman's body.

Please digest this for a moment.

These men that you and I have allowed to survive in office have publicly voted down a bill to protect children from forced marriage......based on a rumor they might open the door to overturn anti-choice laws.

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Jonel Burge on December 17, 2010 at 8:13pm

D: I'm ashamed to live in America Almost every day. Did you know we're pretty low on the list of accepting evolution as fact?

There are third-world countries ahead of us on that list.

People who are currently in government are obsessed with control, power, wealth--and keeping it. The less education and basic rights we have--the easier it is to control us.

Also, here's the thing with pro-life people: A woman was recently put in jail for getting dizzy and falling down a set of stairs. Because the FETUS CELL BUNDLE in her uterus was more important by law, than she was. Nevermind she should be put on suicide watch first, if she was trying to kill herself that way, she was put in jail, and charged with fetus endangerment--when getting rid of the baby was not on her mind at all when she fell down the stairs. Best part? Nurse in the hospital she went to reported her, and she was arrested and taken from the hospital.

This is why I'd never have kids--unborn, a bundle of cells that throbs in time to music, something without feelings or memories or in-jokes with people--that is more important to these people than I will ever be. It makes me feel like cattle when you know what, women are people too!

Comment by MetalOllie on December 17, 2010 at 8:40pm

I'm normally more restrained with my language, but EVERY SINGLE PERSON who voted against this, no doubt all (or mostly) Republican, are complete and utter callous cunts. Utterly unbelievable, and a country I admire, for it's Constitution & Bill of Rights, is today a country I am very glad I do not live in.

Comment by El Solo Lobo on December 17, 2010 at 8:42pm

I became embarrassed to be American somewhere in the 90's. Now I'm just embarrassed to be human...and look forward to cleansing oblivion.

Comment by Jtrottier on December 17, 2010 at 9:03pm

In my opinion as this bill "requires that the President and the State Department make child marriage a core part of American international development strategy."  is another bill that we don't need as we are already policing the world too much. I do not think that the practices that this bill strives (or seems to strive to thwart) are for the best but it is not our place to tell the rest of the world how to do things. Remember in other countries there are arranged marriages still, it is part of their culture. To have the US decide that we have to impose an age limit for marriage on other cultures that we come across no matter how f'ed up is overstepping bounds. Though I don't really know the exact wording of the bill that is what it sounds like to me.

Simply put it is not our place to impose our values on other counties.

Comment by Jtrottier on December 17, 2010 at 9:07pm

Though if the bill is just solidifying a position that we should take concerning how the US deals with girls wanting to be free of their husbands by coming to America and America not recognizing such unions then I'm all for it.

Comment by Magdiel Perez on December 17, 2010 at 9:09pm

I cant believe this.

Comment by Jeff Strahlendorf on December 17, 2010 at 9:44pm
I honestly want to move out of this country more and more with every passing day. This is just sad and sick.
Comment by Becca on December 18, 2010 at 3:35am

Wow... that's just gross. I feel dirty right now. Just makes me want to leave the US even more.

Comment by Noor on December 18, 2010 at 5:07am
hey USA people
we in Arab Islamic world .. really depend on you to change our world
don't let the government .. make laws that don't make any since
at least if you talk you wont get killed .. like us ... we are just walking in silent .. though I right some articles in one of my country news papers .. i talk about womens right .. but i cant write in free way .. you see .. we are stuck between Arab and Islam .. so its like i am writing inside a jail .. if i put a word that touch religion or Arab culture .. i will get killed by a crazy Muslim ...
so hope you use your freedom rights and wen the race
thanks
Comment by bay_naam on December 18, 2010 at 5:54am

Disgusting if it is a truth

 

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