This photo hit a soft spot for me. I relate on so many levels. Originally, I posted this to Facebook, but I want to share my thoughts with all of you as well.
What Jon Stewart said relates to so much more than just the police. I should be able to disagree with homosexuality and still love and adore my friends who are gay. I should be able to disagree and be saddened by abortion without being considered unsupportive of women and against women’s rights. I should be able to say, “boys and girls are not the same” without it being assumed that I mean women are weak and men are superior. I should be able to disagree with the standards by which money is “handed out” by our government without being told I have no heart for the underprivileged. I should be able to be against certain gun control laws without being considered someone who in some way supports all the gun related tragedies that happen.
They are not mutually exclusive.
I love my friends dearly, I am heart broken for women who feel they are out of options, the current status of underprivileged families is appalling and I will always give whatever I can to help, and my heart will always mourn with anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to someones wrongful use of any kind of weapon. We all need to be careful what kind of sweeping generalizations we make. I will always give help and love, as much as I possibly can, to anyone and everyone who needs help. I will always work to protect the citizens of this great country.
This is the very reason why we need to look at what a person is actually doing, not what a few well televised people are saying. “Disagree” is not equal to “hate.” Hate, and actions done in hate, will never create the outcome you want to see in this country, or in this world. Love, people. Love is what we need to do and what we need to look for.