No More Roy Moore

No More Roy Moore

Dont drop your morals over partisan support.
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This election season we have witnessed a wave of change. From electing an openly Trans women into Congress, to removing Legislators with regressive viewpoints. The voice of the revolution is being felt strongly through who elect into office. With that being said, we should acknowledge that the last of the elections are not over, with Alabama’s December 12th election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. Recent child molestation allegations have risen against Roy Moore in the past week. Traditionally, such scandals would normally force a candidate to resign, yet Moore has refused to do so.

In case those allegations are not enough to disqualify him as a candidate, we should take into consideration where he lacks potential to represent the people. For starters, he is not fully aware of the political realm he is trying to enter. His understanding of others religions is limited. In an interview with Vox.com he stated that, “There are communities under Sharia Law right now in our country. Up in Illinois”, as if that is actual legislation practiced over the Constitution. Under Trump's administration there have been many claims of radical Islam, and the self made fear surrounding its assumed practices , but come on Roy Moore. Not only does he not understand Islam, but he does not understand how his support of corrupt legislation could affect the average American.

It’s important to remember how Roy Moore came into power. He is a twice elected, twice removed state Judge. He was removed when he broke the divide between church and state by hanging the Ten Commandments. His judgement is blurred by his conservative views. This has led him to campaign on the promise to retract the legalization of same-sex marriages. Has a strong pro-life point of view, running in an attempt to criminalize it. Is a known confederate- sympathizer, as well as opposing programs that benefit immigrants. His view points set our nation back, while oppressing the people who would flourish from these opportunities.

Lastly, lets not forget why Roy Moore is a political player. For starters, he is a 70 year old man, who should have already retired and enjoying the world moving forward. Instead he is key player in draining the swamp. Many remember disgraced former Chief Strategist to the president Steve Bannon and his non-spoken promise to retaliate against an administration that shunned him. Bannon’s plan is to slowly remove members of congress that refrain from voting or vote against capitalistic ideas. By pushing someone as radical and single focused person like Moore there, you force other member of congress to pick a side and vote on an issue. By attempting to drain the swamp more extremist candidates will run, on irrational promises that damage civilians. Moore will divide the Senate by those who will stand up against him, those who support him, and the bystanders.

His constituents now face the decision of disregarding his negative attributes in order to keep the state red, or risk his policies being enforced on the American people. We cannot sit quietly as Roy Moore gets elected into office. His radical conservative viewpoints will skew progressive plans. Such as the full benefits of human rights, religious freedom rights, and the practice of full political consciousness. It is what the people of Alabama deserve, and it is what the American people deserve.

Cover Image Credit: DeLisi, Benjamin. “Republican Establishment on Edge with Roy Moore Poised to Upset Luther Strange in Alabama.” Project Republic | Headlines, News, Politics, 26 Sept. 2017, www.projectrepublictoday.com/2017/09/26/republican-establishment-edge-roy-moore-poised-upset-luther-strange-alabama/.

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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