What do you feel strongly enough about to protest?
I am asking this out of sheer curiousity...
What don't I feel strongly about? LOL I marched in protest during the 60's for Civil Rights and against Vietnam. Today there are so many causes...homelessness, loss of civil liberties, child abuse, sex trafficking, and on and on we go. What's the old song...you have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything? That's how I feel about protest. It is our right and duty as citizens to stand up against injustice.
Bill! You said it perfectly...That's why I posed this question, because I feel the same way you do! I wish I could have been standing right there with you back in the 60s, sometimes I feel that I was born too late!
Never too late...there is much work to be done today, right now....people need our voices.
I am a grassroots lobbyist. I don't make money. I believe that my representatives need to work for the people. They don't work for the government. They don't work for the media, They are not royalty. It makes me furious that the Boston Marathon bombers are being treated politically correct. When something like the bombing happens I am one who goes looking at who in government is taking advantage of the situation. Whenever the media is focused on one topic you can bet there are bills that are passed simply because no one looking them. The skeleton provides the structure for the body. A skeleton can support the vital organs, skin, tissue, nerves, all that goes into making a person. There is a certain weight where the skeleton works best. After that weight a bit of extra weight the skeleton still works well. Adding too much adipose tissue or abuse causes the skeleton to breaks down. Knees and hips tend to malfunction under too much weight, the skeleton ceases being efficient. Our government should be put on a diet, before it dies from hardening of the arteries, before it is bound to a wheel chair. I protest government overspending.
Same sex marriage. It is love no matter who or what you are, and there is no hurting the world by simply marrying someone you love, it is beautiful. Also, with how overpopulated this world is now anyways, it isn't wrong that they can't have children, there are plenty of family-less children out there for them.
I completely agree with your stand on that issue, I frankly do not understand whose business it is who or what someone loves other than the individuals involved in that relationship. Thanks for sharing!
Right on, my SISTER! Must fight the good fight.
I feel strongly about a lot of things, but I'm more one to take a " lone-wolf" type of action, I don't gravitate toward "public group-doings". I'm more one to support a group or organization "behind the scenes", take a stand through the court system (when applicable), be more of a behind-the-scenes "advocate" for someone/something, create awareness through writing or approaching local people - any of those kinds of things.
I've generally always seen street protesting as a bunch of people standing around, waving signs, and maybe yelling; but I've often wondered how many of them then just go home and do little/nothing else that may be within their power.
I know the role that street protest can play, and I'm not knocking it. I'm just one to aim to gather up all the information, reason, good sense, words, etc. I can and aiming to convince people with more power/voice.contacts than I have join in my effort(s). Whether the cause is big or small, our own or someone else's, aiming to contribute to/effect change this way can be a way of life.
The song I find inspiring is "One Voice"
Government overreach and interference in my life. Career politicians. Politicians who think we exist to do their bidding rather than the other way around. And a profound lack of common sense throughout.
Strongly enough to protest FOR the right to for women to have ultimate reproducive freedom. I am staunchly pro-choice. I vehemently believe that women should never have to endure unplanned and unwanted pregnancies. I believe that abortions should be kept legal. I believe that woman should have the ultimate reproductive control over her body.
All children should be planned and wanted. I also believe that children should be born into an environment where they receive complete individualized parental attention, love, and care. That is why I support Planned Parenthood and small families. I have supported Planned Parenthood and NARAL. One can say that I am extremely, even militantly pro-choice and pro-small family, have been so since I was a YOUNG teenager. I am a strong advocate for the small family, in fact, I believe that people should have ONLY 1-2 children so that children have a good quality of life without socioeconomic deprivation that is par for the course of large/very large families of 6 children and more.
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