There are many reasons why I am a Democrat. Among other things, I am appalled at how veterans here in the country are treated. VA hospitals and their patients are going bankrupt every time a veteran dies for want of care. But among the reasons I choose Democratic Party values, I would say that disability and women’s rights are the focal reason for being Democratic. It was something I have chosen because of the waiy my family dealt with my fire and desire for equal protection under this country’s and God’s law. Jimmy Carter, famed President and lover of women and girls, writes clearly in his book A Call to Action that girls and women are indeed acceptable before God even if they have committed adultery, were raped, etc. Carter’s wife and he decided not to consummate their love before they married, and in Carter’s words, to paraphrase it, it would have been “out of character” for both to do some things like this. Carter says he loved the black women who took care of him and his sisters, and from day one, the Carter family taught young Jimmy that he had to respect all the ladies. He was amazingly well adapted to this mantra, and he has done so much for women and girls in his lifetime. Rosalyn Carter, his wife, is someone he truly loves. What is the point in all this? The point is simply put: true Democrats love women, care about women, and let women be who they are.
I will do a whole book review on the Call to Action book because I feel President emeritus Carter has a lot to say on the matter, and his childhood and all the things he learned are big time proof that women and girls should be treated as valuable treasures, helpmates, etc. Carter has also been a Bible teacher for many many years. More than seventy I believe. We all know Carter now has cancer, and I pray that when God tells him to go with him, Carter is able to accept and go.
My true feelings about Democratic party values are that they encompass the rights and freedoms of all of us, including blind and physically handicapped members of society. What would Carter have said about these things? What would he say to blind women being married in poorer countries? What about all of us being able to choose a partner or mate? What about interracial and interdisability marriage? See my previous posts on marriage and you’ll see what I mean.
Carter and I would agree that scriptures in all religious texts are often twisted so that women and girls are devalued. Yes, you may say being gay is a sin, but not being a woman or a girl. I was treated with a lot of respect by men outside my family, and I’ll say this: my current boyfriend treats me like his treasure. I am a treasure to him because we love each other, he has taught me more, and so have I.
Anyway, I have work to do, and I have to email my social worker at Denver Health because she’s going to get some assistance for me in purchasing all that stuff. … Stuff inside them jeans. I’d like to laugh. But I might explode.