Dear LPSG-- I understand that some don't like Obama. I understand that some don't want to allow gay couples to marry. I want to say that I know that the economy MUST be pretty bad in order to argue back and forth over a lot of nothing. It sounds like one BIG Michael Savage/Rush Limbaugh rant sandwich. It doesn't make sense. And it is all sensationalism. I wish that sometimes people could just look and listen at how you do and what you say. Argue. Politics. A bunch of people confounding each other with a bunch of nothing. Sometimes I wish I were God with a remote control. I would mute and freeze all of you for ten years. No fights. No wars. No bitching. Nothing. I understand you more than you think. It is easy to argue with each other instead of our situations in life. We have some real serious life matters. I wouldn't know what it is to be some racist white guy. I wouldn't know what it is to be a straight black guy. I don't know. I only see things as a single gay black man. Why shouldn't a man of color (or EVEN a woman/gay/single person/able challenged person be President? Why shouldn't gay people get married? Why is our economy like it is? Why is it that Americans have gotten so territorial over things? We don't EVEN treat ourselves right. It is sad in these times that we EVEN can't EVEN see our point of view...and leave it be. Life. Liberty. Pursuit of happiness are abstractions. Nothing is clearly defined. Isn't that a good idea? Do you want those things clearly defined for you? Americans should be able to have a life how they realize it to be. If I as a gay man born and bred American...want to live life with a man I love, for marriage--for none, go to church or not have a belief...then that is what I realize...not what any other may think of or want. Should I as a minority follow the majority opinion because they have a majority say? No. My voice still is valid. My life is probably shit in comparison. But it is my life. I have difficult times like anyone else here. I have had some remarkable blessings like anyone else here. I have made a lot of bad decisions. I have made some good ones, too. I still sleep well at night. I am sorry that we are in such weird times. I didn't create any of this. I hope that somehow you can work through your hurt. I hurt too. I am not trying to tell anyone how to live their life. I can only live mine. I can tell you it isn't a life of Christian conservatism and confounderance. I am spiritual. If I have a problem, I ask people questions. If I don't understand after getting the responses, then that is me. Maybe we all can be the Americans we were meant to be not by anyone's realization but our own truths. If we are different...so what? We have some other things in common. Something. I don't know if what I wrote meant anything to you peeps. But at least, I put it out there in cyberspace for you to ponder a bit. Thanks.