Now I am going to start this off making an initial point. This isn't about the war, and Bush etc. There are other issues that are going on that have nothing to do at all with these items that cause division. However, I do blame politics and political organizations to some extent when it comes to this matter. The other is people not having the ability to think for itself. I don't need the religious right telling me what I can listen to, what I can watch. The FCC telling us what can and can't be on TV, every form of media you purchase either has an off button or a dial to change channels. I shouldn't have to pay 15 bucks a month just so I can hear the word "fuck" come out of my radio. I don't need republicans wasting time arguing over abortion. A grown woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her own body. I personally am against it, meaning, if I was in that situation being male I would like to have the child. But I cannot tell someone or convince her to do something she doesn't want to do. Same with gay marriage, I've tried to see what the problem is with this. I can't come up with one thing so stay out of it. I don't need extreme liberals telling me not to drive my 5000 pound V8 SuV that I enjoy regardless of gas prices. I don't need liberals telling me I can't spank my kids on the ass if they get out of line, otherwise I will have the department of social services called on me. This one bothers me to no end. When did tapping a kid on the rear-end become a scaring act that a child will need therapy to get over? Kids today in my opinion do not understand consequence. The example I use a lot is the Columbine shootings. These kids were building pipebombs in their parents garage, and one had Nazi flags in his room. The parents thought it was a "phase". A phase? Being 16 and dying your hair purple is a phase. If I was living in my father's house and hanging Nazi flags on my wall he would have beat my ass up and down the street until I understood I screwed up and why. Sorry but kids need to have a little butt kicking from time to time. Timeouts may work for a couple kids, some just need their butts wacked to bring them back to reality. Racism, will never make sense to me. It's amazing to me how many people over the course of history have been killed over race, religion even sexual orientation. I cannot understand why people are so stubborn, ignorant, blind etc etc etc. The only thing I can't tolerate is people without tolerance. However this also sometimes works both ways. If someone questions someone of another race/religion, this doesn't automatically make them a bigot. And is an unfair lable to just throw around because you can get away with it being in a specific minority. We need to get away from the double standards. Obviously there are more issues than what I've listed. Just wanted to get the thread going. People are screaming we are losing our rights due to the current administration. Well, if you look across the board both parties try and force their agenda on us. And people on both sides sometimes blindly follow it dividing us as a nation. Neither side has it right, other than commiting actual crimes against each other, we should just be left alone to live our lives as we see fit.