Family Values and Human Rights

My fellow Americans, part of being a candidate for high office is being clear on the issues. I’ll try to address these issues as part of my platform in individual posts over the next few months.

I choose the heading “Family Values and Human Rights” very carefully because I think they are related. Family values wasn’t part of a political platform until the 1980s, but now every candidate isn’t just tasked with proving they are pro family but how they are pro family. Human rights have to be a part of that.

The definition of family has evolved in my lifetime and will continue to evolve. When the US was founded gay marriage, integrated marriage, or even just single parents were not as common as they are today. We need to allow families to define themselves, and that means freedom to marry whomever consents to marry with all the benefits that marriage implies. A recent supreme court ruling makes this effectively the law of the land but my position will ensure this decision is not overturned and will support other legislation to eliminate opposition to the ruling.

A woman’s right to choose is important. So important that we must not infringe upon her freedom’s or privacy. But abortion must be a last resort: we need better sexual education starting in schools with freely available contraceptives and birth control options covered under a national healthcare plan. We need not have federal dollars ever pay for abortions if we can stop unwanted pregnancies before they happen. Abstinence education has proven not to work, and studies show 95% of all Americans engage in premarital sex. This is not a statistic we can ignore or change. We can make sure that everyone is safe and makes educated decisions.

We we also support allies across the globe by encouraging similar positions to marriage equality and access to family planning.

I was going to take a ton of photos this weekend of my trip back to Maryland, but after a botched suicide and arson at air traffic control in Chicago, all flights were grounded. So this is the only photo I took, . (at General Mitchell International Airport)

5th

Our 5th anniversary outing to six flags was amazing. A dozen roller coasters and a violent bumper car ride later, im ready for 5 more exciting years. I love you, Dawn and every day with you is as fun as this. (at Six Flags Great America)

Game Diary

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Donkey Kong County Tropical Freeze, Super Metroid
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
I haven’t played a Zelda game seriously in a long time. I abandoned Wind Waker just before the Triforce hunt, abandoned Twilight Princess before I finished the tutorial. I even made some public overtures about the Zelda series being stale and over.
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Game Diary

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Donkey Kong County Tropical Freeze, Super Metroid
thelegendofhilda

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
I haven’t played a Zelda game seriously in a long time. I abandoned Wind Waker just before the Triforce hunt, abandoned Twilight Princess before I finished the tutorial. I even made some public overtures about the Zelda series being stale and over.
Continue reading Game Diary

Transformers and Me: A Fan’s Story

Transformers and Me: A Fan’s Story

Transformers and Me: A Fan’s Story

Transformers and Me: A Fan’s Story

Robot’s Pajamas did a “Transfomers Week” and instead of recommending Age of Extinction toys (I won’t) or suggesting your start reading comics mired by 7 years of continuity (start the the beginning) I decided to tell my own tale.  Upon re-reading it, I think I should’ve made this more personal and detailed, but didn’t know if that site was the place to do it, so maybe I’ll re-write and expand on it more here later.