Thursday, November 13, 2008

Question for candidates

This is the end of the questions - for now! If you would still like to ask me questions, please feel free to. The original post is here.

Well, news flash to anyone who has been living under a rock for the past week - the U.S. election is OVER. That doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of issues out there though that are pretty d*mn important. Sometimes it seems like as Americans, we only pay attention every four years to our elected officials. I disagree with this strongly, and I know many of the blogs I read also disagree with this strongly. I just wanted to point out that no matter WHO is in office, each of us is responsible for our piece of citizenry. (I.e., ourselves, jury duty, voting, paying attention to what's going on, etc.) Voting every four years does not get you off of the hook!

So, with that said - my issue is pretty simple. There are lots of questions I would like to ask candidates for office, but this is the one I thought of immediately. Some of those other questions, the ecomony, the war(s), gun control, infrastructure - they've been asked and answered. Well, answered by politicians, which is something else entirely.

I never heard good answers to questions about providing expanded access to birth control for all Americans. Where do the candidates stand on this issue, and how will they work to expand this access? Please see my post here. Things like personal responsibility are just as important - the "lead a horse to water" saying comes to mind.

Yet it seems to me that we as a society would be better off by helping people help themselves. This is my small question about how we could do that.


Anonymous said...

Right on.

Freckle Face Girl said...

You're right.

Plus, it still amazes me that many Health insurance companies have lower deductibles for Viagra than birth control. I guess more births provide more clients.