Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Do You Feel the Fear?

For the past few days I've gone about my normal—that is not so normal lately—business and felt as though I could physically touch the fear in the air. All the people waiting for the elections to occur for both the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates and their cherished State Measures are really involved. Everyone is hopeful that changes will occur—changes that directly affect their personal lives.
Interestingly, there was a massive group of people, in the town where I live, who made up signs and stood on several corners of a major intersection making their thoughts known about voting down the "Marriage between one man and one woman" measure. Many of those people were afraid a riot would occur because they were going against the Christian Right!
I, myself, don't quite understand why people get so involved in what other people do in their private lives. I don't see us going back to burning witches, hanging Blacks (African Americans), buying and selling slaves, or forcing anyone to hide their sexual persuasions. I believe in our Constitution and Civil Rights for everyone.